Thunderbolts, Volume 1: Faith in Monsters



Thunderbolts, Volume 1: Faith in MonstersVenom, Lethal Protector The Enigmatic Moonstone Bullseye, The Man Who Never Misses Songbird, Mistress Of Sound Chen Lu, The Radioactive Man Swordsman, Master Of The Blade The Mystery Man Called Penance And Norman Osborn, The Green Goblin They Re America S Newest Celebrities, Ready To Take To The Skies At A Moment S Notice In Pursuit Of Those Secret, Unregistered Superhumans Hiding Among Us They Re The All New, All Deadly Thunderbolts Making The World A Safer Place For Ordinary People One Would Be Costumed Hero At A Time In The Wake Of Civil War, Warren Ellis And Mike Deodato Present A Dark And Disturbing Take On Marvel S Most Wanted, Where The Line Between Hero And Villain Is Difficult To Find If It Exists At AllCollecting Thunderbolts , Special

Warren Ellis is the award winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT bestselling GUN MACHINE and the underground classic novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, as well as the digital short story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR His newest book is the novella NORMAL, from FSG Originals, listed as one ofs Best 100 Books Of 2016.The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013 IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN EXTREMIS He is currently developing his graphic novel sequence with Jason Howard, TREES, for television, in concert with HardySonBaker and NBCU, and continues to work as a screenwriter and producer in film and television, represented by Angela Cheng Caplan and Cheng Caplan Company He is the creator, writer and co producer of the Netflix series CASTLEVANIA, recently renewed for its third season, and of the recently announced Netflix series HEAVEN S FOREST.He s written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and given keynote speeches and lectures at events like dConstruct, ThingsCon, Improving Reality, SxSW, How The Light Gets In, Haunted Machines and Cognitive Cities.Warren Ellis has recently developed and curated the revival of the Wildstorm creative library for DC Entertainment with the series THE WILD STORM, and is currently working on the serialising of new graphic novel works TREES THREE FATES and INJECTION at Image Comics, and the serialised graphic novel THE BATMAN S GRAVE for DC Comics, while working as a Consulting Producer on another television series.A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society s President s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative He is a Patron of Humanists UK He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.

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  • Hardcover
  • 184 pages
  • Thunderbolts, Volume 1: Faith in Monsters
  • Warren Ellis
  • English
  • 11 December 2019
  • 078512568X

10 thoughts on “Thunderbolts, Volume 1: Faith in Monsters

  1. Sam Quixote says:

    This is a spin off of Marvel s Civil War event from a few years ago In the wake of the Superhero Registration Act where superheroes had to reveal their identities and sign up to the government s program where their powers and statuses are monitored to stop them from being vigilantes, a group of super villains are chosen to hunt down the renegade superheroes who refused to sign up this group s name is the Thunderbolts.I wasn t much of a fan of the Civil War event and especially the idea th This is a spin off of Marvel s Civil War event from a few years ago In the wake of the Superhero Registration Act where superheroes had to reveal their identities and sign up to the government s program where their powers and statuses are monitored to stop them from being vigilantes, a group of super villains are chosen to hunt down the renegade superheroes who refused to sign up this group s name is the Thunderbolts.I wasn t much of a fan of the Civil War event and especially the idea that superheroes had to sign up to the government, it just felt a big too regulated and dull to be much fun but it also felt a bit strange why would they sign up when they re superheroes It doesn t make sense And nor does a super villain team of hunters, not when you see the line up.Venom Bullseye Since when could these two be regulated to be obedient soldiers But these were the only two I recognised from the team, the other members are moronic super villains called Songbird, Radioactive Man I wish it were the Simpsons character , Swordsman guess what weapon he s got and Penance what an awful name who s powers derive from being in physical pain himself.These D list characters spend the book rounding up D list superheroes I ve never heard of Jack Flag, American Eagle, Steel Spider a guy with Doc Ock type machinery but who claims to be like Spiderman minus the powers who the hells heard of these guys The entire book turns into a formulaic, one note story about the Thunderbolts taking down a superhero, one after tedious another.Warren Ellis is a decent writer but even he can t save this poorly conceived storyline None of the characters are likeable but we re supposed to be on the side of these super villain gestapo officers None of the superheroes are likeable either though really, where s Cap, where s Spiderman, where s Hulk or Thor or anyone recognisable Norman Osborn for some reason resembles Tommy Lee Jones what the hell is going on I didn t like Civil War or it s spin offs and Thunderbolts is one of the least interesting and poorly put together spin offs of the bunch To be honest it felt like a parody of superhero comics it was so bad Despite being a big fan of Ellis this is definitely not one of his better efforts and shows the limits of the superhero genre in merging it with the real world

  2. guanaeps says:

