Wayward #12

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
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    No more hiding. The new gods of Japan are on the attack and Tokyo is caught in the middle.

JIM ZUB (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) and STEVE CUMMINGS (Deadshot) continue their acclaimed supernatural spectacle.

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Dec 22, 2015

    If you're not completely plugged into Wayward by now, I don't know what's wrong with you.  Although the characters are still finding themselves, they're all so relatable and, more importantly, real.  They come across so naturally that when they suddenly find themselves in this situation where they are fighting for not only their lives but perhaps the future of Japan, you can't help but be glued to the page.  Each issue adds to the ever growing mythos and pulls me in deeper, leaving me greatly anticipating the next chapter.  It might have started as "Buffy in Japan", but it's so much more than that now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Dec 16, 2015

    Seriously " pick up Wayward #12. And every single issue before it if you haven't already. The series doesn't follow a tired plotline that could all too easily be fallen into, and instead meditates on the balancing act of the new generation that is coming up right now versus the old. In this age of disruption, its compelling to see such an insightful and well told story that grapples with some of these very issues. I don't know how the team does it, but it is a timely piece that definitely captures the zeitgeist. Must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Dec 21, 2015

    Another great issue in this fascinating series Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Anthony Spataro Dec 16, 2015

    Lastly, since Wayward focuses on the yokai of Japanese mythology and folklore, it was very unfortunate to hear of the passing away of manga and yokai mastermind Shigeru Mizuki. Wayward is indebted to Mizuki's wonderful and imaginative exploration of yokai. His brilliance and impact is summed up with a beautiful post by Zack Davisson. As Davisson says, otsukaresama deshita. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Dec 16, 2015

    Wayward #12 is another stellar entry that may not reach the highest level of quality it can but it certainly dances with the best of them. If I could describe what this is in two words I'd say: plot progression, which believe me is a great thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 16, 2015

    Wayward #12 gets back to why this series is an acclaimed supernatural spectacle. We got a lot of progress through some character development, an interesting twist that will shake things up going forward, and a conflict found with the points The Nurarihyon makes against the new gods and the chaos they bring with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 17, 2015

    While Wayward continues to frustrate me on some level because it feels like it lost its touch with the characters, interested more in barreling forward with the story, it's still a pretty exciting piece of work to watch unfold. Things continue to change up quickly, new alliances are born, the status quo is anything but with the main cast, and we see the big plays in motion at different stages. Zub's script keeps it moving well, though I could use with characters using each others names just a bit more, and Cumming's artwork is definitely a big selling point. And those that love to know a little more about it all culturally will once again find a great addendum piece here that will enrich your understanding of the work as a whole. Good stuff overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Dec 18, 2015

    Wayward is a rare book these days that is very clear on its strengths. It's a superpower and coming of age story that mostly reads like the latter, in a market saturated with similar books that have mostly given up trying to be anything more than psuedo-intellectual punch-fests. The violence in this title, even when it's as gratuitous as it becomes in this issue, almost always feels like a footnote to me: that these kids have to fight stuff is always something that is built up to instead of being taken for granted from the beginning of each arc. While the story is also too busy to really focus on the characters as much as it once did, this arc is very much built on the backs of the prevoius two arcs, and things are about as exciting in this title as they have ever been. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Dec 18, 2015

    “Wayward” #12 has some problems but if things slow down just a little bit, it can all be fixed easily. This is still one of the best and most unique ongoings happening right now and each month, it's worth your time. With a war looming, now is the time to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 16, 2015

    Wayward #12 is a bit of a step backwards from the last issue. While the story improves and becomes more thrilling, even overcoming some its pacing issues, the story still really lacks in the character department. Outside of just one character, the entire cast is not very well defined or characterized, and just comes off more as bloodthirsty jerks than enjoyable or interesting characters. It makes things really hard to get invested in, since there's no one who is really worth rooting for. Hopefully, Jim Zub has an ace up his sleeve and is ready to surprise us in the coming issues. Read Full Review

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