SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read FUTURES END #17 yet and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!).
Who is under the mask? Is it Kal-El? If not the Man of Steel, who?
Lois Lane has had her doubts. You may have had your suspicions. And now, after weeks of eager anticipation, the reveal is finally here in FUTURES END #17. The Masked Superman is….
Well wait; we can’t just give it away that easy. Let’s first talk a little a bit about the reveal itself.
In this action packed issue, we resume the explosive battle between the masked Superman and Rampage. After countless brutal right and left hooks, crushing body slams into buildings; the masked Superman looks as if he’s on the losing end. If Kal-El really is under the mask, why isn’t he using his signature superpowers already?
And that’s when it happens! Cornered and weak, with his life on the line, the masked Superman has no other choice but to reveal himself and use his REAL superpowers. In one word, The Masked Superman is revealed to be…. SHAZAM!
Check out the reveal below as Shazam uses his powers to defeat Rampage and then refers to himself as Billy (A.K.A. Billy Batson) to Lois Lane. If you ask me, this unveiling leaves more questions than answers. Why was Shazam posing as Superman? What happened to Kal – El? Sound off in the comments below!
FUTURES END #17, written by Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen and illustrated by Patrick Zircher, is available in stores now.