The Twelve #2

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Chris Weston Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 7, 2008

    J. Michael Straczynski is one hell of a wordsmith and he knows how to write for ensemble casts – his character dialogue flows incredibly well. Each is given so much depth and their distinct voices expose the flaws that accompany their personalities. You care about these characters, flaws or not, and despite one or two of them being complete jerks, you also get that they're a product of their times, not ours. Don't wait for the trade, buy this book now. It's the complete package. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Bryan Joel Feb 6, 2008

    Call me overly optimistic, but The Twelve is off to a fantastic start. Not having been familiar with any of these characters beforehand, I'm as good an indication as any that the title is new reader friendly. If you're a fan of more classic superhero fare, you'd be doing yourself a favor by jumping on the Twelve bandwagon now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy/Kevin Powers Feb 5, 2008

    There is so much to talk about in this issue, so much great dialogue, excellent narrative, superior character development and a story that is beyond fantastic. Never is the pacing too slow or the dialogue too expositional. This is Stracynski at his finest. Sure, part of me wants this group to encounter Tony Stark and even Bucky as Captain America, but the other part of me doesn't want these characters to have anything to do with the 616 universe. Should they? Probably, but they don't need to. There's just so much to love about this series even after two issues. Again, the writing and the character development in this issue is on par with greatness. Even if superheroes aren't your cup of tea, if you leave the store without this issue, something is wrong. Read Full Review

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