17
New
Stories

egmnow
My Games
New Games
Top Games


Subscribe

  • 200
    News
  • 200
    Reviews
  • 126
    Previews
  • 200
    Features
  • 200
    Video
  • Images
  • Podcasts
  • Other
  •  
  • More
  • 3K
    Subscribers


Thunderbolts #7 [Marvel Comics] Review

By
Posted on March 28, 2013 AT 09:53pm

The start of the second arc to the new Thunderbolts volume is here, and the effects from the team discourse during the Kata Jaya mission is still holding strong. Lead by venom, General Ross may not have much time left as team leader if Venom and the rest of the new T-Bolts have anything to say about it. While this mission is mainly an introduction to the rest of the arc, the recently rescued Red Leader has joined the team on a submarine as they investigate some intel about gamma-radiated materials being shipped in from the black market. While the substance is unknown (until the end of the issue, at least), and who is attempting to buy it is just as mysterious, this is a very bad thing. How the team is handling the other portions of their new lives (Deadpool especially), is also not going so well.

Writer Daniel Way is doing a pretty good job of taking on the task of writing a team book, writing a small group of very volatile characters and making it cohesive enough to craft a logical story. While the newest arc of the story is just kicking off, there are enough dynamics already to see a major conflict just over the horizon, featuring a lot of fun and entertaining Daniel Way-esque ridiculousness and action. He’s proven himself to be able to run an action book, and is doing especially well with writing a team book as well, and with incredibly volatile characters, as well. Good work to way, whose skills are meshing incredibly well with the task at hand with the current project.

Steve Dillon seems to be off the book now, with new artist Phil Noto taking the helm on this title. While Steve Dillon did an excellent job with the title during his time on the title, the work by Phil Noto fits in a vastly more appealing way. The pencil work and detail lines are much more apparent with Noto’s work, and the coloring work by Guru eFX looks much less bright and shiny with the new artwork. This is something that adds a ton of appeal to the title, with not only the writing but the artwork now both working together in an appealing fashion.

Summary: With a new artist at the table, Daniel Way has been given a chance to visually redefine his title with new artist Phil Noto. With some major conflicts not only on the horizon but right in front of their faces, this title has a massive amount of action, some great humor, and a style unique to its medium.  This has been a great series so far, and hopefully it’ll remain that way.

Grade: B+

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for DigitalNoob.com. He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.




EGM MEDIA, LLC
8840 Wilshire Blvd.,
Third Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
egm

© 2014 EGM Media LLC. All rights reserved. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Website Interface © 2012 EGM Digital Media, LLC.