Batman/Superman #12

Batman/Superman #12

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Jae Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
6.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

A new arc begins following the events of FIRST CONTACT. The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the Worlds Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Jeff Hill Jul 5, 2014

    A comic that just reeks (in a good way) of the return of the multiverse, this issue shows that series writer Greg Pak really knows what he's doing. And, more importantly, that he gets both of the title characters, never once focusing too much on Batman or Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jul 5, 2014

    This was a fun issue to have for fans of Batman Superman and Earth 2. It's easy to jump into for new readers who have no clue what's going on. While it pleases readers who enjoyed the first four issues as this feels like a sequel to that story. I recommend those you dropped the series to come back and pick up Batman Superman #12 as it looks like more things are on their way with Kaiyo causing trouble. It looks like Greg Pak is back on track in writing really good stories involving Batman and Superman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jul 8, 2014

    What does it mean, in general, that Kaiyo ... a chaos demon ... thinks our heroes are poised to cross some sort of line? It sort of sums up my issues with the New 52. Anyways, I like that Pak has them act like heroes, even being sentimental a bit. I thought this was a decent issue. I certainly liked the Superman scenes with the Kents and saving Helena. That is who I want my Superman to be. But it didn't seem to have the same weight as past issues, especially the Jae Lee ones. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 2, 2014

    Batman/Superman takes a intriguing turn of events with the duos trip to Earth-2 being very exciting. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2014

    Decent filler, but whether it has any consequence in the grand scheme of things remains to be seen. The art has a rushed quality to it, especially in regards to the facial work and its often bizarre proportions and angles Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Joey Garces Jul 3, 2014

    BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12 is an issue that tip toes the fence between “Sweet!” and “Meh”. The writing by Greg Pak in this issue shows flashes of a very interesting story arc, one that you should stick around and read if you've been a fan of the series thus far. Besides a very inconsistencies here and there, the issue is quite fun to read and something I definetly recommend keeping on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jesse Kennedy Jul 3, 2014

    This issue had its…issues. The artwork wasn't particularly for my taste and the story seemed a little pushed. There is one thing to expect when reading a Greg PakBatman/Supermanstory: there will be heart. This is what, in the end, redeems this issue. I hope to see how Kaiyo plays out in the next chapter hitting shelves next week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jul 4, 2014

    The feeling that this issue was a rushed filler becomes even more apparent when Ken Lashley shows up to pencil the last four pages, and starts right in the middle of the big climax. Batman and Superman are climbing to the top of Darkseid's machine and just as they near the summit, everything looks different. But one page later there is a giant explosion, so maybe they were hoping no one would notice. Lashley's art does have a bit more of a darker, shadowy vibe to it, harkening back to the Lee drawn issues, but suffers from the same odd facial contortions. Superman's scrunchy face aside, the sequence where he saves Huntress from the exploding Batplane, and fades back into intangibleness as she plummets into a boom tube is hands down the best looking page in the whole issue. The potential for great art was here, but the whole thing seems like it had to come together at the last minute. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 5, 2014

    Too erratic and indecisive to be worth the extra money it charges. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Jul 9, 2014

    Unless Batman/Superman can get back on track, it's destined to take over the spot of "worst Superman family title" that the eponymous series just recently vacated. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 3, 2014

    Unless you want a recap of Earth 2 #1 or an issue with bad art and an inconsequential script, pass on Batman/Superman #12.  This issue is pure filler and if you skip it you will miss nothing, but you'll have $3.99 more in your pocket.  Hopefully, the promised "clean slate" for next month makes me forget about this issue. Read Full Review

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