Thunderbolts #143

Event\Storyline: Siege Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Miguel Sepulveda Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 28, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
5.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

SIEGE tie-in! Round three of Thunderbolts vs. The Mighty Avengers! Here at the end of SIEGE, everything set in motion by Norman Osborn comes to a fiery resolution-- like his prime black-ops force!

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 30, 2010

    Parker, in delivering this closing salvo of this version of the Thunderbolts, continues to exude amazing comprehension of the Marvel Universe with seemingly relative ease. From "Agents of Atlas" to "Thunderbolts" (and the Avengers featured therein) there doesn't seem to be character that he cannot write. I haven't been a stringent fan of "Thunderbolts," rarely purchasing an issue, and never consecutive issues, but in reviewing these past two issues, I've found myself anxious for more of "Thunderbolts." It'll be interesting to see what Parker does with this book post-"Siege." Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 8, 2010

    Eh, this comic was OK I guess. It pretty much dealt with Osborn's Thunderbolts imploding from within, but since I never really had the same emotional connection to this set of T-Bolts that I had with the original team, it didn't do much for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Walecka May 3, 2010

    Character-speaking, Ant-Man hasnt been written this well since Robert Kirkmans take on him, and boy do I miss that all-too abbreviated series. His future with the Secret Avengers should be enticing. Nothing hints at that notion in this issue, but its impossible not to see Gradys heroic qualities seeping through. Also, its impossible not to feel like Parkers run has been as much about the guests as the Thunderbolts themselves. First ,it was the battle with the group most close to his heart, Atlas, and now this embattled motley crews shift change came off more a Mighty Avengers than issue Thunderbolts. I suppose with the fact that groups own swansong (issue #36) was more about Hank Pym than the team itself having the Mighty Avengers steal the Thunderbolts shine was the only way to go. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke May 2, 2010

    Parker and Sepulveda did the best they could with what they were given, but I never felt like they were capable of making the “Dark Reign” version of Thunderbolts as mean a book as it should have been. But with this issue they proved that they could hold their own and I suppose that's enough. Now that this whole fiasco is behind us, I'm more excited to see what next month's roster will bring. If you didn't buy this issue, I can't say I'd blame you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards May 5, 2010

    The art is similarly underwhelming, being fairly generic and stiff in many places. Artist Miguel Sepulvedas inking is of particular concern, in some places looking splotchy, particularly with pictures of Stature. Things begin to lose focus and detail as they get further away in very noticeable ways. Details vary from frame to frame, with eyes being a particular concern for Sepulveda, they always seem to be either looking the wrong direction or missing altogether. I will say I enjoyed colourist Frank Marin, whos classic colouring made the book feel nostalgic without overdoing it. The colouring seems to harken back to simpler times, something Marvel is striving for, but without feeling too kitsch or campy. Overall, this book has been a disappointment for some time now, and I can only really give it one more go before I lose all hope entirely. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 31, 2010

    The only thing that I have to say about all of this is: Juggernaut? A hero? Again?This trick never works. Read Full Review

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