Uncanny Inhumans #0

Uncanny Inhumans #0

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 23
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

+ Pull List

• The industry's best-selling artist comes to the Inhumans!
•  The prelude to one of Marvel's biggest launches of 2015 is here!
•  Think you know Black Bolt? Think again, as the men who killed Wolverine show you a side of the Inhuman King you've never seen before!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 31, 2015

    Charles Soule and Steve McNiven have wowed us once again. Seeing the way they set up and execute Black Bolt's story, you'll ask why we haven't had a Black Bolt series before. Adding to current mythos for the Inhumans, we're getting to see more of the pieces fall into place. If you're not sure what Black Bolt or the Inhumans are about, be sure to pick up this oversized issue. Soule and McNiven give us comic book gold with this issue. If this is just a taste of what we'll be getting in the regular series, it's going to feel like a long wait until we can get our hands on issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Apr 1, 2015

    Charles Soule gives us an interesting tale about the former king of the Inhumans. Having him him go on a quest to find a person that he holds dear to send them off with Kang is a hard thing to do. Steve McNivens art did a great job showing Blackbolts actions and interactions between the characters since the character doesn't really that much. Justin Ponsors coloring is great and really makes the story shine. Ryan Stegman does a great job of exploring more of the Inhumans with Iso and Flint and create a nice little story for them. Ryan Lees art coupled with James Campbells colors bring this short story together. I really enjoyed this issue minus the $4.99 price tag but if you're interested in seeing more Blackbolt or reappearance of Kang or Charles Soule and Steve McNiven, pick up this title. Blackbolt may be a man of a few words but his actions speak louder for him. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 3, 2015

    The real star of the issue is artist Steve McNiven (with Jay Leisten inking) - Marvel tends to bring him out for special projects or to get new series off to a great start - and he succeeds here, with page after page of powerful, stunning images. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Mar 31, 2015

    This issue serves as a prologue to upcoming Inhuman-related stories, and effectively piques our interest. Black Bolt is a fascinating character because of his frightening power set, his mantle of responsibility, and his complicated relationship with Medusa. Soule highlights all three of these facets in one straightforward solo story. McNiven, Leisten, and Ponsor keep up the visual tension, whether it's a big fight scene or a hushed conversation. Soule is a master storyteller, and Uncanny Inhumansis a captivating story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Apr 3, 2015

    As #0 issues go, Uncanny Inhumans is off to a great start. Whether or not this quality can be maintained in the actual series is obviously not yet known. But if they can keep the focus on Black Bolt this strong, if they can hold this kind of emotional depth, then Marvel might just be able to make the Inhumans a thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 3, 2015

    Marvel have been trying to push the Inhumans into higher status in the last year and it hasn't caught on all that much. However, if Charles Soule can maintain the quality of this issue with this series, it could finally spark the popularity that Marvel are searching for. Black Bolt is a fantastic character and Charles Soule uses an excellent portrayal of him to drive this series to its high quality. I don't know what this series will be like when issue #1 comes out, but if it's anything like this, count me onboard. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Mar 31, 2015

    Outside of the main story there is a short back up featuring two new inhuman characters, Iso and Flint. The story is fun and I enjoyed these characters, however the story is way too short to get any sort of depth out of it. I dont know if these characters were included in the previous book and have has a prior relationship established, but the way this story ends feels very rushed without any sort of context. Its also a little disappointing that McNiven does not draw this section, however Ryan Lees art manages to be pretty fun and expressive and better suits this sort of story light-hearted tale than McNivens art would. If these characters feature in the book going forward or pop up again then Id happily read more about them, but in this form the story just feels tacked on in order to increase the price. I wouldve been fine just having the main story, as having another five pages of a much lighter tale on the end almost seems to undermine the powerful ending of that story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Latest Pull - Scottie Rowland Apr 1, 2015

    I am very pleased with the beginning of this series. The writing and art was amazing. Marvel has chosen a great team to give us this side of Black Bolt. I will be putting this in my must read category for sure and you should too. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 31, 2015

    If you've been missing Black Bolt in the pages of Inhuman, you'll be pleased to see the former king of Attilan become the star of the show in Uncanny Inhuman #0. This series offers an intriguing look at what drives the character and the conflicts that will shape this franchise both during and after Secret Wars. It promises another winning collaboration between Soule and McNiven. Let's just hope the wait for issue #1 won't be too long. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Apr 2, 2015

