This latest arc of Thunderbolts is making me feel really nostalgic. I first started reading comics during Heroes Reborn (and somehow the horrors of Rob Liefeld Avengers didn’t scare me away for life) and the original Thunderbolts remind me of that time, when the world of comics was new and exciting and I hadn’t read solicitations months in advance and knew what to expect. Ah, memories. Anyways, this was another damn good issue, as the current Thunderbolts fight, and then join forces with the original team. Jeff Parker has a lot of fun with this, and this whole story is just manna from heaven for a Thunderbolts nerd. I really appreciated how the focus was really kept on the characters, the Fixer in particular, and the comparison between how he was and how he is was fascinating. Especially when he killed his past self! I certainly wasn’t expecting that, from years of reading time-travel stories you expect them to dance around the edges and not change anything, but nope, Parker shocked us. Just like those heady days when I was young and, I don’t know what to expect at all. Is this book an actual time machine?