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Future State: Catwoman #1

By: Ram V, Otto Schmidt
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Masked vigilantes have been deemed illegal, and the Magistrate has commandeered a bullet train to take those they’ve captured to a reformation facility-and filled the rest of the train with innocent children! Catwoman is hellbent on ensuring it never reaches its destination. Armed with a new magnetic suit, assisted by her trusty band of Strays, a...

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6.5

"Impossibly long ago, in the distant future." Unfortunately the stupidity of that line stuck with me to the very end. Like the rest of Future State, it makes little sense and will hopefully be forgotten with time.

Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1

By: Becky Cloonan, Jen Bartel
Released: Jan 20, 2021

The Undoing are coming. Long past the Age of Heroes, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive, and most of her sisters have passed as well. As an immortal goddess, this is her lot. But then, a threat appears that even the mighty Darkseid can’t handle-and it’s up to Wonder Woman to take on the battle! It’s big action and high fantasy at the end...

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7.0

I'm confused, Teen Titans has Nightwing acting like a bargain bin Death Stroke but this has him acting as a bargain bin Batman.

Future State: Nightwing #1

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! When Nightwing gets a visit from a mask ...

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: Nightwing #1 Jan 19, 2021
7.5

Andrew Constant makes good use of Magistrate controlled Gotham City, and portrays the city as a hopeless, totalitarian hellhole where every move you make is being monitored and recorded by fascist overlords. It's a haunting dystopia, certainly explored better than what we've seen in Dark Detective, Harley Quinn and even this week's Catwoman (which is an awesome comic, don't get me wrong, it's just more

Future State: Nightwing #1

By: Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott
Released: Jan 20, 2021

Batman is gone! Now, Nightwing has taken on the mission of keeping the citizens of Gotham City safe from the Magistrate. But to do that, he’ll have stay one step ahead of the Magistrate! And you know things have gotten bad in Gotham when the safest place for Dick to hide out is the abandoned Arkham Asylum! When Nightwing gets a visit from a mask ...

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Onomatopoeia rated X-Force #16 Jan 21, 2021
8.5

X-Force #16

By: Ben Percy, Joshua Cassara
Released: Jan 20, 2021

TERRORS OF THE DEEP!
FORGE, WOLVERINE and QUENTIN QUIRE brave the depths of the sea, where a deadly discovery reveals a dark side of KRAKOA.

Parental Advisory

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Cable #7 Jan 21, 2021
8.0

Try as I might, I just can't bring myself to dislike young Cable... It's an interesting story with a unique family dynamic. Also, you can't really go wrong with Phil Noto.

Cable #7

By: Gerry Duggan, Phil Noto
Released: Jan 20, 2021

A TALE OF TWO TIMELINES!
Reeling from the events of X OF SWORDS, Cable turns back to the matter of missing mutant babies... a matter he knows a thing or two about.
Rated T+

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6.5

I've decided that the reviews shouldn't have more thought than the comics themselves.

Superman Worlds of War seems like a diet version of Planet Hulk

Mister Miracle seems like a mess.

Midnighter seems like someone read one too many Frank Miller comics and grew up on 90s anime

Black Racer seems stupid.

Future State: Superman: Worlds of War #1

By: Jeremy Adams, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jan 20, 2021

This monumental Future State title features four big stories! First, Clark Kent is gone, leaving a Superman-shaped hole behind. People gather in Smallville to celebrate their hero, little realizing that he is across the galaxy helping others. Superman has gone to Warworld, where he fights as a gladiator in the deadly pits of Mongul. But this is Sup...

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8.5

DCeased: Dead Planet #7

By: Tom Taylor, Trevor Hairsine
Released: Jan 20, 2021

The Justice League fights an army of Amazos for Earth, while John Constantine goes head-to-head with Trigon! The Justice League fight for Earth and the lives of the...infected?! The final chapter of the best-selling series will be talked about for years to come!

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Future State: Shazam! #1 Jan 21, 2021
5.5

The problem I keep seeing with Future State is that the "future" it keeps showing us does nothing but paint the heroes in a negative light. The magistrate, w.e the hell is going on with the Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, etc. It's all a bleak post apocalyptic setting that shows how the future is rot with failure. It's lazy writing that does zero justice to legacy characters. Shazam is no except more

Future State: Shazam! #1

By: Tim Sheridan, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Jan 20, 2021

No one’s seen Billy Batson in years-not since the incident known as the Final Battle of Titans Island. Now leading a small band of heroes, even his allies have begun to ask who’s controlling Earth’s Mightiest Mortal. In a story set years after the events of Future State: Teen Titans, learn the truth behind the sacrifice Billy made to imprison...

