The New 52: Futures End #17

Writer: Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens Artist: Patrick Zircher, Hi-Fi Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
7.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Who is the Masked Superman? What does his identity have to do with last weeks startling ending? The answers will shock you as the entire New 52 gets ready to jump five years into the future!

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Aug 27, 2014

    This was an excellent issue to a series some are questioning whether or not to keep reading.  Yeah we had some slow patches there for awhile but between last week's and this week's issues, I'm completely rejuvenated and can't wait to take my weekly foray into the world of Five Years From Now.  This issue was so good and I'll be personally telling everyone I can about it all week to get more people on the Futures End trolley.  So if you've been hesitant to continue this series, put your misgivings aside and check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Aug 27, 2014

    DCs weekly offerings have so far exceeded expectation across the board, and one hopes that Earth 2: Worlds End will prove to work out the same way upon its launch in October. In the meantime, Futures End is weaving a mystery that so far seems worth devoting DCs theme month to starting next week. I may end up buying far more of these books than I anticipated. If even half of them can live up to what the core series has been providing week after week, were in for a treat next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 28, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End #17 is a strong installment that sets the stage for the barrage of one-shots that will soon be at our local comic shops. I don't know how this weekly will eventually conclude but I'm invested in it as this comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Aug 28, 2014

    This issue is a huge step up in terms of pacing and action. Excitement and mystery fills every page, and many long-awaitedmoments finally happen. Hopefully this issue kicks off a second phase for the series, and leaves the slow-paced ways of the past behind them. While a few things prevent this issue from being perfect it certainly gets close. If I had the ability to add a half star I most certainly would. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Aug 28, 2014

    For all the crap I've givenFutures End both deservedly and undeservedly, this issue pays off in a way that says,"Listen readers. You have hung in there for quite some time. Here's a bone with some meat on it to chew. You deserve it." The artwork is terrific. The reveals are quite something, even if they only ask more questions than they answer. Just bask in it and don't be so critical when you read it. Enjoy it, because this much forward action may or may not happen again for a while. Here's hoping for more issues like this one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Sep 1, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End #17 should be a great DC weekly comic. It has the best writers, artists, and Batman Beyond is a main character! Unfortunately, it seems like editorial edict is forcing this book to go in certain directions instead of the writer's guide for characters. Unless you are a massive fan of alternate future storylines, stay away from this book. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 27, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End has all the makings of a great DC event comic. It has an all-star creative team, a group of interesting characters, and a big, crazy hook that could be too good to resist. But, regrettably, the weekly format of the book coupled with the truncated script weighs the title down time and time again, refusing to let it spread its insane wings and truly fly. If you have been enjoying The New 52: Futures End thus far, or aim towards completion then #17 will be right up your street, but new readers or those curious about where the title is after 16 weeks need not bother. From its eking character reveals to its thudding transitions, The New 52: Futures End #17's outlook appears to be increasingly bleak. Read Full Review

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