Avengers Roster Book Featuring The Thunderbolts (1998)
Comments: I don’t know if the Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game is any fun, but this companion Roster Book is jim-dandy. A miniature encyclopedia of Avengers characters, the book also contains a healthy heaping of Thunder-lore.
To start with, there are full entries for Atlas, Baron Zemo, Hawkeye, Jolt, MACH-1, Moonstone and Techno. Dallas Riordan gets a brief write-up as part of a two-page text piece describing the T-Bolts’ history and equipment. The entry on “Masters of Evil” runs down all the previous teams and provides brief write-ups on the Crimson Cowl, Cyclone and Man-Killer. Other entries of interest: Arnim Zola, the Black Widow, Captain America, Diamondback, the Elements of Doom, Flag-Smasher, Graviton, the Great Lakes Avengers, Henry Peter Gyrich, Klaw, Machine Man, Machinesmith, Nomad, the Serpent Society (including Black Mamba), Tiger Shark, U.S. Agent and the Wrecking Crew.
Providing a status of the Thunderbolts is a bit like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. This snapshot coincides approximately with Thunderbolts #15, but even while giving Moonstone the correct (just changed) codename, they show her in the wrong costume. These descriptions are generally accurate for the ’Bolts as they appear in “Zemo the Conqueror” (1998/05/01).
Many of the illustrations come from various issues of Thunderbolts.
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