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The Nice House on the Lake #12 (of 12)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The cataclysmic conclusion of the Eisner Award-winning horror hit is here at last… and to say anything more would ruin the only finale more shocking than the end of the world itself!

No one is safe and everything can change in an instant!

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36 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Geek Dad

    This issue feels almost Shakespearean at times, but then we’re reminded in the starkest possible way that this is a sci-fi thriller, and that we are far from the conclusion of the story. The last few pages, including one more exchange of messages, throw everything we know now for a loop. This is one of the best works of both creators’ career, and cycle two can’t come fast enough.
  • 96

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Tynion IV infuses this issue with some of the best emotional moments of the series so far. There is some amazing tension throughout the story and I continue to love the evolution of these characters and their circumstances. Everything comes together brilliantly and the story smoothly transitions the reader from reveal to reveal right up to a finale that makes me excited to see what comes next. The Art: Alvaro Martinez Bueno delivers some stunning visuals throughout the issue. Every page is filled with something to capture the eye and imagination.
  • 95


    The Nice House on the Lake #12 has everything that made this series great, from exceptional writing from multiple points of view and characters, incredible powers from the lake house host, and some deliciously disturbing things to think about once all is said done. Don't pass on The Nice House on the Lake – there's nothing else like it, and it's as cutting-edge and exciting as comics can get.
  • 90

    DC Comics News

    The Nice House On The Lake #12 is an amazing issue, both to read and to look at. The creative team that put this story together ranks, at least in my mind, as one of the best in all of comics. If you’ve never read this series the first collected edition is out now (collecting issues #1-#6) and volume two comes out on March 7th, 2023. Do yourselves a favor and pick them up. If like me, you’ve been following this story from the beginning, then this finale will satisfy you, but will also leave you wanting more. At least we now know that we’ll actually be getting it.
  • 80

    Graphic Policy

    If this last issue is meant to the closing of a part of a larger story, then it's easier to forgive the lax nature of it and its overreliance on text-only pages. As it stands, it doesn't really feel like an end. There's not even enough for an open-ended type of conclusion. In fact, it feels more like a recap with a big decision in the middle of it. If this really is how it comes to a close, though, then it's unfortunate its final moments unravel in a manner befitting of a middle chapter in a book rather than a concluding one.
  • 80

    The Nice House on the Lake functions as a pause point, much as issue #6 did before – revealing new information and pushing the vast architecture of this apocalyptic sci-fi tale forward, an impossible invitation to resist. Yet its greatest promise remains in what still lies ahead.

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