The Roundup: Five Years in One Week

The Roundup: Five Years in One Week

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Tomorrow may only be a day away, but when you hit your local comic shop on Wednesday, you’ll be transported five years into the future for the second week of our September event—Futures End.

As you probably know, all of our monthly New 52 titles this week are set five years in the future, giving us a glimpse of what awaits our favorite heroes and villains. Heroes such as Batman. In BATMAN: FUTURES END #1, the Dark Knight must finally pay the toll that years of deadly combat and extreme action have taken on his all-too-human body. He’s down, but if we know our Bruce Wayne, we know better than to count him out. This story, “Remains,” was written by Ray Fawkes from a story conceived by Fawkes and regular series writer Scott Snyder, so it’s not to be missed. Especially since the ending ties in with… Well, that would be telling.



Batman’s dealing with some real problems, but how about the rest of the Justice League? And what about the league stationed north of the border in Justice League United? In the first part of a two-part tale, Jeff Lemire answers some of these questions in JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1. In today’s present day series, new hero Equinox is still discovering the extent of her powers. But five years from now, she’s got it figured out and is a formidable hero…who seems to no longer have her super team. What happened? And what will she do when she receives a desperate psychic message from the Martian Manhunter? Find out in this week’s first chapter drawn by Jedd Dougherty, then be sure to grab JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1 next Wednesday, September 17 for the conclusion!

Plus, look for exciting new Futures End one-shots for Batgirl (written by Gail Simone), New Suicide Squad, Constantine, Infinity Man and the Forever People, New Suicide Squad and more. And we can’t forget our two new Vertigo comics, COFFIN HILL #11 and ASTRO CITY #15. Look for previews of all these and more below…

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of CONSTANTINE: FUTURES END #1.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN CORPS: FUTURES END #1.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of NEW SUICIDE SQUAD: FUTURES END #1.

A.V.CLUB ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL: FUTURES END #1.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of SUPERBOY: FUTURES END #1.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BIRDS OF PREY: FUTURES END #1.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #19.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN ETERNAL #23.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1.

BLOODY DISGUSTING ran an exclusive preview of COFFIN HILL #11.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS & JOHN ROMITA JR. DIRECTORS CUT #32.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE: FUTURES END #1.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of BATMAN: FUTURES END #1 and ASTRO CITY #15.