Batman Beyond #12

Writer: Steve Orlando, Vita Ayala Artist: Siya Oum Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
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7.0User Rating

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In a special issue by the guest team of writers Steve Orlando and Vita Ayala and artist Siya Oum, Batman and Bruce Wayne are away-so who's left to protect Neo-Gotham? Enter Nissa, the seldom seen 15-year-old Batgirl of the future! Crime and corruption lead Commissioner Barbara Gordon to the lawless neighborhood of Crown Point where she soon finds herself under siege. Can this young, self-made caped crusader save Gordon without the resources of Batman?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 27, 2017

    The artwork is good, though a few panels seem to be a but less than polished, as if cornerswere cut in the inking process. That may be a bit disappointing, given DexterVines reputation as a solid professional, butif he cut corners, it was neverwhere it mattered. Several pages are stand-outs. Aviras colors are dynamic andeffective, making for any shortcomings in the overall artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 27, 2017

    Despite the absence of the title character, we still get a great story focusing on the female characters, especially Batgirl, a great addition to the future Bat-Family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 29, 2017

    This issue has closed a terrific 12 months for the Rebirth version of Batman Beyond. This book has been an action packed, futuristic, thrill-ride for a whole year. This story was great fun, and deserves a very respectable: Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Sep 29, 2017

    A good showcase for some of DC's newer talent, showing off some of the unique perspectives these creators can bring to the table, even if stifled a bit by the fact that this is only a single-issue fill-in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Reed Strong Sep 30, 2017

    As an interlude after a particularly under-whelming arc, this one-shot was just a really fun character study on characters who really deserved this little time in the spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - JJ Travers Sep 27, 2017

    This was still an enjoyable comic to read with great character development for three interesting people we've seen little of so far in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 27, 2017

    In short, it's not a disappointing issue, but it's one that just didn't quite fully engage me as a reader. Perhaps a hardcore fan from the beginning will have a stronger response, as Batman Beyond #12 makes for a better-than-average read with some intriguing plot pieces in play. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 29, 2017

    Batman Beyond #12 is ok at best. Orlando and Ayala introduce a few interesting concepts in this issue, but they're not enough to make reading this chapter worthwhile. As much as I love Barbara and Max, and hope for the potential of Nissa to come to fruition, this issue is completely skippable. Do yourself a favor, read the original introduction of Nissa as Batgirl, and hold on to the hope that this time she'll be fully integrated into current continuity. As a character, Nissa has a lot to offer, and we deserve to get those stories and relationships in the future. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 27, 2017

    Bits and Pieces:Batgirl Beyond is just thrown into this issue without any backstory and it feels like it's a direct sequel to the digital first Batman Beyond title from years ago, with a few forced bits of dialog to try and make it work within this series, where the character has never been a part of continuity.  So yeah, nothing really feels right about this issue and the rest of continuity seems to be thrown out the window as well here.   Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Sep 28, 2017

    Overall, this issue felt very much like filler and ended up starting a few new characters off on an uneasy first step. Hopefully with Bruce and Terry returning, we can see some real development of the Bat-family of Neo-Gotham. Read Full Review

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