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T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (2010 Series) #5

April 29, 2011

Title: Never the Whole Truth

Writer: Nick Spencer
Pencils:
Cafu
Inks:
Bit
Colorist:
Santiago Arcas
Art (Menthor Sequence):
Ryan Sook
Letterer:
Steve Wands
Cover:
Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
Editor:
Wil Moss                
Publisher:
DC Comics

Continuing DC’s reinvigoration of one of comics’ most acclaimed properties, this issue we look into the history of the new Menthor… a T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent that has ties to one of our viewpoint characters. Toby has been kind of a cipher since this book started. Nick Spencer hasn’t dug too deeply into his history or his psyche before, but now we’re finally learning a little bit about him, and it’s none too soon. What’s more, we’re also getting some serious action this issue, which is something else we’ve been waiting for. Cafu does some cool stuff with his layouts, and the battle sequence looks good. My problem with this title actually comes in through Toby and Colleen, the characters through whom we’ve been seeing this world. While Spencer is spending plenty of time picking apart the Agents themselves, we don’t really know enough about the viewpoint characters to relate to them or feel for them. This issue starts to change that, and that’s all to the good. Of course, with Spencer going Marvel-exclusive, we’re left with the question of how long he’s going to keep this storyline and who – if anybody – is going to pick it up when he’s gone. Until those questions are answered, though, best to just enjoy what we’ve got to go on.

Rating: 8/10

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