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Future State: Gotham Vol. 1

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The event that was DC Future State continues in this graphic novel collection starring the Red Hood and the entire Bat-Family. Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the p The event that was DC Future State continues in this graphic novel collection starring the Red Hood and the entire Bat-Family. Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State Batman titles, this story line kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling! This black-and-white collection will showcase the brutal world that's around the corner in Future State Gotham! Includes stories from Future State: Dark Detective #2 and #4, plus Future State: Gotham #1–7.


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The event that was DC Future State continues in this graphic novel collection starring the Red Hood and the entire Bat-Family. Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the p The event that was DC Future State continues in this graphic novel collection starring the Red Hood and the entire Bat-Family. Disaster strikes Gotham City, and all evidence points to the Next Batman! Red Hood must choose justice over his family and allies when the corrupt Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular Future State Batman titles, this story line kicks off the next chapter in this forbidding world of tomorrow, and does so in brilliant, monochromatic storytelling! This black-and-white collection will showcase the brutal world that's around the corner in Future State Gotham! Includes stories from Future State: Dark Detective #2 and #4, plus Future State: Gotham #1–7.

30 review for Future State: Gotham Vol. 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    DC attempts to make a manga. This future setting feels so far removed from Gotham that it doesn't even feel like Gotham. More like Neo Tokyo. I just kept feeling like I was reading a generic future manga and not a Batman Family comic. The artwork has very weak lines and is very manga influenced as well with very few backgrounds. Plus it's in black and white. Red Hood is missing all of his humor. This whole thing with masks hunting other masks doesn't make any sense either. Why wouldn't they all DC attempts to make a manga. This future setting feels so far removed from Gotham that it doesn't even feel like Gotham. More like Neo Tokyo. I just kept feeling like I was reading a generic future manga and not a Batman Family comic. The artwork has very weak lines and is very manga influenced as well with very few backgrounds. Plus it's in black and white. Red Hood is missing all of his humor. This whole thing with masks hunting other masks doesn't make any sense either. Why wouldn't they all be outlawed? I thought this was one of the worst of all the poor stories to come out of Future State.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paxton Holley

