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Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) comic books

  • Issue #-1
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) -1

    "Distant Rumblings!" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Bob Wiacek. Cover by Steve Epting and Keith Aiken. Narration by Stan Lee. In South America, Baron Heinrich Zemo shares a story with his son, Baron Helmut Zemo, about the time he killed the original Citizen V during WWII. And while the elder baron is speaking, the local citizens begin to revolt! In ruthless fashion Heinrich squashes the rebellion and executes all its leaders! The younger baron and Erik Josten are duly impressed. Meanwhile in Lower Manhattan, the Fixer breaks up a fight between Hydra and the Sub-Mariner! Cameo appearances by Dr. Karla Sofen, Doc Samson, Melissa Gold, Abner Jenkins, and Hallie Takahama. (Notes: This one-shot issue was part of Marvel's company-wide "Flashback" event; and published in July 1997 -- the same month as Thunderbolts #4. An advertisement from Human Torch Comics (1940) #5B featuring the original Citizen V is included. This story was reprinted in 2011 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #1.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 1A
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    This is the 1st printing (green background). 1st appearance Hallie Takahama (becomes Jolt). Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. Justice ... Like Lightning!, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; Earth's newest heroic team, the Thunderbolts, bursts on the scene to widespread acclaim ... but all is not as it seems. 52 pgs.

    NOTE: 1st appearance of Erik Josten as Atlas (formerly Power Man I, formerly the Smuggler, formerly Goliath). Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2A
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 2A

    Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. Deceiving Appearances, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; The Thunderbolts intervene when the Thinker's android kidnaps Franklin Richards; the Thunderbolts are offered the Baxter Building as a headquarters. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #2B
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 2B

    Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. Deceiving Appearances, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; The Thunderbolts intervene when the Thinker's android kidnaps Franklin Richards; the Thunderbolts are offered the Baxter Building as a headquarters. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #3
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 3

    Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. Too Many Masters!, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; The Thunderbolts are surprised to find that a new Masters of Evil has formed to help consolidate the New York underworld; the Black Widow announces her intention to bring all of the Avengers' old foes to justice. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #4
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 4
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    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #2106563001
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    • Label #2106599004
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    1st appearance of Jolt. Pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell. A Shock to the System!, script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Mark Bagley, inks by Vince Russell; The Thunderbolts go to upstate New York to find out who kidnapped and tortured Hallie Takahama; as Jolt, Hallie joins the team. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #5
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 5

    "Growing Pains" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. On a beautiful day in New York, the Thunderbolts (in their civilian identities) enjoy an afternoon walking through the city! And the team's newest member, Jolt, is thrilled to be with her new friends; even though she doesn't know who they really are! Unfortunately, the T-Bolts' fun day comes to a screeching halt, when the Growing Man drops into the heart of Manhattan! The Thunderbolts quickly assemble and attack! And then adopt the unusual strategy of hitting the Growing Man to make him grow as big as possible! Hold on, that's not what the Avengers would do! Will the T-Bolts' bold strategy work? Cameo appearances by Baron von Strucker and Dallas Riordan. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Citizen V, Jolt, MACH-1, Meteorite, Songbird, and Techno. (Notes: The Growing Man previously appeared in Avengers 300. This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2011 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #1.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #6
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 6

    "Unstable Elements!" Part 1 of 3. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell, Jim Sanders III, and Art Thibert. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. At Four Freedoms Plaza, the Thunderbolts bask in the glow of their latest victory! However Baron Zemo is growing concerned that his Masters of Evil are enjoying the "hero life" too much (and their fan mail). But before Citizen V can make changes, a call for help comes in from the mayor's office! Strange creatures are attacking Madison Square Garden and La Guardia Airport! The T-Bolts split into two teams and rush to the dangerous scenes! And at each place they find doom... the Elements of Doom! Carbon, Cadmium, Chlorine, Cobalt, Phosphorus, Sodium, and more! Oh my, did any T-Bolts pay attention during high school chemistry? Cameo appearances by Dallas Riordan and G.W. Bridge. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Citizen V, Jolt, MACH-1, Meteorite, Songbird, and Techno. (Notes: The Elements of Doom appeared previously in Avengers Sugar Babies Edition (1993) #1. Their first appearance was in Avengers 188. This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #7
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 7

