Uncanny Inhumans #0
Black Bolt has been missing in action since the fall of Attilan in Hickman's Infinity event. Uncanny Inhumans #0 marks his return. He will be heard, but he will say very little. Charles Soule takes charge of writing duties, and Steven McNiven brings his iconic artwork to the book. This is a book you don't want to miss out on. Soule and McNiven hit it out of the park with their portrayal of Black Bolt, doing the character justice by showing his emotions through posture and mannerisms. When a single word carries immense power, you choose them carefully.
The opening pages set the tone for book overall. Black Bolt stops some looters during a Terrigen Cloud. These looters are collecting Inhuman Cocoons. In these pages, we see the King protecting his people. He is the proud rogue King, that would do anything for his people.
He continues his travels to find Medusa. Medusa refuses to acknowledge him as a king. Through very well done artwork, Black Bolt conveys to Medusa that the end is coming, and he merely wants to protect his family. This marks the story in sync with current events transpiring in Avengers and New Avengers, that will lead into Secret Wars. Black Bolt here is portrayed as the concerned Father, and the husband of a scorned lover. He is humble, and accepts Medusa's thoughts, but shows no concern to try and change them, marking the idea that he is concerned with time.
Black Bolt travels through to Kang the Conqueror's Fortress, and we see, for a brief moment, the warrior beneath the mask. The end of the timeline for the Marvel Universe is reinforced here, as Kang is always observing the time stream, and he can see where it ends. Black Bolt's son, Ahura, had been sent to Kang at the fall of Attilan in Infinity. Kang has taken him in as his own. We see Black Bolt expose his son to the Terrigen Mist, and save his son by asking Kang to take him back into the past. In these last few pages, we see all the parts of Black Bolt come together as one. The King, the Father, and Warrior. He saves his son by leaving him in the care of his nemesis, and accepts the fate of his own future with knowing there is no escaping the end for himself, and prepares for one last battle no matter how futile it may seem.
If you are at all interested in the big Summer Event from Marvel, Secret Wars, we recommend this book to you. If you are at all interested in Inhumans, we recommend this book to you. If you simply love a great story, you better not miss this one!