We last had a new issue of "The Twelve" back in 2008, so all the previous posts died with Scans Daily 1.0. Someone whose collection is more organized than mine might want to do a quick highlights post.
But now at last #9 of 12 is out, so let's recap the basic premise for new fans and the folks who just didn't read it before. "The Twelve" begins in 1945, close to V-E Day. Twelve superheroes (for varying values of "super" and "Hero") are assigned to investigate a secret Nazi research facility and shut it down. It turns out to be a trap. The heroes are overcome and placed into suspended animation for some future plan.
In the 21st Century, the suspended animation chambers are found. It's decided to wake the sleepers, on the grounds that Captain America worked out great, plus the general in charge isn't too impressed with the moral grayness of some modern supertypes.
Yeah. All the time-lost people have difficulty adjusting to living in the future, be it a family that's aged and died, changes in social attitudes, or their own personal demons. Our narrator is the Phantom Reporter, who is blessed with no special abilities but is a pretty good writer.
The cover spotlight is on the Blue Blade, a swashbuckling fellow with no known powers, who originally intended to use his costumed persona to launch an entertainment career. Blue Blade's newfound celebrity has given him his own TV show, but his standup routine was stale in the 1940s, so he's looking for ways to spice up the show. One of these ideas is allowing the granddaughter of Electro the robot's inventor to repair the old mechanism.( Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear (2008) )
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