DC Comics announced today that they will be offering an archive of the groundbreaking 1960s series, "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents."
According to the Toonopedia.com Web site the series was originally published by Tower Comics starting in November of 1965. The series was created by Wallace Wood, the series found a number of top talent from comics history working on the book including Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky, Reed Crandall and Ogden Whitney.
"T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents" Archives Volume 1 reprints the first four issues of the series which introduced the characters Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor and the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad as they battled the Warlord, the leader of a mysterious organization bent on taking over the world. The archive will be 256-pages hardcover arriving in stores December 4 with a cover price of $49.95.
"I remember the exact moment I saw T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1 on thenewsstand," said comics writer and movie producer Michael Uslan in a release from DC, whoworked with DC to initiate the archive series. "The publisher, TowerComics, was a company I never heard of. Inside, I found phenomenal art,along with new heroes - Dynamo, NoMan and Menthor - who were exciting,captivating, and totally different in tone from the DC, Marvel, Charlton,Gold Key, and Dell comic book super-heroes I'd been reading andcollecting." Uslan also co-writes the introduction to this volume withcomics historian Robert Klein.
"I know the fans are gonna love this first-class treatment," said JohnCarbonaro in the release, the project's Editorial Consulant. "I can sense the excitementin the air."
In addition to the arhive DC is also offering a statue featuring the team's top operative, Dynamo. ".H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents: Dynamo Statue" will be the first in a series of statues from DC Direct. Sculpted by William Paquet, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue stands approximately 9 1/8" tall x 7" wide and will be limited to a run of only 1500. It will aloso be available on December 4 with a retail price of $149.95.