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A New Thunderbolts #1 From Marvel – But Who? And Why?

Bleeding Cool noted that the current Villains For Hire series from Marvel Comics as part of the Devil’s Reign series, was a Thunderbolts series in disguise and that this disguise might be dropped pretty soon. Now Marvel has dropped a teaser for an announcement later today.

The silhouettes don’t seem to represent any of the usual Thunderbolts characters, obviously, nor any of the recent versions. Is that Cable with the shoulder pad or is it Hulkling? Traditionally the Thunderbolts were villains masquerading as heroes and then actually becoming the heroes they were pretending to be. Or a powerful force wanting to rebrand villains as heroes and using Thunderbolts to do it. Could this be a brand new line of new heroes hiding villainous identities? Could it be heroes masquerading as villains to draw real villains out?

Soon after the completion of Avengers/Thunderbolts, Marvel Comics launched a second series featuring the characters with New Thunderbolts #1 in 2005 and returned to the original series concept, reverting to its original numbering. Thunderbolts #110 saw another change to the direction of the series, with writer Warren Ellis introducing a new team of Thunderbolts, villains working for the government, tasked with capturing unregistered superheroes. Dark Avengers ended with issue #190. As part of Marvel NOW!

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