Batman / Catwoman #12

Writer: Tom King Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 23
7.4Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

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Wedding bells are finally ringing for Batman and Catwoman! As our story concludes, the lovers prepare to take the next steps in their lives together by trading everlasting vows. The Bat/Cat wedding is here, and knowing Bruce and Selina, it'll be anything but conventional. You won't want to miss this final chapter of Tom King's Batman epic!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 29, 2022

    Despite the fact that this is not set in the canon DCU, it is still a fantastic story. Thanks to Tom King, Clay Mann, Tomeu Morey, and Clayton Cowles for this special wedding issue. Batman/Catwoman #12 is quite possibly the best single issue of any comic I've read this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 28, 2022

    Clay Mann delivers some stunning art on every page of the issue. The art is brilliantly detailed and visually stunning. I love the style and want to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jun 28, 2022

    DC Comics'BATMAN/CATWOMAN #12 doesn't hit you with dynamic action or dramatic epiphanies. Instead, it leads you so gently to the end of the road you almost forget the journey is over. This creative team has delivered a gorgeous and nuanced final chapter that fits perfectly into this series that has always been more interested in the mundane than in superheroics. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jun 28, 2022

    With everything now said and done, Batman and Catwoman are given their happy ending that many comic characters are so often denied, especially members of the Batman family. King and Manns journey gave us a story that gave us a relationship between Selina and the Joker that were not used to, and it was a nice change of pace. This wasnt just some story to see how far Batman was willing to go to capture the Joker, and it made it just a little more richer because of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 28, 2022

    When it works, it really, really works. But when it doesn't, it often feels like an overly ambitious experiment that never quite hits the mark. And that matches pretty well with Kings run as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Scott Waldyn Jun 28, 2022

    Batman/Catwoman #12 corrects a mistake from several years ago that was more of a DC editorial decision and less of a creator's choice. The result is a heartfelt union between two characters that many fans have longed so long for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Jun 28, 2022

    Batman/Catwoman #12 suffers a little bit from Tom King's "play the hits script, but the few surprises within the issue are among some of his best. The art team turns in a handsome issue, but the real meat of the story lies with the long gestating marriage between Bruce and Selina. While a victory lap at its core, fans of King's Batman will get what I consider to be a better ending than his final Batman issue, which makes this series vital for those readers. For everyone else, this final chapter will likely not win over any converts to the Bat/Cat love story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 28, 2022

    To some extent, its good to see King get to complete his Batman story but disheartening that DC didnt just let Batman get married years ago when it would have had real meaning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Lee Jun 30, 2022

    While Batman/Catwoman #12 does offer an appropriately emotional conclusion to the series, the story's pacing problems and lack of romantic moments between the couple rob the climax of a satisfying resolution. In the end, perhaps King tried too hard to make a non-traditional love story while neglecting the essential element: romance. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 29, 2022

    Batman/Catwoman #12 was great at highlighting Bruce and Selinas relationship, but wasnt the best in terms of story. The previous issues plot twist with Andrea Beaumont is addressed briefly here and given closure, but seems to be done in a very haphazard way. Andrea seemed to serve as more of a foil for Selina, than actually having real significance in the story, which fans of the Batman Mask of the Phantasm animated movie may find disappointing. Overall, the art was much better in this series than the writing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 30, 2022

    This run has left me frustrated for quite some time. Part of the problem is the lack of progress over the longer run, extended by late books; the lack of Batman; should the book have been called Joker Catwoman and finally, the fact that I bought into the idea in the first place and still have this issue to pick up from my local comic book shop. King may well work best on books that sit under the title, such as Rorschach or Supergirl. As a Batman fan, I want more than 12 issues that feel like it is in a continual holding pattern. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 28, 2022

    After reading Batman/Catwoman #12 I am left genuinely sad that in the end this series was just not for me. Maybe I had to high expectations for how Tom King would conclude "The Bat and The Cat narrative but I was just left disappointed with how this entire series turned out. It's definitely not how I thought I would feel after enjoying most of King's Batman run, including "The Bat and The Cat story, going into Batman/Catwoman. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jun 29, 2022

    In the years since Batman #50, a lot has happened, both in terms of King's run on Batman, as well as with the characters themselves with all of it leading to this: Batman/Catwoman #12. The issue finally delivers that wedding after giving us a dozen issues of story that also wove in bits about their married life and family between a murder story and other elements, but while the issue finally offers up a conclusion and delivers on the "Batrimony" of it all, much like the rest of the Batman/Catwoman series it lacks substance, sense, and lands as little more than a somewhat pretty string of gimmicks that just feels like cheap fan service in the end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Æther Jul 2, 2022

    Greatest Batman comics of all time. If only Tom King could write Batman forever, not only is he the best Batman writer of all time but he also is amazing at picking artists. 10/10 will cherish his Batman run forever, he understand Batman better than anyone else in the industry or Fandom.

