Thunderbolts #126

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE PART 1 The creative team of writer Andy Diggle and penciler Roberto De La Torre shake up Marvel’s most unpredictable team! The events of Secret Invasion have taken Norman Osborn out of Thunderbolts Mountain…and when the cat is away, the mice will play! Bullseye owes Songbird big time, and now it’s time to settle up! A huge upheaval is coming for the T-Bolts, and the beginning tremors are felt here!

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 18, 2008

    Overall, I'd say Thunderbolts fans have little to be worried about. Diggle's first issue feels similar in tone to Ellis' work, but not so close as to lose its own voice. And those excited for Dark Reign need not worry about being spoiled. This issue doesn't spoil anything so much as it merely confirms what was already being made obvious by other books. I'm sure many Marvel readers will be happy to leave Skrulls behind for a while, and this issue is a good way to start fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Nov 20, 2008

    Also, I loved Robert De La Torre's art; although I would agree that the quality of his inks seemed inconsistent. Like Kyle, I'mexcited to see where Diggle and De La Torre go from here. I felt this was a solid start from a worthy creative team, and would strongly encourage any undecided Thunderbolts readers to pick up this issue and give it a try! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 17, 2008

    Overally, Diggle and De La Torre's run is off to a promising start, and hints at big developments for both the team and the future of the Marvel Universe -- especially for anyone wondering just what Norman Osborn's role might be, post-"Secret Invasion." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Nov 25, 2008

    Roberto De La Torres art is middle of the road. Nothing stands out as amazing, but nothing stands out as terrible either. It conveys what is going on, being fairly expressive when the mood calls for it, but much of the story is communicated through the words rather than the pictures. A prime example of this is the the scene between Moonstone and Penance, the man who caused the tragedy involved with Civil War. Penance has lines like You must hate me while his face is covered and for much of the rest of the scene he stays fairly static in look despite him going through a state of anger and confusion. But I must say, I absolutely love the cover for this comic book. The shattered glass and reflections of the main cast not only looks really good, but reflects a lot of what Diggle and De La Torre are doing inside. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Frye Nov 18, 2008

    If you've been avoiding the Thunderbolts because of "Secret Invasion" or you fear that if you pick it up that you won't know what is going on, go ahead and give this issue a try. This is a good jumping on point for new readers as the team moves out of one phase and into the next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl Jan 1, 2009

    De La Torre continues the tradition of Deodato Jr. with very dark brooding art. His facial expressions and details are exquisite. He even inks his own work and from all the blacks used in this issue I am sure it was a lot. Even outside scenes are colored in very cold hues. I am not sure where De La Torre has come from but I can tell he is going to go places. The cover artist Mattina also deserves great praise. I cannot tell if his work is a mix of photography and digital art or just digital art but it is captivating. His sense of design makes for a very interesting cover that will pique anyone’s interest. Read Full Review

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