Written by Brian Joines
Art by Bachan
Colors by Ruth Redmond
Published by BOOM! Studios
Imagine Agents has taken us on a roller coaster of entertainment since the first issue. There have been the highs, incredibly fun, adventure filled panels; and there have also been lows, moments of sadness that tug on your heart strings and make you really connect with this series on another level. Issue #3 blends those two aspects I love so much about this series together beautifully. Issue #2 left us with Elliot’s mom standing face to face with Furdlegurr and Elliot is nowhere to be found as he’s been kidnapped by Dapple. We still know almost nothing of Dapple’s sinister plan, but stay tuned folks, we get plenty of answers in this issue!
What can I say about Brian Joines that I haven’t already told you guys at nauseam? Imagine Agents is something really special, and if you aren’t reading it let me tell you this…there’s a reason the first two issues have now sold out and gone back for second prints! He continues to ramp up the stakes with each issue and by the end of this one I have to wonder how he’s going to wrap things up considering issue #4 is slated to be the last one. (Take the hint BOOM! make this an ongoing already!) Nonetheless, if they don’t, I can’t wait to see what Mr. Joines has planned for us in the next book; I’m sure it will be just as special, if not more special, than its predecessors.
In a world based on the imagination, Bachan has created some of the most beautiful art in comics with this series. It’s absolutely wonderful to see his new creations as you flip through the pages of each of these books and with issue #3 I even made a game out of creating voices in my head for each of these insanely original characters. This series would be beautiful even if it was black and white, but it’s not. Ruth Redmond has literally brought this world to life with her amazing job on colors. With each page you can’t help but feel a little like you’re stepping into Oz for the first time. Every panel is as vivid as the next and it really creates some of my favorite art in all of comics.
READ THIS BOOK! If you follow me on Twitter I’m sure you’ve seen me on my soapbox telling people how this series should be ongoing. (I swear BOOM! Mr. Joines isn’t paying me!) I’ve grown to love everything about this book and he even manages to make you sympathize with Dapple in this issue. Simply put, Imagine Agents is too special to ignore and it’s up to us as consumers to vote with our dollars (I bought this digitally and physically!) to make sure we continue to get this amazing book! If I could rate this book higher than a 5 I would in a heartbeat, but since I can’t I give it…
5 out of 5 nerds