The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents companion

Format: Print Book 2005
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction YA 741.59 THU
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  YA 741.59 THU
 
 
Summary
The heroes who never die! Though the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents had a relativelyshort life during their initial run in American comics during the 1960s, youjust can't keep a good team down, as evidenced by their periodic revivals overthe years. This is the authorized, and definitive, book on the history of suchmemorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, andall the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great WallaceWood and company. To celebrate the team's 40th anniversary, included are interviews withWoody's creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved inthe various T-Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examinationof the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shockingtruth behind the first super-hero to ever be "killed," Menthor, the master ofmental force!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Among the publishers cashing in on the mid-1960s superhero craze was upstart Tower Comics with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents0 , about 0 a team of superpowered spies (the title was an acronym, like U.N.C.L.E.0 in The Man from0 ). The series lasted only three years, but the heroes, created by comic-book legend Wally Wood and drawn by such top artists as Spider-Man cocreator Steve Ditko and E.C. veterans Reed Crandall and Al Williamson, proved durable enough that several small-time publishers resurrected them in the 1980s and '90s, though with scant success. Fans fondly recall the original stories, and that presumably prompted this exhaustive compendium that includes interviews or profiles of every writer and artist who tackled the characters, a checklist of all the stories, copious artwork (much previously unpublished), tribute drawings by the alt-comics likes of James Kochalka and Jay Stephens, and two never-before-seen stories by fan favorite Paul Gulacy. If some may feel too much attention is given to the series' various, misbegotten revivals, major emphasis is definitely laid on the title's original incarnation. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Publisher Raleigh, N.C. :TwoMorrows Publishing,2005
Other Titles THUNDER Agents companion
Contributors Cooke, Jon B.
Language English
Notes "The ultimate compendium to the heroes who never say die!"
Description 220 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 1893905438
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