Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Freedom Fighters and Agents of Atlas


Between the Golden Age and Modern Ages of heroes, these were two teams that held down the fort. I have enjoyed both their original appearances as well as the modern revivals of both of these groups.  I'd love to see a story set in the 50's or 60's or even the present day that includes them both.


Carycomic said...

You speak the truth, Ross. In fact, in a real DC/Marvel crossover, I could just see the Agents of Atlas being the sole survivors of Earth-9904 simply by having been involuntarily teleported to Earth-X!*

*I'm using original pre-Crisis designations.

Anonymous said...

There is so much potential for a sequel, here. Like, say, Grodd transferring his telepathic essence into Ken "Gorilla Man" Hale?

Bob Greenwade said...

I personally would love to see the Agents of Atlas come to the MCU. We already have their leader (Jimmy Woo), who in this version would probably be more of an FBI liaison. I'd start to get excited if we got so much as a brief name-drop of one of the other characters' civilian names.

Detective Tobor said...

OR... the story might go over with the same success as the current version of Quantum Leap did. :(
Each group might have been more successful with a little tweaking. Maybe Plastic Man for the Freedom Fighters?
Stealth isn't easy or fast for the heroes to use. The nazis would try to use rewards and threats for the population to turn the heroes in. Many people would be killed off as the hunts were going on. The heroes are going to need major strategists to help them, as well as funds, locations, supplies, etc.

Anonymous said...

I am very surprised at how that once obscure What If 1950s Avengers group have managed to become an ongoing aspect of the Marvel Universe.

My sister happened to have that issue of What If among the relatively few comics she owned, so that particular group was something I remembered. But I don't think it was referred to again until Avengers Forever where they were renamed the G-Men, I believe. Roger Stern and/or Kurt Busiek obviously liked them enough to reintroduce them, if only briefly.

It must have struck some kind of nerve as they came back as the Agents of Atlas. I personally like them more as a group in the 1950s rather than the modern day, but they are charming all the same.


simon said...

so many of these characters are close to being out of copyright that it could be possible !
i have picked up all the marvel Agents of Atlas and DC’s Freedom Fighters so would truly appreciate such a team up.

simreeve said...

Love it!

(and loved that original What If? story, too.)

Carycomic said...

@Simreeve: you know, when Immortus erased their time/space continuum, they might very well have been saved at the last second by...Future Man!* Saving the lives of Earth-9904's earliest superheroes might be the ultimate act of spite for one of Kang's rival time travelers.

*It happened in a 1999 West Coast Avengers story, I think. And Future Man was a would-be world conqueror from 1,000,000 AD who teamed up with a femme fatale crime boss named Madame Death to take on the All-Winners' Squad (post-WWII version of the Liberty Legion)!

Bob Greenwade said...

What I'd love to see covered on the What If...? TV series is the classic Vol. 1 Issue 84.

Carycomic said...

I'd love to see a sequel to WHAT IF...? v.1/#2 depicting further ripple effects. For example; would Princess Python have been more successful at seducing Spidey? Would an amnesiac Namor have become the host body for Kulan Gath? Would Xemnu the Titan have found it easier to best the Incredible Thing?

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