10 Best Modern Age Marvel #1 Comics

9. Thunderbolts #1

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After the Onslaught event most of Marvel’s top heroes were dead, or more accurately, in a parallel universe. Into this heroic vacuum, Marvel would deliver a new team of heroes called The Thunderbolts.

The book would be written by Kurt Busiek and feature art by Mark Bagley. This entirely new team of heroes would take over from the recently departed Avengers.

The first issue was what everyone expected - a prototypical story introducing each member of the team battling some new threat. Only for the creative team to pull the rug, revealing to completely unsuspecting readers this new team were really the Masters of Evil, the Thunderbolts having duped not only the readers but the fictional Marvel universe as well.


Kevin McHugh is a code-monkey by day and a purveyor of the unpleasant by night. Having had several comics published by Future Quake Press he is now moving into prose. An avid fan of punk rock, cheap horror movies and even cheaper fast-food Kevin can be found pontificating either on Twitter or over at WhatCulture Comics where he is a regular contributor. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters.