Not sure if there was ever much doubt, but Thunderbolts is officially tying in to Fear Itself starting with June's Thunderbolts #158. The text released by Marvel says "one of their own loses control" — and well, based on previously released Fear Itself teasers and Kieron Gillen's comments during last week's Uncanny X-Men press conference, it certainly seems like it's Juggernaut, right? And as noted in Marvel's May solicitations, it looks like there's going to be two Thunderbolts teams, though who will comprise the teams remains to be seen.Marvel's full press release follows: As the Serpent’s deadly Worthy run rampant throughout the Marvel Universe obliterating everything in their path, the fury of Fear Itself strikes the Thunderbolts! In Thunderbolts #158, from the acclaimed creative team of Jeff Parker and Kev Walker, panic strikes the superhuman prison facility – known as The Raft – when one of the mysterious Worthy shows up to reduce the Thunderbolts’ headquarters to rubble. The team must act fast and fight faster if they plan on making it out of Fear Itself alive!
“Not that it's ever calm and stable in the world of Thunderbolts, but now with Fear Itself we blast into catastrophic,” explains writer Jeff Parker. “The job of the team just got several times harder-- I'd say we're going to need TWO teams to deal with what happens when one of our people become Worthy”
This June, the Thunderbolts learn the true meaning of terror when one of their own loses control and unleashes the God of Fear’s unrelenting wrath on the team. Can the Marvel Universe withstand the destruction of the Raft and the surge of its most dangerous criminals back onto the streets? Find out in Thunderbolts #158!
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by KEV WALKER
Rated T+ …$2.99
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