In the midst of several announced cancellations, like Nick Spencer and Becky Cloonan’s Doom mini-series, and Fred Van Lente and Kyle Hotz’ Destroyers mini, it looks like Marvel isn’t quite done with The Twelve. The 12 issue mini-series from J. Michael Straczynski and Chris Weston only made it through issue #8 when Straczynski departed from Thor, after departing for DC Comics, where Stracznski departed from Superman and Wonder Woman.
In order to catch people up, and convince them that they’re really serious this time, like for real, Marvel will be releasing a trade of issues #1-6 in January, then a reprint of issues #7-8, before issue #9 and #10 both come out in February. Presumably issues #11 and #12 will follow, but I’m guessing a great deal of fans will believe it when they see it.
Says editor Tom Brevoort in the press release, “you’ve got no excuse not to experience one of the best reviewed, best beloved and long-awaited series Marvel has ever produced as it reaches its ultimate climax.”
Personally, I could easily develop a litany of excuses, most notably prior deadline woes, but I also know that a great many people were very much enjoying this tale of other heroes from the Golden Age. If you’ve been waiting, your patience will now be rewarded.