Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1

Inhumans: Once And Future Kings #1

Writer: Christopher Priest, Ryan North Artist: Phil Noto, Gustavo Duarte Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A king in training. A brother destined for madness. These are the early days of the Boltagon legacy. When the king of the Inhumans is attacked, Black Bolt and Maximus spring into action to save their leader! But when Black Bolt loses control, what are the consequences for his future kingdom - or his own family? Plus: A two-page backup (in every issue!) starring Lockjaw, as told by UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL writer Ryan North and artist supreme Gustavo Duarte!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 7, 2017

    Inhumans: Once & Future Kings #1 gets a big thumbs up from me. Priest sets up some nasty politics and court intrigue surrounding Black Bolt & Maximus's Father (not the nicest guy) and the obligatory evil court advisor, as well as budding revolution and a moral conflict surrounding the Alpha Primitives. A lot of story packed into a first issue that did its job in selling me on this series that I had previously passed over. That makes it a 100% successful 1st issue for me and a series that I look forward to reading more of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jul 13, 2017

    As an origin story, Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #1 works well on its own, and Priest does a great job setting the stage and the relationships between the characters so that the issue can be approached even by those who don't know who the Inhumans are. For readers that don't really care for these characters, there isn't anything here that will instantly change minds, but the story itself stands quite strongly on its own and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Aug 10, 2017

    The comic evokes a mythical feel to it while remaining true to the Inhumans name. The often overlooked team might now get the attention it rightly deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Aug 11, 2017

    Inhumans: Once and Future Kings is just a five-issue miniseries, but the skill deployed by the creative team makes this first issue feel far more like the setup to an intricate, full-length novel. I strongly suspect that by story's end we'll still be itching for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 11, 2017

    Inhumans: Once and Future King" is a beautiful start to what looks like an epic chapter in the Inhumans' history. Priest brings his best on his return to Marvel, and Noto provides some sublime artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 10, 2017

    This is a very strong opening chapter, and it made the Inhumans feel compelling again for the first time in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Aug 13, 2017

    Marvel is putting a lot of investment into this franchise hoping to make the Inhumans a household name, and this issue does a lot to appeal to the casual comic reader with giving us brother struggles, strong willed female leads, and cute teleporting dogs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Aug 10, 2017

    The book also contains a short story featuring Lockjaw. One obviously divorced from the proceedings of the main story, but it's quite funwritten byJughead veteran Ryan North and featuring art by Gustavo Duarte. It gives a brief glimpse into the charmed life of Lockjaw with one Ben Grimm aka the Thing. While it's sadly a bit too short for my taste, it's still a nice addition to a packed book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Aug 10, 2017

    If you give Inhumans: The Once and Future King #1 your time and money you will be rewarded by complex writing and art and a fascinating look at the early days of the Inhuman royalty. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kyle Funderburk Aug 10, 2017

    calling it now, this is going to be the best marvel book for the next six months. If you are a fan of Christopher Priest's work, that should come as no surprise. The book is Priest writing about Black Bolt, Mad Maximus and Medusa as teenagers that will most likely eventually lead to Black Bolt and Medusa falling in love, becoming king and queen of Attilan and Maximus going mad. You know how this series ends, Priest is just the best guy to keep you interested in that journey.

    Plus, we get to see Lockjaw as a puppy. This book truly has everything you could ever want out of an Inhuman royalty origin story.

  • 9.0
    Furyspectre Aug 14, 2017

    It's hard to believe this will only be a 5 issue run. They are setting up for what could easily be a captivating 16 issue major story arc, HOWEVER, it is just the origin story of Black Bolt and Medusa... with that in mind, give it a read or refer it to a friend, its a great way to prepare for the new Inhuman show coming to ABC.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 11, 2018

    We meet the young adult versions of the Boltagon boys and Medusa as the three of them are whirled up in potentially-lethal court intrigues courtesy of the Unspoken, the King-Regent who would really like to supplant the House of Boltagon permanently. Christopher Priest writing an Inhumans mini? One that tackles the Alpha Primitive problem head on? Has Marvel started intercepting my letters to Santy Claus or what? Phil Noto's art is achingly good, too; this story is kicking off with all the potential in the world.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Aug 17, 2017

    The Inhumans intrigued me since way back when Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee did the awesome 12-issue limited series. But they've underwhelmed me since. Lately, with the battles with the X-Men and the endless stream of Nuhumans, I've grown to downright dislike them. But, since this deals with the original, core members, I thought I'd check it out. And it's pretty good. An interesting start to the series, a refreshing break from the nonsense that started with Marvel trying to force them down our throats, and awesome Phil Noto art, which makes it worth looking at alone.

  • 10
    Billyndo Aug 10, 2017

  • 10
    Konan Sep 12, 2017

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Aug 10, 2017

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Aug 14, 2017

  • 8.0
    sovereignsfall18 Aug 9, 2017

  • 8.0
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 10, 2017

  • 7.0
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 13, 2017

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