Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Bachata
Colors by Ruth Redmond
Letters by Deron Bennett
It’s rare that such an inherently sad story can be so much fun while managing to sprinkle in a nice dose of adventure along with it. Brian Joines has managed to concoct a masterpiece with Imagine Agents. At the end of issue #1 we were left pondering the sinister plot that Dapple has cooked up and how Elliot and his pal Furdlegurr fit in to the whole scheme. The Imagine Agents know something fishy is going on, but they’re too busy cleaning up their own mess to make any headway on the case.
Brian Joines has crafted one of the most fun, original tales in comics with this series. This issue doesn’t have a moment that tugged on my heart-strings like #1 did, but I felt a totally new sense of adventure in it. What’s really amazed me is how quickly I’ve become attached to the characters in the book. With it doing so well sales-wise, I hope Boom! will make it an on-going or give it another arc at least. Even with this series halfway over, there are infinite stories to tell with this group of characters.
This is an all-ages book that looks and feels like a classic Saturday morning cartoon; hats off to Bachan and company for really capturing the essence of what this book is. The first issue I had downloaded on Comixology, but I finally got my hands on the physical versions at an LCS today! While it’s beautiful on my tablet, digital doesn’t do the artwork justice in comparison to having the actual copy lying in front of you.
This book is absolutely amazing. Issue #1 set the bar pretty high when it sold out and flew off the shelves the way it did, and issue #2 met that challenge head-on. I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint. This is a fun-filled adventure from cover to cover; if you’re a parent looking to get their kids into comics or for anyone who just enjoys a good time…read Imagine Agents!
5 out of 5 nerds