While there may be a lack of any true villainy, I think the story's actually more compelling by eliminating the classic good versus evil spiel and forcing these people to see that the world isn't painted in extremes. It's safe to say that The Twelve (along with time, itself) are their own worst enemies. This is easily one of the best issues of the series thus far. Read Full Review
The most pleasing element of this whole project is actually Chris Weston on art. I don't know where Weston has been hiding all these years, but I'd love to see more of his work in the future. In his best moments Weston reminds me of uber-artist Brian Bolland. The stark, clean composition and linework is extremely impressive. Weston's storytelling isn't quite on that level yet, and he does tend to over-exaggerate his facial expressions, but generally The Twelve is one of the best looking books Marvel has to offer. I know it seems like these Golden Age revival series are a dime a dozen these days. Don't let that keep you from following along with Straczynski's latest opus. It's books like this that make me incredibly excited to see what the writer can manage in his return to DC. Read Full Review
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