Here we go.
Fear Agent has been a long time coming on this podcast, and not just because it’s @slim's favorite comic book of all-time ever. If you search through the Paperkeg catalog, there is even an episode where he admits to openly weeping during the final two issues of the series. He pretty much cries on air as he reads a page out loud good grief. Guy is a mess.
What is Fear Agent?
When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper… the last Fear Agent!
Acclaimed writer Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Venom) is joined by superstar collaborators Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, Venom) and Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Punisher) in channeling the aesthetic sensibilities and spirit of high adventure of classic science fiction, war, and horror comics — three of the genres that made EC comics the high-water mark of sequential storytelling. Fear Agent takes readers through lush new worlds populated by jellyfish superbrains, wild apemen, and sentient amoeba beasts, and finally back to the frontlines of humanity’s war with an automaton regime bent on universal domination!
If you liked Remender’s Uncanny X-Force, holy crap is this book for you. We’ll be talking about Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1, specifically. Don’t worry too much about the Tales of the Fear Agent issues, we’ll likely spice those after the show and talk about our favorites. If you grab the digital versions, be sure to get Re-Ignition, My War, and The Last Goodbye.
Dale has been running cross country like Forrest Gump on that elliptical of his at home, so we pray he has the energy to throw on the electric blanket and record this epic. Jonesy almost blew himself up after his iPhone charger lit on fire at work. Probably never moved that fast in his life when he zipped across the room trying not to become a dead Human Torch. Guy is like a gazelle. And what of Slim? Probably an emotional wreck right now, just thinking about reading Library Edition Volume 2 for 161. That’s where your emotions turn to so much Heath Huston putty.
It all starts tonight with Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1. Join us on Twitter, YouTube, Google Hangouts, or grab the legit episode Monday morning. Mmm, baby.