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NOT AS DARK AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

  • Aug 2, 2013
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THUNDERBOLTS VOL 1
NO QUARTER

I have been a fan of the Thunderbolts since the group was first created. In fact I will be honest and tell you I loved the first group and concept and don't think any incarnation as surpassed the original. Regardless I have continued to follow each version of the group that Marvel has put out. So I was excited when I learned that this group was coming up. We have The Punisher, Deadpool, Venom, Elektra, and Red Hulk, could there ever be a better new crew. This is an exciting group and features some of the greatest and personal favorites of mine from the Marvel Universe.

A gamma bomb is set off in Asia so a team is sent to help out after the devastation. This team is a group of "like minded" people whom one would not think could work as a team. This team has been put together by General Ross [Red Hulk] and it is a team that is not afraid to kill. The Punisher, Deadpool, Venom and Elektra are sent in to help take care of this problem. The only other problem that they find is that they may not be able to trust their new leader or for that matter The Leader [read to find out].

This is part of the new Marvel Now launch that they did and is written by Daniel Way. This first collection features issues 1-6 and in my opinion plays more like "The Losers" at times from Vertigo/DC Comics. I am sure that anyone who has read this will kinda get what I am saying, it just seemed out of place how all these "loner" type characters were military ready and getting the job done. I don't know that may be just me but I really thought going into this series it would be darker given the characters that are involved. Also I have t point out that the team rocks red which is kinda cool.

The art work is done by Steve Dillon and while people have hated on it I like it. Like I said earlier about this being much less dark then one would think I think his art fits the kinda story they are going for. Of course if you were to look at the covers for each issue you would have thought this was a darker book. That may be were all of the original dislike for this have been coming from. I agree with but also disagree with all the backlash I have seen in other reviews. I like others really thought that this was going to be a darker book with the killers that are involved. But if you go in knowing what this really is then you will most likely like it. This book is a little more fun than one would think but kinda feels stuck between what it is and what could have been. The obvious humor is there since we have Deadpool but like all the rest of the cast he is after all a killer. So the book seems to not be able to make up its mind on what it wants to be.

Also there is a love triangle that develops between three of the cast members that feels out of place. I get what they are going for and at times it works but at others it just feels forced. I would recommend this book to fans of any of these characters and the added character of The Leader and such here makes for an interesting read. Give it a chance and decide for yourself, I like it thus far.
NOT AS DARK AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NOT AS DARK AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NOT AS DARK AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

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August 03, 2013
I agree with Bill.
 
August 02, 2013
I am just glad they stopped reverting the T-Bolts as a team to always crossover with Avengers
 
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I have been a fan of the Thunderbolts since the group was first created. In fact I will be honest and tell you I loved the first group and concept and don't think any incarnation as surpassed the original. Regardless I have continued to follow each version of the group that Marvel has put out. So I was excited when I learned that this group was coming up. We have The Punisher, Deadpool, Venom, Elektra, and Red Hulk, could there ever be a better new crew. This is an exciting group and features some …
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