The Twelve #3,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Written By J. Michael Straczynski
Penciled By Chris Weston
Cover By Kaare Andrews
How will your now-elderly family react when you return to them after an absence of 63 years? That's the crisis of the soul faced by Mister E, and an emotional confrontation that shines a spotlight on secrets about his past and heritage. Plus, the origin of the Fiery Mask! And golden age Zombies!
BONUS REVIEW by JOHN ROBINSON
Man, I was so out of control excited with the potential of this series when #1 hit, then #2 came out and things slowed to a crawl.
Luckily things pick up with #3, and you can never fault the top-notch art from Chris Weston & the multi-talented Gary Leach.
I can't help but be reminded of the first few issues of Miracleman because of Leach's laborious contributions to this book.
It's a joy to look at. Even the colorist has restrained himself from putting a graduated tone and highlights on every bloody object in the panel like most post 2000 colorists feel since they can, they should!
After reading this comic compare it to any other MARVEL out this week (CABLE #1, X-FORCE #2, even the normally dark & gritty PUNISHER looks like a RAINBOW fell into the comic).
Maybe it's just because I'm a 70's kid and I'm all wrapped up in nostalgia? Who knows?
THIS BOOK GETS 7 GRAHAMS OUT OF 10