Death Of The Inhumans #1
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Death Of The Inhumans #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 40
7.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The Kree have gone murdering, leaving behind a message: Join or die. Thousands of Inhumans have already made their choice - the evidence floats bleeding in space. Black Bolt and his family are next. Rising star Donny Cates and PUNISHER: WAR JOURNAL artist Ariel Olivetti bring their brutal talents to the Inhumans!
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 7, 2018

    Death of the Inhumans is the book to read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Max Sisco Jul 2, 2018

    Death of Inhumans #1 is haunting and dark, and the perfect way to send off characters who have a dark history. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jul 13, 2018

    Donny Cates, Ariel Oletti, and Jordie Bellaire ran 50 yards and slam-dunked this one out of the park. It's a huge step in the right direction for The Inhumans franchise, and has the gravity and weight the Inhumans need right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Jul 4, 2018

    I think we have enough background on Cates to know how amazing his stories can be. Now's your chance to hop on the train as it leaves the station. It really was a great action-packed start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 4, 2018

    Overall Death of the Inhumans #1 is an incredible start to this five issue mini-series. Donny Cates once again knocks it out of the park with another epic tale.Ariel Olivetti and Jordie Bellaire make for stellar art team that brings this monumental tale to life. Death of the Inhumans #1 does have some minor flaws, but the good far outweighs the bad. If you are even a tiny fan of the Inhumans (did you have that Triton toy that swam in the water too?) or if you like good comics then definitely pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 4, 2018

    Cates trademark clever-yet-authoritative voice combines with a fearsome new villain and excellent characterization of Black Bolt to turn what could have been a chance for him to take it easy into one of his most intense titles yet. Prepare for the coming devastation. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Jul 4, 2018

    Between Cates compelling and information packed story and Olivetti and Bellaire's scene and character appropriate art Death of Inhumans #1 is one hell of a page turner. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jul 9, 2018

    An interesting and consequential story, "Death of the Inhumans" uses the race's mythology to expand upon it. Hopefully, next issues will show a stronger balance on how lead characters influence the action around them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jami Jones Jul 9, 2018

    Pulling no punches, Cates wastes zero time in stacking up the casualties whether we're ready to experience them or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    On Comics Ground - Ian Cameron Jul 5, 2018

    This miniseries is not for fans of the Inhumans. If you've been enjoying any of their recent series or their development, you will be very turned off by this comic. But for a comic titled "Death of the Inhumans", it certainly doesn't false-advertise. It delivers on what it promises, in a very brutal, dreary way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 3, 2018

    I'm always a believer that any franchise that has lasted any significant length of time has potential, and I don't think the Inhumans are exempt - but as far as first issues go, Death of the Inhumans doesn't kick off with a bang, but with a feeling of underwhelming silence. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 5, 2018

    Death of the Inhumans #1 is a very poorly-handled rending of the Inhumans oeuvre. The characters are slaughtered with little fanfare. There is no build-up or payoff, and its more frustrating than heartbreaking. The art is good, but it doesnt salvage the painfully thin script. Vox looks cool, but thats the best that can be said for this book. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 4, 2018

    Some Marvel fans are likely to be saddened by the choices made, but that's not the result of "shocking" choices, nor this hollow vehicle of a story. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Jul 5, 2018

    How unconvincing the kills appear seems very worrying to me.

  • 9.5
    Wolf Warner Jul 4, 2018

    This was good!!

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jul 6, 2018

    Interesting and tight storytelling, with loads happening but without a particular explanation 'why' so far, except for a few minor sentences. I wonder how this will develop, but so far it's really good - and if you're really invested in the Inhumans, then I've got some bad news for you.

  • 10
    mglsts Jul 8, 2018

    Poignant. Again another very promising series by Cates that grabs us right from the start.
    I can understand some people are upset about killing off Inhumans, but as a fan of the X-Men for over two decades, and I'm used to this and seems like it's time the Inhumans get their due.

