• Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system — this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice.

• Led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better place…by all means necessary.

Story by Daniel Way
Art by Steve Dillon
Colors by Guru-eFX
Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco & Billy Tan

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%


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  1. This book was destroyed by the iFanboy guys but I really enjoyed issue one a heck of a lot. This reminds me of the Expandable movies were we have a cast of big name badasses just F’n shit up, I just sometimes want to read a action book with bloody violence without all the drama.

    • That’s a good analogy – the new Thunderbolts are super powered Expendables.

    • The “ifanboy guys” like to pretend that they’re smarter than they are. I try to ignore their commentary and reviews and use the site to keep track of my own books. If I went by others opinions I’d be wasting my time with Saga and Remenders awful storytelling and would miss out on gems like Gambit and X-treme X-men.

    • ^So you have your own tastes. Fantastic. That doesn’t make anyone else’s opinions in books invalid.
      I don’t think the people at iFanboy “pretend to be smarter than they are”, they just have their own tastes and opinions. If they didn’t enjoy Thunderbolts, they have the right to say so, just as they have the right to say that they do like Saga, or “Remender’s awful storytelling”.
      You’ve found books that you love, and that’s great, but it doesn’t mean that anyone who thinks otherwise is pretending to be smarter than they are or anything of that sort. Enjoy your books, and others will to, and no one will have to argue about which one’s better because that’s really a waste of time.

    • @ultimate rich
      So you won’t read Saga because “iFanboy People” like it. If so that is a lame reason not to read Saga. And really you won’t waste your time with “Remender’s awful storytelling” but Way’s god awful storytelling is just fine. And if you honestly are not reading Saga because people seem to like it, well that just sounds idiotic because Saga is anything but a “waste of time”.

  2. Dropped.

    Might check out the trade from the public library in a few months.

  3. I think things will pick up in this issue. Phil Noto is taking over the art in issue #7.

  4. I don’t mid Dillion’s art but not for this series. I’m sure he would draw the shit out of Garfield or something…. >_>
    gonna give it a few more, hopefully things pick up. Such a great team….

  5. I completely forgot this was double shipping this month…So that’s not a good sign for me.

    But I’m also going to defend this book. Is it the most original concept ever? No. Was this the best Marvel NOW! title to come out so far? No. I had a lot of fun with it though and was surprised on how much I enjoyed it. It was a standard, ‘get the team together’ issue so hopefully this starts the real story and hopefully I can judge fully on its merits/shortcomings.

    • I feel as though standard ‘get the team together’ stories usually have reasons for getting the team together.
      So this seems to be below the standard

  6. There is so much wrong in this book I can’t even…..

    And why does Venom look like Gene Simmons?

  7. better than the first issue

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