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: Shazam! #1 Jan 19, 2021
6.0

You know why Judas Contract worked back when it was released? Because it was set up properly, and took its time to develop the big plot, month by month. Same with so, so many other comics that slowly, cautiously have built their mysteries and gave us crumbs leading to surprising twists. We care about all these long, but engaging stories. We care about characters featured in them. With Future State more

Future State: Shazam! #1

By: Tim Sheridan, Eduardo Pansica
Released: Jan 20, 2021

No one’s seen Billy Batson in years-not since the incident known as the Final Battle of Titans Island. Now leading a small band of heroes, even his allies have begun to ask who’s controlling Earth’s Mightiest Mortal. In a story set years after the events of Future State: Teen Titans, learn the truth behind the sacrifice Billy made to imprison...

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Onomatopoeia rated S.W.O.R.D. #2 Jan 15, 2021
8.5

S.W.O.R.D. #2

By: Al Ewing, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jan 13, 2021

WHAT IS PROTOCOL V?
The S.W.O.R.D. station is thrown in at the deep end of a planetary crisis as Krakoa battles the KING IN BLACK! While a cross-division team take on latex dragons from outer space, Abigail Brand prepares a deniable operation all her own. What is PROTOCOL V - and can the Earth survive it?

Rated T+

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Marauders #17 Jan 15, 2021
7.5

I guess I'm alone in enjoying Marauders. I like the world-building, and fan-service, though it does come across heavy-handed at times. That said, I think this book is moving forward rather than falling behind.

Marauders #17

By: Gerry Duggan, Matteo Lolli
Released: Jan 13, 2021

REMATCH!
Storm versus Calisto. This time, it's personal.

Rated T+

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4.0

I liked the art. Yeah that's about it.

Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1

By: Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Kara Zor-El, Superman’s hot-tempered cousin, has finally found peace and purpose away from Earth and its heroes. Now known as Superwoman, she watches over the Moon and the refugees from across the galaxy who have congregated there. But all of that is about to change when a spaceship piloted by a runaway alien crash-lands and turns Kara’s world ...

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3.5

Oh my god... that was just awful.

John Stewart: This felt like a horrible Star Wars fan comic that used old Green Lantern characters that no one cares about.

Jessica Cruz: One human takes down three Yellow Lanterns. Riiiiight. I would have liked it more if it started off with Cruz as a Yellow Lantern.

Guy Gardner: Was this meant to be funny? I feel like it was supp more

Future State: Green Lantern #1

By: Ernie Altbacker, Sami Basri
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Assigned to map and contact new lifeforms past the 3,600 known sectors of space protected by the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart and an elite team of Lanterns are trapped behind enemy lines and fighting for their lives when the Central Power Battery goes dark and leaves the entire corps defenseless. Meanwhile, across the cosmos, Green Lantern Jes...

5.5

Cyborg is a Teen Titan again, but not really, but is!

NightStroke is angry... sooooo scary

Red X is... unknown.

I felt like I was channel surfing and just stopped on this story. No clue what was going on, and no idea where it was going.

Future State: Teen Titans #1

By: Tim Sheridan, Rafa Sandoval
Released: Jan 13, 2021

When the original New Teen Titans formed a school to mentor and train young heroes, they wanted to help save the world. Years later, Titans Tower is a monument to a graveyard of pupils lost in a terrible battle. Returning to the site of their greatest failure, Nightwing, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg join Raven to plot a course to face off agains...

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6.0

The one thing I truly liked about this comic was the cover art. They took the mouthpiece off of Batman to show his skin color. It felt less like they were keeping his identity a secret and more like they were hiding his race.

I thought the Flash and Aquawoman were interesting, hopefully those stories don't get lost in whatever this story arc is supposed to be about.

