It’s the age of the Inhumans.
This spring, a second Inhumans title will be launched under the direction of the now-Marvel-exclusive pen of Charles Soule and art by Steve McNiven: Uncanny Inhumans.
With Marvel Comics’ focus shiftly rapidly away from their stable of mutant characters, as they represent intellectual property which cannot be exploited on the big screen, the signs have been there for quite some time that the Inhumans represent the next big thing for the House of Ideas. The addition of the “Uncanny” to the title is something Marvel has done before with Uncanny Avengers. The difference between that title and this one is that Uncanny Avengers featured a mash-up of non-mutant Avengers and members of the X-Men. As far as we can tell at this point, there will be no mutants in the core cast of Uncanny Inhumans, so the protestations of Charles Soule ring somewhat hollow.
The first arc will see the return of the king, to coin a phrase, as Blackagar “Black Bolt” Boltagon takes center stage in what should be an exciting story which will see he and his family of Inhumans take on time-traveling despot Kang the Conqueror.
Look for this title to be among Marvel’s more heavily publicized releases, as an Inhumans movie is already on Marvel Studios slate for November of 2018. If nothing else, it should be given a lot of slack when it comes to sales, as the company is sure to want as much groundwork laid in terms of building a fanbase as possible before dropping a $100 million on a big-screen production.
“Uncanny Avengers #0” hits shelves in April 2015.
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Black Bolt Cuts Loose in UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 This April!
New Ongoing Series Beginning This April!
This April, the silent Inhuman king rises from the ashes. And everything you thought you knew about Black Bolt is about to change. Prepare for UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 – the epic prelude to a brand new ongoing series from the chart-topping Death of Wolverine creative team of Charles Soule (Inhuman, She-Hulk) and Steve McNiven (Civil War, Old Man Logan)!
“Just like Guardians of the Galaxy #0 gave you a great ‘in’ to the Guardians, UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 arms you with a great starting point to the Inhumans!” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe.
The stoic Inhuman king, able to level mountains with a whisper has struck out on his own – seemingly leaving his Queen and his very race to fend for themselves. But is that the whole story? Now, follow his adventures as he strikes out on a new mission. A lone wolf and a king without a throne, Black Bolts endeavors will send him on a direct collision course with one of the Avengers’ greatest foes – Kang the Conqueror!
With the mastery of time at his very fingertips, Kang will bend the entire 20,000 years of Inhuman history to his own vile ends. And the silent sentinel of the Inhuman Nation is all that stands in his way.
“[Uncanny Inhumans] starts in one spot, and just when you think you know where it’s going to go, it zigs in another direction,” says series writer Charles Soule, in an interview with Marvel.com. “I like being able to take the Inhuman nation in a new direction with this series, and I think people are really going to dig it.”
Will the Inhuman king rise in the face of growing threats to his people? Or will he fall? Find out when the secrets of Black Bolt’s journey comes to light in UNCANNY INHUMANS #0 – on sale in comic shops and on digital devices this April!
UNCANNY INHUMANS #0
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art & Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
On Sale April 2015!