Just as DC reintroduced readers to Archie's Red Circle characters and enfolded them into core continuity, so too will the publisher tackle updating Tower Comics' '60s adventurers the "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents." Paying homage to the original series, the new team by Nick Spencer and artist CAFU (with Frank Quitely lending a cover to issue #1) sees a new team take on the agent identities of characters like Dynamo, NoMan, Menthor and others. This new version of The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves will deal with threats from both the past and the future while also struggling with slightly self-destructive superpowers in the present across and main feature, plus backups from to-be-announced artists in each issue.

Here's how editor Wil Moss sums up how the team will fit into the present-day DCU over at The Source:

"The new series casts the team as a covert special ops force dealing with global threats the rest of the DCU don't even know exist -- all the while struggling with their own choices to become agents and the tortured pasts they're running from. With character-first storytelling and threats exploding from real-world headlines, this relaunch of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS will offer something new, different, and daring for both today's broader comics audience and fans of the original team."

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