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Thunderbolts #3 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Hawkeye and Spectrum square off, Persuasion has her own perfume and Super Apes conquer Central Park!

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Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Thunderbolts #3 is a comic that knows how to have fun. The cast may have been fully formed but it is nowhere near settled, with so much tension threatening to bubble over.
  • 90

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 80

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun, frenetic and fast paced story that offers a great balance between the light, comedic tone of the team itself and the deeper drama happening within it. I like the deeper mysteries in the book a little more than the lighthearted elements because they can be more distracting than is necessary, but the format and premise are solid enough to keep me engaged and interested. The Art: Diaz delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals are beautifully detailed, filled with energy and fun.
  • 80

    The uniqueness of Thunderbolts #3 is that it features a pair of guest artists to bring it to life, Netho Diaz on pencils and Victor Olazaba on inks, for what feels like the actual thesis for the series on the whole. Though the first issue of Jim Zub's new run seemed to be positioning it as a satire of big entertainment (even The Walt Disney Company) but #3 breaks it down further to reveal that there's a sinister underbelly to that level of satire. Diaz and Olazaba have fun with the issue's fun action beats (psychic monkeys take over a zoo, it's great), but Thunderbolts #3 posits that this team is a broken group of people that were assembled for the marketable aesthetics that they have and not their abilities as a group, which is only breaking them further.
  • 70


    This is good, bread and butter superhero comics. We've got a fun team with a unique approach to telling their story, while still being tried and true superhero stuff.
  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Thunderbolts #3 is a solid story that feels like a repeat of the plot from issues #1 and #2. The issue is well-constructed in its pacing, plotting, dialog, and excellent art, but the series feels like it's not going anywhere.

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