New Thunderbolts #7

Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Kurt Busiek Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz, Tom Grummett Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Flushed with success, the Big Apple's newest heroes have to face their greatest challenge yet: an adoring public and the reflections in their mirrors! A new storyarc begins with a self-contained jumping-on point: "Modern Marvels," shows how the "man on the street" views the T-Bolts -- and if that matches how the T-Bolts view themselves...

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 18, 2005

    Also interesting: Grummett and Sienkiewicz alternate art chores, splash page profiles for the former and the newscast talking heads format for the latter. This works surprisingly well. Ill take Bills expressive inking over full narrative clarity any time. However, I do wonder about Nicieza including actual people as his commentators. When Black Panther provides Dondi Reece, does the Marvel Universe also have room for the actual Condoleeza Rice? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 19, 2005

    Bill Sienkiewicz is one of my favourite artists, but his presence on this issue was a bit of a surprise as this is a title that embraces the bright, colourful world of super-heroes, and Bill Sienkiewicz's style is better suited to the examination of the dark underbelly. Now, there's nothing wrong with his work on this issue, as it manages to take what are largely talking heads sequences, and he makes them visually engaging, with the scene where a couple members of the Thunderbolts make future plans being a particularly effective sequence, as I enjoyed how the art managed to identify the person they were talking to. His work also brilliantly captures the impact of Songbird's conversation with Abe, as those two panels before she leaves the room perfectly capture the emotional weight of her decision. The narrative format of this issue also allows Tom Grummett to offer up a series of pinup shots, and the background elements of these images do a lovely job of capturing key elements of the Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 15, 2005

    Everything else. The talk show format used to discuss the T-Bolts isn't exactly breaking any new ground, and it becomes tedious rather quickly. "Convicted or wanted super-villains are categorized as terrorist threats." Oh, this is just assinine. Here are five terrorists then. Batroc Ze Leaper, Stilt-Man, The Ringer, Trickster a.k.a. Paste Pot Pete and the dreaded Hypno-Hustler. Do you get what I'm saying? Also, bad--Bill Sienkiewicz's artwork. Terrific for Black Widow. Woefully inappropriate for Thunderbolts. Read Full Review

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