Black Bolt #12
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Black Bolt #12

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
9.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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•  A former queen's promise to her former king. Medusa swore to find Black Bolt, and she has - but will she be in time to save him?
•  Voiceless and betrayed, the former ruler of the Inhumans faces a darkness he thought he had put behind him. But he won't face it alone.
•  Old friends. Reunited lovers. A son and a new daughter already lost. Black Bolt faces his penance with all he loves by his side.
Rated T+

  • 10
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Apr 5, 2018

    Ahmed and Ward have made a lasting mark on Black Bolt that gives future creators avenues to build on the emotional growth the team left on the Midnight King. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Apr 4, 2018

    The whole creative team delivers an emotional, exciting conclusion to the series that left me completely satisfied and yearning for more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn A. Warner Apr 5, 2018

    This is one of those rare series that works like a symphonic piece of music; it has moments of quiet reflection followed by crescendos of exciting, bombastic action. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Rollin Bishop Apr 4, 2018

    Now that it's over, it is more than safe to say that Ahmed and Ward's run on Black Bolt defied expectations. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Apr 7, 2018

    Black Bolt is in the same vein as Tom King's Vision. A brilliant, abstract, and unique experience that takes a classic Marvel character into a totally different realm. This collection will be a must-own for every collector. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Apr 4, 2018

    Though BLACK BOLT #12 is not the best of the series, it brings sufficient closure to a series that has done its titular hero justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski Apr 9, 2018

    "It's over." Soulfully written and illustrated with psychotropic energy, Black Bolt wages a final battle with a little help from his friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 5, 2018

    Black Bolt #12 gives the series the ending it deserves, uniting the characters in an emotionally weighty and touching finale. Ahmed shows his versatility with the characters, and Wards art continues to amaze. This one definitely gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Apr 5, 2018

    What an amazing ending. I was very hesitant to pick up the first issue, and now, a year later, I am sad to read the final issue of one of my favorite current series. Ahmed has become one of my favorite writers and I will be continuing to follow him, and Ward has once again proven why he is one of the most interesting artists in the industry today.

  • 9.5
    Kalaoui Apr 6, 2018

    What a nice ending. Had my doubts about this series when it started but man was it worth the ride! Got misty eyed a few times, so kudos to Ahmed and Ward!!

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 6, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    This issue, as well as this run, made me love Crusher so dang much. And this issue doesn’t stop that trend at all. Crusher has an opportunity to run off and leave all of this nonsense behind but makes the heroes choice and helps Black Bolt take down the Inhuman-Psychic-Vampire creature that recaptured Black Bolt and Blinky once and for all.

    Lockjaw, who is truly one of my favorites as well and both of my little boys, gets to make an appearance to help save the day again, and we get a nice wrap up to the story with the reconnect between Medusa a more

  • 9.5
    Shodan Apr 6, 2018

    A fitting end to an amazing series. Christian Ward's self described "weird" art was absolutely perfect for Black Bolt and the journey that Saladin Ahmed has taken us on. Should make for a great trade - i've already gotten all 12 issues out and am waiting for a quiet night to read through them in succession. Definitely a home run from Marvel and they should be given credit for thinking outside the box on this one with a very unconventional creative team.

  • 8.5
    Sav Apr 7, 2018

    this was a fantastic series

  • 7.5
    Rick Jonez Apr 8, 2018

    I echo Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison's blurb review but it wasn't as satisfyingly presented for me. So let's say -1 to his rating.

  • 10
    Herushalaim Apr 7, 2018

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 4, 2018

  • 10
    MightyVin Apr 5, 2018

  • 10
    darkfire369 Apr 9, 2018

  • 10
    Jeff Apr 13, 2018

  • 9.5
    mglsts Apr 7, 2018

  • 9.5
    Kreniigh Apr 9, 2018

  • 9.5
    Pantheon36 Apr 21, 2018

  • 9.0
    Billyndo Apr 4, 2018

  • 9.0
    BBCConstantine Apr 13, 2018

  • 8.0
    StanielK Apr 23, 2018

  • 7.5
    Solace Apr 6, 2018

  • 7.5
    Chriskiss Apr 13, 2018

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