Champions #12

Champions #12

Event\Storyline: Secret Empire Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
•  The Champions team was born from a fracture inside the Avengers. Now the events of SECRET EMPIRE have divided the Champions - and which ones are still with the team may surprise you!
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  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 7, 2017

    Waid and Ramos continue to be a great team together especially when highlighting the team together or individually. It's like seeing a character on a couch in a session of therapy. While this issue mostly serves to grow Scott as a character it also serves as important reading for the end, to see how the team sees him afterwards. Listen man, Cyclops my mutant, I hate he had to get the raw end of the deal. Spider-Man (not the one on this team, the Parker one) always says “with great power, there must come great responsibility.” In Scott Summers' case he got a great power that continuously strips away all the norms most take for granted. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Sep 8, 2017

    CHAMPIONS #12 moves away from SECRET EMPIRE and back to the antics that made the book click with readers. Mark Waid weaves a tale of emotional instability that shifts between laughter and heart-wrenching. Humberto Ramos and Edgar Delgado continue the bright, colorful style that is so important to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Chaston Summers Sep 7, 2017

    Champions is one of the best team books out there. This isn't just a team of heroes, they're friends. And this issue really shows that from start to finish. Cyclops emotional roller coaster isn't just felt by himself. His entire team goes through it with him. There is no denying these teen heroes care for each other. Champions does what a lot of books fail to do these days. It goes beyond being heroes who beat up bad guys and shows a family of friends. And with all the angst of the last several years from IVX, Civil War 2, and Secret Empire. Champions is a breath of fresh air and reminds us, how fun comic books can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 9, 2017

    It's another excellent outing by writer Mark Waid and artists Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba - and thankfully, we're apparently done with the Secret Empire foolishness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Sep 12, 2017

    Writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos re-establish the world of the Champions in the post-Secret Empire world. Champions #12 is a done-in-one issue that gives readers a fun adventure alongside some fan favorite characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Blair Marnell Sep 7, 2017

    I think this series would probably be better served if it had a different artist. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RustonLF Sep 18, 2017

    The thing that I loved about the trio who started the Champions before they started the team was the building friendship. Seeing them in the pages of the Avengers and solo books learn about each other and become close was a lot of fun. He gave the titles a New Mutants feel that helped the characters feel their age since the rest of the time they are saving the world. In a case like Nova and Ms Marvel it started as a dislike and built up to close friends. This issue brings in more of that dynamic. Cyclops, the time displaced younger Scott Summers, has struggled with not wanting to become the man he is destined to be. In the pages of All New X-Men he thought about leaving the X-Men because it meant following that path. He also is a man inside his own head. He is a tactical thinker and tries to make smart decisions. That is something that creates a lot of stress because you are always second guessing your actions. He also is aware and frightful of his powers capabilities. That doubt and fear is finally laid out for his new team of heroes in a creative and great way. After taking a large dose of energy from Psychoman, Scott loses control of his emotions. This makes him act like the drunk kid who is not used to drinking. He acts uninhibited, he confesses his feelings, he just lets loose. All while the team tries to stop Psychoman's attempted robberies. While Ms Marvel and Cyclops already had a bit of a heart to heart during the Inhuman's Versus X-Men mini series, I think this one solidifies their friendship in a more intimate way. While there was respect for one another before their is now an understanding. Mark Waid does an awful lot in a single issue and I was impressed. I am not always a Humberto Ramos fan, but he is good at drawing teens to look like teens. This was one of his stronger issues for me. His Psychoman was a winner. There is a lot of character a movement in each panel. A lot of energy from the art team. A welcome back after the Secret Empire detour.

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Sep 7, 2017

    A great story about Cyclops. It's funny and intelligent. The only thing is that a story I will more see in a X book. I never read that with the original one when he debut. And I regret the Blue Team wasn't there. That said. I find very wrong the fact we come from Secret Empire like nothing happen. The team is there like nothing happen and Ironheart, Patriot and Wasp aren't there anymore. That's very very weird. Love the art. Ramos make the best of the character he draw. Still better than Super Sons for me. Still in progress & close up with the feeling I had reading Peter David & Todd Nauck's Young Justice.

  • 9.0
    Zeitgeist Oct 22, 2017

    Funny, great art and great single issue storyline - that's Champions at its best! Read it!

  • 8.5
    DiegoE Sep 10, 2017

    Fun issue, with a plot similar to what you'd expect from the original Teen Titans cartoon, which is, in my opinion, a step in the right direction for this book. It also revives the old Flyclops meme, which is always positive.

  • 7.5
    bucswin611 Sep 7, 2017

    It's been a while since Champions has had a great overall issue, but Waid executed a great character deep-dive in this one.

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Sep 9, 2017

  • 8.0
    jmprados Sep 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    freemanlouis7 Oct 6, 2017

  • 8.0
    Roseandberg Oct 26, 2017

  • 7.5
    Khan/Murdock Sep 6, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Sep 7, 2017

  • 7.5
    StanielK Sep 16, 2017

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Sep 6, 2017

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