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?
This week, it’s time to clean house on the Major Spoilers Podcast, by taking a look at the series featuring the pairing of Frank Castle, Garth Ennis, and Steve Dillon in The Punisher: Welcome Back, Frank.
The bestselling saga that defined one of the Marvel Universe’s most unique characters! Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon deliver a wild ride of innovative chaos, reinstating the Punisher as an unstoppable force dispensing his vigilante justice on the streets of New York City. But not everyone is happy to see him return: Two unlucky cops draw the unenviable task of capturing him, while the ruthless Ma Gnucci and her gang will stop at nothing to see him dead. The Punisher also must contend with nosy neighbors and the rise of three copycats – the Holy, Elite, and Mr. Payback – who want him to join their crime-cleansing force. Collecting Punisher (2000) #1-12.
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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.
Marvel sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the Incredible Hulk #8 by Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon.
Sometimes you walk away from a comic because your favorite author leaves it as well, that was the case for me, and Garth Ennis. I didn’t read anything Punisher because I didn’t think it would be as good as Ennis, boy was a I wrong.
With all the hoopla surrounding the upcoming Watchmen movie, and with the realization that newcomers to the Watchmen series, are going to be left asking, “I’ve read this awesome series and have seen the movie, what’s next?” DC Comics has announced it’s After Watchmen campaign.Â Â The campaign features a selection of $1.00 comics to be given away or sold at conventions and comic book shops.
The Balitmore Comic-Con has released its updated list of guests participating in the convention kicking off Saturday, September 27, 2008.
We’ve announced guests from all walks of the industry already, including stars such as Brian Michael Bendis, Jeff Kinney, Jim Lee, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Sale, Darwyn Cooke, Mike Mignola, Steve Dillon, Guy Davis, and Geoff Johns, just to name a handful.
We regret to announce a few cancellations: David Finch (whose wife is having a baby), Gene Colan (back problems), John Romita Sr. (conflict), and Mike Grell (conflict) are unable to attend this year.
But don’t despair! The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to welcome Mike McKone (Fantastic Four, Green Lantern), C.B.Cebulski (X-Men: Divided We Stand, Avengers Fairy Tales), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: The Initiative), Tom Brevoort (Marvel Comics editor), Walt Simonson (Thor, Fantastic Four), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman, The Rules of The Game), Sean Chen (Iron Man, Salvation Run), Mike Hawthorne (Salem, American Splendor), Paul Storrie (Worlds of Dungeons & Dragons, Star Trek: Aliens), Nelson Blake II (G.I. Joe, The Ride), Jamal Igle (Superman’s Reign, Supergirl), Greg LaRocque (Power Man and Iron Fist, Marvel Team-Up), Afua Richardson (Pilot Season: Genius), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Andy MacDonald (NYC Mech), and Allison Sohn (Star Wars trading card artist).