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Zombipanda

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So, has anyone else picked up this book?

Because it's awesome. Quick and clever and featuring a cheesy back-up where Wolverine carries a gun.
 

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I got a hold of it the other day and I love it. My favorite scene is where
they all start fighting each other, but Jimmy just says a few words and they're all friends again.
 

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I bought the trade for the miniseries last week and, unlike Captain Britain and the MI:13 which bored me to tears (not a fan of magic or magiks or whatever), I thoroughly enjoyed this series.

It's a team of 50's super spies who reunite when their former leader is attacked and left comatose while on an unauthorized SHIELD mission. A killer possibly sentient robot, a Goddess, a talking monkey man, Namor's long dead cousin, a headband wearing Uranian, and their kung-fu wielding super spy leader take on a Yellow Peril caricature with SHIELD hot on their tail. It's pure fun and it ends with a wonderful twist that I kind of saw coming but enjoyed nonetheless. Oh, and there's a dragon. Who eats people.

The art is very good. The story is engaging and fun. The trade also had a bunch of great backup material. Two thumbs way up.
 
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Zombipanda

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Somebody sell me on this book.


And please note that a talking monkey is only worth 40 points.

A former CIA team consisting of a talking gorilla, a retro-sci-fi death robot, and a Chinese-American posing as the legacy of an excessively racist Fu Manchu stereotype super-villain add the Greek goddess of love
but not really
and the Prince of Uranus to their team. Together, they pose as a HYDRA style super-villain network with a 1950's flair as a means to take down criminal corruption wherever they find it. Currently, that happens to be Norman Osborne's administration.

On their first mission, they steal the gold from Fort Knox.
 
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I see.

Hurm.

I'll have to see if I can find the first TPB and get caught up so I can fully appreciate the story here.
 

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Now that the series is on hiatus, the team is being spread out over other books-

Jeff Parker said:
THUNDERBOLTS #140
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
Thunderbolts vs. Agents of Atlas—round 2! The hunt down in the swamp comes to a head when one of the T-Bolts ends up dead! There’s not going to be much time to cope either, because Norman Osborn needs his team of killers ready for a final mission—and this is what he’s been saving them for!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

MARVEL BOY: THE URANIAN #1 (of 3)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by FELIX RUIZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
A young man has travelled billions of miles through space in a rocket to help our world. But is Earth of the 1950’s ready for a new super hero? Before he became the dark figure the Agents of Atlas call The Uranian, Bob Grayson raced through the skies as Marvel Boy! From the critically acclaimed writer of AGENTS OF ATLAS and FALL OF THE HULKS: ALPHA comes this all-new look back at one of Marvel’s first heroes!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #1 (of 4)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Variant Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Spacetime is being selectively eroded by an unknown force. To stop the effect, the Agents of Atlas seek the help of the Avengers- and find a much earlier version of the team than they expected: Captain America, Iron Man, Wasp, Giant-Man and Thor are together again, with the atomic wildcard THE HULK!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

INCREDIBLE HERCULES #140
Written by GREG PAK, FRED VAN LENTE & JEFF PARKER
Penciled by RODNEY BUCHEMI & GABRIEL HARDMAN
Cover by ALEX GARNER
“ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS,” Part 3 (of 4)
Of all the giants, gods and monsters Hercules and his team of New and Mighty Avengers have faced in their battle through New Olympus, none may be as formidable as HEPHAESTUS, creator of the immortals’ fearsome war engines! With what fearsome device will he try to ensnare and destroy the Hercules/Amadeus Cho team, which has reformed at last — only to meet their doom? Find out as the New York Times Best-Selling creative team lead Herc on his biggest adventure yet! Plus: as the Agents of Atlas push into the stronghold of the Olympus group, Aphrodite decides to take matters into her own hands in Godmarked Part 3!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

I'm looking forward to all of these titles even more now.
 

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Anyone else enjoying the Herc back-up story?

AoA are in an upcoming T'bolts as well!
 
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The Marvel Boy comic was pretty good, it's about his heroing (or rather his attempts to become one) days in the 50's before hooking up with the Agents.
 

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New on-going, ATLAS out in May - get behind this, people!!!!!!!
 

fenway

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I'm so behind this I'm in front!

:)

...I have to applaud Marvel - they've given Atlas MORE than a fair shake. Atlas vs X-Men, vs. Avengers, Uranian Mini, Gorilla man mini this summer, Namora mini this summer, backing up Incredible Herc...

If it doesn't sell, they gave it a long leash. Thank you, Marvel, because this team is AWESOME!!
 

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