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IDW Announces T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS! — December 19, 2012

IDW Announces T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS!


IDW Announces T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS!
The Enduring Classic Finds a New Home!

San Diego, CA (December 19, 2012) – IDW Publishing announced to a full house at this year’s New York Comic Con that they’ve acquired the rights to publish the exploits of the legendary band of super-powered heroes, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS!

First published in 1965, the fan-favorite team has seen their exploits published by Tower, JC, Deluxe, and DC Comics and been written and drawn by a virtual who’s-who of comic industry titans. The diverse cast of Agents have seen their share of adventures over the years—including DC’s well-received run most recently—but IDW is excited at the opportunity to put their stamp on the legendary team.

“I’m thrilled that IDW will be bringing its extraordinary talents and craft to producing everything from beautiful omnibus volumes to bold and cutting-edge new comic book titles based on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents,” said Michael Uslan, who initiated the project.  “With top quality, IDW will be presenting the works of comic book super-stars, including T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents creator, Wally Wood (Daredevil, MAD, EC horror and science fiction comics, All-Star Comics, Power Girl) along with the legendary Steve Ditko (Spider-Man, Dr. Strange); Gil Kane (Green Lantern, The Atom); Mike Sekowsky (Justice League); Reed Crandall (Blackhawk); Dave Cockrum (X-Men); George Perez (Wonder Woman, New Teen Titans); Murphy Anderson (Hawkman, The Spectre); Paul Gulacy (Master of Kung Fu); Jerry Ordway (Shazam, Justice Society); Ron Lim (Warlock, Silver Surfer), Keith Giffen (Legion of Super-Heroes, Lobo); Dan Adkins (Creepy, Dr. Strange), and many others.”

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents always had a great premise in addition to the list of esteemed creators who worked on the comics—people whose day job was being government-employed superheroes,” said IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, “That premise offers a resonant jumping-off point for some exciting new stories that will add to the great comics already left behind by both Tower and DC’s recent run.”

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents is a classic, beloved property,” added Greg Goldstein, IDW’s President and C.O.O.. “Its original stories featured some of the best superhero art of the silver age and it was well ahead of its time in many areas of storytelling. As an example, it was the first mainstream comic book to feature the ‘permanent’ death of a major character.”

In addition to the rights to reprint classic T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents comics as well as create all-new series around the property, IDW also now controls the rights to fellow Tower Comics titles Undersea Agent and Fight the Enemy, too.

“We are very excited that T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents has found a new home at IDW,” said David M. Matthews, Managing Director of Radiant Assets, owner of the property.  “Their history of high-quality publications coupled with top-notch creative teams perfectly compliments our desire to expand not only the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent franchise, but Undersea Agent and Fight the Enemy, as well.  We join them with great optimism about bringing this storied team’s past, present and future to a whole new generation of readers, who will join the longtime legion of fans already anxious for the continuation of the team’s legendary exploits.”

Though specific plans have yet to be revealed, 2013 is looking to be a mighty year for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents!

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DC Comics Preview: Batwoman #15 —

DC Comics Preview: Batwoman #15

BATWOMAN #15 CoverStory By: J.H. Williams III, W. Haden Blackman

Art By: J.H. Williams III, Trevor McCarthy

Colors By: Dave Stewart, Guy Major

Letters By: Todd Klein

Cover By: J.H. Williams III

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

Release Date: 19th December 2012


The Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up continues!
DC Comics Preview: Green Lantern #15 —
Marvel Comics First Look: Winter Soldier #15 —

Marvel Comics First Look: Winter Soldier #15

WinterSoldier_15_CoverStory By: JASON LATOUR

Art By: NIC KLEIN

Variant Cover By: NIC KLEIN

Cover By: DECLAN SHALVEY

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Price: NA

Release Date: 6th February 2013

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Winter Soldier #15, from the creative team of writer Jason Latour & artist Nic Klein. In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins a quest for atonement. But just as Bucky makes peace with his deadly past – a new villain from his future is out for his head! This February, Latour and Klein send Captain America’s former partner on a road to redemption like no other in Winter Soldier #15!