    "The Revolt Within" Part 2 of 3. Plot by Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Jeff Johnson. Inks by Will Blyberg, Eric Cannon, Larry Mahlstedt, Greg Adams, and Keith Williams. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. The T-Bolts are in hot pursuit of the Elements of Doom! But Citizen V is not with them! He told his team to stay at their headquarters. However, Jolt and Meteorite led the internal uprising to go find the Elements and save the city! The T-Bolts will face Baron Zemo's wrath later, but right now they face 109 elements in Central Park! Copper, Helium, Mercury, Nickel, Tungsten, and many others! The entire periodic table is coming at the Thunderbolts! Are they ready for a crash course in materials science? Cameo appearance by Dallas Riordan. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #8
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 8

    "Songbird: Alone!" Part 3 of 3. Plot by Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. Inside the Elements of Doom's Central Park citadel, the Thunderbolts are in dire straits! Atlas and Jolt are prisoners! MACH-1 is out cold! Meteorite is injured! And Techno is mortally wounded! Only Songbird remains free to stop the Elements' plan for global domination! But the former Screaming Mimi is not used to working solo! She will have to summon the courage to fight past Gold, Silver, and Beryllium in order to reach the Russian scientist (who originally created the Elements)! And then maybe the T-Bolts will have a chance to dissolve the Elements and save the world! Cameo appearances by Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Magdalene, Swordsman, Dallas Riordan, G.W. Bridge, and the New Warriors. (Notes: The Fixer/Techno transitions from a human body to a mechanical one in this issue. The Elements of Doom return in Avengers (3rd series) #56. This issue features a gatefold cover. This three-part story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #9
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 9

    "Life Lessons" Guest-starring the Black Widow. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. On a rainy night in Manhattan, MACH-1 and Songbird defeat a large creature called Ogur! And on their way back to the T-Bolts' headquarters, they run into the Black Widow! Apprehensively, the erstwhile Masters of Evil stop to talk to her. The widow tells MACH-1 and Songbird about an early battle fought between the second roster of avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch) and the Radioactive Man. A fight in which Clint, Pietro, and Wanda showed that they could leave their criminal pasts behind and become heroes! Why is Natasha telling this tale to the former Beetle and ex-grappler? Is time running out on the Thunderbolts' ruse? Cameo appearances by Citizen V and Techno. (Notes: The credits for the Avengers flashback story: Roger Stern (script), Ron Frenz (pencils), Will Blyberg (inks), and Al Milgrom (inks). This issue includes a special one-page parody advertisement featuring the Thunderbolts and Tastee Fruit Pies with script by Jim Smith and Mike Smith and art by James Fry and Arne Starr. This issue features a gatefold cover. During this timeframe the Thunderbolts guest-star in Heroes for Hire (1st series) #7.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #10
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 10

    "Heroes' Reward" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. The Thunderbolts assemble at City Hall to receive their Avengers-level security clearance! And what a proud moment this is for Atlas, Jolt, MACH-1, and Songbird! But then out of the blue, G.W. Bridge and his SHIELD agents bust into the room... with an arrest warrant for the Masters of Evil! Oh no, is the gig up for the Justice like Lightning heroes? It certainly appears so! Citizen V quickly orders his team to break into small groups and fight their way back to Four Freedoms Plaza! The Masters of Evil (minus Jolt) do as they're told and rendezvous at their headquarters! And then the T-Bolts blast off into outer space as Four Freedoms Plaza explodes! Wow, what a day! And what a particularly great one for Baron Helmut Zemo! Cameo appearances by Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Daredevil, the New Warriors, and Dallas Riordan. Flashback cameos by the Fantastic Four, Franklin Richards, Captain America, and the Vision as part of the Heroes Return event. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Citizen V, Jolt, MACH-1, Meteorite, Songbird, and Techno. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 120,017; average paid circulation 77,986.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #11
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 11

    "The High Ground" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell. Cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. In an unbelievable turn of events; the Thunderbolts are gone, and the Masters of Evil are back! The baleful Baron Zemo decided to end the superhero ruse last issue, because his plan to take over the world's militaries (via the bio-modem) was ready! And now on a satellite orbiting the Earth, the baron watches each country below fall to his rule one by one! Everything is going Zemo's way, except one small teenage problem: Jolt! The resourceful Hallie stowed away on the T-Bolt's escape craft! And she wants to stop Baron Zemo at all costs! But can she get her teammates to join here? Techno won't! Atlas is not sure! Songbird and MACH-1 are afraid! And Meteorite is thinking about it! When Zemo discovers Jolt's presence on the satellite, the thunderbolt vs. the thunderbolt battle erupts! Atlas, Techno, and Zemo vs. Jolt, MACH-1, Meteorite, and Songbird! Will the good Masters of Evil win? Cameo appearances by the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and Dallas Riordan. (Notes: The T-Bolts discovered the bio-modem in Spider-Man Team-Up (1995) #7. This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #12
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 12

