Rating: 5/5 – Toe-to-Toe with Captain America!
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Adam Brunell
The Thunderbolts are a band of renegades, misunderstood for the bad deeds they have done in the past. The team has been jumping around to different S.H.I.E.L.D installations throughout the globe to stop any kind of top secret projects that could possibly lead to similar events that had happened at Pleasant Hill.
Writer Jim Zub and Artist Jon Malin have been keeping me a devoted reader since the first issue of 2016’s Thunderbolt series. Zub brings drama, comedy and action to the Thunderbolts team. Each member has their own personal demons to face, and it seems that Kobik has been working behind the scenes to make this team more of a family. Last month the team asked for the assistance of a longtime confidant, and former S.H.I.E.L.D agent, to break Bucky out of his holding cell. The only issue with the plan is that Captain America is on site to visit Bucky and question him on his motives. With Captain America in the way of their leader’s freedom, there is only one way to break Bucky out, and that’s through Captain America. By the end of this comic, the team gains a new teammate and Bucky loses something most dear to him.
With a powerful cosmic child on their team, you would think they are invincible, but that’s not the case. The safety of Kobik is the most important thing, and allowing her to use her powers in plain sight has been the biggest concern. With S.H.I.E.L.D looking for Kobik, they find the Thunderbolts to be on the top of their most wanted list. The team is more than resourceful in staying hidden, unless they make a beer run, like they did in issue 6. After going toe-to-toe with Captain America, things may be looking far more dire for the Thunderbolts team, and Bucky’s relationship with Cap may never be the same.
Reviewed by: Adam Brunell
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