Apparantly the Leader will be red, therefore he will be 'The Reader'.
The book is obviously an 'ends justify the means' type book with a team of people morally ambiguous enough to do whatever needs doing, so compelling a villain to work for them fits and also fits with the whole concept of Thunderbolts.
Yeah Ross is definitely about ends justifying the means, but to restore the Leader even as Red Leader I think is going to come back and bite him hard. If Leader's intellect is anywhere near what it was along with any telepathic powers, he would be untrustworthy and uncontrollable. I wonder what safety measures Ross has in place to keep him in place.
I can see Elektra and Flash-Venom staying with this group but even though Frank Castle and Ross are on the same page about their viewpoints, I really cannot see Frank sticking around with this group for long. Something is inevitably going to make Frank break away and return to his solo gig. Also I really think this series should have waited until the War Zone mini was finished. Ish 1 has Frank apparently using his usual solo methods before Red Hulk tied him up for a chat, so just HOW did Frank beat all of the Avengers and resume his one man war? Especially since ish 3 involves THOR going after Frank.
Deadpool.....well I guess every team needs comedy relief.