    "Endgame" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Avengers and Fantastic Four. Double-Sized issue. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Vince Russell, Scott Hanna, Larry Mahlstedt, and Greg Adams. Wraparound cover by Mark Bagley and Vince Russell. It's the first meeting between the Thunderbolts and the Avengers! And it comes under truly grim circumstances! Onboard his orbiting satellite, Baron Zemo has suppressed the internal rebellion of Jolt, Meteorite, MACH-1, and Songbird; and now he prepares to execute them while the mind-controlled Avengers and Fantastic Four look on! However Atlas won't let his friends be killed! So he stops the baron! But then Zemo orders Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the FF to do the job instead! Oh no, five thunderbolts vs. twelve of the planet's greatest super-heroes! Do the T-Bolts have any hope of victory? Auspiciously, one avenger is able to resist Zemo's mind control! Will his armored might added to the Thunderbolts' be enough to stop Baron Zemo? Only the world depends on it! A terrific issue! Avengers Lineup: Captain America, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Wasp. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2. The trade paperback collects issues #6 thru #14.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #13
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 13

    "In the Courts of Kosmos!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Just as the Thunderbolts were surrendering to the Avengers last issue, they disappeared in a brilliant flash of light! Where did they go? The five T-Bolts have been swept across time and space into another dimension that Atlas knows very well: Kosmos! Why did the Kosmosians abduct them? Evidently, the alien race fears an invasion from Kang the Conqueror! And their ruler thinks the Thunderbolts are agents of Kang! And all allies of the Conqueror must be killed! Oh boy, what a mess! How will the T-Bolts survive on Kosmos, much less get back to Earth? Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Thing. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Notes: Atlas previously escaped from Kosmos in Thunderbolts Annual 1997. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #14
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 14

    "Casualties of War!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. In the dimension of Kosmos, the Thunderbolts have been sentenced to death! However before the sentence can be carried out, the bloody civil war raging across Kosmos reaches the imperial palace! And in a dramatic reversal, the ruling primotur asks the T-Bolts for help in squashing the rebellion. But that will prove to be a huge mistake... as it gives Moonstone time to strike a deal with the second-in-command vizier! And the deal she strikes is not the kind a superhero usually makes! Is murder on the menu in Kosmos in exchange for a trip home? Sadly, old habits die hard. Cameo appearances by Baron Zemo and Techno. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This two-part story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #2.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #15
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 15

    "Wanted Dead or Alive!" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. The Thunderbolts are back on Earth! And the fugitives from the law are currently hiding out in the Colorado Rockies! The team has decided to stay together, and they must find shelter and employment as soon as possible! Initially, the T-Bolts' plan to integrate back into society works. But in several days, G.W. Bridge and his Mandroids catch up to the them outside a local motel! And suddenly the T-Bolts are fighting for their freedom in the Centennial State! Cameo appearances by Baron Zemo, Techno, Dallas Riordan, the new Citizen V (in the shadows), and the Lightning Rods (aka the former Great Lakes Avengers). Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #3.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #16
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 16

    "Thunder & Lightning" Guest-starring the Lightning Rods. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. After escaping from SHIELD last issue, the Thunderbolts encounter a new problem: the Lightning Rods! The former Great Lakes Avengers want to apprehend the T-Bolts to impress SHIELD! But Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird aren't going to let anyone capture them! Can the foursome defeat the Lightning Rods without Atlas' power? And what are the T-Bolts going to do about reports of the Hulk in Wyoming? Meanwhile in Mexico, a mysterious figure stalks Castle Zemo. And Techno and the baron know it not! Cameo appearances by G.W. Bridge and the new Citizen V. Lightning Rods Lineup: Big Bertha, Dinah Soar, Doorman, Flatman, and Mr. Immortal. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #3.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #18
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 18

