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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 matchesmalone21

First was Superman and Wonder Woman hook up,now this,seeing that DC initiative was successful they decided to invest, to call attention,but they haven't an interesting couples to invest so....Elektra and Punisher

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: Makes you appreciate the original cover

Posted by Jawshco

Yeah, I'm not digging this. I liked ish one though. I thought was very entertaining. I'll pick it up in hopes that this won't be the prominent feature of this issue.

Posted by blackcobalt

Yes, because a cover has never been misleading before. (Cyk/Storm anyone?)

Edited by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

Now this is just me throwing this out there...but what if one of these two was under the influence of a spell or pheromone serum? That might be why Punisher's all of the sudden an animal in the bed.

Posted by saiyan_earthling

Woah...

Posted by lykopis

All I asked for was to not have Punisher and Elektra hook up, ala PunisherMAX.

That's it. Not much.

But nope. I couldn't even have that.

Elektra and Punisher is past bizarre. Lovely cover -- replace Punisher with Matt and maybe I would be okay. Maybe.

I would rather Elektra head back to the back ground. The only thing that had me interested in this series was her -- and it's because of her I am not picking it up.

Posted by Ama_Sama

Marvel needs to stop jerking my chain and just put Matt and Elektra back together. If any relationship made sense, that one did, seeing as Matt might be the only man Elektra's ever really cared for. And Frank? Well. Him with any woman just makes me cringe. It's sorta demeaning to the point behind his character... I've been close to picking this series up from the very beginning, but if my favorite red assassin is to be made cannon with the Punisher within its pages? I think I'll have to continue passing on it...

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

I would say the pairing doesn't make sense, but then again I don't read or like either character.

Edited by PrimeDirective

Wow... Sooooo much hate on this one...

I gotta admist, I'm really liking the idea of this pairing. Honestly, the kinda life's work Frank has devoted himself too would put just about any woman in the Marvel universe in harm's way... Except for Elektra. And seriously, what woman other than her would even come close to being able to understand Frank's kind of war on crime? It makes so much sense to me, I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner. Granted, I'm as much a fan of Matt and Elektra as a couple as anyone, but seriously... This just fits to me. Any other woman would put Frank in the position of feeling like he had to give up his life's mission either because she didn't understand/couldn't accept the violence and bloodshed, or because the kind of war he wages on crime would bring all the scum to her front doorstep endangering her. Not so with Elektra... No, no, no... Elektra is the only woman who not only could tolerate Frank's life, but enrich it by getting involved in all its aspects.

Unless of course Kingpin sics Bullseye on her and Frank...

EDIT: Also, http://www.comicvine.com/cassondra-castle/29-72873/

Posted by Inverno

Man, I can imagine that in some alternate Universe like Marvel Max or 2099... But they are clearly running out of ideas at this point if this applies to the mainstream continuity -___-

Posted by SC

How is the utterly insulting and boring and stagnant practice of putting the typically sole female character in the team book into the embrace of one of the other male characters in the team remotely risqué? Oh this question is for Marvel obviously (not you CV thread)

What surprising and bold move will be next in this book? A character death or resurrection? How can this be risqué when Jean Mom Jeans Grey did it 40 years ago.

You know what would actually be a risqué? Hon, hon, honh. 1. Actually bringing back the character Risqué. 2. Having Red Hulk and Punisher embracing in a highly charged sexual way with thick red fingers pawing and Punishing hands uh punishing. 3. Not putting the female character into a romantic or sexual relationship with one of the many male characters in the team, just cause numbers. 4. Have the Punisher declare himself as a Vegan. 5. All of the above on one cover and in a lovely shade of teal not red.

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Posted by daredevil21134

@Ama_Sama said:

Marvel needs to stop jerking my chain and just put Matt and Elektra back together. If any relationship made sense, that one did, seeing as Matt might be the only man Elektra's ever really cared for. And Frank? Well. Him with any woman just makes me cringe. It's sorta demeaning to the point behind his character... I've been close to picking this series up from the very beginning, but if my favorite red assassin is to be made cannon with the Punisher within its pages? I think I'll have to continue passing on it...

Agreed

Posted by sparty-dbq

Y'know what? Go for it. If putting up with a bad hookup is the price we have to pay to get Noto on this book and Dillon off (which, by the way, if this is just a cover, IS NOT A CONFIRMATION) then it's worth it.

Posted by jwalser3

When they kiss on panel, it will look like Frank kissing himself with a wig on.

Posted by phlip_phlop

I have absolutely no problem with these two getting together! Two dark characters coming together that compliment each other well. Plus it's a new development for them, you can't keep characters the same of they just become one dimensional and boring! It could be a disaster but at least it's different.