Review: Future State Superman TPB (DC Comics)

DC Future State spotlights the World’s Greatest SuperHeroes in fresh new roles, with all-new characters taking up their iconic mantles. DC Future State features an incredible array of creative talent, combining award-winning writers and artists with new voices from the worlds of TV, movies and animation. Discover the DC Universe like never before!

SYNOPSIS 

With Clark Kent on the distant planet Warworld, fighting for his life and the freedom of others, Jonathan Kent is trying to fill the super-sized shoes left behind. And what decision will Jonathan Kent make that attracts the attention of his cousin, Kara Zor-El, a.k.a. Supergirl? 

REVIEW

Collects Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-2, Future State: Worlds at War #1-2, Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1-2, Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1-2, Future State: Legion 5000 #1-2, and Future State: House of El #1. 

What stands out for me with the Superman series of Future State was the way in which it flows across the different books. Other Future State titles like Batman and Justice League are more a collection of different stories about those characters but all working independently from each other. Superman takes a different approach with its stories as almost one giant story across the different titles. 

This collection also includes an awesome collection of supporting characters. Not just the super family like Clark, Kara, Jonathon and Lois but people like Mister Miracle, Guardian and Lex Luthor with some Justice League members like Batman making an appearance. 

With a dazzling collection of creative talent  with writers like Sean Lewis, Marguerite Bennett and Mark Russell. Art from Steve Pugh, John Timms and Cully Hammer. Colours from Jordie Bellaire, Gabe Eltaeb and Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letters from Carlos M. Mangual, Dave Sharpe and Troy Peteri.

This collection also features stories starring some of Superman’s most eclectic allies, spanning from Metropolis out into the farthest reaches of the universe. On Earth, the Guardian is trying to keep Superman’s city from crumbling in the absence of its regular protectors, while in space the dangerous Midnighter undertakes a secret mission to give Clarke a fighting chance. Plus, see Shilo Norman, a.k.a Mister Miracle, bouncing between both worlds, looking for the link that connects them both. Meet a brand new version of the Black Racer as she claws her way up from the depths of Warworld, and a transformed Legion of Super-Heroes trying to regain their powerful legacy. And to cap it off, fast forward to the distant millennium when Clark Kent’s descendants protect the universe as the house of El.

I read this via an advance preview physical copy issues by Penguin Random House Global on behalf of DC comics. All images and artwork are courtesy of DC comics and their respective owners.

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