Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The New 52: Futures End #15 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scot Eaton
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: August 13, 2014

No Fate

Time for our quick recap to get you though this week's Five Years From Now.  First off Frankenstein, Amethyst and Hawkman crash landed on an alien planet while they were searching for a Stormwatch survivor.  Well after a fight with robots they discovered that The Engineer is the survivor and it seems that she's been taken over by Brainiac and subdues our heroes.  With a strange twist we also saw that the Nth metal is affecting Frankenstein and possibly making him human.  Grifter was attacked by a stealth OMAC and since they aren't supposed to exist, Fifty Sue becomes intrigued and wants to find the transparent terror.  A few weeks ago Superman was unable to prevent Rampage from breaking out a crazed geneticist named Ethan Boyer from prison and later Ethan betrays Rampage by making her rampagier instead of making her human again, so Superman will have his hands full instead of tracking him down.  Last thing you'll need to know is that Constantine is tracking a evil that seems to be related to Brainiac as does a metal monster that was unleashed by treasure hunters searching for fortune and glory in a sealed temple.  Now the monster is killing everything in it's path as it makes it's way to whatever it's destination is.  That should be everything you need to know going in, so let's check out this issue.

Explain It!:

Our story begins with Helmeted Superman going after a rampaging......... Rampage, but since Ethan Boyer has made her rampagier, it doesn't seem like Superman is going to be able to talk her down.  After Rampage throws a school bus off a bridge, Superman looses her due to saving the children inside.  But Lois Lane is there and she wants to talk about the mysterious package she received.  Superman doesn't seem too concerned about it, even when she explains she was given strange visions about other helmeted heroes and a robot version of her and we go no further than her asking what's up with the helmet and us and her getting no real response.  I shall know your secret Superman!!! 

On an alien planet Frankenstein, Amethyst and Hawkman have been locked up by The Engineer for weeks and it seems that Frankenstein is having himself a sound sleep, while Hawkman and Amethyst discuss their sexual tension.  But when Frankenstein awakens he has some distressing news about the dream he had.  It seems that on top of this being the first dream he's had in two hundred years, this dream was about a horrible future that he claims they cause.  So yeah, somehow that awful Brother Eye future we saw in issue #0 is caused by our three heroes, or he could of been saying "they" as heroes in general.  I guess we'll have to wait and see, but I'll never pin this awfulness on my beloved Hawkman.  NEVER!

Back on Cadmus Island Grifter and Deathstroke are hunting Stealth OMACs and not getting along in the slightest.  When King Faraday comes along and asks them to follow him, we get the real thing we've been wanting to see.  Well what I've been wanting to see.  The Earth 2 heroes talking to each other Escape From Alcatraz style.  Hawkgirl and a woman named Rita Loomis pass the time talking about feeling their implants inside them and wondering if Cadmus is going to dissect them or not.  But the conversation is interrupted when Mister Miracle appears outside their cells.  That's right the world's greatest escape artist has figured out a way to leave his cell and remain cloaked so he can gain some intel.  But the bad news is that he's found out that the implants inside them are somehow growing and he leaves to find out some more gross info.

In the end Constantine travels to the Horn of Africa, where the ship the metal Brainiac monster got onto washed up.  Constantine finds out from the ship's only survivor that it was an angel that killed everyone, but not one of the god Constantine worships, one from races long dead from before the beginning and he found this out by the monster making him feel it in his blood.  Yeah that's a pretty cryptic explanation but Constantine knows that this monster is searching for the same alien he is and for the fate of the planet, he better find it first.

That's it for this week's Futures End and while it was more entertaining than the past two weeks, I'm getting tired of all the questions and cryptic answers.  See you next week when we become more frustrated.

Bits and Pieces:

So yeah, another week of slowly telling a gigantic story and while I'm getting tired of countless stories that may or may not be leading to one massive one, that are full of questions and hardly any answers, I enjoyed this issue more than the last two weeks.  So that's something right?  Pretty much all I have for you is if you weren't about the last two issues, this one will be a bit better.  


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