Review: Thunderbolts #1

Thunderbolts #1

There are those time in your life where people may look to you to lead. Most of us try to avoid it, but unfortunately those situations we often fall into. My first instance of this was when I was still active duty military. I remembered  I had to take care of a small task, but they gave me five people to do it.

The rest of my career, I often found it to be effortless, because I mostly looked for consensus. Still being thrust into it, is never a pleasant experience at first. You doubt yourself more than those who are looking to you to lead them. In the debut issue of Thunderbolts, Hawkeye get asked to lead a new group of superheroes as they pick up the pieces in New York City.

We find Clint Barton as he hides out in New York City, being on the outs with most the Avengers, he is looking for a new purpose and it just so happens because Luke Cage became mayor, he needs someone to lead the Thunderbolts.  As the city is in disarray after Kingpin, leaving the city open to menaces like Taskmaster, who is trying to pull off a heist at the exact time  Clint leads the new crew on their rescue mission. Once Clint realizes who is in play, he knows exactly how to counter  Taskmaster’s crew: Electro, Whiplash, US Agent, and the Abomination. By issue’s end, the team saves the city, but the chinks their armor also show, leaving each of them, that much more flawed.

Overall, Thunderbolts #1 is a great debut issue, which will remind fans why people love Hawkeye. The story by Zub is hilarious. The art by the creative team is enthralling. Altogether, another great addition to the superhero team genre.

Story: Jim Zub Art: Sean Izaakse
Color: Java Tartaglia Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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