A Review: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Phil Hester, art by Andrea Di Vito, colors by Rom Fajardo and lettering by Chris Mowry and Shawn Lee.

Thunder agents Noman and Lighting have fallen to the villain Iron Maiden who discovered their secret facility located in Kashmir. A direct assault on the facility would raise the ire of Pakistan, India, and China, so a new group of super-powered agents will have to be sent in. The team recruits Len Brown, down on his luck former hockey player with a very high pain threshold to wear the Thunderbelt (which increases strength, near invulnerable, and heavier). He agrees to join and is sent in (with a miniature version of Noman) to take out Iron Maiden. But will his first mission as a Thunder agent be his last?

IDW is the latest to take on the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. agents (the acronym stands for The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves) which originally published by Tower Comics in the 1960s. Phil Hester (Incredible Universe) is definitely up to the task of bringing the concept to the modern day. There’s enough action, intrigue and mystery to get you hooked. Andrea Di Vito’s art is beautiful; I really enjoy looking at it. I have high hopes for this series.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 is in stores now or available for ordering at www.IDWpublishing.com.