Thunderbolts #163 Review

A new team rises from the ashes of Fear Itself, in the past. Today I will be reviewing Thunderbolts #163. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Thunderbolts #163

So let’s talk about the book. Luke Cage is kicking himself for everything that has occurred since Fear Itself. He blames himself for losing the B-Team, along with some A-Team members as well as Thunderbolts Tower. He also blames himself for Juggernaut becoming a Worthy. Meanwhile, the escaped B-Team have accidentally traveled back in time instead of across space. They are trying to figure out their next move when they are attacked by Nazis. As they start to fight back, they are joined in battle by Captain America and the Sub Mariner of the Invaders. And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. Another good issue. Solid character writing. I’m guessing that the whole time travel thing is due to Man-Thing and his new growth. I can’t wait to see what he turns into. I’m really enjoying the development that this character has received as of late. I’m glad that Marvel has taken an interest in growing a classic bottom tier character into something potentially great. The story this issue was a little slow but the appearance of the Invaders was nice. I love Moonstone’s reaction. That woman is ready for anything. I was kind of surprised by the cover but once I read the story, I got it. The art this issue was ok too. Nothing too memorable, but nothing terrible. I was kind of bored by the whole Luke Cage whinefest but I guess it had to be done. Another thing that bothered me about this issue was the lack of action. The plot was moved along but without any real action, its hard to devote an entire issue to standing in one place. I hope the pace picks up next issue so I can write more things but this is the best I can do with what I was given. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.


Pros Cons
ok story. decent art. slow pacing and no action leads to a boring read

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