Rorschach #12

Writer: Tom King Artist: Jorge Forns Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 30
7.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The end to the mystery is here! It’s been a long road to get here, and there have been a lot of dead bodies along the way, but the detective is very near closing the case. All the disparate threads lead back to the crime itself, to the assassination attempt that claimed the lives of the would-be assassins. Find out how it all went wrong for the comic book artist who put on a mask and declared himself Rorschach.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 15, 2021

    Rorschach #12 is probably not the ending that anyone expected, and it feels like its going to be very controversial with readers. Anyone wanting a tidy conclusion is in for a rude awakening- they already got it. They just have to decide how tidy they think it is. King is telling a story about America and how Americans process information. Whos the bad guy isnt a question thats going to be answered in this one; its all degrees and what the reader is willing to believe. King makes everyone who picks this comic up a part of the conspiracy. Laying out all of the information, like the characters in the book, the reader has to decide what to believe and who the bad guy is. Fornes and Stewart do a fantastic job with the art, as they have for the books entire run. Rorschachs team found a way to make the book special. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Sep 14, 2021

    Watchmen #12 was a wholly satisfying conclusion to an absolutely astounding series. This is totally unlike any other comic story I've ever read, but I thoroughly enjoyed every single issue. Like King's Mister Miracle, this will surely be recognized as one of DC's all-time classic stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 16, 2021

    Tom King has written the comic book series of his career with this one. This is a strong and smart book with an excellent script. The artwork by Jorge Forns is out of this world. Forns is one of the best artists currently working. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 14, 2021

    This story is rather limited in scope, the story of one simple man's journey into a world that isn't his own, and how it may unleash something terrible. I can't wait to see how this story plays out when read as a whole now that this modern classic is complete. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Sep 14, 2021

    DC Comics' RORSCHACH is a series about terrorism, political greed, and the medium of comics. But this creative team doesn't hold your hand through it or tell you what to think. They show you a story and when it's over they simply ask, "What do you see?" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Sep 14, 2021

    The conclusion is here, and it will polarize fans, but you need to think about what is happening and ask yourself...what do you see? How do you really feel about our Detective, Laura, and Turley? Isn't that the point of a Rorschach test after all? Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 15, 2021

    As a finale, it's devoid of any sort of real surprise, ingenuity, or innovation - it simply feels inevitable and predictable, and that's not really what I want to spend time or money on. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2021

    Rorschach felt like it was starting to lose its way a few issues ago. King just couldn't get it back on track and despite all the intriguing promise from earlier, this was ultimately a big disappointment that failed to justify the use of the Watchmen brand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 8, 2021

    This is a great, yet expected finale. I really went into this miniseries super jaded, not just for DC milking the Watchmen brand, but also for being very lukewarm to negative on Tom King's writing. But, despite that, this is an incredibly well written series. I'll probably pick this up in trade. It's the best thing I've read from Tom King since Vision, and I hope this isn't a fluke, and he'll continue to write great stuff.

  • 10
    deen Sep 16, 2021

    This series, including this great final chapter, has been a great win for Tom King. Understated, noir-tinged, vaguely apocalyptic, nihilistic but with a sliver of hope thrown in - all part of the dark charm of this maxi-series. I enjoyed every issue, and I have a feeling that I will enjoy the entire thing even more now that I can read it all at once.

    In an earlier review I had compared this series to True Detective Season One. I would add that given the references (but never any glimpses) to Robert Redford, there is also a healthy dose of 70s political intrigue thrillers like Redford's Three Days Of The Condor. If you haven't watched that film, I strongly recommend it. It will only enhance your enjoyment of this Rorschach series more

  • 9.5
    Batman Jones Sep 14, 2021

    This was an extraordinary series that will have a life well beyond that of its creators, like so many of King’s 12 issue series’. I really appreciated the complexities that, again and again, required me to reread the prior issue before reading the most current one. This is a whip smart story, employing elements so fresh as to be unprecedented in comics. The coloring work alone is demonstration of that. I can’t wait to read the whole series in one sitting. What a gift this series has been. I hope King writes for DC forever and forever brings along the astoundingly good artists with whom he chooses to collaborate.

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Sep 15, 2021

    This series has been such a tightly wound treat. Fornes art and Stewart’s muted color choices have done yeoman’s work in making this one of the best looking books this year. Fornes is reaching that must-buy level of status for me and King’s scripting choices really help him shine. The subtlety and confidence King had telling this story was apparent. The way the detective works through the case to come to his conclusion and ultimately the “solution” in this issue was particularly well done.

  • 9.0
    WhistleBlower Sep 14, 2021

    LMAO the bootlicker is ass-blasted

  • 9.0

    I didn't understand what happened, but I'm sure is a masterpiece.

  • 8.0
    OldManComics Oct 5, 2021

    This was an amazing series. The journey was the best and I really enjoyed the ride, the combination of King + Fornes was a match made in heaven. Thanks for that.

    Issue #12 was the most predictable of all 12 issues. Hard job following the last two. The path was established, it was just a matter of seeing it unfolding. I think there are some very interesting artist decisions, that the art managed to deliver quite well, as always. Fornes is the s#!£ and translates King's ideas with a masterful touch.

    P.S. I don't really see the necessity to compare the current US political state with this watchmen world series or how polarizing opinions seem to be about its ending. But maybe that's my european brain that don't see the n more

  • 8.0
    Fracadactyl Sep 15, 2021

    I guess this maxi had to end someway, what better way than tributing its source material.

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Sep 14, 2021

    It's not as good as Vision or Omega Men, but its still a good series. Takes a lot for people to understand it. I dont think you need to read this, but its a decent and good series from Tom King, the dude who screwed over Batman and Wally West.

  • 7.0
    Brannon.44 Feb 7, 2022

    Predictable but still a solid end to a story I found very engaging.

  • 7.0
    Hydro-Man Sep 19, 2021

    An anticlimactic ending to a mostly decent series.

    Despite the title, Rorschach was way more Parallax View than Watchmen. Last issue is where all the pieces came together. This issue, *SPOILERS*, the good guy takes out the bad guy. Really not much more to issue #12 than that.

  • 1.5
    Merlyn Sep 14, 2021

    So this was all a big power fantasy from King where he murders a Trump-like character and he spits even more on the conservatives. Pretty sure he could've done that in less than 12 issues but a narcissist like him, who yet again inserted himself in the comic through the self-insert character and in art (Fornes drew him in a panel), wouldn't have been satisfied with just a mini-series, his ego needed more. And the comic is a form of endorsement of political extremism, just as I thought.

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  • 1.0
    Existentialman Sep 16, 2021

    If this comic is trying to be a kind of Rorschach test what I see is a writer who had nothing to say, but wrote about it anyway.

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