The Twelve #1

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Chris Weston Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jan 11, 2008

    Marvel, JMS and Chris Weston has set the tone for Dynamites Super Powers to live up to. The story telling in this issue is phenomenal, the characterization of the Phantom Reporter is excellent and the concept and direction this story could go is on another level. The Twelve is most certainly J. Michael Straczynski at his finest. Its sophisticated yet fun, sad yet extraordinary, mysterious and brilliant and has the potential to sail out of the park. This story is excellent and I am really looking forward to its continuation. This is my Pick of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 9, 2008

    Perhaps it's a sign of weakness that Straczynski chooses to leave readers with a surprising cliffhanger pulled from later in the series. I think he realizes as much as anyone else that The Twelve is getting off to a fairly slow start. I don't really care, though, because it's this cliffhanger, more than anything else, that has me anticipating the next few issues. The Twelve has a real chance to shine even with the other major events taking shape in the Marvel universe at the moment. Let's just hope the highly competent duo of Straczynski and Weston can make this series live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 18, 2008

    Straczynski's story and script aren't without their strengths. The narration is presented in the voice of a hero named The Phantom Reporter, a classic crimefighter in the style of the Shadow and the Crimson Avenger. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm a crime reporter myself that I'm so taken with the character, but I think it's more in the way Straczynski writes him. He's perceptive, determined and suspicious. He comes off as particularly intelligent and reflective. Since the narration is in his voice, he's the most well-developed player in this drama as well. I also enjoyed the eerie quality that the writer brings to the Electro concept. The reader is left wondering what came of the controls for the robot and what's in store. Read Full Review

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