T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1-8 (Phil Hester / Andrea DeVito)

Après une courte carrière chez DC Comics, les T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents s’installent sous le label IDW Publishing avec le scénariste Phil Hester et le dessinateur Andrea DeVito aux manettes.
Créé par Wally Wood dans les années 60, la série T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (The Higher United Nation Enforcement Reserves) raconte les exploits de “messieurs tout le monde” devenus super-agents sous la supervision des Nations Unis.

Ci-dessous, la couverture et la couverture variante du premier numéro par **Jerry Ordway **et Andrea DeVito:

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La dernière série chez DC avec Nick Spender était un régal. J’espère qu’Hester et DeVito feront aussi bien.

D’ailleurs, ils n’ont jamais publié la seconde mini-série en TPB. Si IDW a les droits, ça veut dire que DC ne peut plus ?

• Voici quelques mois, DC a pris la décision de céder les droits de certaines de ses franchises. Parmi celles-ci, on retrouve les fameux T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents du grand Wally Wood qui font désormais partie du catalogue d’IDW Publishing. En tant que partenaire privilégié, ACB a obtenu en exclusivité la licence et les droits de distribution en France de cet objet de culte pour de nombreuses générations de lecteurs.
Il ne fait aucun doute que la parution de cette oeuvre intemporelle saura séduire aussi bien les collectionneurs de toujours que les néophytes curieux de découvrir un titre qui n’a jamais eu la chance de connaître une édition définitive et digne de ses qualités dans notre pays.
Dans cette optique, ACB prévoit de sortir 6 volumes CLASSICS contenant l’intégralité des T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents de la Tower. Nous travaillons actuellement d’arrache-pied pour vous fournir un objet de collection digne de votre bibliothèque. Au fil des semaines, vous pourrez suivre l’évolution du projet sur notre site et découvrir plusieurs articles en rapport avec la série et ses créateurs.
Comme vous le savez, ACB est une petite structure, nous avons donc besoin de votre aide pour que cet ambitieux projet soit disponible. Dès aujourd’hui, nous mettons en place un système de pré-vente qui vous permettra d’être un des artisans du retour des T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents en langue française.

Nous vous attendons nombreux sur notre site. Vos commentaires constructifs seront toujours les bienvenus.

• T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents tome 1 en 6 tomes.
• UNDERSEA Agents.

Couverture remasterisé.
Scénario : Collectif
Dessin : W. WOOD, S. DITKO, G. TUSKA
Cover : Wally WOOD


Couleur / B&W : Couleur
Page Coun t: 270
Prix : 35.00
En vente : ?. 2013

L’excellent scénariste/dessinateur Phil Hester a consacré une interview au site Bleedingcool où il revient sur l’entièreté de sa carrière:

[quote=“Phil Hester”]I loved both drawing and reading as a kid, so comics seemed like a very natural way to tell stories to me. I was a casual reader of comics until about age 11 when that tsunami of adventure pop culture sort of swept the country. Between Star Wars, The Hulk TV show, and Marvel, Charlton and DC Comics exploding from every drug store shelf, super heroes really dug themselves into my imagination. I had maybe a stack of 60 or so comics I had owned from age 8-10, but that summer I had my own lawn-mowing money and started to take up the hobby pretty heavily. I bought issue 118 of Iron Man, which ends with a great cliffhanger of Tony Stark being thrown off of the SHIELD Helicarrier without his armor and having to scramble to get it on before he hits the ground. Breathtaking! I simply could not wait for the conclusion to come out a month later, so I folded up some of my Dad’s computer print-out paper and sketched my own conclusion to the cliffhanger.

I started working in comics during the summer between my sophomore and junior years. I was getting spot illos into Amazing Heroes. I think I was so excited that I actually saved that first check for $4.95 from Fantagraphics. I wound up penciling for those black and white explosion pop-up publishers who were so desperate for talent that they took chances on a really horrible, naive artist from the Midwest.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW COMPLÈTE DE PHIL HESTER[/size]

[quote]Like the original “T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents” #1, it’s about recruiting Len Brown to become Dynamo – but the similarities end there, as anyone who has seen page one can tell you. I’m not going to spoil my own book, but the changes to not only Len, but Iron Maiden, NoMan and especially Kitty Kane should be intriguing enough to bring folks back for issue #2.

