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Preview: Thunderbolts #12

Thunderbolts #12

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

The Masters of Evil, the fate of Kobik, betrayal, destruction and the future of the Thunderbolts – “Return of the Masters” concludes here. Don’t miss it!

Preview: Thunderbolts #11

Thunderbolts #11

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 29, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Past and present collide as Bucky Barnes confronts the truth about Steve Rogers and the destructive path that led to becoming the Winter Soldier. “Return of the Masters” continues!

Thunderbolts #10 Celebrates 20 Years of “Justice, Like Lightning” – Your First Look!

Once upon a time, the Thunderbolts were the Masters of Evil, villains posing as heroes. Two decades later, their leader has returned…and Baron Zemo will reclaim the legacy of the Thunderbolts – with the infinite power of the cosmic cube! This February, Marvel celebrates the history of the Thunderbolts in Thunderbolts #10 – a can’t-miss, oversized 20th anniversary issue! Kicking off the brand-new “Return of the Masters” story arc – creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin put Baron Zemo back on the board! And he’s coming to reclaim what’s his – the Thunderbolts themselves! What will the Winter Soldier have to say about that? As Zemo seeks to attain power over Kobik, the sentient Cosmic Cube, how does that factor into Captain America’s sinister plans?

But that’s not all! This oversized issue also features a special tale reuniting original Thunderbolts creative team Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley! Witness the return of fan-favorite character Jolt in their first Thunderbolts story together in over 15 years! “Return of the Masters” begins on February 22nd!

The comic features a cover by Malin and variant by Bagley.


Preview: Thunderbolts #9

Thunderbolts #9

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 25, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Sometimes you have to do the right thing with the team you’ve got, not the team you want…


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rickmorty-22-marketing_preview-1The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are everyone up to? Sound off in the comments!

While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – A year of free comics: the mystery of Gingerbread Girl by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover – Free comics!

Newsarama – Do Relaunches Work Anymore? Retailers Talk State of the Business 2017 – What do you think?

Publisher’s Weekly – ‘New York Times’ Cuts a Range of Bestseller Lists – Sigh.

The Beat – The stunning reason why the NY Times eliminated comics-related bestseller lists – Not really stunning, but the reason.

Comics Alliance – ‘The Flash’ Brings in ‘King Arthur’ Scribe Joby Harold for Super-Speedy Full Rewrite – Ok…


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Justice League of America: Killer Frost

Nothing But Comics – Rick and Morty #22

The Outhousers – Thunderbolts Vol. 1 There Is No High Road

Preview: Thunderbolts #8

Thunderbolts #8

(W) Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Things that will be broken this issue:

  • A jail
  • Bones inside the human body
  • A promise
  • (And maybe, just maybe, your heart)


Preview: Thunderbolts #7

Thunderbolts #7

(W) Jim Zub (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Kris Anka
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 30, 2016
SRP: $3.99


Operate in the shadows long enough, someone is going to shine a light on you. Bucky didn’t think that person would be his best friend, Steve Rogers. Captured and separated from his team, Bucky is on his own. Where do his loyalties lie? Steve wants to know. Only Steve has secrets of his own. Plus, an original Thunderbolt returns! How will Songbird react to the reunion of her former team?


“Caught Red-Handed” Starts NOW! Your First Look at Thunderbolts #7!

The Winter Soldier and his team of outlaws are crashing headlong into Marvel NOW! with a new story arc and a new jumping on point! Marvel has released a first look at Thunderbolts #7 – the next explosive chapter and the first installment of “Caught Red-Handed”! From creators Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse – Bucky and his rogue unit have operated in the shadows long enough.

It’s time to shine a light on them. But Bucky didn’t think the person hunting them down would be his best friend – Steve Rogers! Captured and separated from his team, Bucky will have to face Captain America on his own—and with Steve’s secret transformation into an undercover Hydra agent, that might not go as smoothly as Bucky expects. Plus – an original Thunderbolt returns! How will Songbird react to the reunion of her former team? Will the Thunderbolts leave Bucky high and dry? Those answers and more as the Thunderbolts make their Marvel NOW! debut!

Written by JIM ZUB
Cover by KRIS ANKA
Variant Covers by MARCO CHECCHETTO (SEP160943)
Story Thus Far Variant by DAN PANOSIAN (SEP160945)
FOC – 11/07/16, On-Sale – 11/30/16


Wizkids’ Dice Masters Justice Like Lightning OP Features Thunderbolts

Dice Masters Villainous Pact OPBaron Zemo has recruited the Thunderbolts, disguised the villainous team as heroes and deceived the public into thinking they are good. In Marvel Dice Masters: Justice Like Lightning Organized Play, decide your future as a hero or villain on the tabletop.

The latest announced Marvel Dice Masters organized play event features prizes of Marvel’s villains turned heroes (to some of them turning villains again).

The event features three new cards, Villainous Pact, Ant-Man: Tiny Regret, and Baron Zemo: Citizen V.

Villainous Pact is a Marvel version of a basic action card that came with the DC Dice Masters Justice League set and also the participation prize for the set. Show up and you’ll walk away with at least this. There’s no difference other than the art. This is the first time a basic action card has been “reprinted” like this which is cool.

Dice Masters Ant-Man OPWhat’s great about this is that this card now allows you to draw a card through a basic action card if you’re playing a “Marvel only” game. More options!

Ant Man: Tiny Regret is one of the prizes for this set and uses the die from the recent Civil War set. It brings Teamwatch to a Thunderbolts team which allows you to spin an opposing die down 1 level when you field a Thunderbolt team member. The one Thunderbolts character where this could be a good combo with is the recent Black Widow: Widowmaker and Black Widow: Mistress of Pain, both of which are from Civil War. That character allows you to KO a die with a 0 fielding cost when Black Widow is fielded. So, spin dice low enough, and you can take advantage of this combo.

Dice Masters Baron Zemo OPThe second prize is Baron Zemo: Citizen V which also uses the die from the recent Civil War set. The ability for the card is rather simple in that it gives other members of the Thunderbolts a +1A when it’s fielded.

A combo for this is Songbird: Reformed Villain which is a potentially unblockable character and getting that extra damage can be all the difference. Also, spinning down your opponent’s dice with Black Widow, this one may put things over the top to knock out opposing dice. Finally, add in dice boosts like Venom: Abandoned the Stinger, and you’ve got even more potential damage heading towards your opponent. Short version, this card gives a little extra oomph to a Thunderbolts team.

It sounds like this is just the first part of a multi-part arc, so hopefully we see the Thunderbolts fleshed out even more through organized play. This is a solid start though.

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alphaking01_CoverArtIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What excited you? What didn’t you like? Sound off in the comments!

While you ponder that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBLDF – This One Summer Banned in Minnesota School – Sigh.

ICv2 – GTS Distribution Buys Global Enterprises – Congrats to them.

Nothing But Comics – Tuesday Top Ten: Political Comics – A solid list. It could easily have been 25 comics.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – 3 Floyds: Alpha King #1

CBR – 4001 A.D.

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #52

CBR – Hellboy in Hell #9

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #2

Comic Vine – The Punisher #1

Comics Alliance – The Punisher #1

CBR – Thunderbolts #1

Comic Vine – Thunderbolts #1

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