Thunderbolts #137

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Meet the newest Thunderbolts...Power Man and Iron Fist?! Norman Osborn, in need of a powerful duo to send on a top secret mission, makes the former Heroes for Hire a deal they can't refuse! Luke Cage and Danny Rand have no choice but to become Osborn's personal assassins! What could have caused all this?

  • 8.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Oct 21, 2009

    The only complaint I really have about this issue is that Remender isn't the new regular writer, and that's a shame. He seems to have a great head for what this book is about and how its characters are meant to operate. One of the better, more fun Thunderbolts outings in recent months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Oct 25, 2009

    Art issues aside, Thunderbolts #137 is a great one-and-done story about some of the more underappreciated characters of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 21, 2009

    Mahmud Asrar's art also managed to disappoint in many ways. In general, Asrar doesn't appear all that comfortable with Marvel's heroes. They appear gangly, disjointed, and several characters sport out of date costumes. I'll agree with Bryan that Asrar does handle Danny Rand's martial arts wizardry pretty well, but on the whole this issue disappointed as much visually as it did in its script. Remender has proven himself a top-notch writer and a huge asset to Marvel's lineup this year. I have no doubt he could turn in a winning Thunderbolts story. This, however, is not it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Oct 24, 2009

    Mahmud A. Asrars art is similar to the story in some respect. It is very good and very standard. I didnt find anything in this issue which made me feel either way. The panels do their job, the story is clearly told without any major hang-ups, and so on. He can handle everything Remender has given him without any problems and his action sequences are very well put together, particularly when looking at Iron Fist's martial arts hi-jinks. But the cover, Francesco Mattina, is incredible, well, except that none of what the cover says is in the story. Iron Fist joins very briefly and Power Man doesnt join at all, and neither look like killer zombie, Spawn-inspired demons as they do on the cover. But it is a very cool cover despite these somewhat important technicalities. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Oct 20, 2009

    Maybe the tone of Remender's story would have been better served by an artistic team who could either play it straight and subtle, or even more off-the-wall. But, as released, this comic just doesn't live up to the standard set by Remender's better work. Not in this first issue of his run, anyway. Read Full Review

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