T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Dan Panosian/Mike Grell/Nick Dragotta Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The Iron Maiden attacks the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents' headquarters, determined to take control of their supercomputer called Daniel. How much of life is fate and how much chance? Daniel may have the answers, and Iron Maiden is willing to kill anyone to learn them. That won't stop the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, though being willing to die is literally part of the gig!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 2, 2011

    This book has been an interesting case from day one, as the creative team has made the story about T.H.U.N.D.E.R. itself as much as the agents, creating a sense of mystery around the new bearers of Professor Jennings' weaponry as well as about the fates of the original agents. I really want to know what Colleen's story is, as well as how and why her mom seems not to have aged in 40-odd years. Most interestingly, I don't even think you need to have any previous knowledge of who or what the Iron Maiden is to enjoy the issue, as Spencer shows enough to make it clear what you need to know for this particular story without removing all the mystery from the character. I'm very glad that this title is sticking around after the Pants-And-Rebootinator strike hits this fall, as each issue improves on the previous. T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8 hits the spot, earning a very impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars overall... I recommend this title to anyone who wants a book unencumbered by crossover madness and Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 29, 2011

    Interesting it may all be, beautifully rendered (for the most part), but discouragingly slow. When will we get to see the actual Agents again? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Jul 4, 2011

    Dan Panosian's pencils are a fitting physical manifestation of that image, all harsh lines and stark, expressive backgrounds. The chilling opening, as Colleen treats us to the first of many instances of her inheritance of her mother's stone cold effectiveness, couldn't be more at odds with Mike Grell's classic pensmanship and is all the better for it: Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 29, 2011

    Another unfortunate drawback this month is that CAFU is gone, instead replaced by Dan Panosian. I've never been terribly fond of Panosian's work as a penciler, as his talents seem to lie strictly in the realm of inking. His figures lack the necessary realism and emotion to capture the emotion of Spencer's script. On the plus side, Mike Grell is still around to handle the flashback material, and his highly detailed, evocative art is a nice change of pace for the series. Read Full Review

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