Travis's Reviews > Thunderbolts, Vol. 1: Faith in Monsters

Thunderbolts, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
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Mar 28, 09

it was ok
bookshelves: comic-books, manly-literature

Another good idea done badly, as the government decides to use a group of 'reformed' villains as a dirty jobs task force.
Unfortunately, Warren spends too much time making sure everyone spouts 'clever' dialogue and making the characters as unpleasant or bland as possible that you don't care.

then there's the tiny little problem I have with the united states government putting Norman Osborn, a known murderer and sociopath in charge of a government agency without any evidence that he answers to anyone.
I know this was set during the Bush years, but that's pushing it.

Basically, with this series, Warren and marvel is trying to get you to root for the fascists.

To give Warren credit, he does write Bullseye as a creepy badass.

You'd be better off to skip this series and buy some back issues of DC's 'Suicide Squad' comic. Same idea, much better writing and characterization.
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