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Review: Inhumans: Judgment Day #1

Inhumans as of recent has had a rocky relationship with Marvel fans. There are a lot who love them like myself and the good folks at the “Attilan Rising” podcast but others who detest them due to the recent push by Marvel to get them into the forefront. But regardless, Marvel moves forward with their Inhumans books especially under the ResurrXion lineup which had a selection of X-Men and Inhumans books. On the Inhumans side to be specific, we have Al Ewing‘s Royals, Matthew Rosenberg’s Secret Warriors and my personal favorite, Saladin Ahmed’s Black Bolt-the latter being incredibly well received ever since its debut back in 2017.

Al Ewing is really among Marvel’s many MVPs at the company with his knowledge of the Marvel universe (or at least the amount of research he puts into), creative scenarios and character lineups like in Mighty Avengers or Ultimates and finally how he writes his choice of characters especially in whatever situation he puts them in and you can tell with Royals and his own contributions, he has a love of weird Sci-Fi and it’s working to effective use here and in Royals. He’s added to the mythology of the Inhumans like the Progenitors, these sort of alien/android race where one of them looks like Baymax on steroids. So this book kind of, sort of serves as a finale to his book Royals but also plays a part in Ahmed’s book Black Bolt in a future. We’ll get to that part soon.

Anyone new picking this up, might be lost if they haven’t read Royals but Ewing does at least have Maximus provide some kind of recap in beautiful two page spreads by Mike del Mundo which contain elements from Royals and a reflection in the second set with a skull faced Black Bolt and an aged Gorgon stomping around. The art by Kevin Libranda and certain pages done by Mike del Mundo really compliment Ewing’s writing, never a disconnect like say, if Cullen Bunn writes an X-Men book, there’s art by Greg Land that can be distracting. None of that is in Judgment Day. Branada provides solid artwork for the characters for the normal scenes but del Mundo serves effective art for the sets of two page spreads and a sequence involving Medusa in a dream state interacting with Black Bolt and the Progenitors.

These moments I feel are the best part of the book. It’s effective in showing how much both Black Bolt and Medusa had grown since the start of their respective books as well as their first debuts in the comics way back in the 60’s. They’ve become wiser, more empathetic than usual due to learning much about themselves and the world and the universe around them. There’s a solid amount of emotion from their interactions and informing themselves of what they’ve been through. The book didn’t take the easy way out of hooking them back together immediately, they are essentially just friends but they are powerful together, married or not.

In a beautiful last splash page, something missing from Medusa does come back and it is gorgeous to look at based on del Mundo’s artwork and Branada’s art as well mind you. And the colors by Jose Villarrubia and Del Mundo’s colors really make the book’s art stand out further-giving them solid flair in both types of pages with del Mundo’s page providing the artistic flair and Libranda’s pages a cosmic, colorful touch. Yes, the book is setting up what’s to come in the future and in Ahmed’s future Black Bolt issues (there was a curious scene of how Bolt exited the story which hints you have to read a future issue of Black Bolt to find out what happened). And then one last surprise in the very last two pages of the story that rather bluntly hints that the adventures of the Inhumans have just begun. It’s the end of another chapter for the Inhumans, the royal family to be specific but the next chapter is about to begin whether it’d be a new book or someone else’s. Either way, I am looking forward to what happens to the Inhuman royal family and I’ll be there for day one.

If you’re a fan of the Inhumans and been following books like Royals and Black Bolt, this is the book to satisfy your needs but if not, I’m sure Phoenix Resurrection is more for you which is also a good book too! Check it out, either way.

The Mighty Thor #700 Sets the Stage for the Asgardian’s Future

The Mighty Thor #700 raised the Mighty Asgardian to a new level of storytelling in an epic tale from writer Jason Aaron and a host of incredible artists such as Russell Dauterman, Walter Simonson, James Harren, Becky Cloonan, Das Pastoras, Chris Burnham, Andrew MacLean, Jill Thompson, Mike del Mundo, Olivier Coipel, Daniel Acuna, and Matthew Wilson. And in the spirit of Marvel Legacy, this is just the beginning of a story that will affect not just Thor, but the Marvel Universe at large.

The “Death of the Mighty Thor” storyline has only just begun but its already resulted in Mangog killing Thor’s goat Toothgnasher and Malekith’s dark army killed Karnilla, Queen of the Norns. But, with Karnilla’s death we see where the threads of fate are leading in a double page spread that is gorgeous. There, fans have gotten teasers for upcoming stories that will play out in the pages of The Mighty Thor and some elsewhere. If you want to know what 2018 holds for Thor, this image has a lot of hints.

