Teen Titans #12

Event\Storyline: Dark Knights: Metal Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 18
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8.2User Rating

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A DARK NIGHTS: METAL tie-in! "GOTHAM RESISTANCE" part one! The fight for Gotham City's soul starts here! When Robin receives a distress call from Nightwing urging him to return home, he discovers that Gotham City has been transformed into a mosaic of monsters, magic and doom! Trapped inside the Riddler's deadly maze with nowhere to turn, Robin soon assembles an unlikely team of hometown heroes including Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, Black Canary and Green Arrow to find the missing Nightwing and save their city!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 13, 2017

    I don't want to spoil too much, but this was a very encouraging first sign that DC has its creators on the same page and aren't just cranking out one crappy tie in after another. This was a quality read and one of my favorites this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Robert Lewis Sep 20, 2017

    TEEN TITANS #12 was a fantastic read from start to finish! A tie-in to the DARK NIGHTS: METAL event, this issue has it all. With non-stop action, epic cameos, passionate storytelling, and wonderful character development throughout, this is a must read for sure! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Sep 21, 2017

    This is the first comic book tie-in from the Metal series and there's more coming. The DC Universe is in jeopardy of becoming absorb into the Dark Multiverse. With the Teen Titans, the Suicide Squad, Green Arrow from the Justice League, and Nightwing representing the Batman Family their task is an uphill battle while wearing cement shoes. Barbatos and his seven evil Batmen are here to stay. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 13, 2017

    A strong first issue with some solid art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The DC Bros - Dillyn Chadwick Sep 15, 2017

    Teen Titans #12 was a fun issue with amazing art. It's great set up to a brilliantly crafted tie-in story that will give each of its tie-in books a chance to shine in the Metal event. The little taste of the horrific Batman Who Laughs is amazing and I can't wait to see more of him and the other evil Batmen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Kevin M. Gallagher, Jr Sep 16, 2017

    I haven't been reading theTeen Titans line, but I have to assume that this feels more like a one shot than something that is happening within the confines of the current story Percy is telling. However, it fits in with theMetal story line seamlessly. I'm not sure how much input Snyder had, but Percy handled this very well. My only true problem with this issue was the art"it seemed out of place, especially when it comes to the characters that were birthed fromMetal.Still, “Gotham Resistance” Part 1 is well worth reading, more so if you're reading the DC comic event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 13, 2017

    A decent tie-in to Metal, Teen Titans #12 shines brightest when enjoyed for just what it contains: a delightful romp through a deadly maze with some of DC's most distinct characters. Superbly illustrated by Mirka Andolfo and colored by my favorite, the masterful Romulo Fajardo, Jr., Teen Titans #12 is a good time for all, whether you've been reading the related books or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Eric Sep 13, 2017

    This is the first tie in for the Metal event. We get our first in depth look at one of the evil batmen. The Bat that Laughs and his evil blood thirsty robins. I will say the art and story are top notch and if this is how the other tie ins stay, I can not wait. Seeing a team up of Robin, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, and Killer Croc was interesting, but worked really well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 18, 2017

    The lettering in this book is really busy and the pacing could used a punch-up but overall, this is a satisfying tie-in despite the lack of the Titans. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Chris Sep 13, 2017

    In our first official Dark Nights: Metal crossover the resistance begins to take shape.  If you're not following the event, this one might be worth skipping.  Otherwise, it is a marked improvement on previous issues... unfortunately, that might be due to the fact that the Teen Titans hardly appear! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 18, 2017

    A well-written tie-in, "Teen Titans" #12 begins showing the depravity of the Batman Who Laughs, but seems more like a Robin story than a Teen Titans story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 14, 2017

    Of the Metal tie-in books, this was easily the best one yet. However, it feels like the Teen Titans have been relegated to guest stars in their own series. That's never a good look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Matt Minton Sep 25, 2017