  • 9.0
    nec Jul 9, 2018

    Cates does it again. This issue was amazing. Breakneck pace that never lets you get settled. The story makes so much sense and makes me think why hasn't this been done already. The new vilian is cool.

  • 9.0
    Spock's Brain Jul 20, 2018

    "Death of the Inhumans" #1 is a really great book--I didn't know quite what to expect, but I was riveted from page one till the end. The story is dark in tone, and Donny Cates does perfectly with his narration. It seems like an old-school comic book method, but it really worked here. The art by Ariel Olivetti is super--I don't know if I've seen his stuff before, but this comic really looks great. And it focuses on the most interesting Inhumans, not all those nuhumans I didn't care about. Great stuff!

  • 9.0
    comicster Aug 6, 2018

    Damn, this was worth the 4.99 price tag, and probably my favorite 5 dollar book. Kaare Andrews is one hell of a good artist, I took a moment to really appreciate the cover. I guess this book is necessary on behalf of the first marvel flop being the inhuman series. Donny Cates is the hero marvel needs.

  • 8.0

    I didn’t think it was too bad. Definitely shocking and sad. I’ll see where it goes.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Feb 8, 2019

    I'm so angry about Maximus and Lockjaw.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jul 9, 2018

    It was OK. Cates didn't deliver a proper story or even a hint as to why we're here but he spends more time with the King contemplating Rome which i just don't buy at all. That part took away from the emotion Cates was going for with all of the carnage. Too bad i had high hopes. Unfortunately Olivetti's art isn't his best here. He's going for a different style and it just didn't work for me. He's still very good but somehow didn't match his greatness of past. I will continue to read and see where Donny takes us and i have faith in him but this wasn't good.

  • 6.0
    Comic Salad Jul 8, 2018

    The Kree have issued a demand, “join or die.” It’s less of a choice than an order that presents one possibility. The Kree have devastated the Inhumans. Meanwhile, Cates casts Black Bolt as a silent, ruminating King. Black Bolt is emotional and wounded, but resolute on action. The King is broken by the end of the comic.

    The Silent King spends a lot of time thinking about Rome as Inhumans die and cities fall around him. This seems a bit disingenuous to me. It feels like Cates wants to draw a clever comparison between the fall of Rome and the fall of the Inhumans. It’s not clever. Cates spends so much time on this an extended metaphor.

    There is a partial truth in the metaphor, the Inhumans are falling quick . The more

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 14, 2019

    Well, the title's not kidding. The creators put on an authoritative but dusty-dry voice. Like an obituary, but in a tiny small-town paper where storytelling talent's in short supply. (And characterization talent left this town years back.) The visuals, like the words, are stiff and dull. They do a poor job of conveying emotion, narrative flow, and action, and that doesn't leave a lot of room for artistic positives.

    I detest the plot choices - not just the characters and races eliminated but also the decision to ignore so much of Royals. Vox is a mighty contender for the worst villain. His look is stupid and his description is juvenile. A Super-Inhuman? Really? I'd be less disappointed if they went full Silver Age and called him G more

  • 2.0
    Kreniigh Jul 7, 2018

    This is appalling. Just when the Inhumans have had two outstanding series that developed the characters and moved the mythology along (Al Ewing's Royals and Saladin Ahmed's Black Bolt) here's a story that ignores all of that in favor of an artless massacre. There was a lot of interesting potential for future stories set up in those series, but it doesn't even seem that Cates has even read them. It's not just disregard for continuity that rankles, but the nullification of good stories for a cheap killfest with a poorly-developed set-up and a horror movie's disinterest in anything but getting from one death to the next. I was never much of a fan of the Inhumans, but this is just terrible.

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  • 1.5
    Briton Jul 6, 2018

    Pitiful. A Judge Fear ripoff kills a load of characters no one cares about. And those who are good will soon be back again.

  • 1.0
    Comix4fever Sep 6, 2018

    Marvel, are there any other Jack Kirby creations you want to kill?

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