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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
'UNSEEN' T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS...
Well, more-than-likely unseen if you're an American reader, probably unseen if you're a British one younger than 30. Back in 1986, a new comic hit the shelves of U.K. newsagents - T.H.U.N.D.E.R. ACTION. 'Limited Edition' screamed the cover, and it was limited - it only lasted a mere four issues - but I don't think that's what the claim was intended to refer to.
The comic presented reprints of WALLY WOOD's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS, which I assume were unauthorised as they were printed direct from scans of the original comics, in a style similar to The TITANS and SUPER SPIDER-MAN from MARVEL U.K. (This consisted of printing two U.S. pages side-by-side on one U.K. page.) Other material was presented in the traditional way however, so it was published as an 'upright' mag, not an actual 'landscape' one.
Amongst the new material over the four-issue run were two stories featuring DYNAMO and one with NOMAN. The first one was in black and white, so I've posted them out of sequence as I wanted to grab your attention with a colour page. Anyway, if you're a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. fan, you might enjoy seeing these little-known adventures from 1986. So, without any further ado, let's return to a time when I was exactly half the age I am now. (And believe me, that makes me feel very
old ancient indeed.)
For further info on this short-lived series, click here.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, January 29, 2013