I see what Parker’s trying to do overall but it doesn’t work.
He’s even left with a confusing end narration. The rest of the issue doesn’t have any narration so I’m not even sure who’s point of view the last page’s narration is from. I suppose I could have given it some thought, but Thunderbolts doesn’t encourage much thought and I didn’t want to give it.
Parker’s apparently realized he’s been too nice to Crossbones this issue. First he has a character commenting on him being a racist nut, then he has him kill a cop for fun and frame a dead zombie ninja. But the Ghost saw, so we’ll see how long that revelation takes to come out.
Regardless, Parker still makes Crossbones the issue’s primary character in a lot of ways.
Shalvey’s art continues to disappoint. Maybe if it were bad in an interesting way….
Still, not terrible.