[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Queen Sindr of Muspelheim’s forces are quickly spreading across all of Asia, and the many superheroes from the continent are working to push them back in hotspots like Shanghai and Seoul. Unfortunately, Amadeus Cho, aka Brawn of the Champions, can see where the tide is turning, and he pulls White Fox, Shang-Chi, Crescent, Jimmy Woo, Silk, and himself back from the fight. He knows that further fighting in Seoul would only lead to more casualties and war they can’t win at the moment. Thankfully, he has a plan, and he’s going to need all the heroes he can reach.
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2 is follows up the explosive events of the first issue by uniting Jimmy Woo and Brawn’s New Agents of Atlas team with many of the new superheroes that were introduced to us in the opening installment.
Bear in mind, the team doesn’t completely come together yet. Sword Master, Pele, Aero, and Wave are left to fight in Shanghai, though it looks like they’ll be joining the team by next issue.
The comic turns from an outright war to spies and espionage at about the midway point, with Amadeus and Jimmy orchestrating subtle missions in Sindr’s domain. It all makes for some good fun, and the new characters are proving to be damn cool.
Gang Hyuk Lim’s artwork continues to be fantastic as well. His style, the costume designs, and the kinetic sense of action all comes together for a brilliant-looking book aided in no small part by the explosive color work of Federico Blee.
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2 delivers on the promises of the opening installment by showing us how this new Agents of Atlas team will operate in their struggle against Queen Sindr and the Fire Goblins of Muspelheim. It’s a good mixture of outright battle and espionage topped with great artwork. This one earns itself a recommendation. Check it out.
War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2 comes to us from writer Greg Pak, artist Gang Hyuk Lim, color artist Federico Blee, letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles, cover artist Woo Dae Shim, and variant cover artists Ron Lim; and Cory Hamscher with Federico Blee.
Final Score: 8/10