I know I'm far from the only T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents fan here. I've been tipped off to a few of the guest artists who'll be contributing to upcoming issues, and they're just too cool not to share. (Just check out the Francis Manapul cover for issue five above!) I'll let you hear the news straight from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents editor, Wil Moss:
Lex Luthor has had an incredibly difficult time of it lately, what with fighting master assassin Deathstroke, avoiding being eaten by Gorilla Grodd, and meeting Death herself. Finally back at his office in Metropolis, Lex has about five minutes to relax before Vandal Savage shows up to make Lex's quest even more complicated. (To be fair, no one ever said being an evil genius was easy job.) Paul Cornell writes while Pete Woods handles art duties in this centuries-spanning tale.
The response to T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 so far has been tremendous, so on behalf of Nick Spencer, CAFU, and the rest of the team, let me say thanks for taking a chance on a book that A) is a little less straightforward than usual and B) is, for a lot of readers, a pretty unknown quantity. We’re thrilled to find such a receptive audience! The second issue goes on sale 12/8, and it’s every bit as exciting as the first one.
You’ve heard from the editors, you’ve seen teaser images and we’ve talked up a storm about this book – and now it’s here. This coming Wednesday, writer Nick Spencer and artist CAFU present a modern, topical and just plain exciting look at the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in an issue that asks the simple, oft-quoted question: Would you rather burn out, or fade away?
When a handful of people, desperately clawing at their last shred of hope are presented with the opportunity to be heroes, the offer sounds ideal. But there’s one catch. Their powers will eventually kill them.