Imperium #12

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Cafu, Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"THE VINE IMPERATIVE" - FINALE! Spy vs. superhuman!

Toyo Harada's utopian ambition has been shaken to the depths by a decades-old enemy. Since the day Harada began accruing power, the undercover agents of the Vine's alien empire have watched...and waited. Years later, as Harada strives to reshape the global economy, establish governments friendly to his goals, and gift the ability of space travel to all humankind, the Vine want him put in check - permanently. Now, with saboteurs riddling his organization and the alien assassin called LV-99 slavering to snap his master's neck...are the Vine about to succeed?

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 20, 2016

    This will be a memorable story arc for Imperium because at the end of the day this was a good look at the type of person Harada really is now. He is still a monster in his own right, and the same can be said for LV-99, though now there is more of a grasp as to the type of world Harada aims to create after his confrontation with the Plantings. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 20, 2016

    Imperium #12 is a fantastic and surprising conclusion to "The Vine Imperative." Dysart does an excellent job of delving into Tess Solomon's and LV-99's characters. The dialogue is exceptional with some extremely deep conversations with LV-99 and the Pure-Vine as well as the one between Tess and Harada at the end. The artwork is once again fabulous. This book continues to be a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 20, 2016

    Imperium #12 is an overall satisfying conclusion to the story arc due to Tess's emergence with all her story revealed, and Lord Vine's surprising character development. Pinter's true motives are relatively weak and as a result the final sequence involving him is forgettable aside from the initial confusion about the way events unfold. However, there are enough entertaining story turns with significant developments that add to the overall series that has me looking forward to what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jan 18, 2016

    Imperium #12 marks the end to one of the strongest arcs in a series that just keeps getting better and better. Well-written and painstakingly illustrated, this book will keep readers fully engaged and anxious for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 21, 2016

    Imperium has worked best when it draws on real-world issues, which is not the case here. Imperium #12 isn't the worst way to spend your money, but there are far superior options. Read Full Review

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