I hadn’t heard about Hawkeye, but I always figured it would build to an ending, so I can live with that.
The thing with Thunderbolts is that I strongly disagree with the decision to relaunch it as a comic about Red Hulk and co. It has nothing to do with Acker and Blacker; I’ve been complaining about this for a couple of years now. I’m hoping the cancellation will lead to a relaunch that is closer to what I think Thunderbolts ought to be about.
I wrote a post recently about what I think makes T-bolts work, so I won’t get too deep into that here. What matters is that Redbolts went in a completely different direction, to the point that I found it unrecognizable. I mean, yeah, it’s a team of assholes breaking the rules, but that’s not good enough. It’s like tuning into Orange is the New Black and finding whole show has been replaced with the cast of Oz—you’ve retained the most basic premise while completely missing the point.
That’s not to say Redbolts is a bad comic, but it’s not a comic I would want to read. And unfortunately, the comic I do want to read can’t ever come back until Redbolts is gone. So that’s why I’m in the strange position of rooting for someone else’s favorite comic to get cancelled.