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The New 52: Futures End #27

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By Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert, Hi-Fi

“And you know where we’re going? You know where this Cadmus island is?”

Back to the island! That’s where we head in The New 52: Futures End #27. Eye have fun at the island, just kidding, eye don’t – everyone else there seems to be doing just fine though (as long as you’re part of Brother Eye!). They say “eye” instead of “I”, it’s adorable…

This week we’re brought back into Green Arrow’s plan and thrown against the wall by a large man dressed as a bat (can you guess who?). These two scenarios continue to lead us to the oncoming chaos and make it clear something big is about to go down.

Writer Brian Azzarello, along with Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, and Keith Giffen assemble the troops on either side – one being Green Arrow’s (almost called him “Arrow”) and the other being Brother Eye. And stuck in the middle is the lovable gang consisting mostly of Deathstroke and Grifter’s bickering. But where is Fifty-Sue? And does Lois really know what she’s doing? (Check out the cover, that’s Lois! Where do you think she’s jumping to?)

On the artistic side of this issue is Aaron Lopresti on pencils, Art Thibert on inks, and colors by Hi-Fi. The scene showcased on the cover with Lois jumping with a parachute creates some really cool colored panels. We have a whole page consisting of panels leading up to her jump at the end of the page, but each panel has splashes of the horizon making its way into the scene. The panel where she jumps at the end, and she’s seen as a little speck in the distance, shows Hi-Fi using green/blue and orange to create a surreal setting, all while Lopresti’s take on Lois in this panel shows us just how far out there she’s jumping from, “Your rep for recklessness is well-earned, Lois. And it’s paid off many times over. But this—“

This week brought up a couple of cool scenes that would be nice to see continue next week. It’s also nice to see Lois taking her job so seriously, maybe someday we can all strive to be more like Lois… or at least strive to have a well-paying job at a newspaper. Lois should really be a superhero…

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