    A few of the Inhumans-affiliated changes Marvel has made may feel a bit, well, off (and driven by film-related financial concerns instead of creative ones — like the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's newly-imposed daddy-issues), but The Uncanny Inhumans #0 simply feels like a great comic. Soule, McNiven, Leisten and Ponsor have made a comic that functions well as both an entertaining one-shot and a great series' introduction, and if this high quality portends anything about a certain Marvel movie due out in 2019, don't be surprised if you find yourself getting all wrapped up in the intricacies of Terrigenesis, and suddenly forgetting all about those pesky mutants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Mar 31, 2015

    Uncanny Inhumans #0 continues the story told in Inhuman, but from Black Bolt's perspective. We see some of the supporting cast, the villain, and teases for things to come. With the "Uncanny" adjective and the Free Comic Book Day cover revelation that The Human Torch, Johnny Storm will be a cast member, there are many things to look forward to for fans of Inhumans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 31, 2015

    The issue ends with a two-page spread from Brandon Peterson that has "Things to Come" branded across the top. I'm not going to spoil the components of the image, but the fact that it exists at the back of "Uncanny Inhumans" #0 is sure to elicit the same feelings readers had when Geoff Johns used to provide for DC, where the final page had four or five vertical strips to tease out the future. This image has ten figures that may or may not be interconnected beyond their shared fate in this title. "Uncanny Inhumans" #0 gives readers a lot to like, from Soule's writing to McNiven's art to the apparent reassertion of Black Bolt as a leader of some magnitude. This is a strong first offering and one that readers would be smart to latch onto. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 1, 2015

    What is so interesting about an artist like Steve McNiven is that, at this point, he's about as sure of a thing as Marvel can get - and that also makes the future of Uncanny Inhumans uncertain. We've seen McNiven pop up on several series in recent years, such as Uncanny Avengers, Wolverine and Guardians of the Galaxy... and as soon as he left, the buzz left with him. It's the blessing and curse of being a true A-lister - he can't sustain a yearly output, and so it becomes a bit more apparent just how much a book's appeal is based solely on the art. Still, with a streamlined cast, it looks like plenty of people will stick with Uncanny Inhumans - at least as long as McNiven does. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 2, 2015

    A good start to the new series, but doesn't find a way to express the purpose of the new series Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Apr 6, 2015

    Then again, the Inhumans thrive on the weird and unlikely so this all works out. And then some. This is the perfect jumping on point for any lapsed or curious reader wanting to get in on Marvel's other outcasts- especially as their q rating increases across all media platforms. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Apr 3, 2015

    Well, you get the back-up story by Ryan Stegman and Ryan Lee. In any other comic, I would enjoy it: a quick little romp that doesn't take itself too seriously and gets a lot of plot accomplished in five pages. Yet, the back-up (featuring on the Nu-Humans who have popped up since “Inhumanity”) feels like a cop-out. Without getting too elitist over a fictional group of peoples, don't the Inhumans need to be sort of grown within their own culture? They have cool superpowers, yeah, but it's their culture and how they act as a result of their upbringing that makes them unique. Take that away, and all you have are a bunch of mutants insisting that they aren't. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Apr 1, 2015

    Overall, though, you could definitely do worse than Uncanny Inhumans, and for anyone who's been curious enough to read through the Inhumans Wikipedia page, this isn't a bad place to delve into the comics-side of things. If you're a casual fan who knows nothing about the Inhumans, or if you're good pals with 'ol Blackagar Boltagon, though, this one's going to be a harder sell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 2, 2015

    Charles Soule and Steve McNiven catch us up to the goings on of the Inhumans in speedy fashion, delivering a zero issue that is new reader friendly and doesn't feel wholly tedious. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 1, 2015

    Uncanny Inhumans #0 is a solid introductory issue to some of the major players, but it probably wont make you forget about the X-Men. Charles Soule writes a script that is easy for readers to follow and pretty friendly to newbies. The art is the real MVP of the issue, as McNiven and Ponsor straight up kick butt. This is worth a read even if you have no interest in the Inhumans. Read Full Review

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