@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.