Books of Magic #12

Writer: Kat Howard Artist: Tom Fowler, Brian Churilla Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Tim's deepest wish has materialized, but his mother's return has ushered in a new evil. All of Tim's choices have led here-and one final decision will now seal the young magician's fate forever.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Oct 6, 2019

    Books of Magic #12 is the prefect ending to the second arc. It is hard to believe that is has been a year since this book launched under the steady hand of Kat Howard and Tom Fowler. The covers are lovely. The characters have become important to me. I worry about them. There are high stakes. No one feels safe and that keeps me turning the pages as I am desperate to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2019

    Tom Fowler, Craig Tellefer and Brian Churilla deliver some great art in this issue. The characters look amazing. I would have liked to see the action expand a little bit. Those great moments felt muted by being confined to one area. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Oct 24, 2019

    Perfect finish and opener to the next chapter. The way forward has been cleared as things begin to take on a definite momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 25, 2019

    The Books of Magic #12, the conclusion of the first year of this revival of a less-famous Neil Gaiman property delivers on many of the slow-burning subplots it's had building for the duration of the run, and things move a lot faster than the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Dec 31, 1969

    Closing out this first year on an absolute jaw-dropping note, issue #13 will sure to be another explosive chapter for the young wizard and the creative team alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 1, 2019

    Books of Magic took twelve issues to get there but it finally hit the point I was waiting on. While Tim's life is going to start changing – hopefully – there's a lot of things around it that will play against the choice. I really like how he's shown here as it's not exactly malicious but someone who has had enough of being pushed around and is just picking his path and moving forward. Dr. Rose shows more here than I expected of her and I like seeing how things unfold with the students, though that will have its own ramifications. Kat Howard delivers the book I've been waiting for and it's looking great. I can't wait to see what's next as I'm finally excited for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Sep 25, 2019

    Kat Howard has been slowly revealing Tim's descent into harsher behavior throughout this series, and his actions taken in BOOKS OF MAGIC #12 is the culmination of that work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Sep 25, 2019

    It's an issue that doesn't commit any cardinal sins, but that also doesn't live up to its potential. Read Full Review

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