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Upcoming THUNDERBOLTS Cover Gets Risqué

Elektra and Frank Castle show us how they really feel about each other.

"Explosive" might be something of an understatement. One look at this risqué cover to the upcoming issue of THUNDERBOLTS that is continuing this March, 2013 and you might have to call up your local shop to put it on your pull list if you haven't already. The cover features amazing work from artist Julian Totino Tedesco and is, in a word, definitely "explosive." Elektra engages the Punisher in a passionate embrace.

What do you think of the image? Are you looking forward to the continuation of Daniel Way's THUNDERBOLTS series this March?

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Posted by KZR

@fables87: Agreed.

Posted by Nightwing28710

Elektra likes to be PUNished in bed.

Posted by SadiaVicious

Daniel. Way.

Posted by UrmanitaRules

Don't they have a kid in another universe? Wait, that's Wolverine.

Posted by Lightburst

@Trevel8182 said:

I thought after the death of his family the Punisher Became A sexual.

Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

@The Mighty Monarch said:

NOTO WILL BE DOING ART INSTEAD OF DILLON? YES.

this

Posted by doordoor123

It seems most modern day women characters at Marvel hook up with every man they can -- especially if they're on a team.

Posted by Samimista

@haydenclaireheroes said:

Never thought that pairing would happen

Posted by yowereggaesir

So I guess score hot ninja ass beats one man crusade on crime to avenge my dead wife and kid as far as Castle's motivations go.

Posted by sweetesttoaster

Phil Noto? Man, he could do so much better than this book.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

ART looks better already, but it can't save this book from the horrible writing of Daniel WAY. Thanks for killing my hope and anticipation for this book way.

and thanks for crapping all over Greg Rucka's badass punisher

Posted by GothamRed

Man elektra's apparently neon red outfit can't be good for assassin work

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@Nightwing28710 said:

Elektra likes to be PUNished in bed.

lol

Posted by Baddamdog

Amazing cover, and what's that at the bottom...PHIL NOTO. Sooooooold.

Posted by blur1528

@Babs: Happy to help. I love the various signatures artists come up with.

Posted by nappystr8

Did they get Phil Noto for this specific issue or arc because his style goes well with romance comics, or is he replacing Dillon? I don't care about Elektra, and I think Frank is a more interesting character when he is completely detached, but this could be interesting, and I'm picking up Thunderbolts anyway. So I'll see how it goes.

Posted by Cavemold

wow punisher her Punshier!

Posted by daredevil21134

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?
Posted by MarvelMan1985

LAME!!

Edited by Waddly_Hobbins

Does no one remember Punisher #27 by Garth Ennis?

Posted by Barkley

fanboys always think sex is lame because they are not having any

Posted by judasnixon

It brakes my heart to see Phill Noto wasted on this book....

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I want to like this book...but I just don't like Daniel Way....first two issues were pretty boring and the art is worse.

Posted by jwalser3

I have such mixed feeling about this series.

Posted by bunkerbuster05

Phil Noto is my favorite artist. Thunderbolts has been... underwhelming. Here's hoping it kicks into gear soon.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

I think I just puked in my mouth a little.

Posted by AngeTheDude

What's wrong with two characters we like actually getting laid? Are you all twelve years old?

Posted by daredevil21134

@AngeTheDude said:

What's wrong with two characters we like actually getting laid? Are you all twelve years old?

I like sex in comics but only when it makes sense.Which this really dosen't

Posted by Bluefox170

Oh god. Why?

Posted by Metric_Outlaw

What's going on with her leg?

Posted by DrunkenGoon

I will probably pick this up since they are getting rid of Dillon.. Can't stand that guys art.

Posted by powerhouse1122

She wouldve looked better w deadpool

Posted by RedOwl_1

I don't know, sometimes covers are very misleading.

Posted by Brazen_Intellect

I always knew Frank Castle had game...

Posted by jorgeareizaga

Elektra is a very lucky girl! she got a man!!

Edited by HollowPrince665

Am I the only one that thinks its weird that Elektra and Matt never happened after the 90's? I mean....He came back from the 'dead' and was with Karen again....after that he had one failed relationship after another...TBH all Volume 2 did for me was make me mad and sad for Matt. Long story short, why is it that Marvel won't try that again? Also....Did the punisher ever have a love interest after his family died? I mean...really. Plus.....I'm just gonna say no to this before it starts. "No, Elektra. You aren't allowed to screw Frank Castle"

Posted by DonFelipe

This cover is... weird. The idea is great and we definitely need more kisses and sex appeal on comic covers (do we?). There's parts I like and many parts I do not like. What I don't get is why they let a guy like TT do such cover when they already have Phil Noto doing the interior art? Well... I'm not reading Thunderbolts anyway. This could have a been an overwhelmingly brilliant cover though...

