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The Dark [Thunderbolting] Avengers: Hoping the Next Leap is the Leap Back Home

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  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yep.

    He also did a two issue arc in PP:SM which Zeb Wells wrote. Sandman crashes a MTV Spring Break beach party and swallows up all the celebrities (true to his song, Enrique Iglesis tries to be a hero and fails). One of the funniest Spidey-stories in a long time.

    I don't know why he doesn't do more one page funnies for Marvel.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Mahfood actually regularly updates his blog with cool little comic strips, cataloging the many strange adventures he finds himself in. From what I gather, he mainly concerns himself with doing pop art paintings, live drawings, and graphic design stuff nowadays. I know for a while, his art could be seen on cans of Colt 45 malt liquor, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.

  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    So I'm only picking up T-Bolts now with Parker's run, so I just want to see if I'm getting the vibe right:
    Spoiler:

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2009
    Ghost is out for himself and information, but hes certainly not a psychopath, just a paranoid sociopath.

    ...it's in the shape of a giant c**k.
  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well, he
    Spoiler:

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ghost is totally a psychopath. It's just that he's an anarchist, and that puts him at odds with villains like Osborn when they happen to be in power.

  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2009
    Ghost saved Ant-Mans life this issue so hes definitely benevolent to a point.

    ...it's in the shape of a giant c**k.
  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yah, Ghost is basically on a perpetual mission against the man. He hated Tony Stark and helped Osborne crack his safe because Stark was in charge, now that Osborne is calling the shots we see Ghost subtly sabotaging Norman's side projects.

    Saving Black Widow, Songbird, and Ant-Man are probably only done because he knows the first two will work against him if left to their own devices; Ant-Man is probably only alive because he needs to keep the team in prime condition for him to possibly turn them against Osborne.

    If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten in your presence.
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I have to say, I think that is a cool premise for a supervillain.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Isn't Ghost supposed to be in Iron Man's rogue gallery? I'm suddenly curious as to how he was portrayed prior to Thunderbolts.

    Took a bit, but I found his wiki entry

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    He wasn't as crazy and he didn't look like Psycho Mantis.

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    Pretty sweet redesign, all things considered.

    Also, he's one of those rare villains who still doesn't have a proper origin.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Damn, I remember that guy now that I see his old look. Ghost, Whirldwind, Whiplash, Boomerang, Force, Grey Gargoyle - all sorts of old Iron Man villains are popping up these days. I hope this means The Unicorn is Norman Osborn's secret weapon.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I was just reading up on 'Headsman'. Wow, I understand that he has a long history with Osborn, but man does he seem like a C-list villain. Still, you gotta admire his spunk; he really wants to get a-head in this world.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Alas, he'll never be the head of a major corporation.

    I only knew who he was because I happened to pick up an issue of Untold Tales of Spider-Man one time.

  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    I was just reading up on 'Headsman'. Wow, I understand that he has a long history with Osborn, but man does he seem like a C-list villain. Still, you gotta admire his spunk; he really wants to get a-head in this world.

    It works, though because they don't treat Headsman like he is anything but C-list, and even he knows it.

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think his character works so well because he knows what his niche is. Hell, he's named after his goddamn nich. He also doesn't seek to be the alpha-dog wherever he goes, which is one of the major super-villain character flaws.

    If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten in your presence.
  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    So, apparently after Siege, only one of the current "hit-squad" Thunderbolts will be returning.

    My money is on Ant-man. Second place is Grizzly.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'll say, and hope, that it's Ghost.

  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ghost will probably move back to the Iron Man villain staple, since Tony will be "the man" again after Siege.

    And USAgent vs. Scourge in #142, that will be a fun fight.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    And USAgent vs. Scourge in #142, that will be a fun fight.

    Seriously? I miss all the cool stuff when I skip previews and I'm a couple issues behind of the main series. Any book with US Agent is a book worth buying.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ugh, I hate USAgent. Just had to say that... He's like an embodiment of Bush's Americanism

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Ugh, I hate USAgent. Just had to say that... He's like an embodiment of Bush's Americanism

    I know! Isn't he great?

  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Ugh, I hate USAgent. Just had to say that... He's like an embodiment of Bush's Americanism

    Why do you hate America? Why do you hate Freedom?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hensler wrote: »
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Ugh, I hate USAgent. Just had to say that... He's like an embodiment of Bush's Americanism

    I know! Isn't he great?

