Mother Panic #12

Writer: Jody Houser, Jim Krueger Artist: Shawn Crystal, Phil Hester Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

With the true face of an old friend revealed, Violet Paige must fight her way free or risk Mother Panic becoming a part of Gala's grisly art exhibit. Back at home a disturbing revelation about Rebecca's mental state comes to light. Includes the finale of "Gotham Radio" by the acclaimed team of Jim Krueger and Phil Hester!

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 31, 2017

    With the Young Animal line dealing with a weird crossover event with Justice League coming up and Mother Panic being a part of that with a Batman/Mother Panic special, this series feels like it's hit a concluding point that makes me really kind of surprised and unhappy. I love what Houser and the rotating art teams did on this title and I want a lot more of it, which I hope will get picked up with either a new series or a continuation in 2018. This issue works a lot of things out and puts Violet in a new place, using the Mother Panic name and getting closer to her mother while also cutting more ties to her past in a brutal way. This is definitely a very fun book with some great designs that fits perfect in the Young Animal imprint. More, please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 25, 2017

    In the backup story, Gotham Radio, we finally get the conclusion of this mini-story from Krueger and Hester. In my last review, I mentioned how Hester and Krueger took full advantage of the 3 page format. This issue, however, I’ll admit to being a little lost at first, not realizing at first that we were finally face-to-face with the killers of Danny Ruby. The conclusion itself feels like a bait-and-switch “How the hell was I supposed to see coming?” but in the end, I really enjoyed it. Krueger did a good job with the dialogue to make the reader understand the motivation behind the killing. However, the mystery of the vigilante killer is revealed, so we’ll see if Gotham Radio continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Oct 27, 2017

    "Mother Panic" has closed one chapter and is ready to open another once all this 'Milk Wars' business is over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 25, 2017

    Recently while reading Batwoman, it occurred to me that there is little difference between the characters Batwoman and Mother Panic. Both fight crime in Gotham City. Both are lesbians. Both suffered traumatic childhood experiences that have helped shape their adult selves. Tome, one them is redundant, but I'm uncertain which. But the upside is, if you enjoy one youll probably enjoy both. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Gerry Green Oct 26, 2017

    Mother Panic does create intriguing mysteries surrounding Violets past. I like being in this world and have a lot of questions about the characters I do want answered. However, more care should be taken with clearly telling the stories at hand. I am not going to ding this issue's rating too badly because of it because I am enjoying the title. But it is something I am concerned about for the book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Chris Oct 25, 2017

    There's an ending... of sorts.  It's a bit rushed and not nearly as satisfying as I'd have hoped, however, that's likely more an indictment on the publishing schedule/plan than anything between the covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 25, 2017

    A strange end to this arc. It raises more questions than it answers and not in a good way. While there is certainly a set up for a new angle, there's a lot of unresolved issues that may muddle what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SloboSOY Oct 27, 2017

    Ok It's wrong when we didn't care anymore for the character. Fuck because I like the art, & their is some good idea about Violet's mother. Too late.
    Cover 2/2
    Writing 1/3 - Don't care.
    Arts - Love it 2/3
    Sentiment - A waste 0/2

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