I have sort of mixed feelings about Robbie Baldwin, AKA Penance. I wasn't a huge Speedball fan or anything. I liked how they hinted that he had the potential to be soooo powerful. Guess that's what we're seeing now. What I don't like is how they've (the Marvel Universe and the writers) have pooped all over him and the New Warriors. But we know it's really all Tony Stark's fault. I'm not sure if I really like the Penance persona. The whole, "Hurt me baby, make me feel pain" thing is just boring. And now he has all these piercings? I don't even want to know if he has them anyplace besides his face.
So here we're going to get a mini-series on him and all his quircks. There better be some major action if he does go toe-to-toe with Norman Osborn.
From the pages of Civil War, Robbie Baldwin, the man blamed for the Stamford tragedy, has assumed the guise of Penance and it’s time for him to embark on a quest of redemption in Penance: Relentless #1 (of 5). From Civil War: Front Line scribe Paul Jenkins and fan favorite artist Paul Gulacy comes this tale of one man’s slow descent into madness, obsession and perhaps the end of life as he knows it! When Penance takes one of the Thunderbolts’ missions into his own hands he puts himself on a collision course with Norman Osborn—better known as the Green Goblin—and it’s a battle of wills that will leave one man defeated!
He’s the most hated man in America must now face off against possibly the most dangerous team in America, as Penance experiences visions leading him on a mission of life or death! What do the numbers in his visions mean? This fall, Penance: Relentless #1 (of 5) puts Robbie Baldwin on a path that will leave him forever changed!
And don’t miss Thunderbolts By Warren Ellis Vol.1: Faith In Monsters Premiere HC, collecting the first arc of Warren Ellis’ acclaimed run on Thunderbolts, in which we learn more about man now called Penance!
PENANCE: RELENTLESS #1 (of 5) (JUL072185)
Written by PAUL JENKINS
Pencils and Cover by PAUL GULACY
Rated T+ …$2.99
THUNDERBOLTS BY WARREN ELLIS VOL. 1: FAITH IN MONSTERS PREMIERE HC (JUL072224)
Written by WARREN ELLIS, PAUL JENKINS & MARC GUGGENHEIM
Penciled by MIKE DEODATO, STEVE LIEBER, MARC SILVESTRI & LEINIL YU
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated T+ …$24.99