The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Matt Key, Taliesin Jaffe, and Amy Dallen teamed up to talk about a group of anti-heroes and villains turned heroes (or are they?)—Marvel’s Thunderbolts.
The Thunderbolts, a team that Taliesin described as “my favorite weird guys who got me hooked on comics,” were introduced first in Incredible Hulk #449 in 1997.
“It was a superhero team of brand new characters,” he said, “with really old school, old fashioned superhero theatrics.” They had names like Songbird, Mach 1, Atlas, Meteorite, and more. Hulk found the heroes strangely familiar, although he didn’t quite put together why.
The Thunderbolts then starred in their own book by Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley, where the truth about them was revealed.
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