Comic Book Release’s: 19th of December —

Comic Book Release’s: 19th of December

This Weeks Releases

A + X #3

ADVENTURE TIME #11

AIRBOY: DEADEYE #5

ALL NEW X-MEN #4

AMERICA’S GOT POWERS #4

ANGEL AND FAITH #17

ASTONISHING X-MEN #57

AVENGERS #2

AVENGERS ARENA #2

BATWOMAN #15

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #2

BIONIC WOMAN #6

BIRDS OF PREY #15

BLACK BEETLE: NIGHT SHIFT

BLUE BEETLE #15

BPRD: 1948 #3

BPRD: HELL ON EARTH: RETURN OF THE MASTER #5

BRAVEST WARRIORS #3

BROKEN PIECES #5

CABLE AND X-FORCE #2

CAPTAIN AMERICA #2

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND #640

CAPTAIN MARVEL #8

CARBON GREY VOLUME 2 #2

CASTLE: A CALM BEFORE STORM #1

CATWOMAN #15

CLASSIC POPEYE #5

COMEBACK #2

CRITTER (ONGOING) #7

DAREDEVIL #21

DARK HORSE PRESENTS #19

DARK SHADOWS #11

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #15

DJANGO UNCHAINED #1

EMPOWERED SPECIAL #3

EVIL ERNIE #3

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #6

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #1

FABLES #124

FF #2

FREELANCERS #2

GAMBIT #7

GREEN HORNET #32

GREEN LANTERN #15

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #15

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #80

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: GODSTORM #3

GRIMM FAIRY TALES: WONDERLAND #6

HAPPY #3

HARBINGER #7

HAUNT #28

HAWKEYE #6

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5

HELLBLAZER #298

HELLRAISER: ROAD BELOW #3

HYPERNATURALS #6

IDOLIZED #4

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2

JOAN OF ARC: FROM THE ASHES #2

JOE PALOOKA #1

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #647

JSA: LIBERTY FILES: WHISTLING SKULL #1

JUDGE DREDD #2

KILLOGY (ALAN ROBERT) #2

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #15

LOCKE & KEY: OMEGA #2

MACGYVER: FUGITIVE GAUNTLET #3

MAD #519

MARS ATTACKS #6

MASKS #2

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: ALPHABET TO INFINITY #3

NIGHTWING #15

NOWHERE MEN #2

NUMBER 13 #1

PANTHA #5

PRINCELESS: STORIES FOR WARRIOR WOMEN #2

PRIVATE EYE

RACHEL RISING #13

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15

RIPD: CITY OF THE DAMNED #2

ROBYN HOOD #4

ROTTEN APPLE

SAGA #8

SCARLET SPIDER POINT ONE #12

SECRET AVENGERS #35

SIMPSONS COMICS #197

SIXTH GUN #27

SLIPSTREAM SPECIAL

SNAKE EYES #20

SONIC UNIVERSE #47

STAR TREK 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR #4

STAR TREK TNG/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION #8

STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION: HIVE #3

STAR WARS AGENT OF THE EMPIRE HARD TARGET #3

STAR WARS: DAWN OF JEDI: PRISONER OF BOGAN #2

SUPER DINOSAUR #16

SUPERGIRL #15

SUPREME #67

SWORD OF SORCERY #3

THE SPIDER #7

THIEF OF THIEVES #11

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #3

THUNDERBOLTS #2

TRANSFORMERS: MORE THAN MEETS EYE #12

TRANSFUSION #2

ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN #18

ULTIMATE COMICS: ULTIMATES #19

UNCANNY X-FORCE #35

UNWRITTEN #44

VAMPIRELLA #25

VENOM #28

THE VICTORIES (MICHAEL AVON OEMING) #5

WASTELAND #42

WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS #2

WITCH DOCTOR: MALPRACTICE #2

WITCHBLADE #162

WITCHBLADE #9162

WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #22

WONDER WOMAN #15

X-FACTOR #249

X-MEN LEGACY #3

X-O MANOWAR #8

X-TREME X-MEN #8

Glory: The Final Issue — December 18, 2012
Top Cow Productions Preview: Witchblade #162 —

Top Cow Productions Preview: Witchblade #162

witchblade162_covaStory By: Tim Seeley

Art By: Diego Bernard, Fred Benes

Colors By: Arif Prianto

Letters By: Troy Peteri

Cover By: John Tyler Christopher, Diego Bernard, Fred Benes, Arif Prianto

Publisher:Top Cow Productions

Price: $2.99

Release Date: 19th December 2012

Sara Pezzini finally relents to Cain Jorgenson’s advances and agrees to a date at a baseball game in this date night issue of WITCHBLADE! But as usual, the Witchblade’s tendency to attract weirdness like a magnet will draw out Chicago’s supernatural corruption… even at Wrigley Field.