Marvel’s ominous teasers continue as another vague picture is released. It simply reads “Injustice, Like Lighting . . .” and features silhouettes leaping into battle as a storm rages behind them. The cover looks to be an homage to the Thunderbolts #1 and thus could be teasing a new Thunderbolts book following the events of Avengers: Standoff.
UPDATE #1! It appears we now have confirmation that this is a new Thunderbolts book from Marvel as original members Meteorite and MACH-1 are now featured in an updated version of the cover. Still no creative team or any other details announced, but we will continue to update this post as more characters are revealed.
Update #2!! Marvel has reveled even more of this “new” Thunderbolts team and again some familar faces surface as it appears the original Thunderbolts are making a huge come back. In this latest teaser we now see Fixer and Atlas has been added to the roster. This makes 4 Thunderbolts from the original team. So who’s next?
Final Update!! The full Thunderbolts team has been reveled as The Winter Solider leads Atlas, Meteorite, Fixer, MACH-V leap into action with a mysterious new character. A creative team has also been announced as Jim Zub will take up writing duties on the series with Jon Malin on art. See below for the full details from Marvel.
With a flash of lightning, the Thunderbolts have returned! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THUNDERBOLTS #1 – the new ongoing seires from creators Jim Zub and Jon Malin! From the ashes of AVENGERS: STANDOFF, the Winter Soldier assembles the original Thunderbolts – Moonstone, the Fixer, MACH-V, Atlas and a mysterious new character for a dangerous new mission. One that will put them at the forefront and in the crosshairs of the Marvel Universe!
“Doing the right thing is different than being good,” says writer Jim Zub in an speaking with Marvel.com. “We’ve assembled a potent mix of characters to explore with big drama, big action and unexpected twists along the way. The new team is stacked with powerful personalities and a mission that’s going to tear them up and get right to their core. I’m excited about putting them in tough spots and letting the sparks fly.”
The threats no one else is prepared for. The difficult choices no one else can make. The Thunderbolts are ready to answer the call. Witness their formation this Spring in AVENGERS: STANDOFF and follow their adventures when THUNDERBOLTS #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this May!
Written by JIM ZUB
Art & Cover by JON MALIN
Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
On Sale in May!
For a comparison to the original Thunderbolts cover, see below:
It appears Marvel wants to slowly unveil this new team, as they have once again left most of the members covered in darkness. One figure does stand out in this image, and it appears to be a metallic little girl, bathed in silver and blue. While I can’t tell exactly who this is, I am sure we can assume she will play a key role in this new team and the upcoming Avengers: Standoff event. Obviously, Marvel is putting a lot into these teasers, so let’s hope they really pay off in a big way as Marvel’s last event didn’t go so well for them.
Considering this is the third teaser like this we have received, I am sure there are plenty more to come.
Let us know what you think of this teaser and the others in the comments below.