Agents Of Atlas #2

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 4, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Norman Osborn's shadow government looks to pull ahead in the arms race with the help of the Atlas Foundation and the Uranian weaponry of the world's most bizarre defense contractor, Marvel Boy! The dark contacts grow even more solid when Jimmy Woo meets his understudy - Temujin, the son of the Mandarin! How does this all connect to one of the Agents' 1958 missions? Access M-11's datahold and find out! Rated T …$2.99

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 7, 2009

    So in summary. Namora takes a helicopter upside the Grizzly's body. It's not just any cape or cowl. It's Namora. Namora issues a sense of history. Namora is a Golden Age super-hero. Namora has a motivation for ripping a helicopter in two and smashing said helicopter into the Grizzly. Even Namora's dialogue sounds heroic. So you need not have read the last series or even the last issue to understand what goes on. Screw the talking heads. Screw the introspection. Screw the 'effin deconstruction. Show more scenes of super-heroes splintering aircraft and crushing villains. Stop creating super-heroes that merely fill a role. Stop making generic knock-offs of better super-heroes. You want to create a hero? Do the work. Make me care about him or her. Stop bringing back heroes in forms that are alien to their histories. Stop crippling, raping and killing the really good heroes that you've got, and let them do what they are supposed to do: rip the tails off of helicopters and s Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 16, 2009

    This is a good book. That's really all there is to it. Two different art teams handle the two different eras, but both are distinctive, and both are very well done. Jeff Parker continues to nail the characterization, with Namora's flip-out sealing a deal with Osborn, while Gorilla-Man is sneaky and snide, Marvel Boy detached and ominous, Venus ever-changing, and The Human Robot completely inscrutable, as always (though it should be noted that the Robot goes out of it's way to stop Namora's rampage, implying something...) Overall, it's a total package, putting new(ish) characters in an old and deep setting, and doing a very good job of some seamless retconning. Agents of Atlas #2 is a gem, earning 4.5 out of5 stars. I'd love to see this book get some mainstream love, because it's the best Dark Reign title thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 8, 2009

    This is definitely a book to watch (or at least read). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Mar 3, 2009

    If you enjoyed this review, be sure to check out more of the author's work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Mar 4, 2009

    Artists Carlo Pagulayan and Gabriel Hardman also put in a strong performance. Their contrasting styles on the past/present are a nice touch and help alleviate some of the confusion brought about by the poor transitions. If that problem can gets fixed, I see no problem with this title fulfilling its potential and becoming a great change-of-pace that isn't available from other Marvel offerings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 2, 2009

    The art is certainly good enough to make "Agents of Atlas" worth reading, and issue #2 has some nice moments (particularly in the scenes with Gorilla-Man in the present day, and with Marvel Boy in the flashbacks), but Parker hasn't kicked this series into gear yet. It's still just idling in the superhero parking lot, looking pretty, making a sweet purring sound, but not going anywhere. But it is a nice-looking ride, and it's sure to be a thrill once Parker decides to take it for a spin through the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

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