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The Twelve (2007) #1

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Yesterday's Men of Tomorrow-Today! Thought lost to the pages of time, a dozen Mystery Men from the "greatest generation" of World War Two find themselves thrust into the morally-gray world of the 21st century! Now, Captain Wonder, Dynamic Man, Mastermind Excello, Mister E, the Laughing Mask, the Witness, the Black Widow, the Phantom Reporter, the Fiery Mask, Rockman, the Blue Blade and Electro the Marvel of the Age must seek a place for themselves in the modern Marvel Universe-while a silent killer seeks to eliminate them, one by one!
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There is enough evidence that the SATAN that turned CLAIRE VOYANT into the BLACK WIDOW[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/widow.html ] is MEPHISTO: Just like SATAN had no right to CLAIRE VOYANT's soul, MEPHISTO had no right to DARKOTH THE DEATH-DEMON( Desmond Pitt  http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix3/darkoth.htm )'s soul. MEPHISTO also empowered other bounty hunters: BOUNTY HUNTER[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/bounty_hunter-haskill.htm ] and the FLYING DUTCHMAN'S GHOST[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/flydutch.htm ]. Plus he empowered a special bounty hunter[ MASTER PANDEMONIUM http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/masterpandemonium.htm ] to track down pieces of his missing soul( granted MASTER PANDEMONIUM was tricked into thinking he was tracking down his own missing soul ).                                                           There was ZERO REASON to give the FIERY MASK the ORIGIN OF THE SILVER AGE GREEN LANTERN( NOVA( Richard Rider ), POWER PACK and the original STARBRAND already have that origin )---after all if the BEAST( Hank McCoy ) can be taught by PROFESSOR X to resist  MESMERO's hypnotic powers[ X-Men # 111( 6/78 ) page 26 panel 1( Mesmero says,"Impossible! I'm using my full strength, yet still the BEAST resists my HYPNOTIC POWERS!" )] then so too can JACK CASTLE be taught by someone else to RESIST HYPNOTISM even by a machine.                                                                                                     By  changing the FIERY MASK'S ORIGIN J. Michael STRACZYNSKI was ROBBING MARVEL of POTENTAL HEROES and VILLAINS( 5 GREEN ZOMBIES, 1 CAUCASIAN WOMAN and 1 BANDAGED MAN ) all( 4 of the Green skinned zombies were there ) of whom could have been FURTHER MUTATED BY THE GAMMA RAY BLAST and GAIN POWERS TOO.                                                    The FIERY MASK's first foe was not named the ZOMBIE MASTER[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix3/zombiemasterfm.htm ] he was called either the MASTER or MAD DOCTOR, so since TIMELY COMICS already had a ZOMBIE MASTER( see below ) ----STEAL THE NAME of a RIVAL GOLDEN AGE CHARACTER----like the GREEN CLAW[ Silver Streak Comics # 6( 9/40 ) http://www.comics.org/issue/1009/#15467 ].                                                                                                                                           If you look at page 1 panel 1 of the LAUGHING MASK'S FIRST APPEARANCE you will SEE THAT HE HAD A SECOND COSTUME( seen in SILOHUETTE ONLY ) that HAS THE BIG MAN[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/bigman.htm ] and CRIME-MASTER[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/crimemasterone.htm ] LOOK( Hat & Business Suit ).


If only J. Michael Straczynski hadn't been so lazy. If only he did research on these GREAT CHARACTERS that he ruined. This is the information age how hard could it be to look these characters up[ http://www.reocities.com/ratmmjess/gaguide.html  & http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/t/timelycomics.htm ]? Mr. Straczynski ROBBED CHARACTERS OF THEIR FULL POWERS: DYNAMIC MAN[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/dynamic.html  --who in his first appearance generated an electrical field around a house and made is clothes invisible ], BLACK WIDOW[ http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/blackwidowga.htm ], FIERY MASK[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/fiery.html --can generate a force field around others and when he fought Dr. Simon Sendach he used his Electrically Charged eyes to track Fluorescent Salt[Human Torch Comics# 2(Fall/40)]], EXCELLO[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/excello.html ---Has Super-Strenght( Throw Turbines and break Chains ), Leaping Ability, Master of Disguise ( disguised himself as Kadash ), and he uses VACU-PADS to climb up the sides of buildings( like the SHIELD Vacuum-Sole Shoes[ Strange Tales # 141( 2/66) Nick Fury  http://www.comics.org/issue/19845 ] ) and Secret High Explosive Liquid ] and the WITNESS[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/witness.html --the All-New Official Handbook A-Z Update says he has a 6th Sense and can Teleport ].                                                                                                                                                                        Then he ROBBED ROCKMAN[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/rockman.html ] of his underground kingdom of ABYSMIA[ oh look an ATLAS AGE story about a Human Looking Woman( LIALDA ) from an underground kingdom who has a Digging Machine--  Strange Tales #62(4/58 ) "The Girl Who walked Thru Stone!" http://www.comics.org/issue/14356 ] and his speed and ORIGINAL SUPERMAN/WONDERMAN BODY TYPE, plus he could have TURNED HIS HELMET LIGHT into an ENERGY WEAPON( Red Light, Red Heat Beam & Red Force Beam ) like the UNICORN[ http://marvel.com/universe/Unicorn ].                                           ELECTRO[ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/electro.html ] as seen here does not look like the PRIMITIVE ROBOT CREATED for THE TWELVE, plus since ELECTRO only appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics # 4( 2/40)-19(5/41) he could have been fitted with Golden Age Weapons( Generate Electricity, Magnetic Energy or Golden Age Technology found in IRON MAN's Armour--see Official Handbooks )---plus according to the MARVEL MYSTERY HANDBOOK 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 the DRAGON-MEN[ Marvel Mystery Comics # 8-9( 6-7/40 )Electro ] saw ELECTRO active in 1937.                                                             He ROBBED CAPTAIN WONDER [ http://www.reocities.com/jjnevins/wonder.html ] of knowing how to make more of his WONDER FLUID when HANK PYM knows how to make more of his GROWTH SERUM( equally as potent as the Wonder Fluid---see Clint Barton's GOLIATH ) as does CAPTAIN WONDER'S GOLDEN AGE counterparts: BULLETMAN [ http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/b/buletman.htm ], BLACK TERROR [ http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/b/blackter.htm ], DOC STRANGE [ http://www.internationlhero.co.uk/d/docstran.htm ] and DC COMICS' HOURMAN.