"Futures End - Chapter 3": In Nunavut, Frankenstein comes upon a young boy who has disturbed a polar bear from its sleep. He saves the boy's life, but soon discovers that within the belly of the bear there resides a machine. Worriedly, he destroys it and di
Synopsis for "Futures End - Chapter 3"
In Nunavut, Frankenstein comes upon a young boy who has disturbed a polar bear from its sleep. He saves the boy's life, but soon discovers that within the belly of the bear there resides a machine. Worriedly, he destroys it and discovers with some annoyance that it was a surveillance device created by S.H.A.D.E. He quit working for them years ago, on no good terms, and he will see that they pay for the intrusion.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Jason Rusch begs Ronnie Raymond to let him out of the Firestorm Matrix. He has been trapped inside it for days because Ronnie refused to give up his power, lest Jason speak out against him for his role in Green Arrow's death. So much of Jason's future is on the line because of Ronnie's selfishness. Ronnie, however, thinks he's being selfless by giving the world Firestorm 24/7. When Jason realizes that Ronnie doesn't intend to let him go, he begins planning his revenge for when he does get out.
In nearby Camden, New Jersey, Cole Cash is annoyed to see that the news of Green Arrow's death is everywhere. In his opinion, Ollie brought it upon himself; foolishly playing hero. While some are mindlessly hateful towards super-humans and aliens, Cole is merely distrustful because he knows better. First it was aliens, but now the planet is filling with doppelgangers from Earth 2. His talent for seeing the masquerading Daemonites has extended to being able to see those doubles as well. Turns out, the planet is lousy with under cover life forms with no reason to be there.
He and his partner Justin have been adapting Daemonite technology to suit their needs - and Justin has been working on an agent that might take out groups of aliens at once, with limited success. They have catalogued a great many types of aliens together, and though Cole isn't eager to involve anyone else in his work, Justin is talented and useful.
At Terrifitech in New York, Michael Holt watches Batman's break-in to his building via security footage, unsure of exactly who he's looking at. Whoever it is, he used an interesting method of evading the security cameras - though he was not aware that Michael had installed a secondary covert security system. In any case, this attack was too obvious for the Batman that he knows. Fortunately, the intruder didn't get anywhere near the uSphere project, and was forced to escape the building rather than go any further. As he leaves his office, wading through the usual media scrum, Michael offhandedly offers some cash to a panhandler, unaware that the panhandler is Terry McGinnis.
Elsewhere, at the Wounded Duck bar, a pair of girls gets hit on by two men who claim to have come into a large amount of money by participating in celebrity death pools, guessing when super-heroes like Green Arrow and Wonder Girl would get killed. This draws the attention and ire of the bartender, who throws them out in a rage. From her seat in the bar, Lois Lane confirms what the clues she received in a mysterious box suggested: Red Robin is alive - and tending bar.
Appearing in "Futures End - Chapter 3"
- Batman Beyond (On a TV or computer screen)
- Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond/Jason Rusch)
- S.H.A.D.E. (Mentioned only) (First appearance)
- Bruce Wayne (Mentioned only)
- Oliver Queen (In an image) (Mentioned only)
- Wonder Woman (Mentioned only)
- North America
- This issue is reprinted in The New 52: Futures End Vol. 1.