Comic Catch Up: Thunderbolts #s 144-147
I actually just read Thunderbolts 147 about five minutes ago.
This is probably my favorite Marvel series right now. I just like how eclectic the team is and how haphazard the story has been handled so far. I like the unpredictable and chaotic style.
It's not a bad book. In fact, it's better than Secret Avengers for now.
Cage is Cage but the real nifty use of Walker as a warden of the raft was written very cool. Up until now, the lame US Agent costume, desperately needed to be retired along with Walker who reprised his role as faux Cap in a short Invaders retread.
My only beef with the book is the way it undermined Songbird as a character after Ellis and Bendis nurtured Songbird's bid to be the rightful heir...
@Droopy31660: I wore a red MADMAN shirt during the Live Show.
Wow, and I thought I was one of the few who kinda dropped Secret Avengers in favor of continuing this book. I completely agree it's better.
I also like the changes to US Agent, especially in this last issue when he actually demonstrates he's still got his strength and fighting abilities.
I wish Songbird was in the series a bit more, true, but I'll wait to see if she gets a bigger part in later stories of the series.
" @Dr. Detfink: I wish Songbird was in the series a bit more, true, but I'll wait to see if she gets a bigger part in later stories of the series. "Don't let the new haircut fool you. She's still very much the same Songbird.
And seeing how she could be a mentor figure soon, I'm not worried.
I have absolutely been loving this series. Love the new lineup most. Never thought I'd actually be rooting for Crossbones, but sure enough I was at the end of 146 when he was packing a minigun.
The art took a little while to warm up to, and I HATE Songbird's new haircut (she looks like a lesbian biker chick), but other than that, it's great.
I still can't get over Proffessor X of all peopel giving Cain the endorsement. After having declared Cain to be beyond redemption the last time they met. Good one Parker. Oh and he has been taken out by random creature bodily fluids, a tree and nanites. But according to Parker.
Parker: "There’s always those Juggheads on some forum demanding he be the most powerful character EVAR. Which of course makes him unusable for almost every book. And takes like that kill everything interesting about a character."
So I ask. After these issues has the Juggernaut been interesting yet? A third rate brick whose only purpose on the team seems to be name recognition?
Any team with Juggernaut should be good.Man-thing is interesting although it look's like they are treating him like a prisoner. U S Agent seem's like a good fit for warden.Cage is a very busy man. Overall i like this new THUNDERBOLT'S team.( Juggernaut hooked up with She-Hulk so he will alway's be supercool even as a villain in my book.)