I guess I more

Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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5.0

Last week I brought up the rotting corpse of the DCEU to show some similarities between its failure and the awfulness of Future State's Flash. Allow me to beat the dead horse a bit more here, by mentioning how Warner Bros tried to replicate Avengers' groundbreaking success while also skipping everything that led to Avengers. They wanted the end result, and the end result only.
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Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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4.0

Oh man!! I just can't stand how they are just so lazily creating new characters. "He did what the original Batman could not and truly saved Gotham". I ranted about this in another post but are we actually going to see how Tim Fox had the proper training to actually be Batman? He was a full grown adult when he was introduced. Where did he learn everything from? Hes like Rey in the sequels lol. >But I was planning on skipping Justice League once I heard Bendis was the new writer anyway so I guess I don't care about the far future of Justice League or the near future of it either. more

Future State: Justice League #1

By: Ram V, Robson Rocha
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Witness the start of a new era for the Justice League starring Jonathan Kent as Superman,
Yara Flor as Wonder Woman, Jo Mullein as Green Lantern, Andy Curry as Aquawoman, a new Flash from the Multiverse, and [REDACTED] as Batman! Together, they protect the future, yet apart, their identities are secret even from one another-but why? When th...

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Beyond_Batman - Jan 16, 2021

I hope you'll behappy when DC changes every character in the comics so they can make movies for people who don't read or give 2 shits about comics. And then comic fans stop buying comics from the big 2 companies. Comic sales say it all. Indie titles are already selling at record numbers and the big 2 are declining. I'm not alone. That is all. You can respond but I'm not going argue because u disagree with my view. Go fight an SJW battle on someone else's post. Begone troll

Toonstrack - Jan 16, 2021

Ok, I'm not worried, this is nothing new with DC. Imagine an Alan Scott fan saying this same stuff back in '59 when Hal debuted. Or a Jay Garrick fan in 56. DC is still here. Hopefully they will continue to be, and to evolve the stories and characters as well. But we can just disagree. Have a good one.

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5.5

I guess I expected more from one of the biggest comics in the entirety of Future State. It's Bruce Wayne, guys, of course it must be a big book, right? Right?
Well, it's not. Not really. It contains some action, but when you think about it clearly, with no excitement, anger or any emotion for that matter, you're going to realize it's... empty. It has no beginning, it has no middle, it has no more

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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myconius - Jan 12, 2021

"empty" is the best way to describe this story.

6.5

So Bruce Wayne is stupid now? Going to his grave was dumb, but the diner scene was laughable. A woman talking about the death of Bruce Wayne to Bruce... ok fine. Follow that up with Bruce stopping a cliche' mugging only to run away and put on his mask. It just came across as silly.

I honestly don't get why the Magistrate is bad at this point. They're essentially a better version of what more

Future State: Dark Detective #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Carmine Di Giandomenico
Released: Jan 13, 2021

The world thought Bruce Wayne was dead. They were dead wrong! When the sinister para-military organization known as the Magistrate seizes control of Gotham City, the original Batman went big to put them down...but even the Dark Knight couldn’t predict how far this evil force would go to stop him. Now, Bruce Wayne is on the run! From Eisner Award-...

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6.0

Tim is one of my favorite Robins, so call me biased. That said, this issue is falling into the same problems as the rest of Future State. The rushed backstories, with little emotional weight, result in a boring story and wasted potential. The Lazarus Resin was a cool concept and could have been a big reveal, instead it was little more than an off the cuff reference. Tim is the detective, please do more

Future State: Robin Eternal #1

By: Meghan Fitzmartin, Eddy Barrows
Released: Jan 13, 2021

Lazarus Resin is on its way to Gotham City, and the Magistrate intends to use this regenerative super drug to make its forces immortal! That is, unless Tim Drake has anything to say about it! Join the ultimate heist at 20,000 feet as Robin and Spoiler hijack the sky convoy that could mean the end of freedom in Gotham forever-if the emotional baggag...

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7.0

So, here it is, the Next Batman, one of the few actually hyped books from Future State. And along it, 2 other stories, one featuring what's left of the Outsiders, and the other featuring Gotham Knights. All of the stories shine some light on the fascist Gotham City controlled by totalitarian corporate interest and its army of mercenaries willing to do anything to preserve the status quo.

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

Onomatopoeia reviewed X-Factor #6 Jan 7, 2021
8.0

I guess I'm among the minority here, but I really enjoyed this one. I think the team has a nice dynamic, and I love the role they play with Krakoa's resurrection. I think all the X titles are floundering a bit after X of Swords, but X Factor is on the right path.

X-Factor #6

By: Leah Williams, David Baldeon
Released: Jan 6, 2021

DEATH SCREAM!
Siryn is dead. Again. And again. And again.