    "Career Opportunities" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. The T-Bolts return to the Colorado Rockies and set up a new hideaway location! But the team's planned rest is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Cyclone (from the new Masters of Evil)! After a disjointed and frustrating fight vs. Cyclone, the Thunderbolts track him to a nearby city! And once there they encounter Cyclone's teammates! And then the T-Bolts encounter defeat! What will the Crimson Cowl do with her vanquished foes? How about make them a job offer! Will the Thunderbolts join the cowl's version of the Masters of Evil? Retelling of Atlas' origin. Masters of Evil Lineup: Crimson Cowl, Cyclone, Flying Tiger, Klaw, Man-Killer, and Tiger Shark. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #19
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 19

    First appearance of Charcoal in "Heat & Pressure" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. These are difficult days for the Thunderbolts as their efforts to regain the public's trust are not going well. The team still wants to become bonafide super-heroes, but the Crimson Cowl's offer from last issue is very, very tempting. However another opportunity for redemption arises, when a strange group called the Imperial Forces invades a local town named Burton Canyon! Bravely, the T-Bolts slip into the town to free the residents! But the town is guarded by Charcoal, the Burning Man! Are the Thunderbolts prepared to light up (the) Charcoal? Cameo appearance by the Masters of Evil. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Notes: Charcoal was the winning entry in Wizard Magazine's create-a-villain contest. This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #3.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #20
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 20

    "Decisions Part 1: Turning Point" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Jon Holdredge. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. The T-Bolts are fed up with the Crimson Cowl and her Masters of Evil! So the Justice like Lightning heroes take off for Fort Worth, Texas, to shut down her operations! Inside the Bureau of Printing and Engraving's Western Currency Facility, the Thunderbolts attack! Atlas, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird vs. Cyclone, Flying Tiger, Klaw, Man-Killer, and Tiger Shark! What a fight! But during the free-for-all, a shocking villain appears: the Dreadknight! Whoa, where did he come from? And which side is he going to take? One thing is certain... he will change the T-Bolts' lives forever! Cameo appearances by Baron Zemo, Techno, and Hawkeye. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #3. The trade paperback collects issues #15 thru #22. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 56,608; average paid circulation 53,467.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #21
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 21

    "Decisions Part 2: Trust" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Hawkeye the Marksman arrives in Colorado to offer his leadership skills to the Thunderbolts! Jolt is thrilled at the idea of an avenger leading the team! Atlas and MACH-1 think it's a great idea too! Moonstone is fine with the plan, because she thinks Hawkeye can be easily controlled. But Songbird is not happy! And the ex-grappler defiantly flies away! By the time MACH-1 catches up to her, the former Screaming Mimi is engaging the National Guard! How is the Avengers' ace archer going to pull the T-Bolts out of this plight? Retelling of Songbird's origin. Cameo appearance by Dallas Riordan. (Notes: This issue features a gatefold cover. This issue was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Thunderbolts Classic #3.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #22
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 22

    "Decisions Part 3: Taking a Stand" Guest-starring Hercules. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. It's official: Hawkeye is the new leader of the Thunderbolts! But before he takes over, Clint Barton gives one edict to his future charges! Anyone on the team that has previously committed a murder... must turn himself or herself into the police! Are there any past killers on the T-Bolts? Just one (that Hawkeye knows of): MACH-1! However any action on that front is postponed, once Hercules busts into the T-Bolts' cabin! The Lion of Olympus is enraged and craving revenge against Atlas (for the events of Avengers 274)! And nothing or no one is going to stop him! Wow, the Thunderbolts vs. the Prince of Power! Good luck to Marvel's Most Wanted! Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Hawkeye, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Notes: The T-Bolts appear next in the Thunderbolts Wizard Edition also known as Thunderbolts #0; and then meet the Avengers for the second time in Avengers (3rd series) #12. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #23
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 23

    "Public Relations" Guest-starring the U.S. Agent. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. It's a solemn day for the T-Bolts as MACH-1 turns himself into the authorities for crimes he committed as the Beetle. However the team's somber day abruptly ends when the U.S. Agent and the Jury attack! Edwin Cord has sent his high-tech mercenaries to drive the Thunderbolts out of Colorado! But Hawkeye and John Walker go back a ways to their days in the West Coast Avengers! Will that make a difference in the fight? Or will the recent addition of Charcoal (to the T-Bolts' ranks) be the deciding factor? Cameo appearances by the Crimson Cowl, Cyclone, Klaw, Man-Killer, Tiger Shark, and the new Citizen V. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #24
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 24

