The Dreaming: Waking Hours #12

Writer: G. Willow Wilson Artist: Nick Robles Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
9.4Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

The future of the realm of Faerie lands in Heather After’s hands-and Heather’s not exactly known for her sound judgment. But if she doesn’t use her power wisely, she could call down the wrath of the Dream Lord himself-and send her closest confidant, the escaped nightmare Ruin, back into eternal imprisonment…or far, far worse! Will Ruin be unmade before ever knowing the true love he condemned himself to mortality for? Perhaps he just gets what everybody gets-a lifetime. But it’s looking awfully short…

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 21, 2021

    VertigoThe Dreaming: Waking Hours #12 provides a satisfying conclusion to G. Willow Wilson's story of the Dreaming. Both this series and the preceding title are worthy nice continuations of the Gaiman's Sandman mythos. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long for the another chapter of The Dreaming. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Madeleine Chan Aug 3, 2021

    A picture-perfect ending for a series full of distractingly gorgeous art and irresistible storytelling, The Dreaming: Waking Hours #12 is a dream from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 8, 2021

    Waking Hours comes to a conclusion with a somewhat happy ending for Ruin, but I would not be surprised if the writer or another writer decides to pick at a few of the remaining threads. Especially given that Heather After has paid quite a high price for Ruins happiness. It's only a matter of time before that debt comes due. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 3, 2021

    Nick Robles delivers some magical imagery to this issue that is breathtaking. Every page is filled with beautiful details and the world being shaped and presented is brilliantly conceived and expressed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Aug 4, 2021

    There are happy endings and sweet dreams in The Dreaming: The Waking Hours #12 as the imaginative and gorgeous limited series comes to an end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 4, 2021

    The Dreaming: Waking Hours is a more than worthy addition to the Sandman canon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fracadactyl Aug 4, 2021

    An ending fit for Ruin, one where he finds being who is not being a bad thing. And finds acceptance from the person he wanted. It's just a bit bittersweet because no one knows where the characters will go now that the plot's over. For one Ruin will now have to deal with the struggle of maintaining a relationship and the faeries are left questioning where to go after the whole debacle. Even Heather and the Angel guy while seeming to get the endings they wanted might have to keep enduring the difficult labors.

    But you know, that's for the best. Life's not always about getting what you want, it's living with and accepting the uncertainties.

  • 8.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 3, 2021

    I didn't come here expecting a solid conclusion. I don't know why I didn't expect that. This was an exceptional ending. I think it worked very well. My only complaint, and really it's not so much a complaint as an observation, is that Ruin and Ben never kiss in this issue. Given DC's... reluctance in the past to show homosexual relationships and anything vaguely sexual related to those relationships - such as kissing - I found it kind of distracting that they never kiss, even though it seems very obviously set up for a kiss to happen. This is like Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn all over again. Let your gay characters kiss, you cowards.

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    BitchWitcher Aug 3, 2021

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