|Marvel's Most Wanted Superhero Team|
Atlas II / Vantage
|Criminals initially posing as superheroes, looking for redemption.|
|Primarily citizens of the United States with criminal records.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Base of Operations|
1st: Abandoned apartment complex in New York, New York
2nd: Four Freedoms Plaza, New York, New York
3rd: Abandoned cabin in Rocky Mountains, Colorado
4th: Mount Charteris, Burton Canyon, Colorado
5th: Stormfront-1, Faustus Villa, Canary Islands
6th: Thunderbolts Base, Brooklyn Navy Yard
T-Bird: Small hovering craft used for short distance travel.
Resources of Stormfront-1 island base.
Baron von Strucker
Elements of Doom
Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1
Thunderbolts Vol. 1 & 2
|Thunderbolts Vol. 1 #1 (April, 1997)|
|Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley|
In a ploy to rule the world, Baron Zemo formed a group of criminals posing as heroes. In time the majority of the group began to enjoy their role as heroes and turned against their leader before he could execute his plot.
After Zemo's plot was foiled the group struggled to be heroes, with some succeeding and other spiralling back towards criminality. Eventually the team was taken over by the government and converted into a parole program for superhuman criminals struggling for redemption as the Thunderbolts.
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