DC Universe Presents #13

DC Universe Presents #13

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Robson Rocha Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

The New 52 debut of not one, but TWO heroes Black Lightning and Blue Devil! Fan-favorite writer Marc Andreyko kicks off our strangest team up yet with a stunning mystery! Can these two VERY different heroes keep it together without killing each other long enough to unlock a new corner of the DC Universe?

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    This ends up just being a great issue and a wonderful start to what could be the best DC Universe Presents storyline so far. This get's a straight 5/5. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 18, 2012

    Rochas pencils are clean and crisp, although neither disappointing nor outstanding with one notable exception. His rendering of the new Blue Devil garb (for as long as it remains simply garb. We shall see!) is absolutely stunning, particularly on the last full page panel of the issue. I came into this comic as a huge fan of one character, but left perhaps even a bit more impressed by the other as a result. Thats a pretty mean feat. His Tobias Whale is appropriately grotesque and Los Angeles suitably grimy, even having silhoutted leaves pepper backgrounds as the equivalent of floating ash. If anything, Id just like to see a slightly more dynamic Black Lightning, reflecting the Olympic level athleticism I believe he still maintains in this brave new world. Nevertheless, this is a brilliant start to what I hope is a bright future for the Black and Blue in the DCU! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Oct 17, 2012

    Overall it was a fun issue. They were able to bring back two characters in a way that could please both older fans and new readers, which is the entire point of DC Universe Presents. There might have been a few hiccups, but it was an enjoyable ride. This story arc started off on the right foot and personally I can't wait to see how things unfold for Black and Blue as their story continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 19, 2012

    With DC's January solicits out, we learned that Andreyko's take on Blue Devil and Black Lightning was cut from five down to four issues for some reason. It could mean that Andreyko overextended his outline, it could be that DC has something planned for the title in February, or it could mean, unfortunately, that DC Universe Presents might get cancelled. I don't want to wildly speculate, but this new arc might just be what the series needs to pull itself out of the low rankings if it is indeed on the chopping block. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 19, 2012

    Regardless of why, it is good to see Lightning back, as he has been a much more fully formed character in the past 15 years or so, taking a big role in “ Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Oct 22, 2012

    Enjoyable, I hope they expand on this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Oct 17, 2012

    Though not the strongest of the series so far, there are enough bits and pieces to keep this team-up interesting, if not entirely engaging. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 19, 2012

    "DC Universe Presents" #13 is definitely one of the better issues of this anthology title; getting to launch characters this way certainly plays to its strength. I'm enjoying what I'm seeing, and after the demise of "Manhunter" it's certainly a pleasure to get new comics by Andreyko. Bring on the next chapter, I'll be back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 23, 2012

    Even my optimism can't convince me that there'll be significant improvement enough in the next few issues to redeem this one. Neither the art nor writing are as striking as the title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Oct 19, 2012

    So, honesly, I don't know that I liked this issue to even want to give the next one a shot. I really think Black Lightning deserves more exposure and a heightened presence in th DC Universe, but this issue, throwing him against human gangsters, just doesn't have enough weight. The art was very good, but the story was nothing I haven't seen a million times. Read Full Review

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