Thunderbolts Prelude #1 (Jan. 1997):
by Peter David, Mike Deodato Jr., Tom Wegrzyn

Thunderbolts Prelude #1

Title: “Brakoow”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1997

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Peter David
Art by: Mike Deodato Jr., Tom Wegrzyn

10 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Moonstone Meteorite (Karla Sofen) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
Dark Avengers; Femizons...  Marvel 235
Citizen V Citizen V (Helmut Zemo) villain hero
  Redeemers; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 142
Atlas Atlas (Erik Josten) villain hero
  Emissaries of Evil (Egghead); Initiative...  Marvel 197
MACH-IV MACH-IV (Abner Jenkins) villain hero
  black; Initiative...  Marvel 152
Songbird Songbird (Melissa Joan Gold) villain hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Femizons; Grapplers...  Marvel 229
Techno Techno (Norbert Ebersol) villain hero
  HYDRA; Initiative...  Marvel 136
Henry Peter Gyrich Henry Peter Gyrich supporting character
  Commission on Superhuman Activities; Operation: Zero Tolerance...  Marvel 230
Janis Jones Janis Jones supporting character
  [warrior] Marvel 17
The Thunderbolts The Thunderbolts villain hero group
  [1st app: The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #449 (Jan. 1997)] Marvel 452

This comic was reprinted from: The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #449 (Jan. 1997): "Brakoow".

Thunderbolts Prelude #1 is simply a repackaged edition of The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #449, which features the first appearance of the Thunderbolts as a team. Thunderbolts Prelude #1 features a new cover and new ads, but the main story is an exact reproduction of the original.