Black Bolt, Vol. 1
The silent king of the Inhumans stars in his first-ever solo series! But it begins with Black Bolt...imprisoned?! Where exactly is he? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? The answers to both will shock you -and Black Bolt as well! For if he is to learn the truth, he must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate -the Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one-and-only Christian Ward (ODY-C)! COLLECTING: BLACK BOLT 1-6

Black Bolt, Vol. 1 Details

TitleBlack Bolt, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 19th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302907327
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel, Science Fiction

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Black Bolt, Vol. 1 Review

  • Gary
    January 1, 1970
    I must admit I've never been a big follower of the Inhuman Royal Family, and that I only picked up Black Bolt because it was written by Saladin Ahmed (who has produced distressingly little fiction in the last few years). I was not disappointed - not by Ahmed's compelling (if a little too dialogue-heavy) story, nor by Christian Ward artwork, especially the stunning and surreal page layouts. The story finds Black Bolt stripped of his powers and trapped in a prison where he intended to put his vill I must admit I've never been a big follower of the Inhuman Royal Family, and that I only picked up Black Bolt because it was written by Saladin Ahmed (who has produced distressingly little fiction in the last few years). I was not disappointed - not by Ahmed's compelling (if a little too dialogue-heavy) story, nor by Christian Ward artwork, especially the stunning and surreal page layouts. The story finds Black Bolt stripped of his powers and trapped in a prison where he intended to put his villainous brother. The prison break story is action-packed, but the thoughtful moments set it apart, especially the chapter dealing with fellow prisoner Carl Creel's past. Well worth the read - and you don't need a PhD in Inhumans continuity to understand it.
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  • Bookwraiths
    January 1, 1970
    Best Marvel comic out there right now. Well written, cool artwork, and interesting story. Hopefully this is a series that continues to focus on cool superhero tales.
  • charlotte
    January 1, 1970
    is there actually a better series around rn??
  • C. Varn
    January 1, 1970
    Strong Saladin Ahmed's writing manages to get around some of the more difficult elements of the Black Bolt character while keeping him engaging. It was skeptical as I have often found some of the post-1990s attempts to expand the role of the Inhumans in the Marvel universe both forced and tended to hit narrative limitations quickly. Ahmed's arc here,while not perfect, does give the Black Bolt some depth and a subtly cosmic scale that does feel forced or artificially silver aged.
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  • James S
    January 1, 1970
    i love this book and this series. very impactful story telling and beautiful art.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    Saladin Ahmed is writing for Marvel Comics? You have my attention. And, seriously, if you haven’t read Ahmed’s novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, you should go do that. Immediately.Ahmed’s take on Black Bolt is my introduction to the Inhumans, and it definitely has me wanting to go find out more about the Royal Family. Black Bolt awakens, powerless, in prison. What follows is part mystery, part prison break, and part tale of the sacrifices we make for our friends. The writing here is top notch Saladin Ahmed is writing for Marvel Comics? You have my attention. And, seriously, if you haven’t read Ahmed’s novel, Throne of the Crescent Moon, you should go do that. Immediately.Ahmed’s take on Black Bolt is my introduction to the Inhumans, and it definitely has me wanting to go find out more about the Royal Family. Black Bolt awakens, powerless, in prison. What follows is part mystery, part prison break, and part tale of the sacrifices we make for our friends. The writing here is top notch and the art and coloring (the coloring!!!) are a perfect match to the story. Marvel has put together an A+ creative team, and they deliver on every aspect of the series. I hope they continue to work together for many issues to come. I know I’ll be around to pick up each new issue as it comes out.
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  • Ed
    January 1, 1970
    Black Bolt is one of the absolute best comics coming out of Marvel right now. Saladin Ahmed's writing combines high adventure with very personal & movie stories. Christian Ward's wild psychedelic art is totally wild and psychedelic. In addition to creating some great new characters, they also pulled up an ancient deep cut (The Metal Master) and made him into the character find of 2017.Black Bolt is the best Marvel space opera since Annihilation. Ahmed & Ward truly honor the legacy of Bla Black Bolt is one of the absolute best comics coming out of Marvel right now. Saladin Ahmed's writing combines high adventure with very personal & movie stories. Christian Ward's wild psychedelic art is totally wild and psychedelic. In addition to creating some great new characters, they also pulled up an ancient deep cut (The Metal Master) and made him into the character find of 2017.Black Bolt is the best Marvel space opera since Annihilation. Ahmed & Ward truly honor the legacy of Black Bolt creator Jack Kirby by creating something entirely new. And something totally cosmic and insane.
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  • Brian
    January 1, 1970
    Phenomenal! This book blew me away and I am barely a passing fan of the Inhumans and was indifferent to Black Bolt. Definitely changed my mind. I was completely enthralled, I laughed, I had my heart squeezed, and I can't wait for more. Crusher freakin' Creel! Who would have thought I would love that guy? So well written and the art is total eye candy. Seriously, the color scheme and overload of beautiful things to catch the eye enhanced the experience rather than distract. Easy 5* and recommende Phenomenal! This book blew me away and I am barely a passing fan of the Inhumans and was indifferent to Black Bolt. Definitely changed my mind. I was completely enthralled, I laughed, I had my heart squeezed, and I can't wait for more. Crusher freakin' Creel! Who would have thought I would love that guy? So well written and the art is total eye candy. Seriously, the color scheme and overload of beautiful things to catch the eye enhanced the experience rather than distract. Easy 5* and recommended for everyone.
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  • TheTick
    January 1, 1970
    Full review at my site.Gorgeously drawn, with a interesting story that weaves in thoughts on who we jail and loneliness and life with a kickass prison break.
  • Daniel
    January 1, 1970
    Best Marvel book of the year.Simply amazing characterization and not just from our wonderfully flawed hero but also from his fellow inmates/team.Art is unique and evocative. Perfect for the story.
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