Origin of ‘Thunderbolts’ Revealed in First Epic Collection

The covert villains-posing-as-heroes team, the Thunderbolts, gets exposed in the nefarious group’s first Epic Collection entitled Justice Like Lightning.

Starting with the team’s debut in 1997’s The Incredible Hulk #449, Justice Like Lightning also includes Spider-Man Team-Up #7, Thunderbolts #1-12 and -1, Thunderbolts Annual #1997, Heroes for Hire #7, and a T-Bolts story from Tales of the Marvel Universe (1997).

Primarily containing stories by creators Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley, the epic collection also includes work by Peter David, Roger Stern, John Ostrander, Mike Deodato Jr., Tom Wegrzyn, Sal Buscema, Jeff Johnson, Pascual Ferry, Bob McLeod, Tom Grummett, Ron Randall, Gene Colan, Darick Robertson, George Perez, Chris Marrinan, Steve Epting, Ron Frenz, Dick Giordano, Vince Russell, Bob Wiacek, Jaime Mendoza, Will Blyberg, Scott Koblish, Jim Sanders III, Tom Palmer, Bruce Patterson, Karl Kesel, Andrew Pepoy, Eric Cannon, Larry Mahlstedt, Greg Adams, Keith Williams, Scott Hanna, and Al Milgrom.

The original team was led by Baron Zemo/Citizen V and included Moonstone/Meteorite, Fixer/Techno, Beetle/MACH-I, Goliath/Atlas, and Screaming Mimi/Songbird.

Thunderbolts: Justice Like Lightning consists of 520 pages for a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Check out the cover by Bagley and Russell below and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of you classic comic news.

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