‘Futures End’ 2 preview: Animal Man eulogizes Green Arrow

May 12, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.
futuresend2cover Futures End 2 preview: Animal Man eulogizes Green Arrow

"Futures End" No. 2, out Wednesday, follows up on the shocking events of the weekly series' No. 1. It is written by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jeff Lemire, with interior art by Jesus Merino and Dan Green. Cover by Ryan Sook. (DC Entertainment)

Superheroes are descending on Star City to mourn a comrade.

“Futures End” No. 2, out Wednesday, follows the shocking death of Green Arrow in the DC weekly series’ previous issue with the late Oliver Queen’s Justice League United teammate Animal Man delivering a touching eulogy.

Hero Complex readers can get an early look at what Buddy Baker has to say about his fallen friend in the gallery above or via the links below. The issue is written by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens and Jeff Lemire, with art by Jesus Merino and Dan Green.

“Futures End” No. 2: Page 6 | Pages 7-8 | Page 9 | Page 10

One thing to keep in mind: These events are five years ahead, in one possible future — one that a further-future Batman has traveled back in time to stop.

Bruce Wayne’s successor, Terry McGinnis, first seen in the 1999-2001 animated series “Batman Beyond,” made his New 52 debut in the very-high-hero-casualty-rate Free Comic Book Day release “Futures End” No. 0, where he took the place of his dying mentor as the Batman who is launched back in time to stop the onset of a deadly technological  future ruled by the mechanical Brother Eye, created by Mr. Terrific. Unfortunately, he and his artificial intelligence ally A.L.F.R.E.D. arrived several years later than planned. But they’re working to do what they can.

The new issue also promises to involve Lois Lane.

Animal Man’s eulogy of Green Arrow provides a look at their adventures and developing friendship to come in the just-starting series “Justice League United,” written by Lemire.

So, to look on the bright side, the very human archer appears to survive five years of cosmic, superpower-saturated adventures with nothing except his bow and arrows.

On the not-so-bright-side, Earth may just be the most dangerous planet.

“Futures End” continues through next March.

– Blake Hennon | @BlakeHennon | @LATHeroComplex


"Justice League United" No. 0 by Jeff Lemire and Mike McKone arrives Wednesday. Cover by McKone. (DC Entertainment)

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2 Responses to ‘Futures End’ 2 preview: Animal Man eulogizes Green Arrow

  1. zryson says:

    There is nothing really interesting about the latest series from DC Comics ‘Future’s End.’ DC Comics seems to be out of ideas as their sales continue to dramatically decline. So hence, the idea of weekly series to try and shore up falling sales was borne. But ‘Future’s End’ is a sign the publisher is more interested in embracing darkness and despair than embracing the light. In short, they have become a one tricky pony.

  2. The NPP says:

    Left when SM stopped wearing his red underroos.
    :-) And yes, I'm "one of those …" And I have a LOT more money these days.

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