Back in 2016, Marvel launched a new Thunderbolts series by writer Jim Zub spinning out of the Avengers: Standoff storyline. Sadly, the series was short-lived and came to an end after only a dozen issues. However, it appears that Zub is getting another crack at the team as today the publisher announced a new Thunderbolts 5-issue miniseries featuring a different iteration of the team.
Spinning out of Devil’s Reign, Hawkeye himself Clint Barton is assembling his own Thunderbolts team consisting of Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Persuasion plus a new character named Gutsen Glory described as “an experienced cyber-soldier seeking new glory.”
Joining Zub is artist Sean Izaakse who’s also no stranger to the Thunderbolts having drawn two issues of the aforementioned previous ongoing series. No additional creators for the series were named in the announcement. Two main covers by David Nakayama and Izaakse will be available as well as a variant cover by Paolo Siquueira.
Here’s how the publisher describes the series:
Super-powered crooks have taken hostages in Staten Island? A dimensional rift tears open in Chinatown? Monsters running amok at the Met? Call in the THUNDER!
This May, New York City will have its own authorized team of super heroes in THUNDERBOLTS #1! Rising out of the destruction of DEVIL’S REIGN, this all-new lineup of Thunderbolts will star in a limited series by superstar creative team, writer Jim Zub and artist Sean Izaakse. Zub previously penned an action-packed run of the series in 2016 and now returns to tell the adventures of a new Hawkeye-led Thunderbolts that includes favorites like Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Persuasion plus the exciting debut of Gutsen Glory, an experienced cyber-soldier seeking new glory!
In the aftermath of Devil’s Reign, the Big Apple has big problems, and it’s up to a new group of Thunderbolts to turn things around. But when Clint Barton gets tasked with heading up this team and proving they can go toe-to-toe with anything the Marvel Universe can throw at them, the first opponent he’s going to have to face is himself.
Zub expressed his excitement about returning to the Thunderbolts and teased what’s to come:
“Writing Thunderbolts was my first in-universe work for Marvel and Sean Izaakse’s first Marvel project as well, so getting to launch a new version of the team here with him on the team’s 25th anniversary year is an absolute honor. I am so pumped to put Clint Barton, Monica Rambeau, America Chavez and a host of others through trials and tribulations aplenty as New York’s only official super hero team. A lot of the ideas being unleashed in this series are things I’ve been wanting to do for years. Big action and big fun, drama, comedy and, of course, a few twists befitting the team that always keeps readers on their toes. Sean’s artwork has never looked better and he’s bringing his incredible skills to bear on stunning comic pages and eye-catching designs for new characters we’re adding to the mighty Marvel Universe. Our creative team is firing on all cylinders, so get ready for ‘Justice, Like Lightning’ to strike every single issue!”
Look for Thunderbolts #1 to arrive in stores on Wednesday May 25, 2022.