Future State Reading Order

Future State is a “possible future” spawned from the aftermath of Dark Knights: Death Metal. It is a huge crossover storyline centred mostly around the Justice League. It is a relatively simple series to follow with trades covering all of the issues – this makes the issue by issue collection expensive and possibly pointless.

There are 52 issues in total which brings back New 52 vibes.

Fans of individual characters as opposed to all of DC’s creations can dip in with whatever they want and still enjoy it. For those who are looking to get the complete story to make better sense of the other storylines which come before and after, getting them all is a joy.

Future State Trade Reading Order

Future State: The Next Batman

A decent sized book and great for the Batman fans.

Collects Future State: The Next Batman #1-#4; Future State: Dark Detective #1-#3; Future State: Nightwing #1-#2.

Future State: Justice League

Fans of the Flash and Green Lantern, see here. They don’t get their own book.

Collects Future State: Justice League #1-#2, Future State: The Flash: Death Race #1-#2, and Future State: Green Lantern #1-#2.

Future State (2021-): Justice League
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Williamson, Joshua (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Future State: Superman

You can tell that Superman/Batman are they key players, which makes sense. These books are all in mixed in order in the issue by issue reading order so bare that in mind.

Collects Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1-#2, Future State: Worlds at War #1-2, Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1-#2, Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #1-2#, Future State: Legion 5000 #1-#2, and Future State: House of El #1.

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Future State: Superman
  • Various (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 456 Pages - 06/29/2021 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Future State Batman: Dark Detective

As above, Batman is a key focal point of Future State. The included issues are also in mixed order in the full timeline. For example, Batman/Superman comes first.

Collects Future State: Dark Detective #1-#4; Future State: Catwoman #1-2; Future State: Harley Quinn #1-#2; Future State: Robin Eternal #1-2; Future State: Batman/Superman #1-#2.

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Future State Batman: Dark Detective (Future State: Dark Detective)
  • Tamaki, Mariko (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 344 Pages - 07/06/2021 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Future State: Suicide Squad

Misleading book as Suicide Squad are only a small part of the book. Should have been called Future State Tie-Ins.

Collects Future State: Suicide Squad #1-#2, Future State: Teen Titans: Dead of the Class #1-#2, Future State: Shazam!: The Death of William Batson #1-#2, and Future State: Swamp Thing: Obsidian Sun #1-#2.

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Future State: Suicide Squad
  • Various (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 248 Pages - 07/13/2021 (Publication Date) - DC Comics (Publisher)

Future State: Wonder Woman

Diana completes the trinity.

Collects Future State: Wonder Woman #1-#2, Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1-#2, and Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1-#2.

Future State (2021-): Wonder Woman
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Cloonan, Becky (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Future State Issue by Issue Reading Order

If you are collecting the issues, this is the proper chronology to read them in. If you get the trades then you’ll need to dip in and out of the books to get it right, annoying but easy. However, it should be said that the order is not really that important- neither is getting them all.

  1. Future State: Batman/Superman #1
  2. Future State: Batman/Superman #2
  3. Future State: The Next Batman #1
  4. Future State: The Next Batman #2
  5. Future State: The Next Batman #3
  6. Future State: The Next Batman #4
  7. Future State: Robin Eternal #1
  8. Future State: Robin Eternal #2
  9. Future State: Harley Quinn #1
  10. Future State: Harley Quinn #2
  11. Future State: Nightwing #1
  12. Future State: Nightwing #2
  13. Future State: Catwoman #1 
  14. Future State: Catwoman #2
  15. Future State: Dark Detective #1
  16. Future State: Dark Detective #2
  17. Future State: Dark Detective #3
  18. Future State: Dark Detective #4
  19. Future State: The Flash #1
  20. Future State: The Flash #2
  21. Future State: Teen Titans #1
  22. Future State: Teen Titans #2
  23. Future State: Shazam! #1
  24. Future State: Shazam! #2
  25. Future State: Suicide Squad #1
  26. Future State: Suicide Squad #2
  27. Future State: Aquaman #1
  28. Future State: Aquaman #2
  29. Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1
  30. Future State: Superman of Metropolis #2
  31. Future State: Superman: Worlds at War #1
  32. Future State: Superman: Worlds at War #2
  33. Future State: Green Lantern #1
  34. Future State: Green Lantern #2
  35. Future State: Justice League #1
  36. Future State: Justice League #2
  37. Future State: Kara Zor-el, Superwoman #1
  38. Future State: Kara Zor-el, Superwoman #2
  39. Future State: Wonder Woman #1
  40. Future State: Wonder Woman #2
  41. Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #1
  42. Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #2
  43. Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex #3
  44. Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #1
  45. Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman #2
  46. Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1
  47. Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #2
  48. Future State: Superman: House of El #1
  49. Future State: Swamp Thing #1
  50. Future State: Swamp Thing #2
  51. Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1
  52. Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #2

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