The New 52: Futures End #3

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen Artist: Mark Irwin, Dan Jurgens Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 11
6.6Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Did Firestorm kill a member of the Justice League? Who is watching Batman Beyond? And why is Frankenstein living in an igloo?!

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 21, 2014

    I liked that there was a clear division of all the subplots in this issue and while it can feel a bit too much at times, the story threads are weaved in well enough that this is not a problem. For now. So in the end, a fairly good issue, one that moves things forward and even provides a lot of context for the intervening years between the events of this series and what is happening in the rest of DC's various books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson May 28, 2014

    The issue ends with another crazy twist that involves some more hero casualties during the Earth 2 War. I just hope that Futures End doesn't end up like an aftermath to the more important Earth 2 War book coming soon. The story still reads great, with fantastic art by Dan Jurgens, while also doing a good job keeping a fair amount of intrigue about what happens next. The writers are doing an amazing job, but I feel like this book won't matter when the third weekly series comes out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Steven Lawrence May 22, 2014

    The Futures End arc has yet to disappoint, issue #3 delivers you with a wanting feeling, you will begin to feel very needy and pushy for more content and more information (oh look DC proves why the weekly issues work!) Futures End #3 was chalk full of art that we can all appreciate along with turn paging dialogue. An ending that will guarantee you will buy the next issue next week, an overall great issue. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 22, 2014

    Well it was bound to happen eventually, especially after an issue dealing with Green Arrow's funeral, but this was the worst issue yet.  Now calm down, I still loved it, but momentum can't go on forever, and I'm happy to take a short breath before more excitement is thrown in my face.  I think I'm just going to start saying the same things at the end of each one of these reviews just to make it easier to fluff the creators, and still keep my rep intact.  "It's a great story, and has some great art.  What more could you want?"  Yeah I probably won't say that each week, but it will be close.  Go check out this weekly title and fall in love with it like I have. Read Full Review

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

    While Futures End has yet to really floor me, it's consistently good and worth keeping your eye on. This issue is most definitely of interest to Batman fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White May 21, 2014

    Futures End is a series I’m going to keep coming back to every week with it at the top of pile, not because it’s fantastic or terrible, but because it has the potential to be both. That’s what makes this series so interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Max Dweck May 22, 2014

    Futures End is still introducing new plot lines at this point, and that's probably not going to stop anytime soon. Still, things are starting to tie together a bit. There's a lot more to learn before the full scope of events can be understood, but the understanding has begun. A lot of events have happened between the DC Universe of now and the world seen five years later, and discovering it all is going to be an exciting experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 22, 2014

    New 52: Futures End #3 is not a groundbreaking example of why this industry remains relevant. It no doubt contains some off moments and worthwhile ones as this comic book skates by with a light recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 22, 2014

    Not a very productive issue, but an interesting one, anyway. It can all stand to have a little more craft, quite honestly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 22, 2014

    Overall this issue suffered from lack of excitement. While the other issues in this series have kept my attention the entire time, I found I was constantly wanting more in issue 3. While there were many cool interactions between characters, this issue found itself setting up a lot while not actually doing much to keep the reader engaged. Hopefully this just means that there are a lot of big moments to come later on in the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Kyle Welch May 22, 2014

    Futures End #3 is a bridge to better things. After the death of one of the characters and a funeral, this issue ferries us along to the next important moment in Futures End. Normally an issue that did as little as this issue does might really kill the pace of an interesting story like Futures End. Luckily the title comes out each week and it is easy to see a down issue quickly being remedied by a more exciting issue the following week. There is still a lot promise surrounding Futures End and is already one of the DC titles any fan should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    There are still points of interest in this issue as more teases are dropped and Lois Lane's investigation unfolds, but Futures End has some more fundamental storytelling issues that need addressing right now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 22, 2014

    There's an overwhelming sense of gloom to The New 52: Futures End; one that makes me feel like no one is particularly having fun with DC's cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 23, 2014

    At the end of the issue, "Futures End" #3 just barely moves the pieces forward. Readers get a little bit from each of a wide range of characters, but after closing this issue, I'd be hard pressed to tell you what happened come next week's issue. The biggest impact to the grander adventure is that a hero is put back on the board. That said, it appears as though most of the exposition should be complete now that the series is four issues in (including the "Futures End" #0 Free Comic Book Day issue) so things should be ramping up shortly. Read Full Review

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