Short...but not sweet. At all.
Gosh, this was terrible. With one exception.
Batman/Future's End #1
Frankly, this was incomprehensible to me. Five years from now, Batman is in bad shape, and against Alfred's advice goes after...something...somewhere, which turns out to be a lab of Lex Luthor's. Against all odds, he manages to get into the lab, with holograms of Lex taunting him all the way. And once again, Lex is trying to clone Superman.
The art was horribly confusing, Batman was fighting...something, I couldn't tell what,and managed to get a body or clone or something...I don't know what.
This was terrible.
Green Lantern Corps/Future's End #1
This wasn't much better. The Universe still sucks, and John Stewart is now a Killer, using his mad Marine Skills to be a Super Sniper In Spaaaaace! Or something. Then Indigo shows up,and they argue with each other, and John accidentally...or so he says...kills her, and become the new Indigo.
Oh God, just make this Future's End crap stop! Equally terrible.
Justice League United/Future's End #1
Because it is always such a brilliant idea to put the worst criminals in the Universe in a Gulag, they created one on Mars, which is where people like Despero and Mongul are. This is what Sciencells on Oa are for, people! Naturally, they escape, and J'onn who is their keeper is in big trouble. and the villain turns out to be...Captain Shinypants!
I actually let out a guffaw at that final page. But it is still awful.
At last! A book that wasn't dreadful! Poor Kate is in jail, and has discovered that Madame Masque is running some sort of lab or factory or something, that gives rich old people new bodies, which is why Elliot Gould...er...Harold is back amongst the living, although one of her arrows was found in his chest. She's being interrogated by none other than SHIELD, which makes sense, since the clones are LMD's.
Needless to say she's having a very hard time, and getting beaten up, and the story jumps around from the present to the past a bit, so you have to pay attention, but she does win in the end...sort of. SHIELD takes over, which annoys her, but her old buddies on the beach still love her. And she discovers that one of Masque's clients is none other than her dear old Dad.
She also has almost as many bandaids as Clint. This is all leading up to the final issues I guess,and it was a humdinger as usual. And the only bright spot in my reading week.
DC...please we need to have a talk. This September you are offering us all the lenticular covers again, and showing our favorite super heroes in a horrible dystopian future...again. It is all wildly out of continuity, wildly out of character, and just wildly wildly horrible. This is depressing, awful, violent dreck. It makes me sad to read it.
Just...just stop. Please. I don't think that I'm even going to bother picking up any more of your books for this month at least.