Thunderbolts #128

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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HAMMER DOWN PART 1 Norman Osborn, madman or genius? Perhaps both? A new dawn of All-New, All-Different Thunderbolts emerge in the fallout from Secret Invasion. Don't miss this turning point issue!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 21, 2009

    Thunderbolts #128 is a damn good comic. It's packed with smart, biting lines of dialogue, interesting developments, a small but satisfying dosage of Diggle's brand of action, and a central conflict that's as compelling as any I've read in a long time. I always knew Diggle was capable of writing pulse-pounding action. This issue proves he's also capable of extremely intelligent character work and richly layered plot progression. With the dynamic but uneven Robert De La Torre showing significant signs of improvement with each issue, Thunderbolts promises to remain a must read for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 14, 2009

    Dark Reign seems to be doing everything right coming out of Secret Invasion and it's been a while since I've been this impressed with the direction of the Marvel Universe outside of their cosmic line or Captain America. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jan 23, 2009

    I should tell you about this issue specifically, shouldn't I? Well, Francesco Mattina's covers are dark and unforgiving, and I hope Marvel releases them as posters as soon as possible. Roberto De La Torre refuses to draw Osborn to look like Tommy Lee Jones, and for this I am grateful. And Andy Diggle? He has put this title in a choke hold and made it his own. This is one of Marvel's finest titles, and you'd be wise to give it a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Hodum Jan 20, 2009

    This issue has ignited an interest in me to continue reading the Thunderbolts. Not only are they a very capable team, but Osborn has a few aces up his sleeve that might help him snuff out any challenges to his power. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 25, 2009

    Thunderbolts #128 was a good read. I am glad that this title was recommended to me. Diggle is a talented writer who should deliver technically sound reads on a consistent basis. This is certainly a great time to jump aboard this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 20, 2009

    It's strange, because Diggle's scripts normally feel a little more cracking than this, and as entertaining as parts of "Thunderbolts" #128 run, it's not up to his normal high standard. Consider this a slightly-above average book than great, in the end. Hopefully we'll be up to great before we know it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jan 24, 2009

    The Dark Reign event starts right here in Thunderbolts #128. But what exactly is this Dark Reign and what does it mean for the Marvel universe. Well, Norman Osbourne, a.k.a the Green Goblin, is now in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D, the worlds largest and most expansive (and intrusive) espionage agency. Of course, having a known killer running things is going to result in some serious problems. Hence, the Dark Reign event. But Dark Reign hardly starts with a bang, it starts with some politics with the man on everyones mind, Barack Obama. Read Full Review

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