We continue to chug away to September 2014 and DC Comics’ 41 title New 52 Futures End 3D cover month and 5 year line-wide leap forward, the weekly series’ eighth issue hits stands today.
Before I get to my capsule review and spoilers, let’s get you caught up on Futures End so far:
Spoilers and capsule review follow for The New 52 Futures End #8.
The free preview to the issue revealed more about the Deathstroke / Slade Wilson subplot. Did I miss something at the end of the Team 7 New 52 series? Why doesn’t Slade Wilson remember that he teamed up with Cole Cash / Grifter on Team 7?
The preview also advances the Lois Lane subplot as she heads to where a clue leads her middle of nowhere at seas?
In the actual book, the Firestorm subplot and the Masked Superman subplot intersect over the Justice League needing Firestorm and curiosity / concern about why a teleporter is being built (despite the experiment failing spectacularly).
Dr. Ray Palmer and his team found the murdered Stormwatch members, but two may still be alive from the recently un-rebooted version of the team! Palmer also helps Frankenstein get a new arm since Black Adam ripped out the old one in the Phantom Zone.
With Hawkman’s arm, does that mean that Frankenstein will be imbedded by the all-powerful Nth Metal?
The book ends with the strange character from the cover of The New 52 Futures End #8 battling soldiers and unsettling John Constantine!
I have no idea who that metallic character is; perhaps a hybrid between Amazo, OMAC and Brainiac? I’m deriving the first and last from the look of the character first and secondly the look at the hieroglyphs. Perhaps its a techno-organic Parasite as one reader mused last week.
Overall, another solid issue with a lot going on story wise and great art too!
Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome.
Tags: Batman, Batman Beyond, New 52 (DC Comics), Stormwatch, Superman, The New 52: Futures End