Thunderbolts #21

Thunderbolts #21

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Carlo Barberi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"NO MERCY" Part 2
GHOST RIDER JOINS THE THUNDERBOLTS! General Ross's Thunderbolts were brought together to clean up problems no one else could...but what about when the problem is ON the team? The seemingly all-powerful madwoman called Mercy has gone too far, slaughtering innocent people to fulfill her twisted mission of mercy. Who can the team turn to to help take down this powerhouse? How about Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider? Can he save the team before it all goes to hell? Or will he lead them there?

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - uuoo93 Feb 28, 2014

    The Red Leader, who didn't impress me at all in the previous issue, proved to be a very good character, here. Writer Charles Soule is able to make him extremely funny and surprisingly intelligent, even considering he is the one making a deal with the devil. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    Carlo Barberi draws some gorgeous pages here. The characters look unbelievably fantastic. As previously stated, a lot of this issue features the cast just talking things out, and Barberi makes it beautiful. The hellish landscape feels little empty a lot of the time and there are more than a few panels of characters just standing against a blank background, but it's nothing offensive. All in all, Thunderbolts #21 looks superb and reads like a dream. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - 2 Comic Nerds Jan 31, 2014

    This was a very good issue and I personally can't wait for what's coming next. Charles Soule has really turned this book around and fans that dropped the book earlier should really get back on board now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Feb 1, 2014

    You dont have to have read Venom or X-Factor to understand anything that happens this issue, but take it from me, if you have, this one will be all the more satisfying. Honestly, now that Ive laid it all out here, Im even more impressed by what Charles Soule managed to do here and that much more interested to see where he takes things next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Punisher Central - Ivo Santos Feb 5, 2014

    Another entertaining issue delivered by Charles Soule. Since this arc began by the new imprint of MarvelNOW this book improved the quality... a LOT! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 31, 2014

    It isn't the most even of issues in terms of developments and entertainment, yet the dialogue, the characters and some of the basic ideas behind this issue, combined with the mostly successful art and colorization makes this more of a hit than a miss. Not the best, but certainly fun nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 3, 2014

    "Thunderbolts" #21 is a transition issue with all the characters in play, and thus it doesn't feel as tightly plotted as some of Soule's more powerful issues, but it's not filler. Soule uses the space to link up hanging plot threads and to make room for Ghost Rider. The art is weaker than the writing, but due to Soule's dialogue and humor, "Thunderbolts" #21 is a solid read. Read Full Review

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