Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This comic surprised me: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1
I was at the local comic book store and the Frank Quitely cover here caught my eye. Having remembered reading positive things about the comic I figured I'd purchase it. And then the surprise came...

This comic is good, I mean really, really good. It's got suspense, it jumps around in time to set up a complex story, the art fits the tone perfectly and for some reason I really dig it. I just really liked this book. It has humor, but also seems to be making a socio-political point with it's idea of the government making super-heroes. Considering how heroes in the DC Universe (where this takes place) are usually thought of as the heroes that the populace likes and the government trusts--as opposed to the Marvel universe where those with powers get a lot of hate, see: mutants--it would be interesting for this book to go further into detail about how a government would militarize super-heroes in DC's world. We had the Marvel version with the Ultimates (albeit in the Ultimate Universe), and now we get to see DC's take it seems. I'd recommend snatching this up and then picking up issue 2 which I believe comes out this Wednesday, I know I"ll be getting it.
4.5 out of 5 stars.

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