Somewhere in the disputed region of Kashmir, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. has built an unauthorized, covert lab for the purpose of investigating a mysterious power source deep within the foreboding mountains, but once that lab is attacked by Iron Maiden, it can no longer be kept a secret. The terrible truth about the power source and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. itself threaten the existence of every living thing on earth. Naturally, this is a great time to throw rookie agent Len Brown, armed with one of the most powerful weapons known to man, into the fray.?[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE PHIL HESTER[/size]

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1
Story by Phil Hester
Art by Andrea Di Vito
Colors by Romulo Fajardo
Letters by Chris Mowry, Shawn Lee
Cover by Andrea Di Vito, David Baron
Publisher IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, August 14th, 2013
The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are dead, or will soon be, unless new recruit Dynamo can master the incredible but lethal power of the Thunderbelt in time to rescue his teammates from the mysterious Iron Maiden. The timeless heroes return to comics with a vengeance in this blistering first issue from writer Phil Hester (Godzilla, Invincible Universe, Wonder Woman) and artist Andrea Di Vito (Dungeons & Dragons)![/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Oula !!!
Je demande a lire au moins le premier épisode, car là on est a des années lumières des deux excellentes mini de DC…
Keep and wait !

ACB Comics lance la série Wally WOOD en 2014. Série en album de 6 classsics.
La série est en production (traduction).
www.acb-comics.com

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2
Phil Hester (w) • Andrea Di Vito (a) • Phil Hester ©
Dynamo’s first day on the job as a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent leads to a disastrous encounter with the beautiful, but deadly, Iron Maiden. Guy Gilbert, consummate T.H.U.N.D.E.R. veteran, scrambles to keep the secret base from the attention of warring local clans. What lies behind The Demon’s Smile?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
*Variant Covers:
“IDW Gets Animated” variant by the Sharp Brothers!
Black & White Dave Sim variant cover!
Bullet points:
Part of IDW’s “IDW Gets Animated” variant cover month![/quote]

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE PHIL HESTER[/size]

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #2
Story by Phil Hester
Art by Andrea Di Vito
Colors by Romulo Fajardo
Cover by Phil Hester
Publisher IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, September 18th, 2013
Dynamo’s first day on the job as a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent leads to a disastrous encounter with the beautiful, but deadly, Iron Maiden. Guy Gilbert, consummate T.H.U.N.D.E.R. veteran, scrambles to keep the secret base from the attention of warring local clans. What lies behind The Demon’s Smile?
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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4
Story by Phil Hester
Art by Andrea Di Vito
Cover by Andrea Di Vito, Laura Villari
Publisher IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, November 27th, 2013
The first arc reaches its soul-searing climax as the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents battle the might of the Subterranean Army for control of The Judgment Tower, but while they struggle, the Tower itself unleashes its unholy wrath. How can T.H.U.N.D.E.R. save humanity when they can’t even save themselves?[/quote]

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #5
Story by Phil Hester
Art by Roger Robinson
Colors by Romulo Fajardo
Letters by Chris Mowry
Cover by Roger Robinson, Idalia Patino-Robinson
Publisher IDW
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Tue, December 31st, 2013
The hunt for the hidden Judgment Towers between T.H.U.N.D.E.R. and The Subterraneans takes a twist when a mysterious third organization makes a play for the alien artifacts. Lightning receives some sobering new,s and a powerful new recruit named John Janus appears, but will he join the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents or destroy them?[/quote]

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #7
Written by: Phil Hester.
Art by: Roger Robinson.
Cover by: Roger Robinson.
Description: The mastermind behind SPIDER is revealed, shaking T.H.U.N.D.E.R. to its core. A now-powerless Dynamo is helpless in the face of Dr. Sparta’s robotic monstrosities. Kat Kane uncovers the ultimate truth of the Judgment Towers, but the price may be not only her life, but life on Earth itself!
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: May 7. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

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[quote]T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #8
Written by: Phil Hester.
Art by: Roger Robinson.
Cover by: Roger Robinson.
Description: The battle between S.P.I.D.E.R. and .T.H.U.N.D.E.R. comes to an unforgettable climax. Friends become foes! Foes become friends! As the mysterious Menthor makes his move, the fate of humanity itself rests on the shoulders of a now-powerless Dynamo!
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: May 21. [/quote]

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