Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Fear Agent #1

Hell yeah.

Heath Huston, last of a Texas based alien extermination team called the Fear Agents. At first you might think Remender and Moore are giving us a character we've seen/read a thousand times from Bruce Willis: A semi-messed up, down-trodden, ex-badass w/ an alcohol problem and a huge chip on his shoulder (for reasons TBD) - and well, to be honest, that IS pretty much what we're getting out of Huston so far - but no big deal - this first issue is supremely entertaining IMO and the art is exactly what i would have expected from Moore (exceptional).

Huston spends the majority of this issue running for his life. Turns out a massively intelligent "class A" alien is mind-knobbing a bunch of "class G" uber-primatives into providing the necessary brawn (and theivery) to build it a starship.

In a unique twist here - Remender has divided all his alien characters into these alphabetical intelligence classes, which help determine the legality of "exterminating" (read: killing) each. For example - it's illegal to squash a class A, B, or C alien since they pass the intelligence bar :) Pretty cool no?

I love when i get this gooey feeling about a first issue... Zilla's gonna like Fear Agent. A.

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In no particular order:

Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.

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