Marvel’s recent solicitations listed Thunderbolts #136 as”classified” but a recent image posted on former Lying in the Gutters gossip columnist, Rich Johnston’s new site bleedingcool.com shows what Marvel may be hiding until after herocon: Luke Cage and Iron Fist as new Thunderbolts members!
I don’t even know how to rationalize this. I love these guys, especially considering that they were comics’ first openly gay couple (back in the 1970’s), but this has to be a huge piece of misdirection. Luke and Danny have been members of the New Avengers for some time now, still fighting Cap’s exhausted Civil War battle. I can hardly imagine what could possibly cause…
…wait a minute…
I get it….(I think)
This is probably Norman’s Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Just like he has a Hawkeye, Wolverine, Ms. Marvel etc. Boy Marvel, you sure had me there! Any bets on which villains are posing as them? I’m thinking it’s a couple of guys from a crew that occasionally wreck some stuff.
I’ve been getting pretty excited for the big anniversary issue (#600) and have been trying to figure out what this huge reveal/development/twist is going to be that Marvel has been so vocal about the last few weeks.
At this point we’ve pretty much all seen the ads for ‘REBORN’ in the last few weeks’ comics, but it seriously raises some interesting questions that may develop in #600:
Who or what is being reborn?
The obvious answer would be the return of Steve Rogers but Brubaker has been building up Bucky for a long time now and the character (as Cap) has only just recently been integrated into the Marvel Universe proper, it would seem illogical to bring Steve back right now. But with the movie in the works, Steve will have to be back by 2010 making it very possible he will return soon.