The New 52: Futures End, Vol. 3 by Brian AzzarelloFive years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. As heroes are turned into mindless villains, the planet as we know it is no more. The only salvation lies in the past, where this future apocalypse must be averted. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCUs finest avert the impending apocalypse?
This volume features cameos from Frankenstein, Stormwatch, the Justice League Dark, Brother Eye, Mr. Terrific and many more as one hero retires, another reconsiders his career, and the world says goodbye to a third.
Written by a cast of the industrys best talents, including Jeff Lemire, Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, this new epic series will expose the secrets of the New 52 universe!
Collects issues #31-48.
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But while Billy Batson's choice to fight the futuristic monsters and villains while wearing the "S" shield were completely honorable, the world reacted terribly to Lois Lane's news report on the hero's identity, the fallout of which was as was explored in the last week's "Superman: Futures End" 1 and this week's "Futures End" CBR News connected with legendary writer Dan Jurgens to discuss the DC Universe's near universal negative reaction to Lane's scoop, which he described as a reaction not unlike the one expressed every single day via social media, as a story develops and tweeters and posters draw an instantaneous line in the sand, be it for or against the ongoing situation.
Covers for the series are drawn by Ryan Sook. The series would start with a 0 issue, released on Free Comic Book Day on May 3, , with issue 1 releasing later in the month. Artists on the series include Ethan Van Sciver , drawing the zero issue, along with Jesus Merino, Aaron Lopresti and Jurgens, as well as others who will be added as the series goes from one issue to the next. Lemire stated the series is "an exploration of DC's past, present and its future," with the writers trying "to explore the nature of what a hero is. In January , the writers revealed the concept for the story began to come together around June
In fact, he explains that it was she who fell to the fear of other. Wonder Woman believes that Superman has fallen victim to Nemesis ' manipulations, but he insists that he is still himself. In fact, he explains that it was she who fell to the fear of otherness. With the Lasso of Truth around his neck, she knows he must speak true, and realizes suddenly that she is not in the Fields of Korondor, but in Tartarus. Regretfully, Clark explains that nothing Diana had experienced recently was real. Nemesis infected Diana somehow, creating the illusion that she was fighting her enemies when in fact she was just fighting demons. Fortunately, Nemesis has not yet Wonder Woman's absence to her advantage - not enough to win anyway.
The identity of the Masked Superman may have been revealed in this week's The New Futures End 17 , but his exposure has led to even more questions, as the issue ended with Kal-El himself showing up. Last week, readers found out thanks to a break in his face shield that the Masked Superman was not only human looking, but also appears Caucasian — eliminating some of the leading suspects for the future hero's identity. This week, readers had their next best guess confirmed as the Masked Superman was revealed to be — last warning, there are spoilers here — Billy Batson. His true identity was seen by Lois Lane, as the Masked Superman yelled "Shazam" and transformed into his young but not-quite-as-young-as-he-used-to-be-five-years-ago human form of Billy. Shazam was among the characters Newsarama had on its "short list" of characters we suspected to be inside the Masked Superman's suit. The character's blunt and borderline rude dialogue was a hint that the character was young, and the Masked Superman's tendency toward destructiveness showed that he might be someone as inexperienced as Shazam.
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With DC's weekly series The New Futures End nearing its two-month mark, readers have gotten plenty of information about this "potential," five-years-in-the-future DCU, but every answer comes with a load of new questions. In the weekly's debut issue, Batman Beyond Terry McGinnis barely escaped Brother Eye's world domination in a dystopian future 35 years from now. At the end of the issue, Terry traveled back in time to five years in the future. Some things will happen, but some probably won't. Yet the mysteries that are building in the series have ties to current and upcoming stories — particularly the October-launching weekly series Earth 2: World's End.
Billy was able to fool the populace of Earth into believing he was Superman. He wears a helmet to conceal his identity as Shazam and changes Superman's original costume slightly. However, during a fight with Rampage , he is forced to reveal his secret and calls down the magic lightning, knocking Rampage out but destroying his costume. Incomplete There's something missing here. This section of the article is incomplete, and contains information, but requires more before it can be considered complete. You can help DC Database by editing this page, providing additional information to bring this article to a higher standard of quality.