The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves are back in action this week, with the death-defying T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS making their debut this Wednesday. Written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Wes Craig (and with a first issue cover by Andy Kubert), the six-issue miniseries will pit agents old and new against the Subterraneans – and a mysterious and powerful figure from their past. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 hits stores this Wednesday. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
For the eighth consecutive week, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ran an exclusive preview from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 on their homepage. This time around? EW follows their exclusive previews of ACTION COMICS and SUPERBOY with the first look at SUPERGIRL #3.
You’ve already read the exciting news that broke during today’s DC Comics-The New 52 panel at San Diego Comic-Con about the release of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 this November. In case you weren’t able to make the panel, be sure to check out some of the new artwork that was shown. Below, you’ll see art from upcoming titles such as WONDER WOMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, STORMWATCH, GREEN ARROW, CAPTAIN ATOM and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
The first six issues of Nick Spencer and CAFU's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS are now available in the digital store, giving readers the perfect chance to catch up on the acclaimed new take on The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves: a group of unconventional superheroes with powers that will eventually kill them. If you need another reason to catch up, check out the sequence in issue #7 that takes place in the 1960s - with Nick Dragotta illustrating them in the style of the era.
Comic legend Mike Grell has covered a wide range of the DC Universe during his remarkable career, from his early run on Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes to his long tenure as the ongoing writer of Green Arrow, and most famously as the creator of The Warlord. What’s next up on his plate for DC? Drawing a sequence telling Iron Maiden’s backstory starting in issue 7 of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents! T.H.U.N.D.E.R. editor Wil Moss explains Mike Grell’s contribution to the series:
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: