New Thunderbolts #9

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Cliff Richards Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Everyone in Atlantis is dying and only one man can save them -- the person responsible for their poisoning! Which T-Bolt was willing to kill thousands of people -- and is unwilling to stop the carnage? Also, Photon vs. Photon in a battle you won't believe! And... what's up with Songbird's new boyfriend... he looks a little... purple...

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 11, 2005

    The Purple Man also gets his just comeuppance this issue. The best part about his end is that I wanted somebody to shut him up when he uttered the two words I loathe: Jessica Jones. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 1, 2005

    Visually: Guest art by Cliff Richards is strong, if not my ideal choice for this title. He masters all the characters, however, including a recognizable Tamara and other familiar faces from the near and distant past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jun 20, 2005

    All in all, this is in my opinion the strongest issue so far. Its an intelligent and ambiguous character piece, and its exactly the type of thing that this title should have been doing all along. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jun 21, 2005

    I'm a little concerned about this book from an art standpoint as it does seem like Tom Grummett has stretched himself out a little too thin, and as such he's gone from a highly dependable monthly artist to one that requires regular visits from a guest-artist. What makes it worse is that Cliff Richards offers up a style that is very loose, and a little too generic when it comes to it's delivery of the action. I mean the book opens with a double page shot of Radioactive Man and Namor trading punches and instead of getting the issue off to an explosive start, the scene simply sits there. In fact all of the big impact visuals felt a bit dull as normally Atlas can be counted on to deliver a big visual moment but even this moment lacked any visual punch. I will give the art credit for it's work on Purple Man though as the art managed to offer up a great little sequence where the readers are left to question what exactly stopped him in mid-sentence, and needless to say the last page made for Read Full Review

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