Justice League Dark #12

Justice League Dark #12

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

FAUSTS true master is revealed! The divided team must go up against BLACKBRIAR THORN!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 22, 2012

    What a fantastic issue, and what a fantastic series since Lemire took over. I love everything he's putting into this book and how the line between DC and Vertigo elements is becoming so blurred. This book has wonderful writing on it as well as wonderful art. It's a match made in Limbo. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Aug 27, 2012

    With all of that going for Justice League Dark there's almost got to be a downside, but I can't see it. With Lemire at the helm, this book has joined the upper tier of DC's titles as a book to watch. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 8, 2013

    This was yet another brilliant issue in this phenomenal series, and Lemire has really produced something magical in this story. This was also a very interesting, entertaining, and mystical issue, and I'd recommend both this issue, and the entire series from issue 9 to anyone, as it's one of the most unique series I myself have read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Aug 23, 2012

    Every issue that passes just makes me happier and happier that Jeff Lemire was brought onto this title. His exciting story, his perfect character work, and his love and appreciation for the darker and oft-forgotten side of DC's past has turned this title from meh to marvelous. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 22, 2012

    Unfortunately, Lemire doesn't end this issue on the resounding, definitive note I was hoping for given the Zero Month gap that's coming up. Still, there's no reason not to be excited for the continuation of this ongoing story in October. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 22, 2012

    Again, Mikel Janin just knocks another issue out of the park. If you look at his work, particularly in this series, one of the greatest things he does is perfectly match the visuals to what the scene calls for. When looking at the flashback, everything seems happy and emotional. Once you get back into the present, when he needs to show action, he uses angles and space and body language so well. When you move to Faust's temple, it's dark and scary. To show Blackbriar Thorn and Black Boris, he takes advantage of space to show their scale in comparison to the other characters. It makes for a beautiful visual experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 25, 2012

    I think a new colorist might do the title some good, as the art still fails to impress. Otherwise, the series continues to set out all kinds of intriguing possibilities for DC's supernatural future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 24, 2012

    Currently, this is my favorite of the Justice League family of books and "Justice League Dark" #12 is a stunning example of why. From Dr. Mist's deflection of Zatanna's spell to the promise of struggles and mysteries to come, this comic is innovative and fun, breathing new life into old concepts that needed a healthy dusting off. While this issue has a bit of a cliffhanger (or three) with a zero issue on tap, there is no shortage of mysteries and adventure to reward readers brave enough to try this series. If your Justice League itch isn't getting scratched or you simply haven't seen any of your favorite supernatural tinged characters in too long, "Justice League Dark" is certain to have just the potion to cure your ills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Aug 26, 2012

    Don't get me wrong, this is a GOOD book, but I feel there's too much meddling. I think creators need to tell the stories they want to tell. That usually results in the best work. When there is constant shifting of creators and characters, you can't help but feel that they are desperately throwing things into the pot to see what works. Maybe the sales aren't what DC wants, but this book is just shy of excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 22, 2012

    Justice League Dark has consistently been one of DCs best books. I highly recommend picking up issue #12 and, if you havent been reading JLD, then I urge you to hunt down some back issues and jump on this incredible series at issue #9! You wont be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Aug 22, 2012

    So overall, for JLDark, this is kind of a down week in terms of story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Aug 29, 2012

    Jeff Lemire really has turned Justice League Dark around from a book on the verge of losing itself after only six issues, to one of the best titles DC offers right now. The multiple-plotline nature of the book doesn't feel overcrowded, and the paced character development gives meaning to these heroes and how they come to know each other instead of just assuming they'll talk about themselves off-panel. JLD's similarities in flow and structure to popular supernatural television shows is no coincidence, and in this case, it works. Bringing an episodic edge to an industry currently wrapped up in serial arcs is no small task, but each month Justice League Dark gets better. People will, I am very certain, start noticing. Read Full Review

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