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Futures End Reading Order, a DC Comics’ universe-wide event from the New 52 era

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Futures End (DC New 52) Reading Order

Welcome to the New 52 Future! In May 2014, DC jumped forward 5 years in time with Futures End, an eleven-month weekly miniseries written by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, and Jeff Lemire—with art by Patrick Zircher, Ethan Van Sciver, Dan Green, Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert, Scot Eaton, Drew Geraci, and a lot more.

Here is the official synopsis: Five 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 DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? 

What to read before Futures End?

Futures End takes place in an alternate future for the DC Universe, five years after most of the stories in the New 52 era of DC Comics, therefore this event does not require prior reading.

Nevertheless, for the more completists, some plot elements from Earth 2: World’s End are explored. Also, Terry McGinnis being at the center of the story, you may want to take a look at our Batman Beyond Reading Order, to learn more about him.

Futures End Reading Order: The Collected Editions

Futures End Reading Order - Five Years Later Omnibus

  • Futures End: Five Years Later Omnibus
    Collects Action Comics: Futures End #1, Aquaman: Futures End #1, Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1, Batgirl: Futures End #1, Batman: Futures End #1, Batman and Robin: Futures End #1, Batman/Superman: Futures End #1, Batwing: Futures End #1, Batwoman: Futures End #1, Birds of Prey: Futures End #1, Booster Gold: Futures End #1, Catwoman: Futures End #1, Constantine: Futures End #1, Detective Comics: Futures End #1, Earth 2: Futures End #1, Grayson: Futures End #1, Green Arrow: Futures End #1, Green Lantern: Futures End #1, Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1, Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1, Harley Quinn: Futures End #1, Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1, Justice League: Futures End #1, Justice League Dark: Futures End #1, Justice League United: Futures End #1, New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1, Red Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1, Red Lanterns: Futures End #1, Sinestro: Futures End #1, Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1, Superboy: Futures End #1, Supergirl: Futures End #1, Superman: Futures End #1, Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, Swamp Thing: Futures End #1, Teen Titans: Futures End #1, The Flash: Futures End #1, Trinity of Sin: Pandora: Futures End #1, Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1, Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, Worlds’ Finest: Futures End #1.

DC Comics New 52 - Futures End Reading Order

Futures End Reading Order: Issue by Issue

  • The New 52: Futures End #0 FCBD Special Edition
  • The New 52: Futures End #1
  • The New 52: Futures End #2
  • The New 52: Futures End #3
  • The New 52: Futures End #4
  • The New 52: Futures End #5
  • The New 52: Futures End #6
  • The New 52: Futures End #7
  • The New 52: Futures End #8
  • The New 52: Futures End #9
  • The New 52: Futures End #10
  • The New 52: Futures End #11
  • The New 52: Futures End #12
  • The New 52: Futures End #13
  • The New 52: Futures End #14
  • The New 52: Futures End #15
  • The New 52: Futures End #16
  • The New 52: Futures End #17

The New 52 Futures End Reading Order

  • The New 52: Futures End #18
  • Green Arrow: Futures End #1
  • The New 52: Futures End #19
  • The New 52: Futures End #20
  • Superman: Futures End #1
  • The New 52: Futures End #21
  • The New 52: Futures End #22
  • The New 52: Futures End #23
  • The New 52: Futures End #24
  • The New 52: Futures End #25
  • The New 52: Futures End #26
  • The New 52: Futures End #27
  • Action Comics: Futures End #1
  • Aquaman: Futures End #1
  • Aquaman and the Others: Futures End #1 (continues the story from Aquaman: Futures End #1)
  • Batman: Futures End #1
  • Batman/Superman: Futures End #1
  • Batwing: Futures End #1
  • Batwoman: Futures End #1
  • Birds of Prey: Futures End #1
  • Batgirl: Futures End #1
  • Booster Gold: Futures End #1
  • Constantine: Futures End #1
  • Detective Comics: Futures End #1

The New 52 Futures End Volume 2 - Futures End Reading Order

  • Catwoman: Futures End #1
  • Earth 2: Futures End #1
  • The Flash: Futures End #1
  • Grayson: Futures End #1
  • Green Lantern Corps: Futures End #1
  • Green Lantern: Futures End #1
  • Green Lantern: New Guardians: Futures End #1
  • Harley Quinn: Futures End #1
  • Infinity Man and the Forever People: Futures End #1
  • Justice League Dark: Futures End #1
  • Justice League United: Futures End #1
  • Justice League: Futures End #1 (continues the story from Justice League United: Futures End #1)
  • Futures End #1
  • New Suicide Squad: Futures End #1
  • Red Hood and the Outlaws: Futures End #1
  • Red Lanterns: Futures End #1
  • Sinestro: Futures End #1
  • Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1
  • Superboy: Futures End #1
  • Supergirl: Futures End #1
  • Wonder Woman: Futures End #1
  • Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 (continues the story from Wonder Woman: Futures End #1)
  • Swamp Thing: Futures End #1
  • Teen Titans: Futures End #1
  • Batman and Robin: Futures End #1
  • Trinity of Sin: Pandora: Futures End #1
  • Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger: Futures End #1
  • Worlds’ Finest: Futures End #1
  • The New 52: Futures End #28
  • The New 52: Futures End #29
  • The New 52: Futures End #30

The New 52 Futures End Volume 3 - Futures End Reading Order

  • The New 52: Futures End #31
  • The New 52: Futures End #32
  • The New 52: Futures End #33
  • The New 52: Futures End #34
  • The New 52: Futures End #35
  • The New 52: Futures End #36
  • The New 52: Futures End #37
  • The New 52: Futures End #38
  • The New 52: Futures End #39
  • The New 52: Futures End #40
  • The New 52: Futures End #41
  • The New 52: Futures End #42
  • The New 52: Futures End #43
  • The New 52: Futures End #44
  • The New 52: Futures End #45
  • The New 52: Futures End #46
  • The New 52: Futures End #47
  • The New 52: Futures End #48

DC Comics New 52 - Futures End Reading Order

After Futures End

In a very superficial way, Futures End ties into Convergence (see Reading Order), with Brainiac and Booster Gold but it is not the most relevant follow-up for Futures End, which ends on a cliffhanger.

Turn then your attention towards Batman Beyond (vol. 5), which continues and actually wraps up what was left hanging in Futures End in Batman Beyond Vol. 1 Brave New Worlds. The complete run from this period is collected in three paperbacks, with also Batman Beyond Vol. 2 City of Yesterday and Batman Beyond Vol. 3 Wired for Death.

Also, for more Terry McGinnis, you can take a look at our Batman Beyond Reading Order.

Last Updated on March 23, 2023.

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