Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra #1

Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra #1

Writer: David Mandel Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Hey there, comic reader! Have you ever wondered what Hydra agents do during their downtime? No? Well...then, uh, go read HAIL HYDRA. For everyone else with a burning desire to see a Hydra agent letting it all hang out, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! BE THRILLED as Hank picks up his kids from school! BE AMAZED as Hank talks with Hydra's HR department! And BE STUPEFIED as Hank wishes he had picked a different line of work! From CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM executive producer David Mandel, Hank Johnson, Agent of Hydra will have you looking at faceless henchmen in a whole new light.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 26, 2015

    I can easily say HANK JOHNSON, AGENT OF HYDRA is one of my favorite books for the month. David Mandel crams in a lot of humorous moments and situations that don't make the story feel like a parody of the Marvel Universe. Michael Walsh and Matthew Wilson's art and colors are perfect for the story. You'll find yourself laughing at the funny parts and cringing at the inappropriate parts. It's unfortunate this is just a one-shot. I would absolutely love to see more. The Marvel Universe needs more Hank Johnson and so do we. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Aug 28, 2015

    It would be easy for me to say that there should be more books like this, but I think that would serve to diminish the impact. Take a look at the press this week about “batgirl-ing” to see what can happen when an idea is overplayed. Back to this book, and I have to say I totally enjoyed it. The fact it is one shot really helps, as I think it would be a case of “too much of a good thing”. Who knew HYRDA had a HR team? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Aug 28, 2015

    Without spoiling anything, there isn't much else to say other than this book is hysterical, well written, and an all-around hit. Hank Johnson has the potential to become a Marvel fan favorite if they decide to go further with this series. Hank Johnson Agent of Hydra is Marvel tapping into a whole new genre of profitable books and characters by making fun of themselves and super heroes in general. If Hank Johnson Agent Of Hydra was to become an ongoing series, it would easily become one of my personal favorites. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 31, 2015

    Artist Michael Walsh does a great job with the art by grounding everything with realism. Hank isn't muscular, nor are most of the characters in the book. They look real, with a bit of cartoon style thrown in. The scenes with Hydra are drawn with the same realism as the scenes at home and it all looks perfect together. Whether or not you're following Secret Wars, you need to read this book. It's accessible to any Marvel reader with limited knowledge of Marvel History. My only regret with this issue is that it's a one-shot and it may be a while, if ever, before we see Hank again. That means I'll just have to read this issue all over again! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 27, 2015

    Hank Johnson is a frontrunner for funniest comic of 2015. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Aug 28, 2015

    I'm only sad that the book is not going to be an ongoing series. In the few pages, Hank Johnson has already proven to be a funny character we can all relate too. I would really like to see more of the character, but I guess the joke of a mundane HYDRA henchman can only go so far" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 26, 2015

    "Hank Johnson, Agent of HYDRA" is a funny issue that shows the potential of Mandel as a comic book writer, at least if he wasn't already employed on one of television's funniest shows. Readers looking for a fun one-off break from the tragedies of Doomworld should definitely check out this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 27, 2015

    Hank Johnson: Agent Of Hydra #1is a breath of fresh air amidst some the more gloomier comics that are spinning out ofthe main arc right now, and while there's barely any reference toSecret Wars throughout the comic,itreally will have you looking at faceless henchmen in a whole new light. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 27, 2015

    The long-running gag of what happens to the friends and family of villainous henchmen gets trotted out again, but Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld alum David Mandel owns it in this sharp satire Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 28, 2015

    This issue is a one-shot, but I really, REALLY hope it turns into an ongoing series at some point. This is a comic book I could get behind. It takes some intense corporations and turns their members into human beings, every day folks. It’s an amazingly funny book about the life of a normal guy, who just happens to be a part of a villainous organization. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 29, 2015

    Hank Johnson – Agent of HYDRA #1 is worth the read if not only to see how much worse his life can get. Things won't get any better for Hank and the excitement is that this guy has survived the worst. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 5, 2015

    This was definitely a fun little comic, legitimately funny in a lot of places. Hank is an immediately likable guy, for a sad sack, and Mandel has a lot of fun with the whole concept. I've always been attracted to this sort of story " hence the name of my blog " and I'm happy to say that Hank Johnson pulls it off splendidly. The art, likewise, is nice and grounded. This isn't a cartoon. This is a realistic look at the silly elements of the world of Hydra, including MODOK. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Aug 28, 2015

    In the end Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra isn't a comic for everyone, it's honestly more a state of mind than an actual story. It most reminds me of The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, a deeply surreal experience made all the more bizarre by how sedate and unaffected the characters are. You're not so much reading the story as you are letting it wash over and ideally you'll be happy with the experience at the end, at least I was. Read Full Review

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