The Twelve #5

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Chris Weston Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 14, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes May 14, 2008

    I'm running out of good things to say about this series. It's got seven issues to go before it reaches its conclusion and if the creative team can keep the quality at this level, The Twelve will go down as one of the great pieces of comics literature – up there with Watchman and The Dark Knight. I really do not say this lightly, either. The Twelve is not as revolutionary as the aforementioned titles, but it is definitely a redefining of a genre – the reemergence of the Golden Age heroes as complicated, three-dimensional personalities. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Eric Sunde May 14, 2008

    Chris Weston's art remains super-detailed as always, and there are some great panels, particularly one on the next to last page with a revelation that will almost certainly drive part of the story next issue. His art still appears a bit static at points, but I think I can see that in all of his books. It's one of those art quirks that people can either deal with, or drives them away, but folks are really missing out if that is why they are passing this up to this point. Granted, it is still not clear what the "larger story" in all this is, but even if it is simply reintroducing these characters to the Marvel Universe, then JMS is well on his way to crafting another classic storyline. Read Full Review

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