Up on the slate for review today in the world of comics is an independent comic called The Agency. I got a chance to talk with the creators a bit on the floor of New York's nerdiest convention and was sold on the idea of this comic. So after purchasing the first two issues and finally having a moment at home, I dived right in.
First things first, let me give you a quick overview of what The Agency is all about. It's a story of an agency that was assemble to combat the increasing threat of magic in the world and contain those who use it in a negative way. As in most awesome and heroic stories, there's a young teen with magical powers himself who gets tied up in the middle of all the action.
Now for being a first issue, and essentially an origin story for the main character, its tough to break into the world of comics these days with an original idea. With the oversaturation of comic book heroes debuting on the large and small screens, the heavy hitting companies have flooded the paperback world trying to push characters who may have not had main stage potential in the past. I believe the Romeros and Cabrera have struck gold here with a captivating idea of mashing everything we love about high-stake political thrillers and the world of magic, a very tough mix to pull off in my humble opinion. I'm hooked from the get go, as the action within the first few panels of the comic show us they're not holding anything back.
The art work done by Eric Koda and coloring done by Ross Hughes is aesthetically pleasing to me as a reader. There have been many instances, for at least myself, where there is a good story being told, but the artwork leaves me wanting more or feeling dissatisfied. Overall I feel that this story has a potential for a lengthy and fun run and I'm excited to dive into the second issue. Definitely would recommend you pick this up or download it on the Comixology app.
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