The UnCanny InHumans 0 – Black Bolt you bad ass bastard you!!

inhumans

This last week has also seen the release of The Uncanny Inhumans 0 and the re-introduction to Marvel of a cast of the characters that has largely gone under used and misunderstood.

The Inhumans and their leaders, Black Bolt and Medusa.

The Uncanny Inhumans takes place shortly after the events of the Illuminati series where the failed efforts of Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic and Black Bolt among others failed miserably to keep the invasion of the Skrulls and the results of exiling the Hulk from coming back to wreck holy hell on people.

inhumans 2           inhumans 3

Black Bolt, Blackagar Boltagon returns to his home only to be rejected by his beautiful but somewhat pissed off wife Medusa. He explains to her, in sign language because Black Bolt must not speak, that his mission is to find their son, ransomed off so long ago to Kang the Conqueror.

Black Bolt is such an awesome comic book character because his power is his voice. Sound that comes from him becomes massive sonic waves of destruction. So Black Bolt must stay silent or he runs the risk of leveling cities. He first appeared in the Fantastic Four issue #45 back in 1965, and is often involved when the Avengers and the Fantastic Four come up against galactic type villains. But the Inhumans are otherwise left alone. They did have their own comic line for a time but mostly have appeared as guest heroes and sometimes, in the personage of Medusa, as villians as she has little care and less patience with the concerns of mankind. The Inhumans are not human, not mutants, not quite Gods but something very close. They have gone toe to toe with Thanos from time to time.

inhumans 4           inhumans 5

What I love about the Inhumans is that their challenges and issues are above what the norm is for most superheroes and in fact seem like something from a medevil royal ruling class. But the silent persona of Black Bolt makes them all very human. Without saying a word, he brings forth more emotion and power with his acts and his features than any other comic book character out there.

The Inhumans are back. Look out Marvel, you might actually have to write a good tale here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s