Thunderstrike #1
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Thunderstrike #1

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Ron Frenz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Years ago, Eric Masterson laid down his enchanted mace -- and his life -- in defense of his fellow Avengers. From the halls of Valhalla to the streets of New York, scant has been heard of the hero known as Thunderstrike since…until now.

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 15, 2010

    It seems like they are dumping a lot on Kevin at once, especially for what I told is a limited series. He suddenly has his father's heroic legacy to handle, as well as whatever the Valkyrie is coming to warn him of, the Rhino, and this mysterious collector in New Jersey. Give the poor kid a break. Hopefully, this will all be sorted out in short order, and Kevin will grow into the inheritance he has received. Personally, I'm betting on some kind of reunion with his father, however temporary, a ghost or a dream or something, in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 24, 2010

    That tone certainly shines through in the art. Sal Buscema hops on board to provide finishes for DeFalco and Frenz's pencils. Sadly, the issue is far from consistent, with some panels looking noticeably more clean and Buscema-esque than others. In general, a more '90s-influenced art style would have been appropriate considering both Thunderstrike's industry origins and the gloriously terrible '90s-era costumes that fill the numerous flashbacks in this issue. Todd Nauck's work in the short backup is more in line with what the series should be offering. But despite these flaws, the creative team deliver an enjoyable return adventure for a hero who has been ignored for far too long. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Dec 1, 2010

    There is very little in Thunderstrike that you have never seen before. Combining this with my old indifference for the character and I was amazed at just how much I did enjoy this issue. Im honestly not exactly sure what appealed to me in it though. It might just be that I really enjoyed a modern Marvel Comic written in the old Might Marvel Manner, but if you were ever a fan of Thunderstrike, then you should absolutely check it out. If you were on the fence, however, then youll probably not miss much if you pass up. More of a Thunderslap than a Thunderstrike. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 25, 2010

    "Thunderstrike" #1 manages to continue on from where the original left off and merge with the current Marvel universe. Kevin's personality isn't what you'd immediately expect, but makes for a good conflict, especially with the surprise end to the issue. If you've seen the previews that show Thunderstrike returning, he does, just not the way you think. It's a strong cliffhanger that will have me back next issue to see what DeFalco, Frenz, and Buscema do with it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 27, 2010

    With this issue it appears Marvel is following DC's lead in over-cluttering their universe with extras heroes, whether their needed or not (and charging an extra buck an issue for their pleasure). Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

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