Batman / Catwoman #12

Writer: Tom King Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 27
7.4Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

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
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Oct 25, 2022

    In continuity or not, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle couldn’t have had a more appropriate and heartfelt wedding and if this is the last that fans of the characters get, then we’re lucky to have this one. 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 - 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

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