Comic Vine Review


Uncanny Inhumans #0 - End Times; Evolution


Black Bolt is back and is on a mission. Almost seems like that mission is to simply kick butt.

UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 is on sale April 1, 2015.

The Good

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the more of the Inhumans I read by Charles Soule, the more I dig and appreciate them. I've always respected their place in the scheme of the Marvel Universe. Their random appearances were good but I never thought I'd actually hunger for not one, but two ongoing series featuring them.

As a zero issue, this is setting up what's to come in this second volume. The best thing is Black Bolt is back. Prior to the current INHUMAN series, Black Bolt played a roll in the destruction of their city of Attilan. This lead to the release of the Terrigen Mists upon the entire world. The issue opens up in Brazil where we see some poachers trying to gather Terrigen Cocoons before a NuHuman can be born. You'll immediately be blown away by Steve McNiven's art. With the vibe his art and Justin Ponsor's colors gives the scene, you'll feel like you've been transported to another place, outside of a Marvel Comic.

The scenes that Soule writes for Black Bolt and the way McNiven executes them, the pages ooze with his regal nature. I would imagine writing and drawing scenes for a character that can't really talk much would be difficult. These two make it pretty epic. As soon as you see what happens in this issue, you'll be asking how come we haven't had a series with Black Bolt before?

And why does Black Bolt have arrows sticking in him? That scene does take place in this issue and it's pretty dang cool.

We also have a back up story written by Ryan Stegman with art by Ryan Lee focusing on a couple of the NuHumans. It's some good development for the two characters.

The Bad

How long do we have to wait for the regular series to start? We'll see the story continue, at least with Medusa, in the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ISSUE. Then we'll have to wait until after Secret Wars?

The teaser for UNCANNY INHUMANS has the focus on Medusa's team. What does that mean for Black Bolt? It was originally stated that INHUMAN would focus on Medusa and UNCANNY would focus on Black Bolt. Let's hope that's still the case.

The Verdict

Charles Soule and Steve McNiven have wowed us once again. Seeing the way they set up and execute Black Bolt's story, you'll ask why we haven't had a Black Bolt series before. Adding to current mythos for the Inhumans, we're getting to see more of the pieces fall into place. If you're not sure what Black Bolt or the Inhumans are about, be sure to pick up this oversized issue. Soule and McNiven give us comic book gold with this issue. If this is just a taste of what we'll be getting in the regular series, it's going to feel like a long wait until we can get our hands on issue #1.