IMAGINE AGENTS #2 [Review]: Making Monsters Cry Since 1989.

Greetings geeklings.

Todays topic: Imagine Agents, or, more specifically, Terry Snowgoose and Dave Slatern of “The Institute of the Management, Acclimation, Guardianship and Incarceration of Notional Entities.”

Must not have gotten his Xbox One at midnight.

If you missed last month’s debut, no worries; the premise is simple: what if Men in Black became auditors of children’s imaginary friends? This is that tale — minus Will Smith, sadly. Instead, we have a veteran agent (Slatern) and a red bearded “barely been on the field agent” (Snowgoose) who really do nothing for me. I kept wishing writer/artist Brian Joines would give Snowgoose a Top Gun reference, but alas, that never happened.

He never truly did like Teddy Ruxpin.

Thankfully, things gets juicier once our story with young Elliot and his “friend” Furdlegurr begins to unfurl. You’ll love the kid and his dramatic irony. Furdlegurr disappears after the Agents of I.M.A.G.I.N.E. catch wind of the devious imaginary friend Dapple‘s evil ploy. Thus, Elliot’s classmate — and non imaginery broheem — throws in a helping hand to find that very…friend. When Elliot’s own mom gets involved (who could be none other than the first of the imaginary’s friends), all hell breaks loose.

Sorry, did you say something? When issue #2 ended, this Priestess couldn’t help but become ticked and concerned over Elliot, surely raising my internal mom voice at the comic book pleading, “NO! Don’t do that Elliot! It’s a trap!” #Dramairony

Better yet, BOOM! Studios presents Imagine Agents an “all ages concept”. It’s a clean story that’s very straight to the point. I could give this to my nephews and know that everything in it was PG, but a great read for me as well. While comics often infodump like a baby spoon to your mouth, all of the nitty gritty details in Agents are presented through action; this nonetheless makes for a great babysitting/naptime-story read. You know, you could be the new cool babysitter, aunt, uncle, or big brother/sister with this comic. And the cliffhanger really does leave you wanting to finish the whole miniseries.

It’s almost sad to think that having one of these imaginary friends will eventually create a void in your life that you can never completely fill. Is there something you want to let us know about your childhood, Brian?

JK. Because of its great pacing, many humorous/curious moments, and panels of absolute eye-splendor (sort of Invinciblesque), Imagine Agents is a comic series that I actually promise to finish.

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. that.

4 (out of 5) Bibles.

Eva Ceja
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