    It advances the Metal tie in with a plausible plot line and makes some sense toward the fringes of the storyline. Percy handles the characters in the book with plausible and even good dialogue at times. While the art is at best good it is does not hinder the story as a whole. It is a worthy tie in to the bigger Metal story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Aron Pohara Sep 15, 2017

    This was one of the Tie In's I was hoping for the best because, as I mentioned, it had potential to give us something different. Instead, it looks like we are going to get same team ups throughout these Tie In's. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 14, 2017

    Regular Teen Titans fans may lament the lack of Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and the rest of the team in this issue. As well they should. As a continuation of its own story-line,Teen Titans #12isn't very good. As a continuation ofDark Knights Metal, however, it is fantastic. Good as it is, it would have been better had this Gotham Resistance mini-series been released as its own book or had found some way to better make use of The Teen Titans in their own title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 7, 2017

    I don't know if it genuinely advances the Nth Metal plotline any. Puzzles,victories and defeats do very little, though I suspect its early enough in the storyline that it doesnt matter much. Eventually the narrative dovetails into Nightwing #19, seemingly abandoning the Teen Titans altogether. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Sep 15, 2017

    There seems to be a consistent complaint over crossovers and their tie ins recently in the New 52. This issue brings those complaints to the forefront with a story that didn't include the cast of the title book but puts them aside to serve the overall plot of the event. This does not make for better stories but detracts and harms the quality of the individual title that is brought into the event. Hopefully, the future tie in's for this event will enhance the event but not at the expense of the individual titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups Sep 13, 2017

    By no means is this essential reading but it does let the reader explore the Metal world a bit more and I found it to be a fun read. With the lead-in to Nightwing 29 as its final page, I'm excited to see how Grayson fits into all this. Quinn and Croc showing up in the middle of nowhere seemed a bit random. Arrow's appearance makes more sense and I actually think Emiko and Damian were made for each other now that Olly mentioned it...

  • 9.0
    Khonshu Sep 14, 2017

    I really liked this issue. Maybe it's because I was a bit oblivious to what was going to happen but when Green Arrow showed up I started getting giddy, and when Harley and Croc busted in I realized this was definitely not a "Teen Titans" book in any real sense. I could see this being a bummer to some people but I actually found it to be a good fun break from the regular series and probably a better written and drawn comic than the whole run so far. Also getting a whole side plot dealing with the Batman Who Laughs is awesome; what a fucked up character in the most blood curtling way. Crow.

  • 8.5
    Edgar Rubio Sep 13, 2017

    Very nice tie-in, I read it just after I read Metal #2. To be honest, I like this Andolfo's art a lot more than the usual Teen Titans artist.

  • 8.0
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

    Pretty good Dark Nights: Metal tie-in. Good horror, and for someone like me who really doesn't know anything about the Teen Titans, this does a good job briefly introducing the characters, their names, and personalities. Recommended if you're enjoying the event.

  • 8.0
    SurvivedCloneSaga Nov 2, 2017

    Nice little adventure (start) as the Titans, or more specifically Damian, heads into Challenger Mountain to find Batman. He ends up teaming with Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and, eventually, Nightwing. For not having read any other Teen Titan issues (I am reading this for the Metal tie-in), it was pretty easy to get into. I think the interaction between all of the characters was really good, and the story overall was decent. I also liked the art. Overall, a good issue for this event, and I look forward to checking out other issues eventually.

  • 7.0
    Jack's Yattering Sep 15, 2017

    After a few years of really poor stories (pre-dating the NEW52), the REBIRTH era TEEN TITANS has been a, relatively, enjoyable run. TEEN TITANS #12 maintains the quality of this latest volume. That said...Percy Benjamin HAS to stop writing Damian's continuous referrals to Batman as his father in public. It's bad enough that he does it in front of his fellow Titans but he does it in front of EVERYONE...heroes, vilians, the general population...EVERYONE. It seems a little sloppy for anyone trying to protect multiple secret identities in addition to his own (much less, those of the Bat-family). It seems, especially, careless and out of character for Damian. SCORE: 7.2

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