Mild Mannered Reviews - DC vs. Vampires Comic Books
DC vs. Vampires #12 [of 12]Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 22, 2022
Cover date: January 2023
"DC vs. Vampires"
Writer: James Tynion IV and Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Otto Schmidt
Cover: Guillem March
Variant Covers: Nathan Szerdy/Filya Bratukhin and Rex Lokus
Reviewed by: Craig Boehmer
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Barbara gets close to Nightwing, he talks about his love for her, she lets him turn her. Then he feeds off of Harley and dies because her blood was poisoned. Ollie and Grifter stage a coup against the guards and free the Smallville human farms, killing Hawkman in the process. Captain Cold zaps the clouds blocking the sun with his freeze gun, and Supergirl regains her powers. She then saves Lobo by killing Ms. Martian and Martian Manhunter.
Story - 3: If you were hoping for resolution at the end of this maxiseries, your hope was in vain. The only resolution we get is Batgirl killing Dick and taking over for him. None of the other plot points get resolved. Ollie frees the people in Kansas, and Supergirl gets her powers back. Very disappointing for being touted as the final issue.
Art - 3: The art is what it is at this point. Otto pulls off creepy really well, but there are still panels, especially of faces, that I don't like...at all.
Cover Art - 3: This cover feels like this event...meh. There's nothing overly wrong with the cover, it just doesn't pop for me.
Variant Cover Art A - 3: If you ever wanted a "Where's Waldo?" for the DCU, this cover is for you.
Variant Cover Art B - 4: This cover doesn't have a lot going on, but it looks nice.
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2023Note: Except for digital first releases, the month dates are from the issue covers, not the actual date when the comic went on sale.
- The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special
- Superman: Son of Kal-El #17
- Action Comics #1049
- Superman: Kal-El Returns Special #1 (One Shot)
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest #9
- Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #6
- Dark Crisis: Young Justice #6
- DC vs. Vampires #11
- Multiversity: Teen Justice #6
- Dark Knights of Steel #8
- DC: Mech #5
- Young Justice: Targets #5
- Superman: Son of Kal-El #18
- Action Comics #1050
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest #10
- Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
- DC vs. Vampires #12
- DC: Mech #6
- Young Justice: Targets #6
- Action Comics #1051
- Lazarus Planet: Alpha #1 (One Shot)
- Lazarus Planet: Assault on Krypton #1 (One Shot)
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest #11
- Dark Knights of Steel #9
- Superman #1
- Action Comics #1052
- Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #1
- Superman: Lost #1
- Batman/Superman: World's Finest #12
- Superman: Space Age #3 [Final Issue]
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