Confused But Still Awesome

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Volume 3) #5
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Cafu

 

Okay so very confused. So Toby was the leader of Spider’s brother and he was posing as Toby and the Menthor helmet made him turn against his brother. What did they want from Raven? I hope we get some more clarification soon or did I miss something?? Still an awesome comic though.

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The Ghost Clone

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Volume 3) #3
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Cafu

 

This book continues to impress as this issue focuses on NoMan who reminds me of a Doctor Manhattan in that he is losing his humanity and his relationship with his wife and his tragic past. I am not sure why he let his wife kill herself but I am sure that will be revealed in good time. It looks like the new Dynamo is a trader of some sort or a double agent for Spider. I am liking the look back at the old T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents a lot and how it is in real time.

Running Towards Death

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Volume 3) #2
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Cafu and ChrisCross

 

This book just gets all the more fascinating. Spencer is a great writer. I mean look at his Jimmy Olsen back-up versus this— that is some damn versatility in style and everything. Compare this to guys like Frank Miller (an overrated hack who really can write only one kind of story. This is a very dark but intriguing tale of a man who has lost everything yet is going to lose even more if he keeps running. I like how each issue is going to focus on a different agent and this time it is Lightning – who with each run sees the future and his eventual death – each time getting closer and closet to the present. No this Speedster has nothing to do with the Speed Force. (Although I would love to see him guest star in the Flash!). Great stuff.

The Powers That Will Kill Them

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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (Volume 3) #1
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Cafu

 

This book introduces the newest iteration of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, a covert  team of UN Metahumans whose powers will eventually kill them. It is an interesting concept that was really needed to separate this book from other UN Sponsored teams like JLI or Checkmate. This concept may have been fresh when this book appeared in the sixties but it has been done to death since so the “powers will kill them” identity and the Salesman are things that are needed to keep the book interesting in the DCU of the 21st Century. I look forward to learning more about this team as the writing was great and the art was fantastic. Great start for a book and team I knew nothing about before reading it.