The New 52: Futures End #7

The New 52: Futures End #7

Writer: Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello Artist: Art Thibert, Aaron Lopresti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
6.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The two halves of Firestorm encounter big troubles: some personal, some potentially deadly! And Plastique comes face to face with the DC Universes horrifying future! Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCUs finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52!

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 18, 2014

    With all that's going on, it'd be easy to get lost, but you are holding up rather well I must say. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Cory Robinson Jun 24, 2014

    This issue actually answers a lot of questions that I felt were going to be left unanswered for a while. Awesome action and a great cast of characters make this latest installment of the series a very good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 18, 2014

    Overall, it’s good to see Futures End heading in the right direction. Mysteries continue to expand as new characters are introduced, but the story doesn’t seem to be slowing down anymore. From this point onward hopefully it barrels onward. Grab some snacks, a soda, and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jun 18, 2014

    Catering to the many subplots its good to see more of Batmans adventures showing up in this issue (and to be delivered with a WHAM!). Its great to see so many characters getting pulled into the plot, making each week full of snippets as to what each of them is up to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 18, 2014

    While it didn't move the story much further, it did succeed in keeping me entertained.  I'm not going to shout it's praises, because while the ending did give us something to look forward to, the majority just seemed like filler, and reactions to things that didn't really matter.  But the book looks great, and the beginning and the end were solid.  So go check it out, and hopefully we'll get back to exciting in next week's installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 19, 2014

    New 52: Futures End #7 is not all it could be but it's still an outing that does enough right to remain on the proverbial radar. In other words it still earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jun 25, 2014

    The story is progressing with only a few lulls. The whole issue isn't firing on all cylinders but there are a couple cool moments you'll want to check out. The mystery nuggets are numerous (What is that? Who is she? Where are they?) and the series continues to plow forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jun 20, 2014

    A slower, less visually stimulating issue than #6. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Gregg Hamm Jun 18, 2014

    Overall this was a good issue, but not a great issue. Frankensteins story continues to move forward and leaves us with yet another cliffhanger ending, while Batman Beyonds story is anticlimactic and leaves the reader wanting more. The art here is once again well done, although one part in particular seemed rushed. While this issue has many pros and cons, the series, as a whole, still seems to suffer from a lack of significance. Its hard for the reader to determine what is important about one storyline is when it seems to have nothing to do with another storyline. Hopefully the overall premise that connects these stories is revealed soon so that readers can begin to see what this series is building towards. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 21, 2014

    A plethora of characters and none of them likable enough to be worth investing in. Futures End has one more issue to impress me before I staunch its weekly sap on my wallet for good. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 24, 2014

    I had to take a moment there, as I legitimately cannot decide whether that name is brilliant and meta or dunder-headedness incarnate. All in all, this issue feels like a lazy river ride: There is forward motion to be had, but it's at a weirdly leisurely pace, we're kind of bouncing off the sides, and I have a suspicion that we'll come right back around to where we started once the whole thing is over. The New 52: Futures End #7 takes too many pages from the playbook of ‘Countdown', and ends up being a dull reading experience, earning 2 out of 5 stars overall. The title implies that we're looking at a sequel/revival of '52′, but it lacks the inventiveness of that book, instead emptily echoing it's surface elements in a disappointing fugue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 19, 2014

    Every series has transitional issues that establish upcoming threads, but this one doesn't do that so much as it slightly rotates the existing threads, providing readers with new perspectives on tales that need progress, not more depth. There is no mistaking "Futures End" #7 as a transition, but it also might be the most unimpressive and least memorable issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jun 21, 2014

    While the Frankenstein-Black Adam fight was fun and the Batman Beyond-Mr. Terrific confrontation may actually set the plot in motion, these two events are still not enough justification to continue buying the book every single week. Not much was said about the art because there is not much to say. Lopresti's art is serviceable. Its not bad, but its not going to blow your socks off either. Read Full Review

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