Rated T+

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5.5

I remember 30 years ago, back in 2017 when Metal first dropped. I was excited and so was the comic shop owner that sold me the comic. Flash forward to Death Metal #7 and I'm left wondering what was the point of it all? If it was meant to be a fun one-off story, then they should have stopped after Metal. If they wanted it to be a massive reboot, well that's what Rebirth and Doomsday Clock did. If i more

Dark Nights: Death Metal #7

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

The song remains anything but the same as the house lights start to come up on DC’s biggest, baddest battle for control of the Multiverse! The Darkest Knight is on the verge of ending this concert once and for all, but Wonder Woman has more than just a greatest hit planned. The Amazonian warrior stands ready to shred the Darkest Knight, solo! Plu...

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Toonstrack - Jan 6, 2021

I dont totally disagree but if it makes it easier for stories to be told im willing to try it out. Csnt be worse than the continuity mess DC has been in for ~10 years

Onomatopoeia - Jan 7, 2021

Fair enough. It just didn't work for me, and I expected more from Snyder.

6.0

So the Magistrate is essentially the fascist Batman from Alex Ross' Kingdom Come? Sure...

The Outsiders was ok, but a bit confusing.

Arkaham Knights... oh boy was that rough.

Future State: The Next Batman #1

By: Paul Jenkins, Nick Derington
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Gotham City has always been dangerous-but now, it’s downright deadly! Following the tragedy of “A-Day,” the mayor allowed the private law enforcement group known as the Magistrate to take over policing so-called mask crime-and that has given rise to a new Dark Knight! What is this mysterious crime fighter’s connection to former Batman weapo...

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7.5

Future State has set the bar low, and Harley Quinn has barely hurdled over it. I like the idea of turning her into a Hannibal Lecter that tracks down C level villains.

Future State: Harley Quinn #1

By: Stephanie Phillips, Simone Di Meo
Released: Jan 6, 2021

In a bold move that rocks Gotham City, the Magistrate has imprisoned Harley Quinn! The villain once known as the Scarecrow, now a pawn of the Magistrate, taps into Harley’s knowledge of Gotham’s villains and the Black Mask Gang for his own dark purposes. Crane and his bosses think they have Harley Quinn defeated and her spirit broken, but they ...

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Onomatopoeia reviewed Generations Shattered #1 Jan 5, 2021
5.5

A bricolage that resulted in a mess.

Generations Shattered #1

By: Dan Jurgens, Doug Braithwaite
Released: Jan 6, 2021

A threat of cosmic proportion to DC’s newest (and oldest) universe compels one of the most unusual groups of heroes ever assembled to take on the most mysterious foe they have ever encountered. What started in Detective Comics #1027 explodes out of Dark Nights: Death Metal to tell the story of the generations-spanning history of the DC Universe! ...

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4.5

Its name is Brain Cells? *sigh* fine... I still don't understand why shrinking Metropolis was necessary...

The Guardian story was painfully boring and read like something from a 90s dollar bin.

Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

By: Brandon Easton, Valentine De Landro
Released: Jan 6, 2021

Before leaving for parts unknown, Clark Kent entrusted Earth’s safety to his son. Now, Jonathan Kent is Superman! Top priority for this new Superman: to protect Metropolis. When a new version of Brainiac attacks, Jon takes drastic measures-which result in the Bottle City of Metropolis! But watch out, Jon, because Supergirl is on her way, and she ...

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3.0

You have got to be kidding me... after reading page after page of Death Metal forcing the word 'hope' into my skull, this is the byproduct? Hey, remember when Tom King made Wally a killer and no one was happy? How about we don't do that again.

Jokes aside, this was pathetic.

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

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Nihilist reviewed Future State: The Flash #1 Jan 5, 2021
2.5

One of the main reasons DCEU is so loathed and ridiculed is not that it just goes against the source material and tries to change it completely, mold it into something that its directors would personally like, but because it never improves. Its directors don't learn their lessons and are allowed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again with no consequences other than box office failures and more

Future State: The Flash #1

By: Brandon Vietti, Dale Eaglesham
Released: Jan 6, 2021

With no powers, no backup and no other choice, Barry Allen and the other former Flashes face the deadliest threat they’ve ever encountered-Wally West. Possessed by an evil force trapped for thousands of years inside the Speed Force, Barry turns to his greatest foes’ weapons to save the young man he loves like a son. In the end, how much will Ba...

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fenixalasnegras - Jan 12, 2021

Personally I liked it, maybe because it is the first issue I read, however I give you the reason for DC's attitude about the characters, he always wants quick money and forgets quality.

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