The New 52: Futures End #4

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen Artist: Art Thibert, Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Where is Red Robin? Who wants to steal from the worlds most famous man? And whatever happened to Stormwatch?

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 29, 2014

    New 52: Futures End #4 breaks some roadblocks as it proves that this is a viable journey with enough narrative meat to garner both fan and critic attention. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 28, 2014

    A really cohesive issue pulling together the most disparate heroes and really, writers imaginable, Futures End #4 is the moment this story really rocketed into high gear for me, and made me honestly desperate for the next one. And frankly, thats exactly what you want out of a weekly book. Next Wednesday cant come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 28, 2014

    Another great issue and the series definitely gets points for consistency this time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 28, 2014

    I hate to say it but this book is starting to feel bogged down by Grifter's shenanigans, and inner monologues.  I know we need exposition to a character that I assume will play a major part in this story, but it really slows everything down.  Here I am having a great time, and then I have to slam on the brakes because here comes Grifter.  That's my only complaint, the rest of the story is really fun, and like every other week I can't wait to see where we go from here.  Get on the time traveling band wagon, and have some fun in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White May 28, 2014

    Futures End #4 recaptures the goodness of Issue #1 and proves that this series has potential to be something very interesting. Long live Frankenstein! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 1, 2014

    The book has been great at renewing my interest in the DCU while shining a light on these small time characters. As a big fan of DC Comics, it's great to see characters that had their books cancelled get a second shot at redemption. If you haven't read this series yet, pick it up immediately. It might not be as good as 52, but it's coming in as a close second. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht May 28, 2014

    Futures End does a lot to service different characters each issue. Being a weekly series it has room to explore many sub-plots to keep building the world Terry was sent back to save in issue #0. With the arrival of Frankenstein and other confrontations boiling, this issue gives enough to make you wonder whats to come (as well as deliver your recommended dose of Grifter). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 31, 2014

    More plot-driven than character-based, and the plot isn't all that gripping despite its cohesion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm May 29, 2014

    Overall this issue was entertaining. While there could have been more action, plenty of developments were made that adds to the mystery of the series. Plenty of new characters are introduced including some of the unknown characters featured in DC's teaser image for the series. If you've been enjoying the series so far I highly suggest you pick up this issue. If your like me and wasn't impressed with last week's issue, then this issue will do a good job of convincing you that things shouldbe picking up again very soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 29, 2014

    Issue #4 is a bit of an improvement of the previous one. Seeing Amethyst in her new role as an agent of S.H.A.D.E. is fun, as is the increased focus on the older, more world-weary Tim Drake. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jun 25, 2014

    It's tough grading these weekly comics. On the one hand, we are being asked to pay $2.99 for each comic so we should expect to get something out of it. On the other hand, it isa weekly comic so it's going to pose more questions than it answers for the sake of furthering the story down the line. Is this a must-buy? No. Are you going to be kicking yourself for shelling out your hard-earned cash for this issue? I doubt it. But this is a marathon: not every issue is spectacular and the series may read better (and cheaper?) once it's collected in a TPB. Also, a little hype goes a long way. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 2, 2014

    In a lot of ways, The New 52: Futures End feels like the dark mirror universe version of DC's original weekly series, 52. You combine a lot of little-known or underutilized characters together, have them share screen time, and every week you draw out their story, bit by bit. But beyond the ultraviolence and swiftly rising body count, Futures End is still too much talk and not enough action. Only diehards need enter here at this point. Read Full Review

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