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PREVIEW: Hawkeye leads a new THUNDERBOLTS team into battle in new miniseries

Redeeming Justice...Like Lightning!

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Originally scheduled to be released last May, a new Thunderbolts 5-issue miniseries spinning out of Devil’s Reign from writer Jim Zub and artist Sean Izaakse arrives next month. Ahead of FOC for retailers on Monday, August 1 Marvel has unveiled preview art for the first issue of the new Thunderbolts miniseries.

In the wake of DEVIL’S REIGN, super heroes have been outlawed in New York City but starting next month, a new team of authorized super heroes will assemble in THUNDERBOLTS #1! The five-issue limited series will be written by former THUNDERBOLTS scribe Jim Zub and drawn by artist Sean Izaakse, known for his recent work on Fantastic Four: Life Story. In the classic Thunderbolts tradition, Zub and Izaakse will introduce an unexpected lineup that mixes together iconic Marvel super heroes, fan-favorite breakout stars, conflicted anti-heroes, and exciting newcomers. Carefully selected by Mayor Luke Cage to bring justice like lightning throughout his city, the new team will led by Hawkeye and include Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Kara Killgrave, AKA Persuasion. Also joining this ragtag squad be new two new recruits: mystery man and experienced supersoldier Gutsen Glory, and debuting in issue #2, a strange creature known as Eegro the Unbreakable. The team’s first mission will be taking down Kingpin’s own corrupt Thunderbolts that wreaked havoc throughout the DEVIL’S REIGN saga and restoring the team’s name in an action-packed brawl you won’t want to miss!

“A lot of times people will look at a cast of characters and say, ‘This team lineup is different so this isn’t the team I want,’ but, it’s like you said, the Thunderbolts have gone through so many iterations. There have been incarnations where they’re purely criminal, others where they’re criminals trying to be heroes, and everything in between, but I’ve always felt like, at their heart, the Thunderbolts are a team struggling for redemption,” Zub said about the new roster in an interview with CBR. “Individual members and the team as a whole struggled to dig themselves out of their worst selves or resist the natural pull of who they’ve been in the past. So, for me, redemption is the heart of the Thunderbolts concept.”

Check out the variant covers and preview art below and look for Thunderbolts #1 to arrive in stores on Wednesday August 31, 2022.

THUNDERBOLTS #1 (OF 5) 
Written by JIM ZUB
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Colors by JAVA TARTAGLIA
Letters by VC’s JOE SABINO
Cover A by SEAN IZAAKSE & CHRIS O’HALLORAN
Cover B by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Variant Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA & RACHELLE ROSENBERG
Trading Card Variant Cover by STEFANO CASELLI & FEDERICO BLEE
Headshot Variant Cover by TODD NAUCK

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