Thunderbolts #1

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Nov 18, 2004

    Over the past year, I have become extremely critical of my comic purchases. My hard earned money does not go to subsidize shoddy quality. It is my pleasure to finally buy a Marvel comic for the first time in many months. Its one step forward and this issue gives me confidence that, in terms of quality, there will not be two steps back. I highly recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Loretta Ramirez Nov 11, 2004

    The Thunderbolts, in fact, are all about forgiveness, along with a potent mix of new beginnings, character development, juicy secrets, and classic superhero fun. This issue manages to show this and to prove that theres a lot of story left for this reassembled team. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 13, 2004

    The newest incarnation of the Thunderbolts is worth the time of anybody who appreciated the old series and really anybody who likes super-heroes. Don't be alarmed by The Avengers Disassembled link. This only comes in the form of a mention that the team was dissolved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Nov 25, 2004

    Tom Grummett is a fine artist and I'm glad to see he's lined up to be this book's regular artist as he's a reliable artist, who brings a highly detailed style, and a great eye when it comes to the delivery of visually exciting action. I mean any doubts that one could have held about his art should be instantly quashed after getting a look at this issue's big action sequence, as there's a wonderful sense of impact to these pages, from the opening shot of the invasion, to the eruption of violence from Erik as he takes down Captain Marvel. I also enjoyed the new design of Abe's armor as it has a nice sleek appearance, while still looking quite distinctive from the host of armored characters that populated the Marvel Universe. I'll also give the art credit for its work on the facial expressions, from Melissa's expression as she thinks about Hawkeye, to Erik's rage as he attacks Captain Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 16, 2004

    Also interesting: Niciezas baroque interest in the fringes of Marvel lore is showing again, as what an odd bunch of fish-men he dredges up for the attack. He and Busiek are lucky to have Grummett on hand, as he especially excels at differentiating crowded fields of combatants. That visual busy-ness fits well with the story, which wouldnt be the Bolts if it werent full of deceptions, doubts and lies, right from the start. These are flawed people, and as reality TV shows us, flawed people make drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Nov 17, 2004

    Its a well crafted comic, with generally excellent art and strong writing throughout. Characterisation and dialogue are just as well done, and everything works together to make a fine comic. Its all very traditional, and theres nothing really flashy going on, but its a solid, well-crafted comic, and asking for anything more than that somehow seems churlish. If you like traditional superheroics, then youll love this. Even if you dont theres a lot to enjoy here, as the entire creative team are at the top of their game. Read Full Review

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