It’s been way too long since the last issue of Future Proof. Issue #11 involved the mysterious figure from previous issues (apparently called “Umbrella Man”) stepping out of the shadows and organizing a crew of time-traveling supervillains that included Jim Morrison and Amelia Earhart. So, you can see why I’ve been anxious to see how the story continues. Rest assured that this issue does not disappoint.
In order to stir up chaos, the supervillain team goes back to the Alamo and kills Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie a few weeks before their famous battle. (What was it called? I can’t remember.) Our two heroes, James and Simon, have to take their place and fight the battle for them. If you’ll recall, they did something like this once before, in Issue #7, taking the place of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, et al. at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
There, their mission was to win the fight for the famous lawmen. To preserve history at the Alamo, however, they need to lose. Not only that, if you know your history, you know that both Crockett and Bowie were killed at the Alamo. Is this it for our heroes? Or will their benevolent computer god, the Sing, be able to get them out while still preserving history? At this point, what does “preserving history” even mean, and is it still possible when the Umbrella Man and his gang are actively trying to destroy it?
This issue is a lot of fun, with plenty of action and mind-bending time-travel questions to be answered. It feels like we’re drawing near the end of this saga. Everything’s definitely coming to a head pretty soon. I don’t want it to end, though. I’d love for this comic to keep going on forever. It’s no secret that I love time-travel comics in any form, but I think this is probably one of my favorites. It’s very well written, and every issue is perfectly executed to keep you on the edge of your seat and eager to read more. Hopefully, Issue #13 won’t take as long to come out as Issue #12 did.