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Upcoming THUNDERBOLTS Cover Gets Risqué

Elektra and Frank Castle show us how they really feel about each other.

"Explosive" might be something of an understatement. One look at this risqué cover to the upcoming issue of THUNDERBOLTS that is continuing this March, 2013 and you might have to call up your local shop to put it on your pull list if you haven't already. The cover features amazing work from artist Julian Totino Tedesco and is, in a word, definitely "explosive." Elektra engages the Punisher in a passionate embrace.

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What do you think of the image? Are you looking forward to the continuation of Daniel Way's THUNDERBOLTS series this March?

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Posted By nappystr8

Did they get Phil Noto for this specific issue or arc because his style goes well with romance comics, or is he replacing Dillon? I don't care about Elektra, and I think Frank is a more interesting character when he is completely detached, but this could be interesting, and I'm picking up Thunderbolts anyway. So I'll see how it goes.

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Posted By blur1528

@Babs: Happy to help. I love the various signatures artists come up with.

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Posted By Baddamdog

Amazing cover, and what's that at the bottom...PHIL NOTO. Sooooooold.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

@Nightwing28710 said:

Elektra likes to be PUNished in bed.

lol

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Posted By GothamRed

Man elektra's apparently neon red outfit can't be good for assassin work

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

ART looks better already, but it can't save this book from the horrible writing of Daniel WAY. Thanks for killing my hope and anticipation for this book way.

and thanks for crapping all over Greg Rucka's badass punisher

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Posted By sweetesttoaster

Phil Noto? Man, he could do so much better than this book.

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Posted By yowereggaesir

So I guess score hot ninja ass beats one man crusade on crime to avenge my dead wife and kid as far as Castle's motivations go.

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Posted By Samimista

@haydenclaireheroes said:

Never thought that pairing would happen

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Posted By doordoor123

It seems most modern day women characters at Marvel hook up with every man they can -- especially if they're on a team.

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Posted By ClintsEvilTwin

@The Mighty Monarch said:

NOTO WILL BE DOING ART INSTEAD OF DILLON? YES.

this

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Posted By Lightburst

@Trevel8182 said:

I thought after the death of his family the Punisher Became A sexual.

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Posted By UrmanitaRules

Don't they have a kid in another universe? Wait, that's Wolverine.

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Posted By SadiaVicious

Daniel. Way.

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Posted By Nightwing28710

Elektra likes to be PUNished in bed.

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Posted By KZR

@fables87: Agreed.

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Posted By InnerVenom123

@CircularLogic said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

Isn't Elektra a villain who remorselessly kills innocents on many occasions and Frank a vigilante whose only purpose is to kill villains who have hurt innocents?

Sounds to me like the worst pairing possible.

It's funny because they had a kid in an alternate universe. May have inspired this story.

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Posted By No_Name_

@blur1528 said:

I'm pretty sure that cover is done by Julian Totino Tedesco who also did some of the covers for Uncanny X-Force during Phil Noto's run. Notice the double-T signature.

Thanks so much for catching that. We posted the info we got from Marvel and they didn't credit the artist. We will fix it.

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Posted By zackattack529

THunderbolts title is a joke, take it from someone who has wasted money on all the first variants excited for this title as well as the issue following.

I sold them already and made some good profit but still this title sucks...horrible art, boring story setup, and atrocious dialogue.

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Posted By OmgOmgWtfWtf

I'm dying a little more inside with this Marvel Now stuff. My hands are shaking and I'm losing vision in my left eye. Please tell me this is only a cover and nothing more.

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Edited By JamDamage

I clearly don't know this forum's etiquette rules and what is considered acceptable language! :D

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Posted By haydenclaireheroes

Never thought that pairing would happen

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Posted By The Mighty Monarch

NOTO WILL BE DOING ART INSTEAD OF DILLON? YES.

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Posted By saoakden

Uh kinda weird.

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Posted By CapFanboy

@CircularLogic said:

@CapFanboy said:

@CircularLogic said:

But think how freaky it would be?

That is something that should be kept entirely between you, your internet service provider and your membership to adultfanfiction, not in Marvel canon

They rejected my application...

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Posted By CircularLogic

@CapFanboy said:

@CircularLogic said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

Isn't Elektra a villain who remorselessly kills innocents on many occasions and Frank a vigilante whose only purpose is to kill villains who have hurt innocents?

Sounds to me like the worst pairing possible.

But think how freaky it would be?

That is something that should be kept entirely between you, your internet service provider and your membership to adultfanfiction, not in Marvel canon

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Posted By Prodigy P

@Trevel8182 said:

I thought after the death of his family the Punisher Became A sexual.

Same here. I'm not sure how someone whose life literally revolves around killing can feel normal emotions.

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Posted By CapFanboy

@CircularLogic said:

@CapFanboy said:

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

Isn't Elektra a villain who remorselessly kills innocents on many occasions and Frank a vigilante whose only purpose is to kill villains who have hurt innocents?

Sounds to me like the worst pairing possible.

But think how freaky it would be?

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Posted By CircularLogic

@CapFanboy said:

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

Isn't Elektra a villain who remorselessly kills innocents on many occasions and Frank a vigilante whose only purpose is to kill villains who have hurt innocents?

Sounds to me like the worst pairing possible.

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Posted By CapFanboy

@Mercy_ said:

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing. Hold up. Phil Noto?

Punisher and Elektra are the best pairing you can get!

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Posted By x_29

Meh

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Posted By CrimsonAlchemist

Bout time Frankie got some...

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Posted By Spideycap

At least Marvel realized the art was not doing it for most people. I really like the characters and concept of the book, but I couldnt commit to it because of the art. Noto's art is usually amazing, so I'll have to check back in on this book in awhile.

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Posted By Aiden Cross

I love the cover!! Very sexy. But i think the hook up is a bit random and just thrown in there for the sake of being there, not because it'll be a great story..

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Posted By SavageDragon

I might be one of 7 people picking this book up in the US. Great cover.

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Posted By Pwok21

Um, okay.

This makes little to no sense.

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Posted By Trevel8182

I thought after the death of his family the Punisher Became A sexual.

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Posted By Cafeterialoca

@DarkKnightDetective: Wolverine and Storm are hooking up, as well as Superman and Wonder Woman. The trend is making the popular characters kiss face now.

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Posted By ogg927

According to Marvel's March 2013 Solicitations, Phil Noto is the artist starting in #7.

I am really looking forward to that. As far as the pairing, it's definitely unexpected and provocative!

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Posted By Necrotic_Lycanthrope

@TheCheeseStabber:

*imagines a flash image of Red Hulk and Elektra in the same pose*

Excuse me as I die a little bit inside.

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Posted By Novemberx2
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i bet something like this will happen in the bed room

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Posted By dondave

Eeergh

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Posted By Jonny_Anonymous

If Noto is going to do the interiors I'm in

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Edited By jesusdisciple001

Actually started in punisher #21 IIRC.

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Posted By the_stegman
@Spideycap said:

@danhimself said:

@Cafeterialoca said:

That's...a terrible pairing.

agreed!

Yes, something feels very creepy and wrong about it.

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Posted By SUNMAN

wasn't going to buy this anyway

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Posted By Dark_Vengeance_

@Cafeterialoca: this has happened before?

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Posted By Mercy_

Gorgeous cover, Utterly atrocious pairing.

Hold up.

Phil Noto?

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Posted By TDK_1997

That is so lame but at least we are going to get better artwork - Phil Noto.