DC Universe Presents #19

DC Universe Presents #19

Writer: Tony Bedard Artist: Jess Saz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In this final issue, what time displaced-hero has arrived on our worldand is the destruction he brings the herald to a great disaster?

  • 9.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Apr 23, 2013

    I would say this could be a fantastic addition to DC's line-up. I mean who wouldn't want to read about a Futuristic, Mythical beast hunting Super Soldier?! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 17, 2013

    This book is a great introduction to anyone who wants to meet the (very likely) stars of another New-52 book, but who hasn't been keeping up with Sword of Sorcery. Considering that book is getting cancelled, there's a fairly clear through line for Beowulf to burst onto the scene. It's a fairly novel approach to the character as well (futuristic, monster hunting super-soldier) Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 22, 2013

    Although not surprising in the least, it is nevertheless still disappointing that this title sings its swan song on such an unmemorable, sour note. I say farewell with pity, but with no sadness. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Tony Couto Apr 21, 2013

    It's a shame that this issue wasn't a standalone tale or a callback to Deadman, who started the series off strong. I recommend this to only the most diehard of Beowulf fans. Otherwise, go read JMS and Saiz's The Brave And The Bold. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Apr 19, 2013

    “DC Universe Presents” has been a great concept with flawed execution since the ‘New 52′ began. This final, Beowulf-centric issue is filled with the symptoms of all the worst of the series' problems: The ever-decreasing ability of modern comic books to tell a short story that also satisfies, a reliance on audiences to buy future or concurrently running comic books, a general disregard for what made classic characters work, and inconsistent art. Maybe DC would have actually been better off using issue #19 to cross the ‘New 52′ with the Scott Baio-verse? Now that would have made comic fans say “WTF.” Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 21, 2013

    I haven't found all the issues of D-CUP fascinating (although Black Lightning/Blue Devil had some, mostly untapped, potential) but this one was a step down from even the dullest moment of Challengers of the Unknown. I have a sneaking suspicion that this story was written as another set of backups for Beowulf, but all in all, there is nothing here that makes me want to buy the issue, or makes it feel like a proper last ish, even for an anthology book. DC Universe Presents #19 feels like a sad inventory story, and while the art is pretty well-done throughout the book, it's never quite as solid or as inventive as the Jesus Saiz art from Beowulf's first New 52 outing, leading to a book that's both off-putting and unnecessary, earning a rather distressing 1.5 out of 5 stars overall. Sometimes, it's difficult not to fall into the expectation that DC editorial is flailing wildly around for a direction, with only the expectation that things be vicious and shocking as a touchstone... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Apr 17, 2013

    . . $3,20pgs+2pg backup. Too Many ADs! BS & censored cover. . . . While the cover is total BS, and never occurs...its a decent one-shot that reintroduces the character. Its a good action story, along with back story making it feel pretty well rounded. Some very nice art by Pina & Wright, lights up the book a bit. i like the cover in itself, but as a WTF tease it fails.

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