One of the things I lamented most in comics late last year was the cancellation of Jeff Parker’s Agents of Atlas series (not that I had to lament too long what with the back-ups and one-shots), and I know I wasn’t alone in that, so here’s a bit of welcome news: In May the return to thier new ongoing series, right there with Jeff Parker at the helm. How’s that for a Wednesday bump!?
Anyhow, courtesy of Newsarama:
Speaking of two things that go good together, the creative team is one of them. In this new ongoing series, long-time scribe Jeff Parker returns with another familiar face – artist Gabriel Hardman, who has been a key part of the Atlas stories in recent months.
‘You can’t imagine the confidence it gives us all to have Gabe drawing from the start here,’ said Parker. ‘For one, I know I can blue-sky as high as I want with ideas, and Gabe can make that happen- there is nothing he can’t draw and draw extremely well.’
Editor Mark Paniccia, who has been shepherding the team since their modern debut, echoes Parker’s sentiments.
‘We couldn’t be happier with Gabe,’ said the editor. ‘He brings a style that’s both modern and nostalgic in just the right mix. That and a touch of noir give it a very cool edge and sense of excitement that really makes the book stand out. Gabe’s also an absolutely brilliant storyteller and you can tell how much he’s enjoying his work just by looking at the energy in his pages.’
‘And Elizabeth Breitweiser is coloring,’ added Jeff Parker, ‘and I feel they have gelled like a classic art team. Together they give it a feel that makes it really stand out when you’re flipping through the books on Wednesday at the comics shop. It really inspires me to make the best use of their time, so I put a lot into this book. Pick up number one and I think you’ll find we’re doing something well worth your time.’