If I were to give my 11-year-old any comic book title I'm currently reading, this would be the one. It's clean, sure, but it's everything I remember comic being like when I was a kid, which is not to say that comics I read as a kid were perfect (going back and reading them, it's quite clear most were anything but), but it's to say that Phil Hester captures the feel of classic, pre-grim'n'gritty superhero book perfectly.
I profess to be a THUNDER Agents fan, but truth of the matter is I've only read the DC series that preceded this one, one reprint issue (365 Comics #35), and that oddball one-off I found recently (365 Comics #87). I have a few original issues sitting in boxes, most of the 80's comics, and a couple of DC's reprint Archives, all waiting to be read.
But the fact of the matter is, I am a fan, a growing fan
. I'm attracted to the characters, the aesthetic, and the mythology (both in the series and about the property itself). My only hope is all the classic THUNDER Agents doesn't disappoint.