Doom Patrol #12

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Dan McDaid Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

Something normal is happening to the Doom Patrol. Which means not weird, since their own normal is very weird. There are mysterious forces at work, unseen hands rewriting history, and the change is so gradual, the team doesn't even necessarily see how much they are changing. The end of our second big DOOM PATROL arc leads into big things to come next month!

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Mark McKechnie Oct 31, 2018

    This is probably one of the best all around books Ive seen in a while. Doom Patrol #12 embraces the fantasy theme and goes all in, in a big, fun way. 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 31, 2018

    Doom Patrol #12 jumps into the fantasygenre and continues to explore issues about family as well as the power of storytelling itself in an issue that lovingly celebrates classic tabletoprole-playing games. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Robyn Montgomery Nov 4, 2018

    Doom Patrol #12 is a fun issue with solid artwork although the overall story feels more like a backup than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Nov 1, 2018

    Doom Patrol #12 is a great divergence. It's not a Doom Patrol story, but there really is no better place in the current DC Universe to introduce this type of tale. There's potential for the further adventures of the Reynolds family, and I hope we get to read them one day. Next time I see a Doom Patrol title on the racks, though, I really hope it includes Robotman, Crazy Jane, Negative Man, and the rest of the Niles Caulder's collection of outcasts in some combination or other. Maybe the Reynoldses can appear, or even have a backup tale, but the focus should be on Doom Patrol itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 31, 1969

    Well-conceived and well-drawn, with some smart use of D&D "shorthand" while maintaining roots in reality. I have missed this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 1, 2018

    I've been moved. But, that's been the hallmark of the Young Animal Comics line, every title has found a way to delve deeper and addresses universal themes in the context of super-hero comics. As this issue wraps up this run of the line, it reminds me that there is always hope for the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 2, 2018

    "Doom Patrol" #12 is a touching final chapter to the series that may not deliver everything fans were looking for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Nov 1, 2018

    A quote from author Julia Quinn goes, "You always get more respect when you don't have a happy ending." I respect the massive creative forces behind Doom Patrol sufficiently to make me suspicious of issue #12 as the end of the run. Nostalgic and sweet, yes. But like finding your first TSR plastic 20-sider replacing the d20 of a new Meteorite and Opal inlaid artisan set, you consign yourself that they'll all still roll. It would just be nice if the set matched. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 2, 2018

    It would have been better with a bit more connection to the main story, but Doom Patrol #12 is an experience ready-made for the side of a van. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 2, 2018

    I really hope that the remainder of the team pop up again, and this is not just some weird new version of the Doom Patrol. I have loved the group in most of their incarnations, but this is not what I want out of the title. Not at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2018

    There are still great ideas in this issue and series, but its an open question whether they'll ever find their way onto the page in a format worth trusting again. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 2, 2018

    Maybe there will be future issues of this series that will give us something more substantial. The first 11 issues are great. This one just feels empty and forgets what the audience has responded to. Hopefully it picks up. This comic book series has been a a great and reliable title. This issue is not. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 3, 2018

    Unlike the other three Young Animal books, this one never quite found its narrative. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 31, 2018

    Delays notwithstanding, this book is a rip-off. Even fans of the Reynolds clan from this series–all six of you–will feel cheated by this crap. I've no specific beef with the art team, except for their involvement here. Choose better projects. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    Oh no the Milk Wars are happening you guys.

  • 4.5
    Full Spread Nov 1, 2018 love Doom Patrol. I love D&D.


    Maybe don't write this like a 12 year old would (uber rushed pacing, hacky character development, no real stakes or tension).

    Great art tho.

  • 2.0
    ohhaimark Nov 2, 2018


    -Very good art. I'm not usually a fan of when another artist essentially finishes another's work, but this art looked really good.

    -I liked the D&D theme of the issue. Great idea, poorly executed.

    -Some good trippy imagery here.

    THE BAD:

    -The writing was absolute garbage. I typically love Gerard's writing, but this issue had some REALLY crappy writing. -3 points.

    -Not a fan of the issue's focus on Sam, Val and Lucius. Especially since the other characters in the series are so much better.

    -The issue's Milk Wars slip-up is no one's fault, this issue was probably written long before Milk Wars, still little things like that distract me, unfortunately.

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  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Nov 3, 2018

    I didn't expect to have the Twelve one Day. I was more expecting to follow the team but I can tell how I imagined the next step.
    So we have a story who both preceding & following Milk Wars (Ok, that just nine month ago).
    The story is very fast (More than the Champions one) but really really good. I have to tell I forget all the thing about the renolds but In reading this way succeed making me care. I'm not sure I would have 9 month ago.

    Cover - Nice & in link. And this give a AD&D box fill. 2/2
    Writing - I like it. And I enjoy seen the file & map at the end. They just forget rule & bad guys ^^ 2/3
    Arts - Very strong. I enjoy each panel. The layout make me progress in the reading easily. Nicely done. 3/3
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  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 2, 2018

    I didn't like this. I think it's pretty low on my list of D&D parodies. Gwenpool did it better.

  • 1.0
    ghostrobot Oct 31, 2018

    False advertising, not what we have been told we we're getting.

  • 10
    Bepis Nov 4, 2018

  • 10
    Lock Jun 21, 2019

  • 8.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 3, 2018

  • 7.5
    Jorge Mendes Sep 4, 2019

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