When Thunderbolts #1 debuted in the early aughts, Kurt Busiek’s story sent shockwaves with fandom. This bright as well as shining new team [turned out to be] a band of villains led by Baron Zemo. because then, we’ve had a few different team iterations, however one thing stayed consistent. They were all villains playing heroes. a few of them were searching for redemption. Others were required to join the team. however they were all notorious criminals. up until now. though the series bears the name, the new Thunderbolts team lacks the one thing that makes the series special: poor guys.
Who are the new Thunderbolts? as well as ought to We Still phone call Them That?
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The member coming closest to a villain is none other than Hawkeye. people fail to remember that he was a villain before joining “Cap’s Kooky Quartet.” together with Clint Barton, we have Spectrum, Power guy (not Luke Cage, however a youngster who idolizes him), America Chavez, as well as an obscure character named Persuasion (Purple Man’s estranged child as well as former Alpha flight member). then we have a brand new character, who marvel referred to as “an experienced cyber-soldier seeking new glory!” perhaps he was a villain anywhere he’s from?
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So, what makes this new team a Thunderbolts team? As writer Jim Zub describes:
“I am so pumped to put Clint Barton, Monica Rambeau, America Chavez as well as a hold of others with trials as well as tribulations aplenty as new York’s only official superhero team. A great deal of the concepts being unleashed in this series are things I’ve been wanting to do for years. huge action as well as huge fun, drama, comedy and, of course, a few twists befitting the team that always keeps visitors on their toes.”
That doesn’t tell us much, however a few of the art as well as advertising provide a bit much more away. The tagline, “Justice like Lightning,” has been altered to the extremely boring as well as grammatical nightmare, “Redeeming Justice, like Lightning.” The comma suggests that they, like the lightning, will likewise redeem justice. provided this is a superhero comic, there most likely is a character that’s just a lightning bolt who ended up being self-aware. Okay, sufficient college English 101. The art, however, is not so dull, so let’s take a look.
The new Thunderbolts may fight us Agent’s Team
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During Devil’s Reign, Wilson Fisk produced a new Thunderbolts (after a failed attempt during King in Black) with us agent leading a team including Crossbones, Taskmaster, Shocker, Whiplash, Rhino, as well as Kraven the Hunter. now that is a Thunderbolts team. But, if the cover above indicates anything, us agent as well as his team will still be terrorizing new Yorkers. except for Rhino, who did something remarkable in Devil’s regime that I won’t spoil here.
Both Hawkeye as well as us agent have led different Thunderbolts teams before, however Hawkeye’s new team seems to have a new goal. They want to bring back new Yorkers’ belief in a superhero team. Still, it’s not a Thunderbolts team. That would be like randomly teaming up Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, as well as the Hulk as well as calling them the amazing Four.
Oh…wait. They did that.
Anyway, this team would have made sense as Defenders. The Defenders were always a bit unconventional, as well as this team fits the bill. Plus, they might have called it Defenders Vs Thunderbolts. however Zub is no complete stranger to the title. A few years ago, he composed a different new Thunderbolts, with a team including Atlas, Moonstone, Kobik, the Beetle, as well as their leader – the winter season Soldier! Zub understands exactly how to put together a Thunderbolts team, so this new one, while a considerable departure, should have a great reason for utilizing the name.
The very first of the five-issue restricted series Thunderbolts goes on sale may 25, 2022, anywhere you get comics.
Who would you put on a Thunderbolts team? Does it mess with what the team is expected to be when they aren’t really villains? Share your thoughts, theories, as well as reactions in the comments below.
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