Media Release — At WonderCon, IDW finally unveiled the creative team that will be re-launching the legendary THUNDER AGENTS this August. Phil Hester (Godzilla, Green Arrow) will be writing with Andrea Di Vito (Dungeons & Dragons) providing interiors as the dynamic THUNDER AGENTS go about putting an end to global evil before punching out for the day.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Andrea on this book,” said Hester. “His style hits all the right notes, combining the best of modern storytelling sensibilities with classic super hero dynamism. Our goal is to preserve what was unique about the original Wally Wood-helmed run, but inject it with the high-octane action and resonant character development modern readers demand. Andrea’s work will convey to readers the sense of excitement we feel as creators.”
THUNDER AGENTS aficionados and comic fans are in for a treat as the new series will sport covers by Hester and Di Vito, as well as comics legends Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim!
“Let me tell you, nobody’s more excited to be doing bona fide superheroes at IDW than I am,” said THUNDER Agents editor Tom Waltz. “And to have it be a classic property like THUNDER Agents and have it being kicked off by the massively talented duo of Phil Hester and Andrea Di Vito, not to mention covers by living legends Jerry Ordway and Dave Sim?! Consider me over the moon!”
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.