Comic Book Review – Atlantis Attacks #1

The Agents of Atlas Get Their Own Comic Book Miniseries

Cover for Atlantis Attacks #1. Depicts Namor and Atlantis fighting the Agents of Atlas.
Cover for Atlantis Attacks #1. Comic book cover by Rock-He Kim.

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Credits:

  • Writer – Greg Pak
  • Artist – Ario Anindito
  • Color Artist – Rachelle Rosenberg
  • Letterer – VC’s Joe Sabino
  • Cover Artist – Rock-He Kim
  • Hidden Gem Cover Artists – Bill Everett & Chris Sotomayor
  • Variant Cover Artists – Jeehyung Lee, Ron Lim & Israel Silva
  • Production Design – Nick Russell
  • Assistant Editor – Tom Groneman
  • Editor – Mark Paniccia
  • Editor-in-Chief – C.B. Cebulski

SPOILER-FREE ZONE

Atlantis Attacks #1 is only the second comic book about the Agents of Atlas that I have read. Greg Pak does a decent job preparing the reader for the story without relying on knowing much about the Agents of Atlas. The comic book even goes so far as to introduce key characters from the group, like Amadeus Cho, Silk, and others. The story is decent. It’s classic Prince Namor taking matters into his own hands without concern for others. Admittedly there isn’t anything too deep in this one (unless you count Atlantis! badum-tish!). I’d recommend this comic book for anyone looking for a fresh story.

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You are now exiting the spoiler-free zone. Do yourself a favor and stop reading if you don’t want any spoilers.

Amadeus Cho and the Agents of Atlas are the guardians of the Portal City of Pan. The founder of Pan, which holds portals between five cities, kidnapped a dragon from Atlantis to power the city. Both Atlantis and the Agents of Atlas are just now finding this out. Cho realizes that Pan can not exist without the dragon, but he also vows to eventually free the dragon. Prince Namor, however, is angry that surface dwellers are using Atlantean magic, and decides to attack Pan.

After a brief fight between Prince Namor and Amadeus Cho, Namor retreats. While retreating, he gives Pan an ultimatum: release the dragon in 24 hours or face destruction. Even though Cho wants to release the dragon, he needs more time because Pan acts as a safe-haven for refugees from Madripoor. The next day, Atlantis attacks Pan, going straight for the city’s founder, Mike Nguyen.

Jimmy Woo, the original leader of the Agents of Atlas, makes an appearance. He brings with him another fighting force of which I will not spoil for you. You’ve got to read the comic book to find out who’s backing him up! This comic was brief. The artwork is top-notch though. I’m interested to see what kind of damage Prince Namor and the rest of Atlantis inflicts on Pan. I also want to see what Jimmy Woo and Amadeus Cho have in store for Prince Namor.

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