The New 52: Futures End #10 Review

With all the various releases arriving at your comic shop, a weekly series is a considerable investment. So should you bother buying in? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

A deep-space distress call gives new hope to Frankenstein and the S.H.A.D.E. team. And what makes Lois Lane question the masked Superman’s true identity?

New 52-Futures End 10_Preview PageThere are a lot of lingering questions and sadly we still don’t have any true answers but the main points of this title are starting to become rather clear. From Stormwatch to Red Robin there’s a lot of meat to be sure but the absence of universe staples like Bruce Wayne and Wonder Woman can certainly be felt. Fair warning: There’s no retreading here so if you haven’t been following it would be a good idea to pick a few of the more recent outings.

Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen pen the script and I have to say this writing team is finally sending their franchise in the right direction. It’s not enough to promise a messed up future starring the torn remains of the New 52, there has to be some level of development for the players involved or the tale at hand becomes stale. And this issue, just like the previous, proves that the intrepid scribes understand that fact as each cog moves forward.  It does bother me that we’re ten in and we still haven’t seen this future’s iteration of the Justice League.

The illustrations by Aaron Lopresti are top notch to be sure. Each character is afforded a comparable rendition that never hampers their already accepted style and look. I did find a few of the panels to be a bit light in the detail department but once the colors by Hi-Fi get going there’s very little to complain about. In other words: this is a solid visual display.

The New 52: Futures End #10 is a continuation that moves each of the narrative pieces forward. There are moments that feel a bit text heavy and others that go underdeveloped but for the most part this comes recommended.

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