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Marvel sheds new light on ‘Thunderbolts’ #1 limited series

Check out all the covers and a first look of THUNDERBOLTS #1, the new series by Jib Zub and Sean Izaakse hitting stands August 31.

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Marvel Comics has revealed new information surrounding their upcoming relaunch of Thunderbolts. Announced in February, the five-issue limited series is written by Jim Zub with a rt by Sean Izaakse. The first issue can be found in comic shops on August 31st.

“A lot of times people will look at a cast of characters and say, ‘This team lineup is different so this isn’t the team I want,’ but, it’s like you said, the Thunderbolts have gone through so many iterations. There have been incarnations where they’re purely criminal, others where they’re criminals trying to be heroes, and everything in between, but I’ve always felt like, at their heart, the Thunderbolts are a team struggling for redemption,” Zub said about the new roster in an interview with CBR.

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“Individual members and the team as a whole struggled to dig themselves out of their worst selves or resist the natural pull of who they’ve been in the past. So, for me, redemption is the heart of the Thunderbolts concept.”

So what’s Thunderbolts #1 about?

Carefully selected by  Mayor Luke Cage to bring justice like lightning throughout his city, the new team will led by Hawkeye and include Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Kara Killgrave, AKA Persuasion. Also joining this ragtag squad be new two new recruits: mystery man and experienced supersoldier Gutsen Glory, and debuting in issue #2, a strange creature known as Eegro the Unbreakable. The team’s first mission will be taking down Kingpin’s own corrupt Thunderbolts that wreaked havoc throughout the DEVIL’S REIGN saga and restoring the team’s name in an action-packed brawl you won’t want to miss!

Courtesy of Marvel, we can also show off the bevy of covers and a few interior pages too. Covers by Sean Izaakse & Chris O’Halloran, David Nakayama, Paulo Siqueira & Rachelle Rosenberg, Stefano Caselli & Federico Blee, and Todd Nauck.

Check those out below.

Check out the interior pages below.

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For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— July 28, 2022 — In the wake of DEVIL’S REIGN, super heroes have been outlawed in New York City but starting next month, a new team of authorized super heroes will assemble in THUNDERBOLTS #1! The five-issue limited series will be written by former THUNDERBOLTS scribe Jim Zub and drawn by artist Sean Izaakse, known for his recent work on Fantastic Four: Life Story. In the classic Thunderbolts tradition, Zub and Izaakse will introduce an unexpected lineup that mixes together iconic Marvel super heroes, fan-favorite breakout stars, conflicted anti-heroes, and exciting newcomers. Carefully selected by Mayor Luke Cage to bring justice like lightning throughout his city, the new team will led by Hawkeye and include Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Kara Killgrave, AKA Persuasion. Also joining this ragtag squad be new two new recruits: mystery man and experienced supersoldier Gutsen Glory, and debuting in issue #2, a strange creature known as Eegro the Unbreakable. The team’s first mission will be taking down Kingpin’s own corrupt Thunderbolts that wreaked havoc throughout the DEVIL’S REIGN saga and restoring the team’s name in an action-packed brawl you won’t want to miss!

“A lot of times people will look at a cast of characters and say, ‘This team lineup is different so this isn’t the team I want,’ but, it’s like you said, the Thunderbolts have gone through so many iterations. There have been incarnations where they’re purely criminal, others where they’re criminals trying to be heroes, and everything in between, but I’ve always felt like, at their heart, the Thunderbolts are a team struggling for redemption,” Zub said about the new roster in an interview with CBR. “Individual members and the team as a whole struggled to dig themselves out of their worst selves or resist the natural pull of who they’ve been in the past. So, for me, redemption is the heart of the Thunderbolts concept.”

Be there for the all-new era of THUNDERBOLTS on August 31! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

Retailers, don’t forget to order your copies of THUNDERBOLTS #1 by Monday, August 1!

THUNDERBOLTS #1 (OF 5) 
Written by JIM ZUB

Art by SEAN IZAAKSE

Colors by JAVA TARTAGLIA
Letters by VC’s JOE SABINO

Cover A by SEAN IZAAKSE & CHRIS O’HALLORAN

Cover B by DAVID NAKAYAMA

Variant Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG

Trading Card Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI & FEDERICO BLEE

Headshot Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK

On Sale 8/31


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