So Castro was mind-controlled into being a Communist?
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Since I’ve heard about the series, I’ve heard Marvel didn’t know what to do with Agents of Atlas, this incarnation is no different (I think it’s more, Marvel doesn’t know what to do with Jeff Parker–it’s like he’s way too good for them). The issue has a lead, set during “Dark Reign” and a sequel to the previous limited series, and an awesome flashback back-up, featuring some of the Agents meeting Wolverine in Cuba.
The first story, with the rather epic and unfunny Pagulayan art, is fine. It’s good, solid mainstream Marvel comic stuff. How Marvel manages to reinvent itself without having to pound universes or whatever, I don’t know… Anyway, it’s fine.
But the backup is the gold of this issue. Parker gets to let loose and he does a marvelous (no pun intended) job.
First Contact; writer, Jeff Parker; penciller, Carlo Pagulayan; inker, Jason Paz; colorist, Jana Schirmer; letterer, Nate Piekos. “The jungles of Cuba, 1958;” writer, Parker; artist, Benton Jew; colorist, Elizabeth Dismang Breitweiser; letterer, Piekos. Editors, Lauren Sankovitch, Nathan Cosby and Mark Paniccia; publisher, Marvel Comics.