(June 1997)

Marvel, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.99 USD; 4.20 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
annually
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
759606044276 00111
Editing
Bob Harras (Editor-in-Chief); Tom Brevoort (Editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

The Origin of the Thunderbolts (Table of Contents)

Thunderbolts / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Vince Russell
Colors
?
Letters
Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thunderbolts [Citizen V [Baron Helmut Zemo]; Meteorite [Dr. Karla Sofen]; Atlas [Erik Josten]; Mach-1 [Abe Jenkins]; Techno [Fixer]; Songbird [Melissa Gold]; Baron Helmut Zemo (vignette); Moonstone (vignette); Goliath (vignette); Beetle (vignette); Fixer (vignette); Screaming Mimi (vignette)]
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover; this is the first Thunderbolts annual. Background is made up of cover images from Avengers (1963 series) #22; 79; 270; 274; 277; Daredevil (1964 series) #140; Incredible Hulk (1968 series) #228 [partially obscured]; Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 series) #16; 49; Captain America (1968 series) #277; 278; Micronauts (1979 series) #25

The Origin of the Thunderbolts! (Chapter 1: Awkward Questions) (Table of Contents: 1)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thunderbolts (origin) [Baron Helmut Zemo [as Citizen V]; Moonstone [as Meteorite]; Goliath [as Atlas]; Beetle [as Mach-1]; Fixer [as Techno]; Screaming Mimi [as Songbird]; Jolt]
Synopsis
Jolt asks Citizen V about the beginnings of the Thunderbolts.
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Indexer Notes

Most of this issue is a flashback to the origin of the Thunderbolts.

Chapter 2: The Search Begins (Table of Contents: 2)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Bob McLeod
Inks
Will Blyberg
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Helmut Zemo
Synopsis
Baron Helmut Zemo finds evidence of an old comrade trapped in another dimension.
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Indexer Notes

This story reveals that Zemo's wife died prior to the formation of the Thunderbolts.

Chapter 3: Technical Support (Table of Contents: 3)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Tom Grummett; Bob McLeod
Inks
Scott Koblish; Will Blyberg
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Helmut Zemo; Fixer
Synopsis
Zemo enlists the aid of the Fixer in rescuing Goliath and decides to form a new Masters of Evil.
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Chapter 4: Screams of Anguish (Table of Contents: 4)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Ron Randall
Inks
Jim Sanders
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Screaming Mimi; Angar the Screamer (death); Baron Helmut Zemo
Synopsis
Zemo recruits Screaming Mimi for his new Masters of Evil.
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Chapter 5: Shell-Shocked! (Table of Contents: 5)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beetle; Daredevil; Baron Helmut Zemo
Synopsis
Zemo recruits the Beetle for his new Masters of Evil.
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Chapter 6: Onslaught (Table of Contents: 6)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Darick Robertson
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Helmut Zemo; Fixer; Beetle [Abe Jenkins]; Screaming Mimi [as Songbird; Melissa Gold]; Onslaught; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Hulk; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Falcon; Vision
Synopsis
Zemo is distraught after learning of the final battle between Earth's heroes and Onslaught.
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Indexer Notes

This story takes place during Onslaught: Marvel.

Chapter 7: To Defy a Kosmos (Table of Contents: 7)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
George Perez; Bob McLeod
Inks
Karl Kesel; Will Blyberg
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Helmut Zemo; Fixer; Beetle [Abe Jenkins]; Screaming Mimi [as Songbird; Melissa Gold]]; Goliath [Erik Josten]; Kosmos
Synopsis
Zemo and his allies rescue Goliath from Kosmos; Goliath inadvertently gives Zemo the idea for the Thunderbolts.
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Chapter 8: Showdown at the Vault (Table of Contents: 8)

Thunderbolts / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
Chris Marrinan; Bob McLeod; Mark Bagley
Inks
Andrew Pepoy; Will Blyberg; Al Milgrom
Colors
Joe Rosas
Letters
Dave Lanphear

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thunderbolts [Baron Helmut Zemo [as Citizen V]; Screaming Mimi [as Songbird; Melissa Gold]; Goliath [as Atlas; Erik Josten]]; Fixer; Beetle [Abe Jenkins]; Moonstone [also as Meteorite; Dr. Karla Sofen]; Jolt; Mandrill; U-Foes; Radioactive Man; Armadillo; Orka; Kaine; Speed Demon; Madcap; Wizard
Synopsis
The Thunderbolts stop a breakout at the Vault in their first public appearance; however, the breakout is mainly a cover for recruiting Moonstone, the final original member of the team.
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Thunderbolts Fact File (or, The Truth Behind the Lies) (Table of Contents: 9)

Thunderbolts / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Text article detailing the background of the individual members of the Thunderbolts.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Thunderbolts
    Thunderbolts
  2. 1. The Origin of the Thunderbolts! (Chapter 1: Awkward Questions)
    Thunderbolts
  3. 2. Chapter 2: The Search Begins
    Thunderbolts
  4. 3. Chapter 3: Technical Support
    Thunderbolts
  5. 4. Chapter 4: Screams of Anguish
    Thunderbolts
  6. 5. Chapter 5: Shell-Shocked!
    Thunderbolts
  7. 6. Chapter 6: Onslaught
    Thunderbolts
  8. 7. Chapter 7: To Defy a Kosmos
    Thunderbolts
  9. 8. Chapter 8: Showdown at the Vault
    Thunderbolts
  10. 9. Thunderbolts Fact File (or, The Truth Behind the Lies)
    Thunderbolts
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