artist: Lee Weeks
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Instead there's Dan Jurgans, Lee Weeks, and Shazam!
This is an issue pulled directly (metaphorically speaking) from the pages of Futures End itself, where the mystery of the masked Superman (similar to Supernova in 52) was somewhat quickly resolved, with the erstwhile Captain Marvel revealed as the would-be Man of Steel.
(Somewhere the ghost of Fawcett Comics is groaning.)
It wasn't a bad way to spend an issue of the series, mind. Actually, it was a fun reminder of the "Reign of the Supermen" era from twenty (!) years ago, with Lois Lane pulling interview duties the same way she did for "Cyborg Superman" all those years ago, within the pages of Superman, naturally.
Jurgens is something of a revelation. I don't know how often he's been writer but not artist simultaneously. The constant knock against him in recent years is that his art style seems hopelessly dated (I'd say that it's more that he's simply lost his edge; Superman #75 stands up quite well, thank you). Even I've sort of jumped on that bandwagon. It's one of the reasons I haven't really been able to read Futures End itself as regularly as I thought I might.
Lee Weeks is artist instead, and he does his reliably excellent work. He's another artist who's worked almost exclusively for Marvel throughout his career (Daredevil is a highlight) and now popping up at DC.
One of the big mysteries of Futures End is what exactly happened to Superman to make him disappear. I can tell you one thing: thankfully Jurgens and Weeks had something to do with it.
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