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Futures End #12 0

Frankenstein and Hawkman debate the practical merits of diplomacy. Faraday menaces. And in the future, Brother Eye must appreciate a joke.The GoodSince showcasing the dire future waiting for the DC Universe in FUTURES END #0, this series has suffered from a lack of urgency in its primary timeline. This issue, however, opens and closes with scenes that bring the dangers of the future back into focus. In the first scene, we see what is likely the first character to be overtaken an artificial intel...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Futures End #10 0

I suppose "Tonga Unconsciousness Strike" doesn't have the same ring. The GoodThe main thing going for this week’s chapter of FUTURES END is the extra spotlight on Terry McGinnis. Given that most of the momentum for this series comes from the 0 issue and Terry’s mission, it’s good to see him move forward. Also, his exchange with Cal, however brief, was great. I hope those two cross paths again. The BadThe pacing in this series is still uneven. There’s not much left to say ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Rocket Raccoon #1 0

Simply put, this book clicks--with its pinky out. The GoodEverything about this book is fun: virtually everyone cracks wise; the art is cheerful, bright, and expressive; and even the sound effects are quotable. With a leading man raccoon character who is typically relegated to comic relief, this could easily have been a book that is hollow and forgettable—but Skottie Young pulls off something special with ROCKET RACCOON #1. Looking past the jokes and stylized visuals, we get the beginning ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Futures End #9 0

Space Zombies!The GoodMy favorite thing about this issue is its humor. For one, it’s a strong indication of just how much the scripting has improved in the series: dialog is well-paced, there’s not too much extraneous filler, and characters who interact with each other are doing just that—interacting. More than that, though, it helps the book establish a stronger tone than it has had so far—making this issue the most engaging to date. Add to that a continued gain in momen...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Superman #32 0

Perry White has a point. The GoodMy favorite Superman stories are those in which he must face his humanity. Sometimes that means he makes mistakes; others, that he simply can’t always be there for everyone. In Johns’s first issue, Clark’s humanity is wrapped in a simple question: who is his supporting cast? That is, who does he turn to at the end of the day for companionship, friendship, or comfort? Who does he work with, and what are his priorities as Clark in the everyday wo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Futures End #8 0

More character work and less repetition lead to FUTURES END's continued improvement. The GoodWhile this week’s installment in FUTURES END doesn’t yield much progress in terms of plot, it utilizes its slowness well, giving us more sense of who characters are and how they interact with each other. Palmer’s narration over Team Frank’s first pages, while a bit wordy, lets the art tell the story of Frankenstein’s reaction to finding Nina more effectively than dialog wou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Batman Eternal #11 0

Tim Seeley takes the scripting baton as Batgirl goes to Brazil, Alfred tends to his new guest, and Stephanie Brown looks into her past. The GoodThis issue sees the book’s tone shift slightly, as Seeley introduces more humor the book has had so far. He leans into over-the-top characters and intentionally goofy dialog, especially in Batgirl’s and Stephanie’s scenes. This provides readers with a nice break from the heaviness the series has had so far without sacrificing plot adva...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Futures End #7 0

The series continues to improve and move forward.The GoodFor the second issue in a row, FUTURES END moves forward with most of its plot threads. This is to the book’s benefit, and hopefully it means that the stagnation that set in through the first few issues is a thing of the past. The standout segment of the book remains Cal Corcoran’s slice of the world. These characters’ scenes are also the most successful at using relationships as a vehicle for suspense: these are charact...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Futures End #4 0

Frankenstein gets a mission and a partner, planning begins for a heist, and Grifter has a bad day. Oh, and who is Cal Corcoran? The Good The strongest element of this issue—and FUTURES END in general, I’d say—is its high-level story beats. Each of this week’s four scenes represents an interesting idea with a lot of potential inside of the overall story. The idea of where Frank is going, with whom, and why he agrees to get involved in the first place is incredib...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.