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Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2012)

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #10 (of 10)
This, the final issue in the series, is satisfying. Thunderbolt faces a foe as powerful as him and questions is he really is the chosen one. Rated teen plus, it is a solid ending to a solid story.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #9
This issue – this whole series, frankly – is just okay. In this one Peter Cannon has to find a way to avoid being brainwashed by an Egyptian princess. Read this only if you have nothing else to read.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #8 (of 10)
There’s enough action and intrigue in this issue to satisfy even the most jaded of readers. Something strange is happening and Peter Cannon is out to get to the bottom of it. The ending leaves the reader wanting more.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #7 (of 10)
Now in Egypt, Peter Cannon faces a rogue faction believed to have an atomic weapon. He is also tempted by and grapples with a force known as Mara. The end leaves one wanting for more. An okay read.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #6
The hero finds himself in a “little hole in the universe” after his fight with a dragon. It is there he finds himself between life and rebirth. This issue also reveals much about Cannon’s past from the perspective of a shadowy person who has revenge in his heart. A good read.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #5
In this issue Thunderbolt faces a giant, mechanized, flame-throwing dragon in the heart of the city. He is well-suited to the part of reluctant antihero. There is also some commentary on contemporary media and the ending is intriguing.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4
So far, the series has been riveting! Writers Steve Darnall and Alex Ross and illustrator Jonathan Lau have put together an interesting, compelling story in this issue. The reader finds himself engaged and invested in the characters.

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3
There’s more action than you can shake a stick at in this issue. Thunderbolt mixes it up with a highly trained adversary. There’s also intrigue and conspiracy that will no doubt come to fruition in later issues.