Review – Royals #1

  • Writer: Al Ewing
  • Artist: Jonboy Meyers
  • Colorist: Ryan Kinnaird
  • Cover Artist: Jonboy Meyers

Al Ewing’s Royals #1 takes place sometime after the inhuman vs X-Men event, much has changed for the inhumans. With the Terrigen Mist destruction, the future of the Inhuman species is in danger.

The issue starts off five thousand years in the future, we are introduced to an unknown inhuman claiming to be the last of his kinda. Through his monologue, he starts to explain the downfall of Royal family. A lot has changed since the IvX, Iso has become the new Inhuman leader, while she is appointed leader she still addresses Madusa as her queen.

On Attilan, the inhumans are greeted by Noh-Varr aka Marvel Boy, he claims to know a secret about them, a secret that can save the inhuman species. If they want to know this big “secret”, they must travel to Hala the Kree Home world to find out. Medusa is the first to agree, she feels the family has let its people down and therefore should be ones to make it right, after a brief disagreement with ISO over the new mission, all of the royal family agrees including new inhuman member Flint.

Knowing the difficulty of this mission each family member say their good byes to their loved ones, Crystal meets up with her daughter, Gorgon to his son, Swain and Flint do as well. When Medusa approaches Black Bolt, he walks away from her hinting at a potential fallout in the near future between them.

At the end of the issue we get a shocking revelation from Medusa, she’s dying, form what we don’t know but we see its effects, as see her losing her hair.

Conclusion: Form the start you can tell Marvel Boy is using the Royal family for his own personal reasons, with its good or evil, we don’t know, but we do know it involves the being inside a container he’s carrying around with him. The relationship between Medusa and Black Bolt is on the rocks once again, I’m sure in upcoming issues we will find out why. And last but not least is the health of Medusa, what is causing this mysterious illness, why is it effecting her powers, and will she make through this mission.

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Release Date: Out Now

Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★☆☆ 
Dialog:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★☆☆ 

Marvel’s Inhumans TV Show cast is finally revealed

The Entire Cast for ABC & Marvel’s inhuman’s series has been release, news about the cast dropped two days’ ago, cause the Marvel fandom to jump for joy with this announcement the cast its self doesn’t feature big Hollywood names it does has a few known from some respected shows.

Sonya Balmores as Auran

Auran is head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.

Mike Moh as Triton

Triton is Black Bolt’s cousin who is calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish — like the ability to live underwater.

Isabelle Cornish as Crystal

Crystal is Medusa’s sister and the youngest member of the royal family who has the ability to control the elements. Impetuous and independent she is also deeply devoted to her family.

Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon

Gorgon is the cousin of Black Bolt and a member of the royal family who is the leader of Attilan’s military. He has super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp. 

 

Ken Leung as Karnak

Karnak is Black Bolt’s is one of his closest adviser. His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things — people, plans, structures, everything.

Iwan Rheon as Maximus

Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman who is the brother of Black Bolt and also wants to be king of Attilan

Serinda Swan as Medusa

Medusa is the queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt  his most trusted adviser, a fierce warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair in a unique way.

Anson Mount as Black Bolt

Black Bolt is the enigmatic and commanding King of the Inhumans who has a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has been a joy to follow over the past years, while it hasn’t been perfect, it has been very consistent. Now that the inhuman’s enter the fold i’m curious to see if the show is a successful, would they use them in future flims, yeah, inhumans where on the agents of shield, but it wasn’t the Royals family. The fanboy in me is wishing for some kind of crossover, whether its a movie or another agents of shield crossover fans are going to want more if the series turns out good.

Review – Inhumans: Attilan Rising #3

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: John Timms
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson

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Dave Johnson Cover

On Battleworld Black Bolt and his rebellions are being push back Medusa, under heavy fire Black bolt, Naja and Mega-Rad give one last all-out attack, Naja jumps into fly but is quickly shot down so Black Bolt tells Mega-Rad to attack from underground, the plan seems to be working at first as the take out many of Medusa’s men, on the top of a rocky hill top Medusa and Gorgon are watching. On her orders Gorgon attacks Mega-Rad, causing him to lose his hulk abilities. Meanwhile in New York City the Quiet Room is under attack by Medusa’s men as well the other Inhumans are under the same heavy fire, Murdoch and Karnak are holding their own, when Nur, who has Kamala Khan with him enters the Quiet Room he too jumps into the fray and takes out a handful of men with his Photokinetic Projection ability. But like Black Bolt and the others things turn sour when Auran sneaks behind Nur and tells him to put his hands

Back on Battleworld Black Bolt tells Triton and the others to get ready to move out due to their heavy hitters being taken out, so under is orders the run for it as he stays to take on Medusa by himself, he process to tell her that his plan is to turn himself over if she would let the others free, this surprises Medusa.

Meanwhile in New York Murdoch, Karnak and Nur get the upper hand again on Auran but when Karnak uses a device to escape but instead of escaping they trap themselves, we then go back to Triton, Naja, and Mega-Rad using Eldrac the Door to return back to the Quiet room but they quickly get a feeling that something is wrong with the gate to the room, it’s no longer there, with no gate the crew wonder just where they will end up.

The issue ends with Auran capturing Murdoch and company and Medusa capturing Black Bolt, Vuran states that the resistance is shattered and Medusa says that things are just getting started.

This issues focuses on the fights between the two teams, in other words it was a closing chapter for the show down between the New Attilan’s inhumans and Black Bolts Inhumans. We do get some insight on Mega-Rad’s power, it seems he has a limit to how much damage he can take before running out of gamma power, I’m interested to see Mega-Rad’s evolution in the future.

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Release Date: Out Now

Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★★½☆