Review: Imagine Agents #1
Ever try to wrangle an illiterate, 30-foot tall rock monster away from his 5-year-old best friend? Or calm down a 400 pound muscle-man rag-doll during her daily temper-tantrum? For Dave and Terry, it’s all in a day’s work. As agents for I.M.A.G.I.N.E., they are responsible for keeping your imaginary friends in-line… Little do they know that six-year-old Elliot and his best bear-friend, Furdlgurr, are about to be entangled in a plan to change everything!
I had no idea what to expect going into the first issue of this new all-ages series from BOOM! Studios. The more I read though, the more I wanted to read it. The series is beyond fun with a first issue that knocks it out of the park. The series feels a bit like Ghostbusters mixed with Men in Black, but toss in imaginary friends instead of aliens or ghosts. That combo is one of the most fun debuts I’ve read so far this year and a series that’s now an absolute part of my reading list.
The story by Brian Joines is really fresh with a great mix of humor and heart, with a touch of action thrown in as well. It’s a great combination for kids and adults. There’s a slight edge to it all, but overall tons for everyone to relate to and enjoy. There’s very much a Pixar vibe about it all, and you can’t do much better than that.
On top of a fun story is the beautiful artwork by Bachan and some awesome character designs that span the adorable to the creepy. For as much fun as the story was, it’s even more so due to the visuals. The characters are great and I already want a plush Furdlgurr to hang out with. The art style is just awesome, a great combination of writer and artist.
I fully expect BOOM! to have another hit on their hand with this one and comic fans, as well as Hollywood knocking on their door.
Story: Brian Joines Art: Bachan
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy
BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review