@theacidskull: There was a side-plot with the CIA that Daniel Way was developing, rather slowly. He talked about that with General Awa's back story and also with Ross' younger days. It looks like he is tying that with the Avengers to meet in the future, which I think is cool IMO. I wish that Jeff Parker, Rick Reminder or Greg Rucka was the writer on Thunderbolts.
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I'm not sure why it took Daniel Way six issues before he finally got it right? Thunderbolts #7 was the best one so far. There was an actual plot, the characters were compelling, and left me wanting more. Phil Noto's art combined with Guru eFX colors was amazing! I'm not thrilled with Steve Dillon coming back, I hope that it's just that one issue that focus on the Punisher.
I think that Marvel had big plans for a major crossover with the Thunderbolts. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=43708
I think that it would work. They have a lot of romantic tension and similar backgrounds as warriors. For short term at least.
I enjoyed Jeph Loeb's run on Red Hulk. However he annoyed some fans with actions like Red Hulk hitting Uatu the Watcher. When Rulk first appeared he was the antagonist. The people that hate Rulk are the ones who stopped reading the book. They missed all the personal growth into a anti-hero. It was further developed in Jeff Parker's run which was amazing IMO. For an indepth look check out the video.
I agree that Abomination should NOT have died from a gunshot. Beaten to a pulp, yea in a Hulk book, but not a gun, they are all bullet proof. I think the Abomination will return at some point to cause havoc on the Marvel Universe.
I actually loved Jeph Loeb's run on the Red Hulk book. Yes there were some flaws, but not every writer can know everything on a character. I wasn't a fan of Rulk hitting the Watcher, but some people thought that it was funny, different strokes.
@Decoy Elite: I hadn't read the original Thunderbolts. Marvel had rebooted the book several times and many of the arcs are good from what I've herd. I hope that those characters like Songbird and company appear soon.
Thunderbolts had first appeared in the Hulk's book. Many people thought that Thunderbolts had something to do with Thunderbolt Ross. Rulk, Elektra, Venom, Punisher and Deadpool are complex and intriguing characters so this is something new.
I came in with high hopes because I love Rulk, Elektra and Punisher. Dillon's art was OK, I think that his style is better suited for non-super hero's. The main problem is Daniel Way. The motivation was vague, the characters reveals were lackluster, he focused on the back stories of minor characters that no one cares about, and key action sequences are left off-panel. The reader has no idea how a character had overcame a challenge?
I've seen several interviews with Daniel Way, and the interviews were more exciting then the book itself and that's bad. Daniel Way needs to turn it around fast, or Marvel should have someone else write this book. These characters are amazing and the book because there is a lot of potential. I am excited about Phil Noto, his art looks amazing.