    "The Eye of the Storm" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. At the end of last issue, Hawkeye made a bold statement to the press: "We're going to capture the Masters of Evil!" And now the Thunderbolts have to back up the talk! When the Masters of Evil begin tearing up a small town in Nebraska, the T-Bolts dash eastward to engage them! But it's a trap! The Crimson Cowl creates a massive tornado in the town and then quickly departs with her team! Thus leaving the T-Bolts to save the local citizens! Perhaps a special citizen (aka Citizen V) will help them! Flashback cameo by Arnim Zola to explain how Charcoal received his powers. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Jolt, Moonstone, and Songbird. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #25
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 25

    "Saving the World!" Part 2 of 2. Double-Sized issue. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Wraparound cover by Mark Bagley. It's a jam-packed and action-packed 25th issue of the Thunderbolts! Inside Mount Charteris, the Crimson Cowl is poised to take over the world via her well-placed weather modulators! However the T-Bolts have infiltrated the cowl's Rocky Mountain fortress! But they are shocked to learn that the Masters of Evil's roster has swelled to 25 super-villains! Hawkeye knows a frontal assault won't work! So it's time for subterfuge! And that means Moonstone takes center stage! Is Dr. Karla Sofen the last hope for the planet? And the best hope to unmask the Crimson Cowl? The Thunderbolts are shooting for the moon! An outstanding issue! Retelling of Moonstone's origin. Cameo appearances by the Scarlet Witch, Thor, Wonder Man, Union Jack, Lightning Rods, New Warriors, Winter Guard, X-Force, Big Hero Six, and Dallas Riordan. Flashback cameos by Dr. Faustus and the Hulk. (Note: This issue features a gatefold cover.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #26
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 26

    "Lockdown" Script by Kurt Busiek (pp. 1-2, 22) and Joe Casey (pp. 3-21). Pencils by Mark Bagley (pp. 1-2, 22) and Leonardo Manco (pp. 3-21). Inks by Scott Hanna (pp. 1-2, 22) and Leonardo Manco (pp. 3-21). Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Basking in the glow of their victory over the Masters of Evil last issue, the T-Bolts move into the Crimson Cowl's headquarters and make it their new home. Meanwhile across the country, MACH-1 also moves into a new place: Seagate Prison! And when a riot breaks out, Abe Jenkins must decide whether to fight on the side of the guards or on the side of the inmates! And the inmates include some familiar faces: Blizzard, Boomerang, Whirlwind, and the Rhino! Choose wisely MACH-1! Cameo appearances by the Human Cannonball, Mentallo, Plantman, Justin Hammer, Peter Gyrich, and Val Cooper. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #27
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 27

    "Flight Plans" Guest-starring Archangel. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. As the Thunderbolts settle into their new headquarters in Mount Charteris, Hawkeye turns his attention toward administrative matters! First, he arranges for Jolt and Charcoal to attend Burton Canyon High School, so they can finish their education. And second, he acquires an aircraft for the team: the Champscraft! It's the vehicle that was used by the Champions back in the day! However when Clint, Moonstone, and Songbird go to pick it up; a former member of the defunct group stands in their way: Archangel! Will the winged mutant, one of the original X-Men, release the Champscraft without a fight? Cameo appearances by Dallas Riordan, Man-Killer, Val Cooper, Peter Gyrich, G.W. Bridge, and Graviton. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Jolt, Moonstone, and Songbird. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #28
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 28

    "Castles in the Air" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Archangel. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Over the skies of San Francisco, the Master of Gravity has created his own country called Sky Island! And as expected he is its unquestioned ruler! However Graviton's floating fortress has drawn the attention of the national media and the Thunderbolts! So Hawkeye, Atlas, Moonstone, Songbird, and Archangel zoom to Northern California to conduct an aerial assault! But can the T-Bolts win an airborne battle against Graviton? Or will the Master of Gravity blow them sky-high? Cameo appearances by the U.S. Agent, Edwin Cord, Charcoal, Jolt, Ogre, and the Jury. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #29
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 29

    "The Fundamental Force" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Archangel. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Jolt and Charcoal arrive in the Bay Area to fight alongside their teammates, but they are too late! Graviton has already defeated the Thunderbolts and taken them to his levitating Sky Island! The Master of Gravity plans to execute Archangel, Hawkeye, and the rest of the T-Bolts at dawn! So Hallie and Charlie realize they only have a few hours to find help! Fortunately, the resourceful Jolt recalls that X-51 resides in California! And she hopes that he will know how to cancel Graviton's power! The survival of Marvel's Most Wanted depends on one (machine) man! Cameo appearances by Abner Jenkins (aka MACH-1), Gears Garvin, Peter Gyrich, and Val Cooper. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Jolt, Moonstone, and Songbird. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #30
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 30

