Pop Syndicate has a pretty good take on it.
[POP SYNDICATE] I have to admit that Thunderbolts was originally one of the greatest concepts of the last several years of comics: Take a team of new superheroes who become instant successes, and on the final page are revealed to be the Masters of Evil! All in the very first issue! That's just sick in how cool that idea was. Over time, however, it started going in weird directions and I tuned out. When Civil War happened and Warren Ellis took over the writing duties, it really got back on track by taking some of the worst supervillains in existence and made them a unit that would track down unregistered superhumans and take them into custody. Read the entire review.
POLL: Rank the Ellis / Deodado run on "Thunderbolts":
|32% (24)||Awesome stuff! Five pumpkin bombs!|
|38% (29)||Not bad... coupla late issues... Four razor-bats!|
|10% (8)||Meh. Three Enforcers.|
|6% (5)||Disappointed overall. Two bat-gliders|
|12% (9)||Ugh. Horrible. One sparking finger blaster|
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