T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (2011) #2

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Spencer does just fine with the pacing again. Of course, he’s got another over-sized issue.

This one concentrates on one of the agents, Lightning, who’s a disgraced Olympic runner. One assumes the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. organization did something to lead to that disgrace, but it’s never made clear. The protagonists—Toby and Colleen—continue their charming bickering. I wonder if Spencer called him Toby to make him seem youngish.

The art’s fantastic. Chriscross does really well on the non-mission art. His flashiness really works here; it’s not flashy and plastic like Cafu and Bit (who are still good, just very clearly Photoshop smooth). Chriscross’s flash is drawn flash. It brings real desperation to the character. Works out great.

There’s a good soft cliffhanger and Spencer comes up with a truly surprising drawback to superpowers. I wonder if he’s going to introduce one every issue.

The series is a pleasant surprise.

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