Shazam! #12

Writer: Jeff Loveness Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 17
8.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Revealing his devious plans, Mr. Mind attacks Billy Batson and the entire Shazam family! Pushed to the limit by a fierce battle against both Black Adam and the Monster Society, can Shazam turn the tide and save himself and his adopted family of friends and fellow heroes?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 2, 2020

    Shazam #12 was a nice relaxing break from the regular story line that has been playing out in this title. And while I have been enjoying the story Geoff Johns has been giving us, I think this is the type of story I would prefer to be reading each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 6, 2020

    You can purchase this issue via comiXology Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 2, 2020

    Im not the biggest fan of standalone issues especially tossed in the middle of an ongoing arc but this was a really enjoyable issue and a welcome diversion from the real world kind of story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 17, 2020

    The Scarecrow is a clever choice for a Bat-villain to throw up against Earth's Mightiest Mortal as his fear gas is capable of bringing any hero's attack to a halt, even that of the Big Red Cheese. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 3, 2020

    This is without a doubt a fun one-shot style tale. Pick this up to get some positive escapism in your life. A strong contender for the most fun you'll have with superhero comics this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 11, 2020

    SHAZAM #12 (Loveness, Peterson) is a stand alone fill-in issue that at first feels unwelcome but actually turns out to be a lovely tale in the greater story of Billy Batson. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2020

    As Geoff Johns gets ready to wrap up his Shazam run, we get a preview of the next creative team in this one-shot by Jeff Loveness and Brandon Peterson. It's not a full look at their status quo"it takes place before the main run and only features Billy and Freddie in a supporting role. But it's a compelling first look that establishes Loveness' voice for Billy nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Jun 3, 2020

    A great single issue story for superhero fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Jun 2, 2020

    This self-contained story may have long-term ramifications for Shazam, and the art strongly complements the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 7, 2020

    Shazam #12 is not a throw away stand alone issue. This is a book that sheds some insight and adds some character to Billy. Jeff Loveness reels us in with his words and Peterson and Atiyeh amaze us with the art. This is an issue that shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 2, 2020

    While I'm sure this interlude is going to piss a bunch of people off, who were hoping for the finale to the story we've been dealing with, this interlude actually came off as a lot of fun and gives me hope for what kind of stories we'll get when Jeff Loveness takes over the book after Geoff Johns.  The art was great throughout and the idea of Billy taking on the Scarecrow while having a sort of team up with Batman is just something that rubs me the right way.   Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 8, 2020

    "Shazam!" #12 is a solid interlude bridging readers into the next era of the title. Read Full Review

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