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Second Marvel Teaser Appears to Confirm Thunderbolts Return

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Marvel Comics has released a second “Injustice, Like Lightning!” teaser, and this one is even more Thunderbolts-y than the first. Two more characters have been revealed, and they definitely look like Moonstone/Meteorite and Beetle/MACH-1 from the original Thunderbolts lineup.

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As noted on Tuesday, the teaser is an homage to Mark Bagley‘s cover Marvel’s original “Thunderbolts” #1. CBR News has confirmed with MArvel Comics that Bagley also illustrated this teaser. Though no creative teams on the as-yet untitled project have been revealed, the first “Thunderbolts” title debuted in 1997 from co-creators Kurt Busiek and Bagley.

Like their “Uncanny Inhumans” teaser, Marvel has intentionally left some figures in this new image obscured. Only one figure is illuminated: a you child washed in whites and blues. While it isn’t clear who this child is, they may be a main player in “Avengers: Standoff.”

In March, the core “Avengers” titles will descend on a small, mysterious town called Pleasant Hill in “Avengers: Standoff,” where each team discovers a dangerous secret about their allies. Kicking off with a special “alpha” issue by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz, the story is set to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Captain America as Steve Rogers is assaulted in an idyllic town called Pleasant Hill.