Thunderbolts is a title that has evolved from a team of super villains to a secret team of deadly operatives tasked with taking out terrorists. Led by the Red Hulk, the team of the Punisher, Venom, Deadpool, Elektra, Mercy and the Leader don’t quite work well together yet managed to be successful in their first mission. Will their new one go better? Will the title’s change in tone be able to last? Major Spoilers looks at the latest issue for the answers!
This April, love AND betrayal are in the air as red-hot artist Phil Noto (Uncanny X-Force) joins superstar writer Daniel Way in Thunderbolts #7! As part of Marvel NOW!, Thunderbolts turns up the action and brutality, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver the best ongoing stories, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
I started picking up this book because I so loved the previous Thunderbolts comic. By keeping the same title, Marvel has played upon the goodwill that they previously built up to get me to give this one a chance. But, for good or ill, this is not the Thunderbolts that you remember. Has Marvel leveraged the Thunderbolts brand to introduce me to a new book that I’ll enjoy, or have they trod its good name into the mud, forever tainting the happy memories I associated with it?
Want another teaser from Marvel NOW! that is sure to cause more than a few of you to use the comment section below (hint, hint)? Check out this latest from the publisher that features a couple you wouldn’t expect to get together, getting together.
They are all heroes who had, or have, their own individual titles: Red Hulk, Punisher, Deadpool, Elektra, and Venom. Formed by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, his team of Thunderbolts is charged with “cutting out evil like a cancer.” Can this group of loners fall in line while sharing the same red and black color scheme?
The Marvel NOW! Initiative rolls forward, featuring soft reboots and gentle nudges ton established continuity. Perhaps one of the more drastic changes to the Marvel Universe occurs within the pages of Thunderbolts #1. A new team, a new mission…will this be a new addition to your pull list? The review awaits after the jump!
This December, prepare for a deadlier brand of justice like lightning as Thunderbolts #1 kicks off the all-new ongoing series from the top-selling creative team of Daniel Way (Deadpool) and Steve Dillon (Punisher MAX). As part of Marvel NOW!, Thunderbolts joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
Marvel continues to tease Marvel NOW! launch and the pairing of Daniel Way and Steve Dillon on a new book. Though I don’t know what specific book Marvel is teasing, it wouldn’t surprise me if this was the teaser for a new Thunderbolts series.
While the Marvel banner hasn’t been around for 70 years (Marvel proper began in 1961, but Timely Publications goes all the way back to 1939), Marvel will host a 70th Anniversary celebration at comic book stores across the nation on August 11, 2009.Â Sounds like a good time, until the announcement that Marvel was sending creators and Marvel characters not to the LCS, but to Barnes & Noble book stores.Â That’s sure to cause some controversy among all the fun.
The complete list of participating stores can be found here, while the Barnes & Noble breakdown is after the jump.
Deadpool #11 has sold out at the distributor level, prompting Marvel to send the issue back to press featuring Paco Medina’s interior art as the variant cover.
Marvel has announced that Dark Wolverine #75 has sold out and is going back to press with a variant cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
I generally don’t run Marvel press releases without heavily editing the content to strip out the unnecessary bits, but this one about Deadpool had me chuckling enough to run the entire thing.