Monday, 5 May 2014
PART TWO OF T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS REVISITED...
Now here's a surprise! When I did my first post on DELUXE
COMICS' WALLY WOOD'S T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS, it was
intended as a one-off. However, I revised what is now part one, adding
images to it and moving some from there to here - alongside new images
in this second instalment. So check out the first post again at this link
- either before or after you read this one - because I'd hate for you
to miss anything. (Yes, I really am that caring!)
The good thing about the short-lived Deluxe Comics series was
that, art-wise (in the main), the stories looked as if they could have
come from the original TOWER COMICS issues. I wasn't wild about
KEITH GIFFEN's artwork on LIGHTNING - I'm not convinced that
his style is best-suited to a character with super-speed - and there was
simply far too much blank space on some of his pages. However, DAVE
COCKRUM's art, inked by MURPHY ANDERSON, really hit the spot.
I could've done without the swearing and 'sex' scenes (nothing graphic,
but completely unnecessary in my view), but overall, I'd say that the
5 issue run is the best revival yet of the '60s super-agents.
Incidentally, the cover illustration (by GEORGE PEREZ) for
#3 was also used as the 'next issue' illo on the back cover of #2, but
a change was made after the fact. Did you spot it? Jump back to part
one to compare and see of you make a good Sherlock.
Like what you see here? Might be worth visiting eBay then,
and adding them to your collection. Go on - do it now!
Posted by Kid at Monday, May 05, 2014