New Thunderbolts #2

Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating


  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Nov 27, 2004

    While I didn't need a reminder of Waid's dismal Dr. Doom storyarc, I could not fault Nicieza's use of Reed Richards and Namor in appropriate cameo at the U.N. They also make good background use for the second group of loser villains that decide to attack. Abe's courting of Namor may also be exhibiting some long term financial planning given the historically untrustworthy nature of Baron von Strucker. In short, there's a lot going on in The New Thunderbolts and every bit of it is fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 3, 2004

    Not quite sure what the cover image has to do with the story that we get inside, as not only does Namor not attempt to drown Songbird, but rather he spends the issue fighting alongside the Thunderbolts, and agrees to help them on their upcoming mission. However, it does make for a dramatic image, and perhaps it's simply jumped the gun and given us a look at the future direction of the Namor/Thunderbolts relationship. As for the interior art Tom Grummett turns in some lovely art, from the big impact of the opening double-page spread that shows the team in heated combat with the Wrecking Crew, to the jaw dropping finish as we see the bombs go off in spite of Reed Richards and M.A.C.H. 4 best efforts. The art also manages to deftly sell the little, but ever so important details, such as the look of fury on Atlas' face when Namor reminds him of the monster he used to be, to the panel where we see Joystick had the ability to disable her exploding gauntlet all along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Dec 13, 2004

    Its a shame that this aspect of the book bothers me so much, as Im enjoying everything else thats going on. Its still a bit too fast paced, as if the creative team are trying to get everything done before the book gets cancelled, but on the whole its a very enjoyable read, with great art, and a refreshing focus on classic superheroics. If the writers and editors can work out exactly what they want to be doing with this title, it would lead to a massive improvement, but at the moment, it feels strained and fragmented. Read Full Review

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