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Michael Edwards
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Posted: 06 September 2008 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Man, I remember the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. The characters were pretty cool from what I remember. At least the four JB has on displayed in the commission.
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John Byrne
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I enjoy the background perspectives; busy, but always clean.



Appropriate that you should make that observation about this piece in
particular, since T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are closely associated with Wally
Wood, whose advice on backgrounds was, I am told, "Keep it busy!"
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Carmen Bernardo
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   THUNDER Agents?  From Charlton Comics, right?  Of all the things that could've been, had they not gone down the way they did...

   The added bonus was the crossover with Marvel ala the Mad Thinker and his awsome android.  If Marvel really thought their "Initiative" setup through, they could've taken the tack that Charlton did with THUNDER Agents, although with a bit more angst and melodrama thrown into the mix.  But that's my thinking, not Joe Q's or Brian Bendis's...

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Eric Smearman
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Tower Comics, Carmen. Not Charlton.
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Michael Arndt
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Stunning. Not familar with the characters but love this commission.
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 06 September 2008 at 4:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

AWESOME!  I would love to see you given free reign on the Agents.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 06 September 2008 at 5:14pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The T.H.U.N.D.E.R.Agents come from Tower Comics originally.

Art courtesy of Wally Wood.


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Michael Retour
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The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves = T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents started out over at Tower Comics in 1965.

The talent Woody had working with him was enormous: Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky, Steve Ditko, Reed Crandall, Dan Adkins, Frank Esposito, Ralph Reese, Paul Reinman, Al Williamson and more (plenty more).  I don't know why the whole thing failed.  Distribution?  The comics were .25 cents when the rest were .12 cents? 

Dynamo and NoMan got their own comics, as did the U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent (United Nations Department of Experiment and Research Systems Established at Atlantis.) but these were all short-lived. 

DC has some nice Archives of the series.  It's fun to see JB's take on the characters. 


Edited by Michael Retour on 06 September 2008 at 5:21pm
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Wallace Sellars
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Re: The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents

I don't know them... but this picture makes me want to!
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Jesus Garcia
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I love these cross-company matchups.

It really appears that JB can draw anything.

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Bob Gilson
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Awesome T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents. I've always liked that group. Finally picked up the last of the Archive editions that DC printed at WWC this year. 

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Tim Cousar
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Are the DC Archives complete?
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Kevin Moorhead
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I don't know them... but this picture makes me want to!

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Michael did a nice reacp but f you want more then this is a nice site that covers their history:  http://www.thunderagents.com/
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Jason Fliegel
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Are the DC Archives complete?

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Yes.  There are 6 Archives that collectively reprint the original 20 issues published in the 60s by Tower.  There were two revivals in the early 80s, but neither was reprinted in the Archives line (nor anywhere else, to the best of my knowledge).

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Andrew Hess
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Very cool!
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Wallace Sellars
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Thanks, Kevin.
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Joe Hollon
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It's settled....looks like 6 or 7 figures will look just fine in my next 11x17.....
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TwoMorrows also released a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents companion.
I'd highly recommend the Archives, the Companion, and more JB comissions.

These characters were also my idea for a future comission.

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Anthony Frail
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Incredible, a truly great team shot!
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Laren Farmer
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I'm very impressed with the number of figures in this and the Alpha Flight commission.  Never would have guessed that many figure would work so well in an 11x17 format.
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Joakim Jahlmar
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Count me in among the crowd for whom T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents are unfamilar... BUT man o man, do I want to read some after seeing JB's piece. And would I love to see a JB series with them.

JB, I am simply and very humbly amazed at how you can pack so much action, emotion, etc into an image that gives it such a total impact on me despite my total lack of familiarity with the characters outside of the piece itself. Just amazed! Hats off.

Might have to look up the Archives... or hope for a Showcase or two.

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I am simply and very humbly amazed at how you can pack so much
action, emotion, etc into an image that gives it such a total impact on me
despite my total lack of familiarity with the characters outside of the
piece itself. Just amazed! Hats off.



If you think about it, these pieces are basically cover shots. So what you
describe is a cover doing the job it's supposed to do. (As opposed to
being a pretty pin-up that says "Hey! Can this guy paint, or what?")


(And, thanks, by the way!)
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 07 September 2008 at 5:17pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

That's why you da man!
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Cory Vandernet
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It would be cool if IDW could set up a deal with John Carbonaro (the owner of THUNDER Agents) to license THUNDER Agents, but it looks less and less likely that these characters will ever see print again.

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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Not familiar with the THUNDER agents, but it is a very niiiiice comission.
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