Thunderbolts #76

Writer: John Arcudi Artist: Francisco Ruiz Velasco Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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It's "Fight Club" meets Marvel as writer John Arcudi (JLA) and penciler Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Lone Wolf 2100) kick off a new direction for THUNDERBOLTS! No jail breaks; no stolen moneybags with dollar signs on them; no running away to strike another day. This is what happens to super-villains without hope. They take a voyeuristic look at a world of bloody fights in abandoned warehouses, the lure of easy money, and the desperate smell of sweaty losers. If you're trying to do the right thing, do you stay bitter in your lousy day job... or make one last grab for fame -- by busting heads?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 5, 2003

    To put it simply, if you are upset that the Thunderbolts has undergone such a dramatic change, then I fully expect you will find every excuse in the book to dislike this new direction. However, if one is willing to give this book the same opportunity to prove itself that you would afford most new titles, than I expect there will be many readers who will like what this book has to offer. Now this opening issue isn't exactly a home run, but it certainly holds its own when it comes to setting up it's central premise. The book introduces us to a lead character who is far from being the most likeable fellow, but I fully expect he'll emerge into a character one will want to see win before he enters the ring against the Armadillo. Plus, speaking of the Armadillo the book also does some nice work establishing that there are two sides to this character, as one is a burnt out prize fighter, while the other is a savage animal who is barely able to control his fury. Give it a chance, and I'm sure Read Full Review

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