Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thunderbolts: From the Vault

Why does Lee Weeks not get more work? Look at that excellent cover!

Man, I miss Nomad. He was a great character back in Mark Gruenwald's Captain America run, and while I never loved Fabian Nieza's take as much, he clearly had a nice grasp on the character too.

This inventory issue deals with Nomad (more as his Jack Monroe civilian ID) traveling around, trying to figure out why so many of the Thunderbolts were actually able to reform. I remember that Monroe was brainwashed into being a new, technicolor Scourge, but I don't remember a whole lot more than that. It was great seeing bits of the history for the older Tbolts though. (And Atlas is from Wisconsin! Excellent!)

Nicieza states in his foreward that he's pleased with where he left the Nomad character, and I agree. Nomad was set up to tour the country and check in on super-villains, and try to encourage them to change their ways. There aren't really many parole officer type heroes, Jack Monroe would have had his own niche.

I always enjoy Derec Aucoin's art, but I thought he was going by Derec Donovan these days?



Raven said...

Atlas is from Wisconsin? How did you find that out?

Timbotron said...

I don't have it with me, but I believe Nomad flies into Milwaukee to go visit Atlas' high school.

So we've got Quasar, Gravity, and Atlas! Oh, and isn't Tigra from Madison?

Jeff said...

Lee Weeks is a fantastic artist. He should be on a regular book right now.