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The Twelve - Volume 1

The Twelve - Volume 1

by J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Weston
     
 

Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow—Today! The Phantom Reporter. Electro. The Black Widow. The Laughing Mask. The Blue Blade. Dynamic Man. Master Mind Excello. Mister E. The Fiery Mask. The Witness. Rockman. Captain Wonder. Laying dormant for sixty years, they awaken in a tormented world that needs them more than ever. But has the world grown beyond their brand of old

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Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow—Today! The Phantom Reporter. Electro. The Black Widow. The Laughing Mask. The Blue Blade. Dynamic Man. Master Mind Excello. Mister E. The Fiery Mask. The Witness. Rockman. Captain Wonder. Laying dormant for sixty years, they awaken in a tormented world that needs them more than ever. But has the world grown beyond their brand of old-fashioned heroism?

COLLECTING: THE TWELVE 1-6

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Library Journal
In this first of two volumes collecting an Eisner-nominated miniseries, a dozen minor World War II-era American superheroes are discovered in 2008 imprisoned in suspended animation in a forgotten Nazi facility. The 12 are revived and housed by the U.S. government in the hope that they will resume their roles and show a jaded world some heroism. But Dynamic Man has brought past prejudices into the present; the Blue Blade is interested only in celebrity; and others have dark secrets that come back to haunt them. VERDICT The book's feel is Watchmen-lite (there's even a dead comedian). There is much of absorbing human interest here, from the differing responses of Captain Wonder and Rockman to the loss of their families to Mr. E's doomed reunion with his wife and son. But where are the therapists and educators who should be helping these people acclimate? And, since this is a Marvel Universe series, why have no other heroes—especially Captain America, who suffered the exact same fate—taken any interest in the 12? So far, good but not great.—S.R.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785123248
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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