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Ellis and Deodato on All New "Thunderbolts"

Warren Ellis continues his superhero writing streak at Marvel by taking on a new, post-Civil War title, “Thunderbolts.” For those of you not in the know, “Thunderbolts” started out as a team of new superheroes later reveled to be former villains. There have been over 80 issue of this title in various volumes and mini-series but everything that’s come before is about to change. Following on the heals of the most recent issue of “Civil War” the new “Thunderbolts” are comprised of a whole new crop of villains. This newest incarnation of the series find the villains being used by the US government to hunt down rouge, unregistered superheroes and while it is unclear if they are being mind-controlled something isn’t right with this new team.

Marvel’s official press release tells us more:

Official Press Release

Ellis and Deodato Introduce All-New, All-Deadly Thunderbolts

At the end of Civil War #4, the comics world saw the shocking formation of a brand-new team of Thunderbolts comprised of some of the most evil super-villains in the Marvel Universe. But these aren’t the only new members of the team.

Starting with Thunderbolts #110, Warren Ellis (Ultimate Extinction, Nextwave) and Mike Deodato (New Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man) will be coming on board to tell the story of this all-new, all-deadly squad.

Venom, lethal protector! The enigmatic Moonstone! Bullseye, the man who never misses! Songbird, mistress of sound! Chen Lu, the Radioactive Man! Swordsman, master of the blade! The mystery man called Penance! And Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin! They’re America’s newest celebrities, ready to take to the skies at a moment’s notice in pursuit of those secret, unregistered superhumans hiding among us!

They’re the All-New, All-Deadly Thunderbolts —making the world a safer place for ordinary people one would-be costumed hero at a time! In the wake of Civil War, Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato present a dark and disturbing take on Marvel’s most wanted, where the line between hero and villain is difficult to find—if it exists at all!

When New Avengers was launched, the first six issues had variant covers by each of the original Young Guns, leading to quick sellouts rarely seen in the industry. Now there is a new group of artists on the rise looking to make their mark on the next big thing: Thunderbolts! To commemorate this event, the first six issues of the Ellis/Deodato run will feature interlocking variant covers produced by the six Young Guns: Reloaded artists: Leinil Yu, Ariel Olivetti, Pasqual Ferry, Clayton Crain, Simone Bianchi & Billy Tan.

If you haven’t already jumped onboard the wild ride of redemption that is Thunderbolts, you cannot afford to miss the start of an all-era of the T-bolts starting in Thunderbolts #110 as the super-star team of Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato take the helm.

And for fans of the classic Thunderbolts, Baron Zemo’s story continues this February in an all-new limited series, Zemo: Born Better, written by Fabian Nicieza!

If you want to hear more about this new series head over to CBR where they’ve got an interview with series editor Tom Brevoort.

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