Monday, August 17, 2009

Wally Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents to return from DC. yay.

I missed it at San Diego (as did most everyone else, based on the covergae) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS are returning to print integrated into the DCU. In much 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 the worst thing that could've happened to these great characters.

The recently deceased owner of the THUNDER Agents, John Carbonarro, had previously set up a deal for the property at DC, but after creative conflicts the project was abandoned. The designs by artist J.G. Jones you see here are from that attempt, of which two issues were reportedly in process or maybe even finished before the project was bagged. It seems likely that DC has cut a deal with the heirs to publish the previously done work, which will no doubt crash and burn just like DC's horriffic re-launch of the Red Circle properties.

No news as to how the "creative team" at DC plans to roll the characters out, except that they'll appear in a flagship DC book before their own book launches. It might not be as bad as Rob Liefield's planned launch in the 90's, but considering the state of DC's current editorial, I can't say that with any certainty....

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