Now it’s not often that I leave my comfort zone and review comics outside the realm known as DC Comics. In fact it’s so rare that you have more likelihood of being doused by chemicals that were struck by lightning, gaining super-speed and wearing a scarlet coloured outfit than reading a review that isn’t immersed in DC lore. So when a comic comes along that piques my interest enough that I forego my chosen champion of comic publishers for awhile, you know it has to be good… and Agent 1.22 really is something special.
I have been avidly following this project for some time now, through their website, facebook page and blog, I have also been lucky enough to have had contact with one of the creators, Tom Dheere, who very graciously sent me a link to the preview of Issue #0 and also gave permission to use the fantastic pieces of art you will see dotted throughout this post.
Agent 1.22 is a cyborg operative of T.E.R.R.A (Technologically Advanced Regimented Reconaissance Agent), Before each and every mission she is thawed out from cryogenic deep sleep and her next mission is downloaded into her brain. Her current task is to find a cure for the insidious Tempest virus that is devastating the outer colonies. Each and every time she completes a mission she is debriefed and mind-wiped before being frozen once more. Who is Agent 1.22? How did she become a cyborg? Will she be able to stop the Tempest virus before it reaches Earth?
Agent 1.22 originally started life as a 2007 web-series, the comic series itself will be the foundation blocks of the franchise, with issue #0 a segue way into the initial four issue mini-series.
Illustrated by Douglas Shuler, a sci-fi and fantasy artist who has been involved in the medium for over twenty years. Douglas has worked with such luminary companies as Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm and Wizards Of The Coast.
Co-created by Angelo Panetta – sound engineer and composer, Tom Dheere – Author, and David Martin – computer animator.
Introduce yourself to Agent 1.22 by downloading the free preview of issue #0 right here, this extremely promising new series will be released digitally and in physical form in October.
Head on over and show your support to this new franchise, and help Agent 1.22 unravel the mystery of her past and the devastating Tempest virus.
Precinct1313 Anticipation Rating: Stratospheric.