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It’s been too long since the Agents of Atlas mini-series. Their occasional appearances around the Marvel Universe have been awesome, but I’d completely forgotten about the idea that they’re a bunch of good guys posing as a bunch of bad guys. They’re the anti-Thunderbolts. Or the anti-Dark Avengers as it were. It makes more sense now that Marvel would launch their ongoing in the same, massive breath as Dark Avengers. (Not that I needed a logical reason for Agents of Atlas to be part of that launch; I’m just extra thrilled to be connecting the dots).
The Agents story in Dark Reign: New Nation is a beautiful piece of work. It’s packed with stuff about the Agents’ robbing Fort Knox and uncovering enough of Norman Osborne’s plans that they want to know more. Ain’t no doubt that an Agents of Atlas/Dark Avengers meeting is imminent, but even though the Dark Avengers sound lame (Iron Patriot?), I’d love to see Namora, Gorilla Man, and the rest of the guys be the ones to bring down Osborne. The story here does exactly what it’s supposed to: gets me craving more.
Contrast that to the dreary, drowsy Secret Warriors story, which is nothing but Nick Fury reminiscing about Captain America for eight pages. No way I’m interested in an ongoing full of that kind of writing.
Or in New Avengers, if it’s going to be more about the tragic love of Ronin and Mockingbird as shown here.
The Skull Kill Krew has a lot of life in it, but it’s too ’90s for my taste, what with its anti-hero whose arm turns into a giant gun and all.
I only bought New Nation for the Agents story, but if there’s another one that gets my attention and makes me curious about the new series it’s promoting, it’s Greg Pak and Leonardo Manco’s War Machine tale. I like both of these guys already and Pak has more than proven himself when it comes to bringing the awesome. Witness this short story in which War Machine has to fight remote-controlled polar bears.
If only I liked War Machine. But then, I wasn’t any kind of Hercules fan before Pak got ahold of him either. My continued interest will be largely dependent on how much Marvel’s charging per issue. I’ll probably pick it up for $3, but I’m not going to four.
Edited to add: I meant to link to this interview with Jeff Parker about Agents of Atlas as long as I was talking about them, but I forgot. It’s got preview pages from the new series, so you should go look.
Filed Under kate bishop, namora, sub-mariner, young avengers
It looks like Dark Reign intersects my interests in two areas, with a third on the periphery. I’ve already talked about Namor’s involvement in it and it also looks like there’s some sort of untold story between him and the White Queen that’s going to be revealed in Uncanny X-Men Annual #2.
I’ve also mentioned that it’ll be the base off which Namora and the new Agents of Atlas ongoing are spun.
Those are my main points of interest, but my favorite Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, might also play at least a small part in it. For one thing, the Young Avengers are going to appear in Mighty Avengers #21.
While I’ve got zero interest in the new Mighty Avengers line-up, putting the Young Avengers in an issue will at least get me to pick it up and look at it. If Kate features prominently in it, I’ll buy it.
What makes me think that maybe she will – even though there are numerous ways the Young Avengers could be involved in whatever story they’re telling – is that Kate is currently fighting crime under the name Hawkeye and it looks like she may have some competition for that title from one of the new, “dark” Avengers.
Marvel’s not really saying yet, but this sounds like a team that Norman Osborne has put together that he thinks he can control. I don’t know who that is in the Hawkeye costume, but chances are it’s not the original Hawkeye. He’s apparently still dressing like a ninja and calling himself Ronin. (Besides, he’s already given his blessing for Kate to carry on the Hawkeye name.)
So, it’s just possible that there will be some conflict over who gets to use that name. If there is, Kate should be right in the middle of it.
Filed Under agents of atlas, namora, wolverine
Namora and the rest of the Agents of Atlas are headed to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited for a special, digital-only (or at least digital-first) adventure. CBR has the details.
Wolverine: Agent of Atlas
The jungles of Cuba, 1958: revolutionary forces work their way to overthrowing the government, while even stranger forces are at large. The FBI has sent Jimmy Woo’s secret team of paranormals, the Agents of Atlas, to investigate. The crack team gets more than they bargained for when they cross paths with the mysterious operative known only as “Logan!” This three part series debuts with a FREE first issue—available to subscribers and non-subscribers to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!
Written by: Jeff Parker
Art by: Benton Jew
Debuts: Wednesday, December 31 (Issue #1: FREE for all!)
I’m hoping it’s eventually collected in book form ’cause it’s one I’m going to want to keep.
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I’m so bored with Secret Invasion, but Marvel’s figured out how to get me to buy at least the initial one-shot intro to their next big event. Put Namora and the rest of the Agents of Atlas in it.
And Jeff Parker promises that’s just the beginning of the Agents goodness we’ll be getting in the coming year. I know about the new ongoing series, but I wonder what else he could be talking about.
Filed Under agents of atlas, captain blood, deep sea divers, mermaids, namora, pirates, submarines
The entire Disneyland Hotel isn’t pirate-themed, but the pool sure is. And they do have a Pirates of the Caribbean suite. This one guy stayed there and took lots of pictures and a video. It’s a little more Late Henry Morgan than Jack Sparrow, but you can’t fault them for making it swanky.
Captain Blood comic
SLG’s doing a Captain Blood series starting next Spring.
Captain Blood movie
And by – as far as I know – sheer coincidence, Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, The Quiet American, The Saint) is also working on a Captain Blood movie.
Day Taylor’s found a home for his pirate-rodents comic at his old stomping grounds IDW. Congratulations, Dan!
Old diving suits and new subs
Upcool has an awesome gallery of antique diving suits and concept art for futuristic submarines. I had an awful time picking one image to post and I’m still not sure I got the best one. Prepare to have your imagination charged.
Agents of Atlas ongoing
There was a lot of cool news out of San Diego Comic Con last weekend, but easily the most exciting for me was that Jeff Parker’s sea queen/killer robot/talking gorilla comic Agents of Atlas will soon become an ongoing series. Way to go, Marvel!
Parker talks more about it here.
Mermaid Lagoon: Tokyo DisneySea
AllEars.net has a nice pictorial of the Little Mermaid attraction at Tokyo DisneySea. It’s designed for kids, but it also looks like a fun, cool place for adults to relax.
If I had a daughter, she’d have like twelve of these.
Real mermaid found in Malaysia
Pictures here. I know she’s fake though, because…
Mermaids are actually mammals
And making them wear clothes is cruel. Science proves it!
Celebrity mermaid fan
Can you guess who’s ankle that is? Hint: she played a mermaid in a movie. Sort of.