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.
It’s that time again – where we preview a few key variants for your viewing pleasure. What do we have this time? How about T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1, by Darwyn Cooke? A SUPERMAN #705 cover by BATMAN INCORPORATED artist Yanick Paquette? And, to close out, we’ve got another lovely JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST variant by Cliff Chiang (#13, to be exact) and GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #4 by Felipe Massafera. Click below for more. Enjoy! [gallery link="file"]
Not long ago, we broke the news that Nick Spencer and artist CAFU would be relaunching the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS in November – along with a lovely cover by superstar artist Frank Quitely. But why stop there? Editor Wil Moss was kind enough to not only shoot over some lovely CAFU character designs, but he also kept me on the phone for a few minutes to talk up just what you guys are looking at. So, what’s the score, Wil? “When tasked with reviving the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS property for a modern audience, we needed an exciting new take on the concept, so we went to writer Nick Spencer.
Yes, indeed friends, those are the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS you see below. What does this mean? Well, it’s simple – in the same way the Milestone and Red Circle characters have been integrated into regular DCU continuity, so will the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS. That’s pretty much all we’ve got to say at this point, aside from the lovely designs by superstar artist J.G. Jones you see here.