By Steve Morris
The first creative team for the December-launching Marvel Now comics has been revealed today on Newsarama: artist Steve Dillon and writer Daniel Way will be relaunching Thunderbolts. The team will be named after their new leader – Thunderbolt Ross, AKA the Red Hulk.
As you can see, the rest of the team will be Elektra, Deadpool, Punisher and Venom. This is a big shift away from the typical premise of Thunderbolts, and seems to be something more akin to Secret Avengers than anything else. It’s a black-ops team made up of serial killers, assassins and soldiers, led by a smash-happy Hulk. Big shift! The big draw here will likely be Steve Dillon returning to Punisher, although the rest of the team are so eccentric that you’d be hard-pressed to work out which one will steal the limelight here.
Keep your eyes peeled: CBR, iFanboy and Comics Alliance probably all have an exclusive apiece, which they’ll reveal over the rest of the week. Who will be next to reveal all?