Thunderbolts #1 Reviews


The first issue of Thunderbolts, my new ongoing superhero series at Marvel, has finally arrived. Here are some highlights of reaction to the launch…

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “This is a great first issue that introduces the team, their purpose, and its identity. If you’re not hooked by the last page, you wouldn’t know a good thing if it ripped your heart out.”

Arsenal Comics and Games: “The writing is really, really good.”…”It reminds me of something you’d see in a Marvel movie.”

Bam! Smack! Pow!: “The way the issue jumps right into the action is fantastic”

Comic Boiz: ” There is a very surprising ending that makes me really want to know what happens next.”

Comic Book Resources: 8/10 “Zub and Malin turn the volume is up to 11 throughout, from word to page.”…”Thunderbolts” #1 is refreshingly fun to read.”

Comic Frontline: 9/10 “Zub really gave this a unique team dynamic and, for the first time, I really like the Winter Soldier.”

Comic Spectrum: 9/10 “Liking Kobik, liking this team of characters, and loving the art makes this a must read addition to my reading list.”

Comic Vine: “You can see the potential here, and I’ll definitely be back for the next issue.”

Comicosity: 7.5/10 “Jim Zub definitely gets the tone of the Thunderbolts right, as this issue felt like a logical continuation of the team’s mythos.”

Critical Blast: 9/10 “Real solid writing and art here. Bucky Barnes proves to be a great addition to the Thunderbolts formula”

Fanboy SEO: “Thunderbolts #1 is an enjoyable romp, and I’m really happy to see the OG team again in some form.”

Geek Ireland: 7.5/10 “…an oddly pleasing, energetic blast from the past.”

Hybrid Network: 8/10 “Thunderbolts is an entertaining read that you won’t regret having picked up.”

IGN: “writer Jim Zub is able to find a new sense of vulnerability to humanity in Bucky.”

Nerdophiles: “For readers who are ready for a stylistic, frequently shocking period piece, it promises to be a thrill-ride.”

Nothing But Comics: “Often humorous in their dialogue but with a plot that is always moving and vibrant, Zub’s iteration of the Thunderbolts is instantly endearing.”

Pastrami Nation: 8.5/10 “Thunderbolts was one of my favorite series when it was first released, so to see the book relaunched and under the creative work of Zub and Malin, I couldn’t be happier.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “Jon has a great eye for composition, storytelling – how to use pages and panels for an effective flow – and he definitely brings emotion to the table.”

Rogues Portal: “Buy It. I think that this comic has some major potential”

The Court of Nerds: 8/10 “Jim Zub wrote a fun-as-$#@% comic that brings in a new era of Bucky and the Thunderbolts and for that I say, huzzah.”

The Geek Who Landed: “Welcome back to my pull list Thunderbolts and to a new group of readers discovering them in the process, this series is already rocking and rolling from the start.”

Too Dangerous: “Overall, Thunderbolts #1 is an enjoyably old school comic.”

Zanadu Comics: “Anything with Bucky Barnes the Winter Soldier is awesome.”

  1. its truly a fantastic first issue, looking forward to the rest of the series. congrats on another stellar #1

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