Thunderbolts #14

Thunderbolts #14

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
6.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

New Ongoing Creative Team!While the Avengers are away…the THUNDERBOLTS STRIKE!Can they take out all of NYC's mafia before…anything goes wrong?

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - MJ Feuerborn Aug 22, 2013

    Readers looking for an immediately substantial tie-in to Infinity won't find what they're seeking until September's issue, but #14 offers plenty of cushioning for those just tuning in for the event who might need familiarizing with the book's premise and cast (though it does not flesh the characters out individually). Wherever Infinity takes the Thunderbolts, the new creative team seems more than ready to handle it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Aug 21, 2013

    I liked this issue a LOT, my favorites until now were T-Bolts #12 and now #14, good dynamics between the team, ACTION, humour and enough plot to keep us hoping (desperately) for the next issue. Let's hope Soule continues to give us this quality and i believe he will. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 24, 2013

    I liked this issue. It was snappy, the characters were pretty good and General Ross really seems to have a good head on his shoulders. I still don't particularly care for the characters " and Deadpool is especially retched as he pines over Elektra " but all that aside, this was a fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Aug 24, 2013

    Soule brings some fun interactions, ideas and a good direction for the title, yet is impaired by some missteps from Jefte Palo along the way. It's a rare case of strong story, yet weak art. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2013

    Jefte Palo steps in as artist for this arc. While Palo has generally impressed with his work on books like Black Panther, here his style is too loose for its own good. Instead of being stylized or exaggerated, the figures are merely ugly. That said, Palo still handles the more outlandish, nonhuman visuals well enough, so maybe the art will prove to be better suited to the spectacle of Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Ben Silverio Aug 25, 2013

    Overall, my distaste for 'Thunderbolts' before could have been writer Daniel Way's vision of the team. But under the leadership of Soule, I'm more interested in what's going on. I'm definitely curious to see just how involved this team will be when Thanos and the Builders come into play, so I think I'll have to temporarily add this title back to my list to see how things play out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 26, 2013

    The team-specific dynamics, like Venom's possible Odd Man Out status, feel like the real meat of "Thunderbolts" #14, and while the "Infinity" crossover may eventually add more interest to a typical mob bust, here's hoping that it doesn't slow down the 'Bolts getting to know each other. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Aug 24, 2013

    One last issue of note here, the Infinity banner on the cover. Maybe it will mean something next issue, but here it basically just serves as an excuse for the real Avengers to be out of town so the "Selfish Avengers", as Deadpool refers to them, can hit New York unhindered. Overall, despite my problems with the art, this isn't a bad issue. So, maybe the writing can sustain me, maybe I'll get used to the art, but I am starting to lose hope for this book again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Aug 21, 2013

    After just over a dozen issues, the Thunderbolts have just about lost their luster. With abysmal artwork and a less than engrossing story, this “Infinity” tie-in issue is something that changes the normal pace, but doesn't understand the pulse of the book. While this will hopefully change down the line, it wouldn't be surprising to see readers dropping this book relatively soon, and for good reason. Read Full Review

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