Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Twelve #8 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: The Twelve #8, about which I write the following sentences: "Chris Weston should be a superstar artist by this point. His ultra-detailed rendering and skill at perfectly pacing a story make him one of the best artists working in the medium today. But because he so vividly de-mythologizes supposedly larger-than-life superhuman characters, he will never be one of those 'Wizard Magazine' Top Artists. He is Dave Gibbons and Brian Bolland mixed together, but with a real physical weight to his figures, and an inherent sadness, and he is absolutely perfect for 'The Twelve.' Issue #8 takes magnificent advantage of Weston's skills, flashing back to highlight the 'true' origin of the Golden Age Black Widow and providing a few brief scenes of the other characters getting into various degrees of trouble. His depiction of the Blue Blade's selfish interest in the Electro robot is particularly stunning, and the finely rendered background details add a sense of tragic reality that few artists in the history of the medium could pull off as effectively. Weston is amazing."

Read the entire review HERE.

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