    Continuing reading all the Red Hood stuff I can. I didn’t love this. This whole Future State Gotham is set in the future in a locked down, martial law Gotham. Masks are outlawed. Jason is on the outs with the Bat Family. AGAIN. You’d think they’d get it by now. Every time they think Jason has gone over the deep end, they have it wrong. EVERY. TIME. This series is too post apocalyptic. Too grim and serious. Jason has lost a lot of his trademark humor which is what I’ve grown to love about him. I Continuing reading all the Red Hood stuff I can. I didn’t love this. This whole Future State Gotham is set in the future in a locked down, martial law Gotham. Masks are outlawed. Jason is on the outs with the Bat Family. AGAIN. You’d think they’d get it by now. Every time they think Jason has gone over the deep end, they have it wrong. EVERY. TIME. This series is too post apocalyptic. Too grim and serious. Jason has lost a lot of his trademark humor which is what I’ve grown to love about him. I do love the black and white art. It sets the tone perfectly. But again, I miss Jason’s humor.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    I liked this book much more than I yhought I would. Reading great first couple of chapters, I was afraid that this would be a few of the Future State books re-done in black and white. It is s lot more than that. Jason Todd is working under cover, enforcing the no mask law in the Future State Gotham. Trouble is he has done such a great job the entire Bat Family has turned their back on him, also the Magistrates and Peacekeepers don't trust him either. Now he has his biggest assignment yet bring th I liked this book much more than I yhought I would. Reading great first couple of chapters, I was afraid that this would be a few of the Future State books re-done in black and white. It is s lot more than that. Jason Todd is working under cover, enforcing the no mask law in the Future State Gotham. Trouble is he has done such a great job the entire Bat Family has turned their back on him, also the Magistrates and Peacekeepers don't trust him either. Now he has his biggest assignment yet bring the new Batman. However as always there are other players in Gotham, and who's plan is he following. I love the black and white artwork, the story is great, definitely moves the Future State story along and there is a lot of action. The book finishes with a deadly promise for the next book. The book also contains a full page and coloured varient cover gallery and sketch book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    I'll be honest, I skipped an issue of this at first and didn't even realize it. Because, really, I'm not reading whatever the story is, I'm just admiring the art and the format. Those are real cool. I'll be honest, I skipped an issue of this at first and didn't even realize it. Because, really, I'm not reading whatever the story is, I'm just admiring the art and the format. Those are real cool.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    In the not-too-distant future of Future State, Jason Todd looks out for the vigilante community as best he can - by joining the hero-hunting Magistrate! If nothing else, this book justifies the rest of the Future State line by actually picking up where they left off. Focusing on Jason Todd gives the poor guy a new ongoing now that his Red Hood book has ended, and he's not a bad vehicle to tell the story. If anyone's going to be playing both sides against the middle, it's Jason. That said, there's In the not-too-distant future of Future State, Jason Todd looks out for the vigilante community as best he can - by joining the hero-hunting Magistrate! If nothing else, this book justifies the rest of the Future State line by actually picking up where they left off. Focusing on Jason Todd gives the poor guy a new ongoing now that his Red Hood book has ended, and he's not a bad vehicle to tell the story. If anyone's going to be playing both sides against the middle, it's Jason. That said, there's sometimes a bit too much going on. You've got Jason, Ravager, and the Magistrate minions, then Jace Fox turns up, and Hunter Panic, and there's a subplot with Nightwing, and that's all before you introduce the villain of the piece who's fairly bland in comparison to everything else going on. The bigger mystery of the bat-shaped hole in Gotham is neat, but it kind of devolves a bit near the end and becomes a big slugfest. The idea to do a DC book entirely in black and white is a bold one, that's for sure. It's not a bad choice, but I do think the artwork can sometimes feel a bit insubstantial - I think some heavier inking might have solved the problem. If there's no colour, it's easy to lose the depth of the visuals if there's not enough shading going on. I don't need thick sharpie lines or anything, but a little more weight wouldn't hurt. Future State: Gotham's not a bad experiment, and I'm interested to see what it results in, but it does have some teething problems getting off the ground.

  6. 4 out of 5

    jude

    Started off strong with the plot of Jason and Rose hunting down people with masks in a future where masks are outlawed, but then it dissolves and falls short. It felt like there was too much going on as there were multiple subplots throughout involving Jason and whatever character they felt like introducing. I probably won’t pick up the rest of future state. 2.5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Shir Egoz

    The story was good, but two things made me take a star off. 1. The entire collection was in black and white which kind of bugged me tbh, probably cause I'm not used to it. 2. It took me over a month to finish it, which means to me that even though I liked the story, I wasn't really eager to continue reading. The story was good, but two things made me take a star off. 1. The entire collection was in black and white which kind of bugged me tbh, probably cause I'm not used to it. 2. It took me over a month to finish it, which means to me that even though I liked the story, I wasn't really eager to continue reading.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Parker J

    *read as monthly single issues* Honestly, I'm really digging this series. After binge reading all of the Future State books DC released at the beginning of the year, I really appreciate this follow up. It wraps up and continues just about every single one of FS stories that took place in the magistrate-controlled Gotham. It makes reading all of those stories feel worth it because they come back into play here (and a lot of them ended on cliffhangers). I was pleasantly surprised to see even the Ar *read as monthly single issues* Honestly, I'm really digging this series. After binge reading all of the Future State books DC released at the beginning of the year, I really appreciate this follow up. It wraps up and continues just about every single one of FS stories that took place in the magistrate-controlled Gotham. It makes reading all of those stories feel worth it because they come back into play here (and a lot of them ended on cliffhangers). I was pleasantly surprised to see even the Arkham Knight storyline pop back up in this. I'm excited to see how they will continue to incorporate other parts of the Gotham Future State lineup into this series (Grifter just appeared in issue 8, not collected in this volume, and I hope to see Catwoman and the Outsiders!). I think the black and white art style really lends itself to this series and the art style. I love the somewhat manga/anime inspired art and action sequences, and the character dynamics are working really well for me also. I'm excited to see where this story will take us and I hope it has a decent run.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sam Erin

