A new Thunderbolts series will be unveiled this August by Marvel Comics, which has traditionally enlisted the help of Hawkeye, the head of a super team composed of previous villains. The news comes on the heels of the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, when Marvel Studios announced that a Thunderbolts movie would complete Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Thunderbolts showed up as a team of villains posing as superheroes in the 1997 film The Incredible Hulk #449, which prompted a long tradition of the Thunderbolts as a team of people seeking for redemption. One of Fisk's first orders was to prohibit all superhero activity.
The new Thunderbolts series will add two new characters, one being Gutsen Glory, and another being Eegro the Unbreakable.
Marvel Comics also released a preview of Thunderbolts #1, which includes cover art and full art pages for fans to view. Already the preview depicts dramatic confrontations between the Thunderbolts and US Agent and Abomination, two members of the Thunderbolts team formed by Wilson Fisk.
Jim Zub and Sean Izaakse have created a new Thunderbolts series. Zub said: "It's a win-win situation."
A lot of times, people will look at a cast of characters and say, This isn't the team I want, but, 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 at their core, the Thunderbolts are a team striving for redemption. Individual members and the team as a whole have struggled to discover who they
Thunderbolt #1 will be available on August 31. Pre-orders will begin on August 1. Check out more images from the new series here:
Check out the entire Marvel Studios SDCC panel below to learn more about the Thunderbolts' transition to live-action.