    "Uh-Oh!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Archangel. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the stunning cover, hold on, what happened to Graviton? In the skies above the Golden Gate Bridge, the Thunderbolts make their final charge vs. the Master of Gravity! Moonstone has a plan to defeat Graviton, but her teammates wonder what will happen to Sky Island if Graviton goes down! Auspiciously, the fantastic flying of Archangel solves both problems! And now the T-Bolts can return home for rest, relaxation, and romance? The Avengers' ace archer and Dr. Karla Sofen! Is this a match made in thunderbolt heaven? Only time will tell. Cameo appearances by Citizen V, Man-Killer, and Techno. (Notes: This issue was reprinted in 2021 in the hardcover: Thunderbolts Omnibus #1. The hardcover collects issues #1 thru #33.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #31
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 31

    "A More Perfect Union" Part 1 of 2. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. Several days ago the Imperial Forces of America kidnapped Charcoal from Burton Canyon High School. And after digging deeper into the paramilitary group, the T-Bolts discover that they are holding a secret rally in Oklahoma! So Hawkeye and his team go undercover to infiltrate the gathering! But once inside the Sooner State things do not go as planned! The Thunderbolts are shocked to learn that the Imperial Forces of America is actually an organization called "The Elite" which Captain America fought years ago! And the group still wants to rule America and kill any super-heroes that get in their way! Appearances by Cheer Chadwick, Dr. Hesperus Chadwick, William Taurey, and Citizen V. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Jolt, Moonstone, and Songbird. (Note: The Elite (aka Royalist Forces of America) previously appeared in the classic Madbomb storyline in Captain America (1st series) 193-200.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #32
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 32

    "Blood Sports" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the U.S. Agent. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. At the Elite's Cornwallis Base in rural Colorado, the Thunderbolts find themselves in the Grand Arena! And Marvel's Most Wanted are facing the Elite's homegrown Brute Force in a gladiator-style death match! The T-Bolts fight valiantly for almost an hour, but the sheer number of opponents wears them down! However Citizen V slipped inside Cornwallis Base earlier, and mercifully she calls for help! Minutes later and to everyone's surprise, the U.S. Agent and the Jury bust into the arena! Is John Walker's crew going to tackle the Elite? Or tackle the Thunderbolts? Appearances by Cheer Chadwick, Dr. Hesperus Chadwick, William Taurey, and Baron Zemo. Special 8-page insert: Fast Lane Part 1 of 4. "Media Blitz!" Starring Spider-Man. Script by Glenn Herdling. Pencils by Gregg Schigiel. Inks by Richard Case. The web-slinger battles Mysterio in this anti-drug story. (Notes: This issue features a front and back gatefold cover. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 50,775; average paid circulation 50,110.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #33
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 33

    "Ogres in the Shadows" Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley, Greg Schigiel, and Scott Hanna. After several strange incidents inside their headquarters, the Thunderbolts realize that someone else is living among them! So the T-Bolts begin a thorough search and discover an ogre! Specifically, the Ogre (from Uncanny X-Men #28). And he's a really nice guy that just wants to help Hawkeye's team! Meanwhile, Moonstone has a long counseling session with Jolt to better understand the trauma she has suffered in her young life. Cameo appearances by Techno and the Beetle robot. Flashback cameos by the original X-Men and the Sentinels. (Notes: This issue completes Kurt Busiek's groundbreaking 3-year run as the writer of the Thunderbolts series -- highlighted by the creation of Jolt and the remarkable transformation of the Masters of Evil into super-heroes especially Moonstone and Songbird. This issue features a gatefold cover.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #34
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 34

