Post by goldenfist on Aug 23, 2007 15:27:17 GMT -5
Here is a review from Ign.com for Thunderbolts #116.
If I took a time machine back a year or two and told my past self that in 2007 Thunderbolts would be one of my favorite Marvel books, my past self would probably wonder where I had gotten the time machine. He'd also want some hot stock tips. But that aside, he probably wouldn't believe me. Who would have thought this quiet little book would have exploded in popularity and quality in such a short time? Luckily, the momentum of the series hasn't suffered any from the underwhelming Desperate Measures one-shot. The T-Bolts are still reeling from the near-disaster that was their last mission, and their downtime is anything but quiet. Warren Ellis actually succeeds where Paul Jenkins failed in Desperate Measures by giving us a more intimate look at certain characters that doesn't fall flat. Many readers never quite bought the transformation of Robbie Baldwin into Penance. After this issue, you'll believe Baldwin can fit right in with the murderers and criminals of Thunderbolts Mountain. Even in minor scenes, characters like Venom enjoy a bit of humanization that goes a long way. Of course, even though this is really a slow setup to the current arc, there is no shortage of action to go around. I really hope Mike Deodato, Jr. stays on this book as long as possible. He makes even the most ugly, nasty denizens of the Marvel U look oh so pretty.
Rating: Must Have
Does anyone agree with this review, Post your opinions.
Post by Alchemist-X on Sept 2, 2007 19:12:05 GMT -5
And for the record, I recognize these are bad guys hired by a bad part of the Government to do the dirty jobs, and that the animals are restless in their cages and trying to run the joint.
Except Songbird and RM, they truely want to repent (Swordsman used too, but all these crooks around are starting to make him return to form, I mean the deal with Osborn to clone his sister? oh how I love this book)