Thunderbolts #1 Review
WRITERS: Daniel Way
ARTIST: Steve Dillon
COLOR ARTIST: Guru eFX
LETTERS: VC’s Joe Sabino
COVER: Julian Totino Tedesco
EDITOR: Jordan D. White
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Axel Alonso
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Joe Quesada
PUBLISHER: Dan Buckley
EXEC. PRODUCER: Alan Fine
Release Date: December 5th, 2012
Published monthly by Marvel Worldwide, INC.
Price – $2.99
In this introductory issue to volume #2 of the Marvel series titled, “Thunderbolts”, Daniel Way creatively crafts a tale where five highly volatile individuals are brought together for a single purpose…to forget the courts, jails and the system and to fight fire with fire. Way does a good job introducing the setting and sets up each character’s recruitment to the team. Even though Way does a good job in this first issue he didn’t seem to explain the “why now” question. Hopefully this will come out later in the first arc.
Rating – “B+”
I am personally not a fan at all of Steve Dillon’s style. His characters often times seem to be a bit too cartoony with not a lot of detail to them. I would say that I could be spoiled after all the great work that had been coming out in Rucka’s Punisher series as well as the mini-series of “Untold Tales of Punisher Max”. Overall, it seemed to me to distract from the decent story that Way was trying to craft in this initial episode. I think a more realistic and gritty art style would suit this kind of team book a lot better.
Rating – “D”
(WARNING – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
In a nut-shell this first issue was about General Ross (RED HULK) recruiting a new team of Thunderbolts together to bring hard justice to the world. It works better than most team book intros but it‘s curious to try to figure out why General Ross is doing what he is doing. Here’s hoping that this book actually ends up having somewhat of a plot.
Rating – “B“
The book seems entertaining enough. That could be mostly due to the cast that is assembled and with the highly volatile style of the group. I just hope that this doesn’t end up being one of the Marvel Now! Titles that end up stinking so badly that it will be the first to be cancelled.
Rating – “C+”
OVERAL RATING OF ISSUE: “C+”