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Thunderbolts By Warren Ellis Volume 1: Faith In Monsters TPB: Faith in Monsters v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb) Paperback – 30 Jan 2008


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (30 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785125663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785125662
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 0.8 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 895,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 6 Jan 2008
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this and i can find very little to complain about. Warren Ellis is perfect for writing this title. I just want more. The Paul Jenkins story at the end is all a bit unneccasary, if anything been placed at the start, but really it's just Marvel bumping the collection (and the price) up. As it stands it works as a great outlook on post civil War Marvel and serves as a good story in its own right.
Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Mar 2012
Format: Hardcover
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?
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Thunderbolts...what an absurd name for a group of seemingly reformed super-villains. Whoever thought that up should be ashamed of themselves (however, like the Thunderbirds before them, they do operate deep from within a mountain base, with their ship shooting out of it, a la Thunderbird 2!). I would also imagine that the stories that came before this were somewhat cheesy. However, here comes Mr Ellis again, placing his welcome dark spin on everything and giving us a huge dose of rich characterisation to complement the extremely well choreographed fighting action. As with his run on Ultimate Fantastic Four he shows here that he can work well within the standard Marvel universe and bring a fresh and very real flavour to it (and I'm looking forward to his forthcoming run on The Astonishing X-Men very much).

The meat in the pudding here is the complex characterisation of these ex-villains and the emphasis of the darkness within them. It makes us believe in super-villains and their motivations as much as one does the altruistic behaviour of most of our superhero chums. I started reading this in a bookshop and was immediately engrossed by the interview between Norman Osborn and the captured villain Bullseye where Bullseye gleefully details the murder of a child and his father that he happened to chance upon when leaving the scene of a successful assassination. Straight away I was seduced by Mr Ellis's dark and delicious dialogue, and it seemed that he was made to give voice to such decadent characters (what that says about his own personality is another thing entirely!). I was smitten and immediately ordered the hardback editions of both volumes 1 and 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mice Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 18 May 2013
Format: Paperback
This volume collects Thunderbolts issues #110-115. I don't know the previous history of the Thunderbolts, so I can only comment on what is in this volume.

The story is Norman Osborn training up `his' Thunderbolt team with Songbird not at all happy with what he's doing with them, especially with Bullseye's behind the scenes activities, and with Moonstone working her own agenda. In the day job, the team are taking down minor characters who are resisting the Superhero Registration Act, and not doing too well at it, considering their power levels compared to the individuals they are being sent against. There is superb scripting and artwork, as the characterisation effortlessly drives the story, rather than the action or plot, despite this being a spectacular action-oriented series, and this is highly recommended, even if, like myself, you know nothing of the background.
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