    I know right? He is the greatest.

    He was Team America before it existed.

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  • SlagmireSlagmire Registered User
    edited January 2010
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    So, apparently after Siege, only one of the current "hit-squad" Thunderbolts will be returning.

    My money is on Ant-man. Second place is Grizzly.

    What, like to the new Thunderbolts, because I haven't seen squat regarding that sadly - especially considering we saw Mach V, Songbird and Fixer so recently.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Nah, Mach V, Songbird, and Fixer will almost definetly be in the new new new original Thunderbolts.

    It'd be cool if they would throw Zemo in there. He was my favorite character.

    I also like Radioactive man, especially the way Warren Ellis writes him. I loved that part where he was mumbling to himself about giving everyone cancer.

    I dunno what they're going to do about the Dark Avengers if they're not sticking them back with the Thunderbolts. Moonstone I could possibly see, as well as Marvel Boy...but I doubt they'd put up with Bullseye or Venom's crap. Daken wouldn't join them. Osborn...not after having killed Swordsman and trying to get Songbird. Sentry? Nuh uh...he's probably an Avenger for life. Now as to how long that life is...

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Ugh, I hate USAgent. Just had to say that... He's like an embodiment of Bush's Americanism

    He's one of those characters I love to hate though, as opposed to a character like Dr. Light or Mr. X, who I simply dislike, and would prefer not to read about.

  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    #140:
    Spoiler:

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    TexiKen wrote: »
    #140:
    Spoiler:

    I just read it, I'm still trying to figure out if it sucks, is hilarious, or a combination of the two. I'm leaning toward the third option.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    His brother shouldn't have killed his dog. I demand justice (like lightning).

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I just read it, I'm still trying to figure out if it sucks, is hilarious, or a combination of the two. I'm leaning toward the third option.

    I think it's awesome.

  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I thought it was his dad who killed his dog?

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Was Andy Diggle's last Thunderbolts run, issues 133-137 I think, any good? I know it kinda tied in to the Ares/Phobos thing from Secret Warriors but I only read SW.

    What is best in life?
  • TexiKenTexiKen unable to feel my retinal assessment Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It was his brother because he called him Cody.

    "Hey Cody, you seen Duke?"

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    wwtMask wrote: »
    God damn, you know shit is fucked up when Paladin has reservations about it.

    Anyway, I'm torn on whether to start reading T-Bolts now. I've never cared for the idea of villains masquerading as heroes, but I'm really looking forward to the T-Bolts failing at taking down the Atlas Foundation.

    But the current Thunderbolts has nothing to do with villians masquerading as heroes. I mean the closest thing is Scourge who's a villain pretending to be another, different villain.

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  • cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ant-man is a slacker posing as a hero
    Paladin is a mercenary posing as a hero
    Scourge thinks hes a hero but is actually a villain
    Mr X is a villain being a villain
    Headsman is a B-lister being a B-lister
    Ghost is a villain who, by subverting Osborn, is kind of a hero

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  • Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    and Black Widow II is a villain being insanely foxy

    god I hope they bring her back soon, Osborne said they were going to.

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    cshadow42 wrote: »
    Ant-man is a slacker posing as a hero
    Paladin is a mercenary posing as a hero
    Scourge thinks hes a hero but is actually a villain
    Mr X is a villain being a villain
    Headsman is a B-lister being a B-lister
    Ghost is a villain who, by subverting Osborn, is kind of a hero

    Paladin isn't posing as a hero. As far as I know the closest he's ever come to posing as a hero was when he was working for Heroes for Hire and repeated telling them he was only in it for the money.
    Saying Ant-Man is posing as a hero is kind of reaching when he's in a black-ops team that's basically never seen by the public. Who's he trying to convince that he's a hero? The rest of the Thunderbolts?

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I think Ant-Man's the coolest guy of the bunch. He's a slacker who has super-pwoers and is in way over his head, he'd love to be a hero but doesn't have the heroic drive for it, and is really interested in chilling out and pretty girls.

    Love his character.

  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    He's fun but he's not really done much in Thunderbolts so far; most of the time he's just hiding somewhere and going "oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck I am in over my head in the worst way".

    Which is entertaining in it's own way, of course.

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