    This is absolutely a must read for any DC fan, especially for any Jason Todd fan. I have to admit, I was confused when I started reading: I hadn't followed the Future State line of books, I wasn't expecting the black & white, but once I got used to it, I really fell in love with it. It's a REALLY solid story that's clearly manga inspired, and it really managed to work-- I mean it's Joshua Williamson, so I'm not SURPRISED that it worked, but still! It's got great character writing: I loved the Ba This is absolutely a must read for any DC fan, especially for any Jason Todd fan. I have to admit, I was confused when I started reading: I hadn't followed the Future State line of books, I wasn't expecting the black & white, but once I got used to it, I really fell in love with it. It's a REALLY solid story that's clearly manga inspired, and it really managed to work-- I mean it's Joshua Williamson, so I'm not SURPRISED that it worked, but still! It's got great character writing: I loved the Bat family interactions, I loved this new Batman, I,of course, loved Jason Todd. It's probably one of the best Red Hood stories for sure, particularly if you're also tired of Scott Lobdell and want literally anyone else to write him. Jason and the new Batman (Jace Fox) make a good team and honestly, I kinda wanna pick up more Future State titles now, particularly Jace's. Jace seems like a real solid character and I wanna learn more about him

  10. 4 out of 5

    Louis Skye

    Started off strong then completely fell away. Tried to shoe-horn in so many different future plot lines when it should have focused on the main story, which was threadbare, to put it kindly. Art style was interesting. The monochrome look is not something one sees often in Big Two comics. I liked the style but I felt like it lost definition as the story went on? I liked Jason as the protagonist but he didn’t have much to do here apart from punch people (or get punched). Sets up more interesting st Started off strong then completely fell away. Tried to shoe-horn in so many different future plot lines when it should have focused on the main story, which was threadbare, to put it kindly. Art style was interesting. The monochrome look is not something one sees often in Big Two comics. I liked the style but I felt like it lost definition as the story went on? I liked Jason as the protagonist but he didn’t have much to do here apart from punch people (or get punched). Sets up more interesting stories, though.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    HATE the art in this, hate that it's another round of the Batfam picking on Jason (at least Tim acted halfway decent???), and the villain was boooring, but at least Jason was allowed to do some cool shit in the end. I love Jason trying to call back to early Batman times, even if he was misguided. HATE the art in this, hate that it's another round of the Batfam picking on Jason (at least Tim acted halfway decent???), and the villain was boooring, but at least Jason was allowed to do some cool shit in the end. I love Jason trying to call back to early Batman times, even if he was misguided.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Grg

    I read this because I was excited to see a superhero comic in black and white. The art was very cool in places, especially in the Punchline side story. Most of the writing was pretty forgettable, but I admire them trying to do something different here.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte Tracey

    When I bought this, I thought it was a standalone. Now that I've finished it I'm glad it's not, I NEED MORE!!!! When I bought this, I thought it was a standalone. Now that I've finished it I'm glad it's not, I NEED MORE!!!!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jade

    The art in this is just so clean. Great story and good development for Jason Todd. I'm definitely going to use this for inspiration. The art in this is just so clean. Great story and good development for Jason Todd. I'm definitely going to use this for inspiration.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adrian

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wes Morgan

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dena Burnett

  18. 4 out of 5

    William Green

  19. 5 out of 5

    Scott Tipple

  20. 4 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sammy

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michael Bovender

  24. 4 out of 5

    Galen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elijah St. Dennis

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Browne

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

  29. 5 out of 5

    Katie Gumbel

  30. 4 out of 5

    Travis Chesser

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