Tuesday, July 28, 2009

THUNDER at SDCC

By now, many of you may have already heard this bit of info, but it is entirely possible that you might not have, simply because the characters involved were old before you were born, and have long languished in funnybook limbo.

OK, I’m exaggerating just a little bit, but truth to tell, they have long been out of the public eye. I’m talking — of course — about the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.

It was announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego that the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents will (finally) be returning to the public eye.

According to a pair of announcements (and personal contact with the executor of John Carbonaro’s will), I can reveal this much: John’s heirs have We have partnered with Michael Uslan to further exploit T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents through all channels worldwide. They have also licensed DC to take the Agents to the next level (that is to say, publish comics about the Agents). Furthermore, the Agents will be integrated into the DC Universe.

No sale to anyone has been made - John’s heirs have retain all rights (and the control) of the characters.

What this means, is really anyone’s guess, but we can only see it as a good thing. The Agents are — and have always been — a viable concept. I, for one, that is a good thing. I don’t know what plans DC (or Uslan) has for the Agents, but I look forward to seeing them again back in print.

I can only hope that John and Wally are smiling.

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