Thunderbolts #12

Thunderbolts #12

Writer: Daniel Way Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

First, a look at the Punisher's role on the team?does he trust his teammates? Then, delve into the secrets of the most mysterious thunderbolt? Mercy!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 3, 2013

    Luckily I love the Castle/Natchios dynamic, so this issue was great for me to read, and while I may have complained about Dillons art in the past, his strengths are definitely on full display here. His strengths are for drawing ugly people doing ugly things, and this issue is concerned with nothing else. Soule does such a seamless job that I actually was only barely aware he hadnt been writing this series the entire time! Pick this up if you like the Punisher, or if you want to see the Thunderbolts team dynamic take a seismic shift. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 5, 2013

    It's a great story of Frank, as it shows just how dedicated to his murderous craft he really is. It's a great character story, and one that Dillon " the artist of all-time great Punisher story "Welcome Back, Frank" " excels at. He's a guy who is top notch when it comes to violence, and he really kills it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Jul 6, 2013

    I'm a happy camper here folks. I make no judgements on Daniel Way as a writer, his other work may be fantastic, I honestly don't know. But for this particular book, change is definitely a good thing. If you've been hesitant to pick up this book up to this point, now is the time. This issue gives enough of a glimpse into he past and the future of the series while still telling its own story to be a perfect jumping on point. Hopefully Charles Soule can keep up the momentum going forward. We'll find out in just two short weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jul 7, 2013

    If you ARE a fan of The Punisher this one is going to help fill the void in his lack of appearance in print as of late and you are going to eagerly read and re-read this one. I'm not sure if this was just a bookend to the last story arc before they launch into something new or if we are about to see a few issues that each focus on just 1-2 characters, either way I loved this read! Now to find out how this will affect the dynamic for both Frank and Elektra and what it will mean for this already unstable team on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Jul 4, 2013

    Solid plot and good wrap-up of the last issue and a very good action like this book deserves. Like i've said many times a book like this should have a little more action than dialogue. That's is what everyone expects with a team like this. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 4, 2013

    It's tough to judge the series' ongoing prospects when Soule's first issue is so limited in scope. But this is easily my favorite issue of the current volume, so that has to count for something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jul 5, 2013

    If nothing else, the new writer on this book should provide some well deserved energy into the way this book has been running. The artwork has continued to be solid, and while there is no real way to judge how this book is going to go, at least having something new should help. A big congrats to Daniel Way on a solid run, despite the lackluster exit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 8, 2013

    Soule is still settling into "Thunderbolts," and his approach to damaged, powerful characters shows potential in its psychology and his grasp of pacing and suspense. Only future issues will show if Soule can provide a unifying mission and dynamic for the team. Read Full Review

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