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First Look: THUNDERBOLTS #1 (Uncolored)

Check out these brutal black and white pages for the upcoming Marvel NOW! title.

The Thunderbolts roster is taking a violent turn, sporting a whole new set of characters who don't mind crossing that line. Marvel has now provided a first look at black and white pages from artist Steve Dillon and it's every bit as bloody as you'd expect this team to be.

THUNDERBOLTS #1

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.

Written by DANIEL WAY

Art by STEVE DILLON

Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO

32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

On Sale in December

== TEASER ==

What say you, Viners? Is this a Marvel NOW! title you'll pick up or skip?

Source: Marvel

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Posted by Baron_Emo

I was turned off by this initially, but I dunno. Maybe I'll check out the first issue.

Posted by ChrisPartin

Nah. I'll skip it. I like Dillon's art, but I've not had a lot of success finding a Daniel Way book I like to read.

Posted by theTimeStreamer

why does this guy get work?????

Posted by Arevish

blood and gore man xD

Posted by xAnimosity

The cover makes me want to read this so bad. But after seeing Dillon;s art in Avenging Spider-man, I just dont think I can pay for this.

Posted by Deledom

Well, Dillon's art just made me not want to pick this up.

Posted by whiteknight67

I will read because of My hulk and My Elektra

Posted by SupremeHyperion

I have always been a huge Thunderbolts fan (my favorite comic team). and even though deadpool is apart of the new team, the fact that Red Hulk is in charge I'm stoked.

Posted by CRTrobinson

Well Dillon just ruined it for me, that is very upsetting, his art is brutal.

Posted by Spideycap

@CRTrobinson said:

Well Dillon just ruined it for me, that is very upsetting, his art is brutal.

Took the words out of my mouth. Love the idea of this team, but I cant stand Dillon's art. Every person looks exactly the same with the exact same stupid expression. His art is why I gave up on Punisher Max a few years back. Sigh...I'll have to see how good the colorist can make this look before I decide.

Posted by riiiiiiiight

I'm on the fence with Dillon's art. I love how he draws characters in costume, especially spiderman, but the way he draws faces can be a little distracting. I dunno, that's just me

Posted by Blizaga101

nah thunderbolts wont be the same without kev walker :(

i wont be reading this as i love the current post marvel now team

Posted by the_fallen11

If this was ANYBODY but Dillion on art duties I would be picking this up...I'm very into this team and how they look...further down the run when he leaves the book I'll pick this up.

Posted by Nefilim927

Looks like I'm going to have to suffer through this art cause the book itself has me sold. I don't want to hate on Dillon too much, I'll just say his "art style" probably isn't the best for this book. I just hope Red Hulk comes out looking a little better than Banner did in the newest Incredible Hulk series.

Posted by RalfvdH

@the_fallen11 said:

If this was ANYBODY but Dillion on art duties I would be picking this up...I'm very into this team and how they look...further down the run when he leaves the book I'll pick this up.

actually that is the exact same thing I was thinking.... Never cared for his work... All the faces are practically the same and the women are ugly... Elektra looks like a dude.... :P quite a shame ...'cause the team looks interesting....

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@RalfvdH: @the_fallen11: Co-Signed

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Posted by mosnterduc1000

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Posted by guttridgeb

I really hate Dillon's art.

Posted by SavageDragon

@Nefilim927 said:

Looks like I'm going to have to suffer through this art cause the book itself has me sold. I don't want to hate on Dillon too much, I'll just say his "art style" probably isn't the best for this book. I just hope Red Hulk comes out looking a little better than Banner did in the newest Incredible Hulk series.

I agree. I want to like it I will for sure pick up the first couple. AFter that not sure hopefully with inks it will look great.

Posted by sentryman555

Are the red they're wearing on the cover just for the cover? Because I'm wondering how Venom made the white symbol red if that's his outfits on the team.

Posted by GR2Blackout

@guttridgeb said:

I really hate Dillon's art.

Agreed.

But I'm gonna check out this comic anyway.