    "Making Your Mark" Guest-starring the Hulk. Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. The leader of the Thunderbolts makes another brash remark to the press: "We're going to take down the Hulk!" Oh my, that is a bold statement! Did Hawkeye check with his team before committing to an encounter with the Green Goliath? Apparently not! But reluctantly Atlas, Moonstone, and Songbird follow him to New Mexico for the Thunderbolts' second showdown vs. the Incredible Hulk! In the meantime at Mount Charteris, Techno slips back into the T-Bolts' lives by impersonating the Ogre! Cameo appearances by the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, Man-Killer, Samuel Higgins, Clay Brickford, Charcoal, Jolt, and the Beetle robot. Special 8-page insert: Fast Lane Part 2 of 4. "Feel the Rush!" Starring Spider-Man. Script by Glenn Herdling. Pencils by Gregg Schigiel. Inks by Richard Case. (Notes: The T-Bolts' first battle vs. the Hulk took place in Incredible Hulk 449 (when Baron Zemo led the team). This issue begins Fabian Nicieza's stint as the writer of the Thunderbolts series.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #35
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 35

    "The Inheritance" Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Greg Adams. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. In a terrible development, Jolt has been shot and killed while sitting in a coffeehouse in Burton Canyon. And needless to say, her teammates are in a state of shock. After a period of mourning, the Thunderbolts return to action in Canada. Where they have just tracked the mysterious new Beetle to one of Justin Hammer's research facilities! Is Abe Jenkins the man inside the familiar purple and green armor? The answer arrives next issue! Cameo appearances by Techno (as Ogre), Citizen V, Man-Killer, Val Cooper, Hydro-Man, Blizzard, Speed Demon, and Whiplash. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Moonstone, and Songbird. 32 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #36
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 36

    "How Is Justice Best Served?" Script by Fabian Nicieza. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Scott Hanna. Cover by Mark Bagley and Scott Hanna. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the Thunderbolts come face-to-face with the Beetle! And the T-Bolts have no choice but to attack! However as Marvel's Most Wanted engage their former teammate, Justin Hammer's lackeys join the fray! And now the T-Bolts are fighting Hydro-Man, Speed Demon, Whiplash, and Blizzard too! Eventually, the Beetle breaks away and flies to Burton Canyon...where only one person can stop him: his beloved Songbird! It's the only way this saga could end! Cameo appearances by Techno (as Ogre), Val Cooper, Peter Gyrich, Citizen V, and Samuel Higgins. Thunderbolts Lineup: Atlas, Charcoal, Hawkeye, Moonstone, and Songbird. Special 8-page insert: Fast Lane Part 3 of 4. "On the Edge" Starring Spider-Man and the Human Torch. Script by Glenn Herdling. Pencils by Gregg Schigiel. Inks by Richard Case. 40 pages. Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #37
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 37

    fabian nicieza/mark bagley/scott hanna Hawkeye faces both a turning point and a new Thunderbolt! The only hope the Thunderbolts have of helping their former teammate Abe Jenkins is by bringing down the new Beetle and blackmailing the Commission! But will Hawkeye compromise his morals to save his friend?and will his partners discover that he lied about the Commission's pardon? Plus: A new T-Bolt is introduced! cover by mark bagley & scott hanna. FC" Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #38
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 38

    cover by mark bagley & scott hanna fabian nicieza/mark bagley/scott hanna Revealed: The true face of Citizen V! We've teased you with it before, but this time Citizen V's mask comes off for real! And this is just the opening salvo in our "three issues, three gut-shots" story arc that will rock you not once, not twice, but three months in a row! Cover price $1.99.

  • Issue #39
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 39

    cover by mark bagley & scott hanna fabian nicieza/mark bagley/scott hanna ? THE SCOOP: The 100-Page Monster strikes again! ? THE STORY: At last, the mysterious shooter who killed a Thunderbolt back in issue #34 stands revealed! And his next target is Baron Zemo! Now it's a super-villain battle to the death! Meanwhile, the T-Bolts grapple with another shocking twist concerning the true identity of Citizen V! Plus, following the innovative 100-Page Monster format, this behemoth of a book contains, in its entirety, the criminal career of Hawkeye! After almost 30 years since they first saw print, the Iron Man stories from TALES OF SUSPENCE #57, #60 and #64 are collected here! Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck, these first three appearances of the Avenger archer feature the illegal exploits of the boastful bowman with his partner-in-crime, Black Widow! Plus, we're also including the battle between Luke Cage and Erik Josten for the code-name "Power Man" from POWER MAN #21! ? THE BUZZ: "This book is the total package. It's a super hero yarn, but with everything turned upside-down... it's a fun series with a decidedly warped perspective." -comicbookresources.com ? THE FORMAT: With an all-new, full-length 22-page story, plus four additional reprint stories?all for only a buck more?this is the best value in comics! FC, 100pg Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #40
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 40

