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Juggernaut has brought destruction to the American Midwest. His team – the alpha squad of the Thunderbolts – have caught the full fury of Cain Marko joined to the ancient force of The Serpent. It all comes down to this! A stand has to be taken and the worst threats of a lost age will face the worst threats of today- the combined squads of the THUNDERBOLTS! It’s a major battle with major upheaval as members are transformed completely and others will reveal secret agendas– and betray their team.

This explosive finale will change the Thunderbolts in profound ways, and turn old friends into bitter enemies. Don’t miss it!

Story by Jeff Parker
Art by Valentine De Landro & Matthew Southworth
Colors by Frank Martin & Fabio D'Auria
Letters by Albert Deschesne
Cover by Mirco Pierfederici

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TheNextChampion08/17/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.7
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  1. Whoa! Whole new mix of artists there….What happened to Shalvey? 🙁

    (Nice cover though)

  2. Explosive finale? I hope they just mean to this arc. I’ve been collecting this mag since ish #100, and I don’t want it to end. My go-to comic. Always a fun read.

    • I think there’s going to be a whole new roster next issue. Either way, been loving this book so far. Nothing against De Landro, but I really want Kev Walker back!

  3. Valentine De Landro is typically good when he draws X-Factor but the preview art for this issue looks rough. It’s also a departure from the look established by Shalvey and Kev Walker. So I’m prepared for some rushed art on this issue. The Fear Itself story has been solid considering I’m not reading reading the actual event (only other tie-in I’ve read is Parker’s Hulk) but I’m looking forward to it ending.

  4. It’ll be weird for me seeing De Landro on a book that isn’t X Factor…

    I like how Parker deals with tie-ins. He makes them into big events that really have an effect on his characters that he can carry through. THey’re not just guest stars in some big crisis.

  5. I am also bummed that neither Walker nor Shalvey are penciling this issue. Did the shipping 2X (which this books seems to have done numerous times over the past couple of months) finally catch up to the artists?

  6. Even with the change in artists, it was a pretty damn good read. Sometimes the storyline got a bit confusing with the art but overall I liked these two. Also, the story is really getting good with Parker.


  7. All the FI tie-ins I read this week felt like something really monumental and life-changing was happening in them, and this was no exception. A sub-plot I thought had a while to bubble under LEAPT to the top this issue. Loved it.

  8. This was a bit confusing. I basically understood what was happening but some muddy storytelling kinda hurt the climax. Parker seems to be taking the book in an interesting direction so I’m looking forward to what comes next.

    • I agree, I found it a bit jumpy at the end which made some of the characters motivations tough to follow. As far at the art, I was pleasantly surprised. This didn’t look anything like X-factor, and featured a few pages that I wouldn’t mind owning some day.

      Also, Giant Man-Thing, discuss.

  9. I really liked the issue I can’t wait to pick up the next one and see what happens, but did troll girl eat one of them?

  10. this was kind of a mess. easily the worst issue of Parker’s run since the siege tie-ins

  11. I’m not seeing this ‘confusing’ and ‘messy’ storytelling everyone else is… I thought it was pretty straight-forward stuff…

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