Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Twelve

Writer:  J. Michael Straczynski

Artist:  Chris Weston

Source:  Comixology

First Publication:  Volume 1-February 2012, Volume 2-October 2012

Collects issues 1-12

Graphic Novel Challenge #s 60-61

This two volume story showcases the perfect marriage of storytelling and art.  In the Marvel universe, an excavation project uncovers a group of 12 heroes in suspended animation under a German building.  It turns out that they were captured by the Germans at the end of World War II.  

The creative team shows how the heroes try to adapt to the modern world.  It is not what they thought it would be.  A murder occurs that unveils a mystery that drives the story. What secrets are the Twelve hiding?  Are they as “good” as they appear to be?  Is one of the Twelve really a killer?  Will any of them survive to try to fit into the modern world?  This series is one of my favorite reads of the year.  

Highly recommended.

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