DC Universe Presents #12

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Jorge Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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KID FLASH stars in his first solo adventure, racing against time as he deals with the prehistoric trouble the TEEN TITANS brought back from MYSTERY ISLAND!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 16, 2012

    I didn't think I'd like this comic " boy, was I wrong. While occasionally Fabian Nicieza's script has some rough edges (including comments about "metrosexual pantywaists" that raised my eyebrows), there's a ton of enthusiasm behind this solo Kid Flash story, and it's infectious. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 21, 2012

    If this title is meant to be a platform to test out concepts for long-term viability, let me do my part and say this is a concept that should be capitalized on as soon as possible. We can all use a dose of pure fun every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 15, 2012

    This is how we'd want to see Bart Allen written. I would've liked to see more about Bart and how he compares to the pre-New 52 version. The way Fabian Nicieza writes him definitely has a pre-New 52 feel. That made a story involving some characters I didn't find too interesting still have a fun feel. This is what Fabian is good at, telling good stories that are funny and entertaining. I could totally go for a solo Kid Flash title written by Fabian. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Aug 15, 2012

    Perhaps if this story was self-contained " like the DCU Presents stories should be " the effect of this book would be different. But as it is, the narrative is poorly structured and unfulfilling, despite the voice of the lead character being generally entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 17, 2012

    As already mentioned, this issue under-delivered on expectation, but it also piqued curiosity to see more of Bart Allen and his adventures as a solo hero. I wouldn't mind seeing Nicieza and Jimnez given another chance, but I certainly hope they leave the Dinosoids out of it. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Aug 20, 2012

    In interviews, Nicieza outlined his idea for this Kid Flash story, how it would begin as a back-up story in Teen Titans #11, continue on into DC Universe Presents #12 with a bulk of the story and a lot more revealed about Kid Flash's origins, and end in a back-up in Teen Titans #12. While in theory this sounds interesting, in reality, it's utter silliness. The five-page 'opening act' is so bare-bones on story that it's completely not worth reading, and the fact that you're forced to buy Teen Titans #12 just to get the finale is money-grubbing. I really was looking forward to this odd little three-part experiment. And perhaps in better hands, it could have been pulled off. But trying to convey a story in such odd increments seems almost backwards, so unconventional that it actually doesn't work. If this story is the model for the technique, it will be quite some time before anyone tries it a second time. Read Full Review

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