  • 6.5
    UxasIs Jul 8, 2022

    Dunno how i feel about this ending

  • 6.5
    Rick Jonez Jul 1, 2022

    As an Elseworlds tale.

  • 6.5
    Jeff Plaza Jun 29, 2022

    While this series never reached its potential, this was the best issue in the series with ot of good moments.

    However the flash forward and backwards stuff never justified itself. I do appreciate the experimentation and hope that King learns to better use it for future stories. I wont go to extreme conclusions that this is the worst comic ever or that King should never write again. This isnt his best comic for sure but I sincerely hope that Kings learns from the critiques in this story

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  • 4.0
    arroniero45 Jun 28, 2022

    It's finally over. The rating is only for art. The script is still bad. Although i had a chuckle where Clark dressed himself and Lois super fast cause it reminded me of a much superior batman and superman story and i came back to reality and remembered i was reading this.

  • 4.0
    Tempra16v2.0Turbo Jun 28, 2022

    It's definitely a comic

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  • 4.0
    The Chosen One Jun 28, 2022

    I'm really sorry, but for me, this is the worst work of Tom King. Very disappointing

  • 3.0
    Afre Jun 29, 2022

    What a waste. But at least it's over.

    Everything about the writing of this series was just so... wrong, bad or poorly done. There really aren't ideas here I like. And I like the execution even less.

    Only the art saves this from being a 1.

  • 3.0
    daspidaboy Jun 28, 2022

    tom king is the most overrated comic book writer of all time. I read this series just so I can actually have hte credentials to critique it, and wow. Usually I say critics are right, but I dont know how critics can give this a positive review.

    All the flashbacks to the past and flashforwards to the future dont matter at all, it all felt like a waste of time. This 12 issue series should have been a single one-shot to be honest. The dialogue is clunky and the art is mostly good.

    overall, dont read this series. This entire series is a 3 out of 10, and thats because of the art.

  • 2.0
    Prodigalson16 Jul 1, 2022

    Poor, poor Clay Mann

  • 1.0
    spider73 Jun 30, 2022

    Please do not ever let Tom King ever write Batman again.

  • 1.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Jun 29, 2022

    Tom king should do everyone a favor and stop writing comics!

  • 1.0
    Quinn Jun 28, 2022

    That was it? Call Seinfeld, we finally got a comic about nothing. It took a year and a half to complete. And damned if I can say what it was about. Maybe I am too stupid, but Catwoman kills the Joker in the future? So what?

    Andrea raised a kid the Joker stole? What was that even about? The art was nice, but King relied on all his tricks - using public domain writing to carry his load, depending on art to fill the space without actually having said art move at a fast pace to make for an exciting story.

    This whole series was a waste of time and money.

    Or I could be wrong.

  • 1.0
    myconius Jun 28, 2022

    UHG!!! Who let's this idiot write Batman???

    Such painfully pretentious melodramatic garbage!!

    Art-wise- Flat, underdeveloped, rushed. But why bother wasting time fine-tuning art for a story this bad.

    This is NOT Batman or Catwoman! I absolute hate the dialogue that King writes for these two. I'm not even sure who these imposters are, but i don't like them.

    Keep Tom King AWAY from Batman!!

  • 1.0
    JBL Reviews Jun 28, 2022

    If I’m being honest, the score of 1 isn’t deserved for this issue, but it reflects my feelings on the entire series. Such a pointless and worthless series. I kept going even after I could see it was not good because I had gotten that far, but wow. When King is on, it’s good. When he seems like he is too proud of himself, it is this.

  • 1.0
    Robin Jun 28, 2022

    I wish there was an option to give it a Zero because this is absolute shit. Tom King doesn't know how to write Batman or Catwoman, DC seriously needs to stop giving him Batman book. the timelines and characters are complete shit in this. He literally has no regards for anyone of the bat family. I said before for him bat family is just Bat, Cat and Helena and you can see here he doesn't even bring other family for the wedding just brings Clark and Louis. Seriously could fuck up a batman book more than this. Finally this shit show is over, if there is anyone who ruined Bat-Cat then it is Tom King.

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  • 7.0
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  • 5.5
    cumgurglinrhino Jul 1, 2022

  • 4.5
    TruthHurts99 Jun 28, 2022

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