    THUNDERBOLTS #40 cover by mark bagley & scott hanna fabian nicieza/mark bagley/scott hanna The Thunderbolts intend to pursue Citizen V's V-Battalion back to their lair in Silver Sable's nation of Symkaria. But to get in, they'll have to team up with the villainous Sandman! "Fabian Nicieza seamlessly steps in for Kurt Busiek, maintaining the usual level of action and character development." -Comics International Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #41
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 41

    cover by mark bagley & greg adams fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams Never trust the Sandman! While the Thunderbolts and the V-Battalion hash out their differences fist-to-face, Flint Marko sneaks off on his real mission?to kill Silver Sable! And to make matters worse, at a most inopportune moment, one of the T-Bolts flips out! Who? Why? Just wait until you find out! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #42
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 42

    cover by mark bagley & greg adams fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams This summer's AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover continues to build here! Fresh from AVENGERS TWO, it's Wonder Man! But what does Simon Williams have against Atlas? And when the Ionic Avenger attacks, will Man-Killer be drawn out of the shadows and into the fray? Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #43
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 43

    cover by mark bagley & greg adams fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams The AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover heats up as the Black Widow swings by! With Atlas abducted by Wonder Man, and another ion-powered menace on the loose, the Thunderbolts head for where it all started: the South American base of Baron Zemo! "Three years ago, THUNDERBOLTS bowled readers over with its premise of Marvel supervillains masquerading as heroes. But then critics alleged the title got tired?until new writer Fabian Nicieza took over and breathed new life into it. Now it's a hot pick, and Nicieza's mystery-woven scripts make readers want all of his issues." -Wizard FC Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #44
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 44

    Avengers Crossover. cover by mark bagley & greg adams fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams Straight from the pages of AVENGERS #33, the AVENGERS/THUNDERBOLTS crossover explodes! The T-Bolts and the Earth's Mightiest Heroes stand side-by-side against Count Nefaria! But before they can confront the Count they'll have to deal with Atlas and Wonder Man?who are both in the thrall of Nefaria! "This issue is typically good, with excellent character development, epic battle scenes, story twists and surprises." -Comics International FC Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #46
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 46
  • Issue #47
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 47

    cover by mark bagley & greg adams fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams There's plenty going on this issue?but let's face it, all you really care about is Songbird and Captain Marvel hooking up, right?! They were an item in AVENGERS FOREVER?will it be love at first sight? Plus: a Thunderbolt rejoins the fold?and Scourge's plan reaches its endgame! Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #48
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 48

    cover by mark bagley fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams ? THE SCOOP: Beginning a three-part storyline that builds to a climax in the big, status-quo-changing 50th issue! ? THE STORY: The Thunderbolts have taken it on the chin the past few months, facing death, departures, changes of powers and resurrections! But that's all put aside as Hawkeye leads the team on a hunt for Scourge! But will the archer's "little white lie" prove to be his undoing? ? THE BUZZ: "If you haven't been reading THUNDERBOLTS, you're missing one of the best books Marvel is producing. Super hero comics don't come any better than this!" -X-Fan ? THE FORMAT: 32 pages, with ads. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #49
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 49

    cover by mark bagley & al vey fabian nicieza/patrick zircher/greg adams Revealed: the face of Scourge! Plus: the truth about Jolt's death and the conspiracies that have plagued the T-Bolts come to light as we rocket towards our big 50th issue blowout! "It's everything a Marvel super hero title should be... it's got strong characters, art and a story rich in pleasures for both new readers and those who have been following the long, continuing epic from the beginning." -S.A. Bennett, Comics Buyer's Guide Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #50
    Thunderbolts (1997 Marvel) 50

    cover by mark bagley & al vey fabian nicieza/mark bagley/greg adams ? THE SCOOP: It's a double-sized blowout that solves mysteries, answers questions and shakes up the status-quo! ? THE STORY: The riddle of Scourge has led the Thunderbolts to the doorstep of the person pulling all the strings! But to pass through that door, the team must first endure a trial by fire! And should they make it through, the T-Bolts as you know them will end! Yep, it's time for the book to transform once again! ? THE BUZZ: "THUNDERBOLTS is a grown-up comics fan's guilty pleasure?heaps o' continuity, plot twists around every corner, and one page of character interplay followed by five of slam-bang, blow-up-the-headquarters action." -Comics Buyer's Guide ? THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads. Cover price $2.99.