New Thunderbolts #6

Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The climactic confrontation between the new Thunderbolts and Hydra! But how can the new T-Bolts become "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" if half the team would rather sit the fight out in a bar? Plus: Strucker's secrets are revealed! A dirty deal is made to save Manhattan! And the dramatic return of -- Photon? Crunchy continuity goodness in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 13, 2005

    While writing a slam-bang conclusion, Fabian Nicieza with co-plotter Kurt Busiek and the thrilling composition of Tom Grummett sets up the long standing storylines that will run through future issues. Photon (nee Captain Marvel) returns, and he will no doubt cause friction between Mach IV and Songbird. The placement of one character in the group will likely affect how he is treated by the team in upcoming stories. The skill of all involved impel you to look forward to these new tales of The Thunderbolts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Mar 13, 2005

    In short, this issue is a glorious celebration of heroism. The heroes are flawed, but they overcome their limitations through the cooperative pursuit of heroic virtues. I highly recommend this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 13, 2005

    The central players in this new title are fittingly the newest members. Radioactive Man proves he possesses the potential for nobility in a world of changed political fortunes and allegiances. Speed Demon pretends a detachment he doesnt show in his actions, as heroism seems to be calling to him. The others push Blizzard to his limits, and even the frivolous adrenalin junkie Joystick is finally beginning to show some nuanced levels as she performs a crucial military action against the armies of Hydra. I thought Id miss Karla (a.k.a. Moonstone, the star of the Avengers/Thunderbolts mini that served as the bridge between v.1 and v.2 of Thunderbolts) more than I do, but perhaps Nicieza has said all he could with that character. The one constant in this title is change, so though weve set a few players on a righteous path by the final page, weve still got the need for new funding, various ongoing ruses, Atlass deteriorating sanity and Mimis unresolved health issues to keep t Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 17, 2005

    Tom Grummett turns in another fine effort, and there are some lovely visuals in this issue from the opening double-page sequence that places the reader right in the midst of the action to the equally impressive scene where Captain Marvel makes his return to these pages. I'm not quite sold on Captain Marvel's new look; it's a little generic, but I can't deny the sheer visual impact of the scene where he deals with the nuclear fallout. There's also some nice work on the character moments, from the raw power of the scene where Atlas takes down the main ship in Strucker's fleet to the sense of frustration on Abe's face as his efforts to capture Strucker come up short. There's also a nice quiet moment of heroism as Speed Demon races away from the city with the ticking bomb, though the art could have done a better job of showing readers how he managed to survive the explosion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Mar 13, 2005

    I want to like this comic, I really do. Its good honest back-to-basics superheroics, sticking (a very welcome) two fingers up at the likes of Avengers Disassembled and Identity Crisis, but it fails to capture the energy and excitement that are inherent in the superhero genre. Its certainly not a bad comic, but considering whats going on, it just seems like this should be a more impressive and exciting reading experience. Instead its competent but underwhelming. Read Full Review

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