Strange Adventures #12

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerards Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 28
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Mister Terrific hasn't just dug into the past, he's jackhammered it to pieces, exposing Adam Strange's deepest, darkest secrets. If Adam did commit war crimes, he needs to be punished, but how do you pull a hero off the field of battle when he's staving off an alien invasion that supposedly only he can stop? Is the truth worth it? And what if Terrific is wrong? The only one who may know for sure: Alanna Strange. Find out in this final issue of one of the year's most exciting comic book miniseries!

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 24, 2021

    Tom King concludes his story brilliantly by sort of bringing things full circle by ending the book with the same image that started it all 12 issues ago. A flashback of Adam Strange signing his book. It's a bittersweet ending to a book that has deconstructed a hero and shown that not everything is black and white. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 12, 2021

    Gerads and Shaner deliver some fantastic visuals throughout this issue. The contrast between the two stories looks amazing and both styles continue to complement each other brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 12, 2021

    It's weird, violent, tragic, and such a radical change to the world of these characters that it's hard to imagine how DC even greenlit it. But I'm very glad they did, because it's one of the best works of fiction about war in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Oct 11, 2021

    DC Comics' STRANGE ADVENTURES is not fluffy entertainment. It reaches right into your soul and digs around in there. It's a fantastic and complex work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Oct 17, 2021

    A great issue that doesn't stand alone. As a conclusion to an entire series it is satisfying, but if you haven't read the series yet just pick up the trade. Tom King, Miutch Gerads, and Evan Shaner have created an Adam Strange story worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Oct 12, 2021

    Strange Adventures #12 ends the series with an extended prologue that realigns the status quo but ultimately resolves nothing. The war continues, the main characters continue to act awfully towards each other, and readers are left to wonder "what was the point?" I suspect this is one of those series that will receive accolades for technical execution but will ultimately be remembered as the series readers would rather forget existed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 12, 2021

    Strange Adventures had some incredible highs along the way, but it felt like a disappointing take on Adam Strange. This is a scenario where this story playing out in the non-continuity Black Label universe was aterrific decision for the series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 12, 2021

    If you are a fan of Adam Strange I cannot recommend reading Strange Adventures #12. Everything you've feared since issue #1 is basically true. There is no hero. There is no satisfying resolution. Everything just falls apart. It's better just to think of it unfinished. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 13, 2021

    There are no clear answers to these sweeping themes, but this gorgeous text does not contribute to the conversation. The vibe of people trying better and choosing new heroes without ever interrogating ideology allows for endless projection, for readers to suggest whichever outcomes might most appeal to them. So it's appropriate that Strange Adventures ends on Shaner's soft, rounded, and reductive style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    The bootlicker is going to be ass-blasted over this.

  • 1.0
    Merlyn Oct 12, 2021

    Finally, this piece of garbage and character assassination is over! Anyone who really thinks this is some masterpiece either didn't really read it and just rates it with big ratings because it's Tom King or is really just a sadist who enjoys seeing heroes thrashed. So, if this is to become canon, Adam Strange will be replaced by his wife as the hero of two worlds AND replaced as a father by Mr. Terrific. It looks like Tom King really likes to destroy heroes, he did the same to Wally West, almost did the same to Batman and Nightwing, wrote Booster Gold as a maniac, this guy has a terrible record when it comes to beloved DC characters. I'm almost sure no sane DC fan really believes this is actually a good book but I guess if it's King's name more

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  • 9.5
    Batman Jones Oct 12, 2021

    I would love it if comics were judged on the quality of the story and art and not on how upset fans get when their favorite imaginary characters are ‘mistreated.’

  • 9.5
    Linkush Oct 12, 2021

    An outstanding ending to an outstanding series.

    Right from the start this series was complex and thought-provoking and it continued to be so right until the end. The story was engaging, unpredictable, violent, tragic, heartwarming and human. The characters were well written and their motives always made sense, they felt like real people and not like characters in a story.

    Then you have the art.
    This series wouldn't be what it is without the incredible artwork of both Gerards and Shaner, creating a distinct look for both the present and the past that served the story of each timeline really well.

    When all things considered, this was a great series about war and the effects of war that you don't want to more

  • 3.0
    Hydro-Man Oct 15, 2021

    Vision, Omega Men and Mr. Miracle were all great… the first time I read them. King is truly the second coming of Bendis in that he’s out of tricks and every song sounds exactly the same. Next he’ll do a 12-issue maxi about Metamorpho coping with erectile dysfunction. If that sounds ridiculous, it’s cuz it is.

    When I’m done, I’m done. If you want to effect change, bitching about books after you’ve BOUGHT them is not the answer. I dropped Supergirl and will need a lot of convincing to bother with Human Target.

  • 1.0
    Dc Fan of Sorts Oct 14, 2021

    Tom king is loved until he writes your favorite character because he will destroy them before he is done

  • 10

    Painfully masterpierce.

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Oct 13, 2021

    This is a brutal, but absolutely brilliant book. Almost no one, other than Mr Terrific, comes out looking good and that’s entirely the point.

    Alanna truly is the “woman of two worlds” as she put it. Both in a literal way, taking over Adam’s job, and in a figurative one. She lives in the space between a cold reality and the little fictions she tells herself to pretend otherwise, and the way the last page hammered the point home was genius.

    The juxtaposition on art between Gerads and Shaner was truly the highlight of this series. Both artists absolutely brought it and the way King was able to organically work the difference between the two into the narrative was impressive.

  • 8.0
    TSMack Oct 21, 2021

    Overall, I enjoyed this series, but it certainly ended on a downer. Adam was killed in the last issue so there was no new revelation there. In her grief, Alanna blames Terrific for screwing up her life. We see at the end that Alanna was the author of the book and was the one who left out the inconvenient truths because it wasn't the story she wanted to tell. Under the weight of the responsibilities put on him, Adam reached the breaking point where he would do anything to protect his family & Rann. However, as Alanna realizes, the Pykkts will again be back to attack Rann seeking vengeance since they failed to conquer Earth with Adam's help.

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Oct 19, 2021

    This ended fine. I don't have much to say about it. It's something that happened.

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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