Posted by Aiden Cross

Yeah, just like many that posted before me. Dillon's art is just not for me, it would distract me too much from the story.

Posted by Mercy_

Why did he have to be on art? This looks like it has the potential to be a great book (AND ELEKTRA!), but there's no way that I can (or will) stomach the art T__T

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Posted by Mega_spidey01

the art is horrible. i might have to pass.

Posted by wowylied

So after getting peter and aunt castle in avenging spider-man we will now have a "everybody is the punisher" title ?

Posted by doordoor123

@guttridgeb said:

I really hate Dillon's art.

Yep.

Posted by Duke_Nasty

Agree with everyone else about the art. And Daniel Way writes a bad Deadpool and there is a Hulk on the Team.

Edited by zackattack529

This book is going to be the equivalent of what "The Expendables" is to Marvel comics.

It's an awesome Lineup but it'; really going to be just all action, no depth, and also looks to be just average art.

It's almost just a mess. Like these characters were just thrown together! Non of the characters on the team look to have interesting dynamic or relationships..maybe Venom and Rulk, but nothing major. and Deapool is only comic relief. Punisher will barley talk and be on his own. and Elektra the same. I believe her and Frank castle will have something going on...yaa this book looks pointless...its just one of those "YAAA MAAN, GUNS! BOOM !EXPLOSIONS! BAD@** CHARACTERS! $@$@$()*)&*(&&^" kinda books.

I stopped reading comics like that in the 90's.

I can already see this book being nothing more than a 7/10 series...I think im going to pick up the first issue but i doubt continuing. Hickman's New avengers over this.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Cant wait for this becuae of the characters in it, but the art is not so good. and the writing might be no good either.

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

The characters in this team couldn't be chosen any better. But the art is what is getting me a bit iffy about picking it up.

Posted by fACEmelter88

I like the current crew (prior to it being Dark Avengers) I don't know what Luke Cage was on the team but he's alright there.

Posted by lykopis

I am absolutely picking up this book but I am equally as adamant about Dillon's art. I can only hope the writing can distract me enough from those constant jowl-pulled faces that make not only women unidentifiable, but the men constantly in a state of disappointed anger.

There is no doubt I am interested in the book because of Elektra but if the intent is to pair her up with Castle, get Bullseye back in some way and put her out of that misery.

Posted by Super_SoldierXII

Dillon's style is particular and really works for very particular books and storytelling. It's not for everyone and it's not for every title ... grittier storytelling usually benefits most from his style which is probably why Marvel placed him on this title.

His art is not a deal breaker for me pending ... though for this title it does seem like a more 'Manga' feel would have been more fun.

Posted by SadiaVicious

Thank God Wade uses a mask.

Dillon would have made it worse than it is.

Posted by ragdollpurps

Pass.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

Dillons art.....ugh! I love the team, but that art. I think I'm gonna pass. Maybe when a new artist takes over.

Posted by X35

Anyone who buys this book is just a horrible horrible person.

Posted by Chaos Burn

hate dillons art

Posted by badgame

Never read thunderbolts before, but i like the characters in this version.

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

I'll buy it just to see.

Posted by fkk1984

I have a tremendous dilemma: I love the book, I love the new roster (especially Venom, Deadpool and Elektra), but I deeply hate Dillon´s art. I don’t know what to do!

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

@X35 said:

Anyone who buys this book is just a horrible horrible person.

I wanted to get the title for a while. :( Does that mean I'm a bad person? :( :(

Posted by sora_thekey

I'm gonna pass... Steve Dillons' art is just not for me.

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Posted by Video_Martian

Looks bloody good.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I'm getting this book, I love this roster

Posted by X35

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: Yes

Posted by HortonDrawsAWho

I don't really have too much of a problem with Dillons art MINUS two things 1) I can't get around how he always draws blood looking like bodily fluid from a hentai and 2) he always draws the SAME FACE for every character

Posted by The Stegman
I'll stick with Suicide Squad for my quota of bloody team violence.
Posted by tomlikesfries

I love the team, but the art really is disappointing

Posted by Jake Fury

Negatory.

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