Monday, June 22, 2009

Can you hear the THUNDER?

Online columnist/blogger Marc Fletcher just posted his top 10 pick of comicbook characters that are most deserving of a reboot. Topping that list is The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. According to Marc, with the recent release (and success) of the Project Superpowers comic from Dynamite Entertainment returning long dormant heroes like The Black Terror and Fighting Yank to the comic book scene. Well, it got him thinking of other characters that deserve another chance to shine, and, well, he wrote about about a few that deserved to make the cut.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
(The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves)

The creation of the legendary Wally Wood from Tower Comics in the 1960s, this blend of superhero and spy genre was ahead of its time. Lead by super strong Dynamo, with members Menthor, Noman and Lighting, these characters were literally killing themselves by using the devices that gave them their power. Not to mention heroic sacrifice being a theme as members such as Menthor and Egghead fall in attempts to protect their allies. Numerous companies have tried to relaunch the series, each failing. But these heroes deserve another shot.

You can read the rest of the post here

As I recently reported, my good buddy John Carbonaro (who owned the agents) passed away, and now his heirs are trying to revive the characters. I really hope that they are able to do it, because (as Fletcher indicates), there are others who are interested in the characters.

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