The New 52: Futures End #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen Artist: Dan Green, Jess Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 10
6.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

The entire DC Universe gathers to mourn a fallen hero! Plus the secrets of the DCU five years later arrive at Lois Lanes door!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 15, 2014

    This issue once again makes me anxious for next week. The art was once again top notch and the writing continues to peak my interest. The new timeline feels really fresh while also feeling familiar. While there wasn't much action, there was plenty of character moments and mystery building to leave an read enthralled. I highly recommend this issue to any DC comic fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 15, 2014

    Overall, quite a good issue, certainly better than last week's! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 14, 2014

    While we're not any closer to finding out what Batman Beyond is going to do to stop his horrible future, I find myself not caring because of how much I love seeing my heroes of the future.  Yet again we're given an entertaining issue that's one by one building a beat to what is starting to sound like an awesome song.  With a weekly title this big in scope and being this good, I don't know what I'll be able to continue saying about it except, wow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 18, 2014

    Overall, this is a great issue with some fantastic character development and a touching tribute to one of the greatest heroes in the DC Universe. Every issue of this series is getting better and I hope it stays that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 14, 2014

    This is a bit of a surprise since issues #0 and #1 just didn't grab me. The second week of this book gives the reader an emotional connection to these characters and the world they live in, while setting up the main players in this very large game of chess. While there's not a lot of Batman Beyond in this issue, which many folks reading this are looking for, there's a lot of good stuff in here to keep them happy. Overall, I recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan May 15, 2014

    As of now, Futures End can be kind of all over the place, and it's unclear what the main focus is. However, it doesn't mean Futures End is a bad series, as the discovery is part of the funin a series like this. So far, Futures End has hinted a lot of things to come in the future, and it's unknown how DC will play into it, but you can bet it has my full attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Andrew Asberry May 21, 2014

    I'm finding Futures End to be a pretty consistent read so far and since all I ever read is Batman stuff anymore it's nice to see so many lower-tier DC heroes involved in a storyline as important as this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 19, 2014

    Some interesting, if shallow, information comes to light and even if nothing's hitting you very strongly now, at least there's a lot going on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 14, 2014

    The New 52: Futures End #2 continues to spin its wheels but it just doesn't feel like it goes far enough to completely justify its price tag. Still the works of the creative team can't be denied or ignored, as the end result is fitting display that would make any dedicated audience member pleased but perhaps not entirely thrilled. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart May 15, 2014

    Although there is a lot of entertainment in the DC multiverse, so far things are feeling a little anachronistic in Future's End. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - fdwhite May 14, 2014

    Futures End from the start seemed to be a fun romp through the DC universe. Something that might not be incredibly thought-provoking, but nonetheless thrilling. Issue #2 is not fun, nor is thrilling. It’s a slog. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 19, 2014

    The timeline is still dubious at best because the pieces haven’t quite come together. But these things take time as we’ve seen from DC’s other weekly series. Futures End is still barely in it’s infancy but those looking for a dose of old-school DC might find what they’re looking for here in terms of both art and writing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson May 22, 2014

    Futures End #2 is not a bad comic book, but it's certainly boring. With less than a handful of issues under it's belt, this series can't afford to lose reader interest. As previously stated, many issues of Futures End will be filling gaps between larger events, and that's fine. What isn't fine is when those issues drag down the entire plot. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 17, 2014

    The New 52: Future's End #2 never quite puts it all together, with a fragmented story feeling too fragmented, art that is serviceable but nothing special, and a brooding grimness settling over the issue's events like a pall. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Tres Dean May 14, 2014

    The writing in this comic works for what it is. The art from Jesus Merino is also pretty solid. There's nothing technically wrong with this comic. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. There's nothing optimistic, inspiring, or emotional in this book short of words said in respect for a beloved character who is, as previously mentioned, already dead. There's great talent on this book. Let's see them churn out the superhero epic they're capable of. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 19, 2014

    I, for one, have no intentions of continuing to read this series but if I was to continue I would hope that Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens, and Giffen, who are all great actors in their own way, would get their ideas together and tell a coherent story that we all know they are capable of doing. In addition, the characters themselves are always referencing back to something they simply call “the war” and we wonder if the creators may be alluding to something that is meant to happen in Earth 2 and we want an explanation as to why it is so pivotal in this future that this story takes place in. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 15, 2014

    Because this is a book that has involved time travel right from the get-go, it's hard to get too worried about the timeline portrayed in "Futures End." If anything, it all but promises some sort of intervention that wipes out some or all of the events of this comic. Right now, this is a series that could have just as easily been titled, "Fear the Future." If I was a character in the DC Universe, after reading this comic, I know I sure would. Read Full Review

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