Thunderbolts #16

Thunderbolts #16

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jefte Palo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Oct 2, 2013

    Im not one of those people, though, I think this title strikes the perfect action/comedy balance. Its like Tango & Cash or Legend of the Drunken Master: the humor is just as integral to the tone and storytelling as the action and plot. Its a great book to pick up and just have fun with, and its a very easy one to jump onto thanks to how straightforward the plot is and how well the recap page covers everything you need to know. Comedy is one of the hardest things for a nonverbal medium to do well, but Soule has shown a real knack for it, keeping one of the more underappreciated tenants of Thunderbolts charging ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 4, 2013

    Thunderbolts #16 is a solid event tie-in that stays true to the primary series. Soule does an excellent job of keeping this book true to its core while integrating the events of Infinity, and he infuses some delightful dark humour to give the book a unique feel. Palo's artwork lacks some of the subtleties I feel make the script strong, but overall it is one of the strongest issues of Thunderbolts I have read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 2, 2013

    However, there is a problem that is weighing this book down: the artwork. Bad body structures; odd facial expressions; empty, devoid of life backgrounds; weird gradate color filters for some backgrounds; wasted panel space; and so much more. I can understand this book wanting to go for an art style that is a bit sillier looking, but this stuff goes a bit off the deep end. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2013

    Jefte Palo's artwork remains the most problematic aspect of this arc. As much as I've enjoyed Palo's work on books like Black Panther in the past, here his style is so loose and haphazard it becomes distracting. The art functions well enough during action-heavy scenes. It's more during close-up shots and dialogue-driven scenes that the lack of emotion and definition really bogs down the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 5, 2013

    The coloring of Guru eFX, meanwhile, is efficient if nothing else. The palette here does it job at bringing visual diversity to the various scenes, yet not in any way that actually impress or let the art get enhanced by his work. There is a certain over-reliance on cold colors in the backgrounds, be it grey or light blue, which doesn't help put the focus on the violence or the tone of the situation found in each separate panels. It's competent, if nothing else. The character work, some of the concepts along with the humor cannot really divert from the lack of plot focus along with the generally weak art offered. A tolerable read, yet not a particularly thrilling one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Oct 2, 2013

    The art improved a bit to and the action scenes are decent too, the colors of this issue are great thanks to GURU eFX. Besides the same problems i have with the bodies of the characters, there is one panel before when Supergiant is breaking the sub, the Leaders head are exaggeratedly tall. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Oct 7, 2013

    I could try to be optimistic about next issue here, it has been set up to be something of a bloodbath. But, while that could be entertaining, odds are it's going to be another Infinity tie-in and that does nothing to inspire confidence for me. Who knows though, this is a superhero comic, miracles do happen right? Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Stuart Conover Oct 6, 2013

    So not much happened though they are setting up for the next issue to hopefully bring a close to this arc. Now the main problem I have in this book is the art. Jefte Palo is not doing this book justice. It's a style that would fit with the ‘FF' title but does not work at all with what should be a darker one. It just turnedout too cartoony. The issue was well written but the art just takes away too much from this book to make it a great read. Read Full Review

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