Following the events of Siege, the Thunderbolts program is effectively under the leadership of Luke Cage. The new head of National Security, Steve Rogers, appoints Cage as he felt Cage would be a empathetic leader to the new team. Though hesitant at first, Cage accepts the offer. Cage arrives at Ryker's Island and is given a tour of The Raft. There, he meets former members of the Thunderbolts who are now heroes working as security for The Raft and as support for the team. As the new team begin their training, they are met by none other than Baron Zemo, the original leader of the Thunderbolts.
This issue is a great jumping on point for new readers. There's a new team going in a new direction. Every character, new or old, is given a brief back story. You won't feel lost at any point. I'm really excited to see how this new team interacts with one another. I'm ever more curious to see whether their loyalties lie with Cage or Zemo. The new line-up consists of: Crossbones, Ghost, Man-Thing, Juggernaut, and Moonstone. 5/5
Next Month: Zemo!