DC Universe Presents #9

DC Universe Presents #9

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

As this new tale begins, the country's best FBI profiler, Kass Sage, must seek help on a desperate case from her fatherimprisoned serial killer VANDAL SAVAGE! Chapter one of a three-part story by JAMES ROBINSON and BERNARD CHANG.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 16, 2012

    Too often comics start to feel a little redundant with gobs of flashy superhero action. Robinson is setting up a more cerebral story. There is a Silence of the Lambs feel to the story and the idea of that in a comic is outstanding. I love my superhero comics but I also love a really great comic that offers something a little different once in a while as well. Bernard Chang's art is a great fit for Robinson's story. With the lack of spandex (or armored heroes), Chang has to create a more realistic setting and characters which he succeeds in doing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 16, 2012

    I've sampled "DC Universe Presents" since the relaunch, but never really absorbed it. The previous tales have featured characters that interested me more than Vandal Savage, but with this issue, Robinson has personally redeemed the title and cultivated my interest in Vandal Savage. It's worth noting considering this story progresses that the title of the arc is "Savage," without any specification to which member of the Savage family we're talking about. I will certainly be back to find out. Read Full Review

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

    If this issue had launched this series, it would be in a much better position today than it is. If this series can at least continue to deliver issues of this caliber, it might still make itself worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 16, 2012

    When it comes down to it though, the best thing about this book is Bernard Chang's artwork. He draws and colors the issue, and it looks beyond amazing. His character's eyes say more than some artist's entire panels. His colors jump off the page " or screen, in my case " and add a layer of depth to the book. Chang is drawing two people sitting chairs and talking for the bulk of the issue and it still looks better than the majority of the comics out there. It's stunning, really. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran May 21, 2012

    I'll be perfectly honest. I wasn't expecting much going into this issue, and being of fan of Gail Simone's Secret Six, I was a little annoyed this wasn't a "reformed" Scandal Savage. Still, this is a very good debut from Robinson and Chang. One that will hopefully solidify Kassidy Sage as a new strong female character into the DC Universe. This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping DC Universe Presents would tell. Well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 22, 2012

    The Silence of the Lambs vibe throughout the latter part of the issue is so obvious, I can't only assume it's a purposeful homage. Still, writer Paul Jenkins brings a new dynamic to the mix that makes it even more dramatic and engrossing. Clarice Starling had no history with Hannibal Lecter before she first questioned him in his cell, and she personally had nothing to lose in that initial meeting. Here, Kass Sage not only must face everything she loathes in the world but must acknowledge the fact she owes her existence to it. Ultimately, what makes this such an interesting story is that it's driven by characterization rather than the hunt for a serial killer. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore May 18, 2012

    This should be the standard for this series – high profile creative teams telling new, different stories using classic characters. This should be the longer, more established version of the new "National Comics" line – characters that need a story to recapture the attention of the masses, by writers and artists who are up to the task. Sadly, the Kid Flash story solicited in issue #12 seems like more of a case where DC wanted to finish up a story but didn't want to do a one-shot, so they stuck it here instead. Regardless, DC got this one right, and hopefully this is the first in a series of good decisions to put this anthology series on the right track. Read Full Review

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