AIPTAll-in-all, there is very little to dislike about this issue. It ties up loose ends but still leaves a few to be unraveled in future appearances. WildC.A.T.s #12 shows a boundless love for the team, the Wildstorm universe, and every character within it. Despite being an issue largely filled with fights and the smallest semblance of an epilogue, it absolutely hits home and proves just a viable a team this ragtag group of rugged assassins can be.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Rosenberg brings this series to an intense, engaging and action packed conclusion. The story fulfills everything the series has been building to and does a brilliant job of showcasing everything I loved about the Wildstorm era of comics and their characters. A brilliantly fun and thrilling ride that ends in a way that makes me clamor for more. The Art: Kim and Derenick pull out all the stops with the art in this issue. Every page has brilliant action and thrilling moments for each character.
Graphic PolicyI’ve enjoyed the entire run and a bit bummed to know WildC.A.T.S. #12 ends the current run. There was a fun aspect of the series remixing these characters a bit as they get folded into the DC Universe more. Hopefully, it has laid the groundwork for more of that and this isn’t the end but only the beginning for something more down the road.
Geek DadFrom there, the bad guys get taken down, some of the good guys fade back into the shadows, and Grifter pays the price. It’s an intriguing but oddly downer ending for a title that started out trying to pay tribute to an era of comics that often didn’t have as much on their mind.
Lyles Movie FilesThere’s some teases that the team isn’t done yet and hopefully it won’t be too long from now. The WildCATS make for a fun combination of characters and DC could use another reliably entertaining team book beyond the Titans.
ComicBook.comWildC.A.T.s's final issue in this new series in the DCU plays on both the strengths and the weaknesses of the comic to date. At the end of the day, WildC.A.T.s suffered from trying to inject too much, too quickly into its proceedings. When the series focused on individual characters like Grifter, it was able to shine, but it would often get bogged down in the sheer glut of Wildstorm characters populating its pages. Such is the case with this series finale. It's quite clear that Matthew Rosenberg has a love for the Wildstorm universe, and was attempting to create an epic scale story for their inclusion in the DCU, but too many spinning plates will crash to the floor. WildC.A.T.s isn't a bad comic book, it's just one that is specifically made for fans of Wildstorm and might not have as much to offer to those who are unfamiliar with the comic universe.
Matthew Rosenberg is the award-winning, powerfully handsome, shockingly clever, and painfully modest writer of comics such as What’s The Furthest Place From Here?, 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, and We Can Never Go Home. He has also written a lot of comics about angry people in tights, such as Uncanny X-Men, The Punisher, Hawkeye Freefall, DC vs. Vampires, Task Force Z, and The Joker. Weirdly, he once co-wrote an album with a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
He was born and raised in New York City, where he can still not be seen.
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