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The Twelve

A Thrilling Novel of Tomorrow
Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954- (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow-- today! Thought lost to the pages of time, a dozen Mystery Men from the "greatest generation" of World War II find themselves thrust into the morally-gray world of the 21st century! Now, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Laughing Mask, the Witness, the Black Widow, the Phantom Reporter, the Fiery Mask, Rockman, the Blue Blade, and Electro the Marvel of the Age must seek a place for themselves in the modern Marvel Universe-- while a silent killer seeks to eliminate them, one by one.
Authors: Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954-
Statement of Responsibility: writer, J. Michael Straczynski ; artist, Chris with Garry Leach ; color artist, Chris Chuckry ; letterer, Richard Starking and Comiccraft's Jimmy Betancourt
Title: The twelve
a thrilling novel of tomorrow
Publisher: New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Notes: "Contains material originally published in magazine form as The twelve #1-12 and The twelve: Spearhead #1."
Contents: Includes Spearhead / writer & penciler, Chris Weston ; inkers, Gary Erskine & Chris Weston
Summary: Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow-- today! Thought lost to the pages of time, a dozen Mystery Men from the "greatest generation" of World War II find themselves thrust into the morally-gray world of the 21st century! Now, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Laughing Mask, the Witness, the Black Widow, the Phantom Reporter, the Fiery Mask, Rockman, the Blue Blade, and Electro the Marvel of the Age must seek a place for themselves in the modern Marvel Universe-- while a silent killer seeks to eliminate them, one by one.
Subject Headings: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc Graphic novels
Genre/Form: Superhero comic books, strips, etc
Topical Term: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Additional Contributors: Weston, Chris - 1969-
ISBN: 9780785127154
0785127151
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC S
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Jul 05, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An engaging, rather fresh, story line, that kept me reading with pleasure through all 12 issues. The retro look and feel was excellent. Much better than most superhero graphic novels.

Sort of like a book of the origianal WW2 era Watchmen from the Watchmen Graphic Novel, but less apocalyptic and deconstructivist. A bunch of public domain and original characters get un-frozen Captain America style in the modern world to solve a mystery. Lots of flashbacks and a couple of Marvel A-List cameos. There is a good introductions story that has been ill-advisedly put in the back of the book. Read it first, then start at the 'beginning'. The art is excellent (except for the reproductions of the covers of the original comics that the graphic novel was compiled from-the computer art does not suit the retro tone), writing strong, a little hokey, but hey it's a comic book.

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