    This run was one of the first things I started reading when I took the dive into buying comics monthly It amazed me at how no holds barred it was Violent, unforgiving, full of consequence, I was as they say, at the edge of my seat with excitement.Many years later, the reread holds up well Mike Deodato with Rain Beredo create some wonderful finished artwork Ellis writes an extremely dysfunctional team led by a Norman Osborn who s barely holding both the team, and his mask of sanity, together This run was one of the first things I started reading when I took the dive into buying comics monthly It amazed me at how no holds barred it was Violent, unforgiving, full of consequence, I was as they say, at the edge of my seat with excitement.Many years later, the reread holds up well Mike Deodato with Rain Beredo create some wonderful finished artwork Ellis writes an extremely dysfunctional team led by a Norman Osborn who s barely holding both the team, and his mask of sanity, together.Things go from bad to worse, and the ensuing train wreck is especially entertaining to watch.All in all, this is some supremely exciting storytelling, and one of the better things to come out in the civil war aftermath.oh and a mention for Marko Djurdjevic, who did all the stunning covers for this run Awe inspiring stuff The universe is not done with you yet, Jack Harrison

  3. 47Time says:

    The Superhuman Registration Act has created a split in the superhuman community Some embrace it, others are afraid of the repercussions, and a few see it as an opportunity It creates the setting for some interesting personal stories and introspections.The Thunderbolts working under Norman Osborn are Penance, Venom, Songbird, Radioactive Man, Swordsman and, unknown to the public, Bullseye They were injected with nanobots capable of electrocuting them if they disobey orders Dr Sofen is chosen The Superhuman Registration Act has created a split in the superhuman community Some embrace it, others are afraid of the repercussions, and a few see it as an opportunity It creates the setting for some interesting personal stories and introspections.The Thunderbolts working under Norman Osborn are Penance, Venom, Songbird, Radioactive Man, Swordsman and, unknown to the public, Bullseye They were injected with nanobots capable of electrocuting them if they disobey orders Dr Sofen is chosen as team leader Each member is damaged in some way and the team is anything but cohesive, but Osborn intends to take advantage of the Superhuman Registration Act to kick some heroes around while battling his own obsession with Spider Man view spoiler The Thunderbolts first mission is against Jack Flag, a superhero who refuses to submit to the Superhero Registration Act They apprehend him, but only after resorting to an obscene amount of violence that leaves Jack with a severed spine.Their next target is the Steel Spider While they are pursuing him two other heroes, Sepulchre and American Eagle, step in to help Steel Spider as they too oppose the Registration Act The battle is a violent gorefest that you don t usually find in mainstream comics Venom rips Silver Spider s arm off, effectively taking him out of the fight, Sepulchre runs away with a company that offered her a job and American Eagle gets away after beating up Bullseye right as he is being electrocuted by his nanobots for trying to escape Bullseye wakes up in hospital with brain damage hide spoiler

  4. Damon says:

    The Thunderbolts are a fun superhero team They are bad guys sanctioned to enforce law and order A bit like Freedom Force The funniest chap has got to be the guy in charge, who used to be the Green Goblin.

  5. Dávid Novotný says:

    Dark, violent but too short

  6. Gavin says:

    I really enjoyed this Normie running Thunderbolts for Stark.Team is eating itself Who plays who, watch them get embarrassed by D listers all book It s fun, Warren Ellis entertains with realistic dialogue Or so I thought at least.

  7. Shannon Appelcline says:

    I m sorry to see the old Thunderbolts go, but this is wonderfully written, well characterized, brutally plotted, and beautifully drawn.

  8. Nicholas Karpuk says:

    I fully admit I find villainsinteresting If 1% of the population gained superpowers tomorrow I can almost guarantee the ratio of heroes to villains would be highly skewed Heroics have a pretty slim number of motivators, while behaving badly has a plethora Of course these stories rarely account for people who might get superpowers, and decide to continue living their lives normally I didn t even know the Thunderbolts existed until the new change ups It mostly came unto my radar becaus I fully admit I find villainsinteresting If 1% of the population gained superpowers tomorrow I can almost guarantee the ratio of heroes to villains would be highly skewed Heroics have a pretty slim number of motivators, while behaving badly has a plethora Of course these stories rarely account for people who might get superpowers, and decide to continue living their lives normally I didn t even know the Thunderbolts existed until the new change ups It mostly came unto my radar because of my interest in Warren Ellis When comics feel they need to make something edgier, they seem to call Ellis almost as a default Ellis has a natural habit of giving things little intelligent flair, athoughtful exploration of the ramifications of these fantastical worlds.The hook for the Thunderbolts is that these characters are primarily villains working to bring in unregistered superhumans While I thought it would have the anti hero set up, where villains make good and show us that they re multi faceted, it ends up beinglike a Weapon X type scenario, where they are all forced into crime fighting under extreme duress, primarily through nanomachines that can straight up murder them if they misbehave.It s a lot of hijinks, failure, and double dealing, and Ellis ends up creating something that almost resembles a crime novel within the world of capes

  9. Travis says:

    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 anyo 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

  10. Megu says:

    I was surprised that I liked this comics so much I was prepared to be bored to death, as I haven t heard about this team before.It turned out to be quite a pleasant read.

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