Thunderbolts #81

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Francisco Ruiz Velasco Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 30, 2003

    This book certainly crafted an uphill battle for itself right from the start when some higher up at Marvel decided that they could perform the same trick that met with success on "X-Force" in these pages. Now creatively the new direction was quite sound, as while the material was a bit predictable at times, it was always extremely well presented, and this issue offers up some very impressive scenes where one can't help by wonder what this book could've done had it not been given it's less that auspicious start that left fans of the original series feeling like they had been betrayed. There's a conversation between our lead character & Armadillo that is a wonderful display of John Arcudi's ability to recognize that villains are allowed to be deeper, more complex characters than they are normally allowed to be, as the Armadillo's comments are positively eloquent, and they also act as a nice look at the promise this series had. There's also some nice emotional moments where our various ch Read Full Review

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