Thunderbolts comic books issue 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.
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta. Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco • The Thunderbolts hit the road in the Punisher's War Wagon! • A team that gets along this well will be a dream on a road trip, right? • RIIIIIIIIGHT… Cover price $2.99.