The perfect jumping-on point for all fans, The Mighty Thor #700 is in comic shops now. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action! And look for The Mighty Thor #701 coming to comic shops in November from Jason Aaron and artists James Harren and Dave Stewart.

Preview: Avengers #11

Avengers #11

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 20, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
• Not every Avenger came out of the Secret Empire’s regime the same as going in.
• One of Earth’s Mightiest, in particular, will either step up to lead the team – or retire altogether!

In the Aftermath of Secret Empire, How Will Our Heroes Be Changed?

In the aftermath of Secret Empire, one big question lingers in the minds of all the heroes of the Marvel Universe: what redemption can there be for Captain America?

But Captain America isn’t the only one who was changed under the Secret Empire regime. As the world rebuilds itself in the wake of Hydra, so do our heroes – what does it mean for Earth’s Mightiest? And how will it all end?

Don’t miss Secret Empire Omega #1, the epic wrap-up to the Secret Empire saga from writer Nick Spencer and artist Andrea Sorrentino. And watch the fate of your favorite heroes unfold in Secret Empire: Aftermath, in comic shops this fall!

SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
Variant Cover by MICHAEL CHO
Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
Black and White Variant Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
No More Hydra Variant Cover Also Available

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: SECRET WARRIORS #6
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art by JUANAN RAMIREZ
Cover by TRADD MOORE & MATTHEW WILSON

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: U.S. AVENGERS #10
Written by AL EWING
Art by PACO DIAZ
Cover by PACO MEDINA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: CHAMPIONS #12
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS
Venomized Ultron Variant Cover By DAVID NAKAYAMA

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: DEADPOOL #36
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by MIKE HAWTHORNE
Cover by DAVID LOPEZ
Secret Comic Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH: AVENGERS #11
Written by MARK WAID
Art by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Cover by ALEX ROSS
Venomized Loki Variant Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

Preview: Avengers #9

Avengers #9

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!
• The most loved Avenger of all has now shown his true colors – and the Avengers will have to put their allegiances to Steve Rogers aside and fight the good fight!
• But for one Avenger, that fight is very far away indeed! Trapped in a nameless land, a timeless time, can Thor find her way back to the here and now in order to return to the struggle?

Preview: Avengers #6

Avengers #6

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Kang War VI” concludes!

The rules of time are fluid – and when reality re-forms around the Avengers, not everything (or everyone) will necessarily be in the same place it was left!

Preview: Mosaic #6

Mosaic #6

(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) Thony Silas (CA) Mike Del Mundo
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Witness the first meeting between the Inhumans and Mosaic!

Preview: Avengers #5

Avengers #5

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 01, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Kang War V” reaches its climax as the Avengers storm through time and space relentlessly to put an end to Kang’s menace once and for all!

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Preview: Avengers #3

Avengers #3

(W) Mark Waid (A) Mike Del Mundo (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Kang War Three ends in a most unexpected manner! The Firewall of Time has been shattered – and now the Avengers are faced with the dangers it held back!

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Preview: Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three & Marvel’s Agent Carter Season Two

Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three & Marvel’s Agent Carter Season Two

(W) Mike O’Sullivan, The Ohotmu Team (A) Various (CA) Mike Del Mundo, Dave Johnson
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 28, 2016
SRP: $3.99

Agent Peggy Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D. return for new adventures, and the MCU Guidebooks follow every step of the way! Our comprehensive coverage of the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel Television shows continues as we profile Director Phil Coulson’s team – and Agent Carter’s 1940s precursor, the SSR! With fact sheets, show-to-comic comparisons and behind-the-scenes production art and stills, this fantastic flipbook is packed with profiles and updates on Director Coulson, Agent Daisy Johnson, Agent Melinda May, Agent Leo Fitz, Agent Jemma Simmons, Lance Hunter, Agent Bobbi Morse, Agent Alphonso Mackenzie, Lincoln Campbell, “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, Grant Ward, Hive, Gideon Malick and Lash! And on the flip side: Agent Peggy Carter, Edwin Jarvis, Chief Daniel Sousa, Chief Jack Thompson, Jason Wilkes, Whitney Frost and Dottie Underwood! And more! Relive the thrills of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 and Marvel’s Agent Carter Season 2 right here, and continue building your indispensable library of Cinematic Universe reference books!

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