Posted by roboadmiral

There's something wrong when The Punisher is on a cover passionately making out with. . . anyone.

Posted by save.me.now

I'm ok with this but I do think it'd be pretty funny if this was a misleading cover, maybe something like the storm/cyclops kiss in astonishing X-men.

Posted by fkk1984

The best of this is Noto taking the drawing.

Love the title, but hate Dillon´s art....

Posted by daredevil21134

@HollowPrince665 said:

Ma I the only one that thinks its weird that Elektra and Matt never happened after the 90's? I mean....He came back from the 'dead' and was with Karen again....after that he had one failed relationship after another...TBH all Volume 2 did for me was make me mad and sad for Matt. Long story short, why is it that Marvel won't try that again? Also....Did the punisher ever have a love interest after his family died? I mean...really. Plus.....I'm just gonna say no to this before it starts. "No, Elektra. You aren't allowed to screw Frank Castle"

GOD BLESS YOU!!

Edited by NYStreets09e

@CircularLogic said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

Isn't Elektra a villain who remorselessly kills innocents on many occasions and Frank a vigilante whose only purpose is to kill villains who have hurt innocents?

Sounds to me like the worst pairing possible.

Actually she not so much a Villain, more so a Cold blooded killer...

Posted by HollowPrince665

@daredevil21134: I mean....If I am being completely honest here, I am trying so hard to reread Volume 2 and....I can't do it! I realize just how annoying the Miller formula is and what it had done to Matt. After Karen died (To me it was and is a HUGE MISTAKE! Its like killing MJ) all they ever did was shove a woman in front of him, they'd fall in love, then they'd die/leave/betray him. Vol 2 did nothing but take and take and take and take. Elektra came in (again in my opinion) WAY too late, as Matt and Milla were dating and soon to be wed. What really pissed me off was Shadowland....Elektra made another big set piece in Matt's life (which is never talked about again btw) and after that......absolutely nothing. Matt is back in NYC and so far the only pokes and prods of Matt's past love life is Milla. My question....Does anyone know that Matt is back? Maya? (I think shes dead 0.o) Natasha? (WS says shes back on the commi agent side again?) Elektra? (for real though) Typhoid Mary? (Where the hell is she?) DAKOTA NORTH! (WHAT HAPPENED TO HER!?)........basically Matt and Elektra needs to happen or at the very least Kirsten and Matt....I like Mark Waid's DD because the Frank Miller doom and gloom and strip away everything is over. Finally Matt can be happy(ish) and has a shot of having an actual love life.....I will forever think that it is BS that Peter gets the chicks and has a very nice life while Matt is sitting there getting the S*@t kicked out of him. END OF RANT.

Posted by daredevil21134

@HollowPrince665 said:

@daredevil21134: I mean....If I am being completely honest here, I am trying so hard to reread Volume 2 and....I can't do it! I realize just how annoying the Miller formula is and what it had done to Matt. After Karen died (To me it was and is a HUGE MISTAKE! Its like killing MJ) all they ever did was shove a woman in front of him, they'd fall in love, then they'd die/leave/betray him. Vol 2 did nothing but take and take and take and take. Elektra came in (again in my opinion) WAY too late, as Matt and Milla were dating and soon to be wed. What really pissed me off was Shadowland....Elektra made another big set piece in Matt's life (which is never talked about again btw) and after that......absolutely nothing. Matt is back in NYC and so far the only pokes and prods of Matt's past love life is Milla. My question....Does anyone know that Matt is back? Maya? (I think shes dead 0.o) Natasha? (WS says shes back on the commi agent side again?) Elektra? (for real though) Typhoid Mary? (Where the hell is she?) DAKOTA NORTH! (WHAT HAPPENED TO HER!?)........basically Matt and Elektra needs to happen or at the very least Kirsten and Matt....I like Mark Waid's DD because the Frank Miller doom and gloom and strip away everything is over. Finally Matt can be happy(ish) and has a shot of having an actual love life.....I will forever think that it is BS that Peter gets the chicks and has a very nice life while Matt is sitting there getting the S*@t kicked out of him. END OF RANT.

While I am no fan of Mark Waid's DD I totally agree with you on everything especially Karen Page dying.Matt and Dakota not being more explored really sucked.And I really don't like Kirstin Mcduffie

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Eh, I remember more hubbub about the Catwoman-Batman encounter in Catwoman #1 New 52. That above looks tame compared to what Catsy-Batsy did in that art. I am intrigued immensely that Noto is doing interior art though...

Posted by alex6166
Punisher!? I wonder who is next on her list.
Posted by kilon

the punisher is now in peace with himself.

Posted by maxicere

Excellent cover!!!!

Posted by aaunderoath

I'm one of the few loving this series so I can't wait to see where Way takes the book .. but knowing close to nothing about Frank or Elektra I have no comment on the cover ..

Posted by D3athstroke

Why ?

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