‘Agents of Atlas’ Returns in ‘Secret Wars’ Tie-In Set For October
If you thought all the tie-ins to Marvel's Secret Wars event were already underway, think again. There's at least one more miniseries coming this fall, and it's a doozy, because it's none other than the return of the critically acclaimed Agents of Atlas.
Writer Tom Taylor (Injustice) and artist Steve Pugh (Hellblazer) are taking the reins from creators Jeff Parker and Leonard Kirk, though Kirk will supply the new series with covers. And here's some good news: It looks like most of the original team members --- Jimmy Woo, Gorilla-Man, M-11 and Venus ---will return, and Marvel Boy will jump on, too.
Here's Marvel's bullet-point-heavy solicitation for the story, titled "Son of Anarchy," which the publisher revealed at a Friday panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego:
- An oppressive domain run by BARON ZEMO!
- The peoples’ only hope? An underground group of rebels… GORILLA-MAN! M-11! NAMORA! VENUS! MARVEL BOY!
- But their leader JIMMY WOO…captured!
- Can AGENT COULSON help save the resistance or will he lead them to their doom?
From that description, the series sounds like it definitely sticks to the original two series' spies-on-the-run premise, and hey, if Agent Coulson appearing means more people will pay attention to Agents of Atlas, all the better. Anyone who hasn't read the original miniseries from 2006-2007 or the 11-issue ongoing series from 2009 owes it to themselves to do so.
Check out a preview page below, and check back with us soon for an interview with Taylor and editor Mark Paniccia about the book.