Talk about a superstar dream team! Adding Punisher to any team adds tremendous tension as the guy is such a loose cannon; couple that with the unpredictable and wacky Deadpool you have one extremely deranged not to mention erratic team of misfits. Cash registers are the first sound I heard when I first read who would be joining the newly formed Thunderbolts, but then I started to seriously consider the ramifications of such a group of unqualified delinquents. No respect for the law. No respect for each other. No boundaries. This is pretty much Uncanny X-Force on crack. Here is the official press release:
The Future of THUNDERBOLTS Is Marvel NOW!
Superstars Daniel Way & Steve Dillon Take The Reins Of Marvel’s Deadliest Strike Team
New York. NY—August 8, 2012— This December, prepare for a deadlier brand of justice like lightning asThunderbolts #1 kicks off the all-new ongoing series from the top-selling creative team of Daniel Way (Deadpool) and Steve Dillon (Punisher MAX). As part of Marvel NOW!, Thunderbolts joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
Red Hulk, Venom, Elektra, Deadpool, the Punisher. Forget the courts, the jails, the system — this team of Thunderbolts fights fire with fire, targeting the most dangerous and lethal players in the Marvel Universe with extreme prejudice. Led by General “Thunderbolt” Ross, AKA the Red Hulk, this hand-picked team of like-minded operatives is going to make the world a better place…by all means necessary.
“How many times have we said to ourselves, ‘If only I had the power…’? Well, Thunderbolt Ross has that power and this series will show what he does with it,” explained Daniel Way in an interview with Marvel.com. “Really, it all boils down to the most ‘Marvel’ of our medium’s go-to ideologies: With great power comes great responsibility.”
Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Thunderbolts, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective on one of the most popular super hero teams.
“I dare any Super Hero fan to look at that cover and not smile—the Thunderbolts line up is a true dream team” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Daniel and Steve are both incredibly talented creators redefining one of our most enduring franchises into something that will surprise a lot of readers—this is a series about violence, war and the consequences of both….along with more action than you can handle!”
Each issue of Thunderbolts features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”
An all-new direction! All-new team! All-new missions! This is Thunderbolts NOW!
This December, Daniel Way and Steve Dillon redefine justice in Thunderbolts #1!
Written by DANIEL WAY
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
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