Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt

His level of genius is matched only by his heroics, and in humanity's darkest hour, he's the hero they need the most-alas, poor humanity. Peter Cannon-the man known as Thunderbolt-is only too happy to leave civilization to face its end. Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + the Divine) teams up with powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Doctor Aphra) as he returns to the superhero genre with a dark, humorous and relentless love song to the genre.
Well, "Love Song" in a Leonard Cohen Love Song kind of way. Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt: saving a world he hates.

Title:Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524112790
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  • Chad

    It's a neat setup. Peter Cannon was supposed to be Ozymandias in Watchmen until DC got cold feet and made Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons change all the characters from the Charleton heroes to analogues. ...

  • Shannon Appelcline

    Once up a time, DC Comics gained the rights to the Charlton heroes, but rather than allowing Alan Moore to totally deconstruct them, they instead had him create the Watchmen, which were parallels to t...

  • ?????? Rahman)

    Every comic book writer has something to say about Watchmen.This is Kieron Gillen's take on it. Admittedly, it's a more entertaining take than most. He urges everyone to give a rest to the constant de...

  • Alex Sarll

    About a year back I was in the pub with Gillen, and the subject of DC's ludicrous Watchmen crossover/sequel Doomsday Clock came up. He mentioned a bit of a plan he had for an alternative take on that ...

  • Rory Wilding

    Created by Pete Morisi in 1966, Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt was originally published by Charlton Comics and although he made a number of appearances in the DC universe, arguably his greatest contributio...

  • Kim

    I would've loved this regardless. It's too smart and too fresh and trusts its reader too much for me not to love it, but would I have loved it quite so much if I hadn't read it right after finishing B...

  • Lukß? Pokornř

    Why it seems like screenwriters have no time these days? It`s like "fuck all that character and scene building and let`s get to the cool shit as fast as we can". There are some brilliant ideas but it`...

  • Ronald

    Apparently this is the universe that was going to be the Watchmen universe until DC chickened out. While the original Watchmen is a classic bit of comic storytelling it is overly long and wordy and ne...

  • Billy Jepma

    I picked up the first issue of this from my LCS on a whim, because I love Gillen's work, and the idea of him returning to a superhero sounded enticing. And after finishing this 5-issue series, I can c...

  • Jake Nap

    After rereading Watchmen, I thought it would be fun to read some stuff thats directly inspired by it. I reread Pax Americana by Morrison and Quitely which was great. It has Morrison emulating the styl...