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Royals #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Jonboy Meyers Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 28
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets - and the last hope - of their people.
Penned by fan-favorite Al Ewing (The Ultimates, New Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard) and drawn by the white-hot Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn), ROYALS is a Marvel-style space epic that takes the Inhuman Royal Family and plunges them into the unknown! The knowledge they seek could change the course of Inhuman dest more

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Apr 20, 2017

    Overall these were two great issues and I am genuinely excited to see where this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 5, 2017

    Royals #1 is a strong start for a new period in Inhumans history. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Brandon Guerrero Apr 5, 2017

    What would happen if the Inhumans's Royal Family were to go on a epic journey into space? This is the question that Ewing and Meyers try to answer for us. With their suave artwork and intense narrative, we're giving a story that holds up well with the level of power it has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 6, 2017

    The Inhumans needed a fresh start every bit as badly as the X-Men. And while the jury is still out as to whether ResurrXion can truly revive the X-Men franchise's prospects, it's immediately worked wonders for the Inhumans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 10, 2017

    Al Ewing sets up his Inhumans story by making it very new reader friendly and promising a grand old space traveling epic.  Jonboy Meyers art is fantastic and I can recommend this to anyone looking to jump on the Inhumans trolley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Apr 7, 2017

    Royals #1 is a fresh new take on a classic group of characters, The Inhumans. Their story is evolving and changing, which after all the storylines they have been through since they premiered with the Fantastic Four in the 1960s, is hard to do. With their future threatened, they are willing to risk everything to go to space for answers. The future of this series is certainly bright with plenty in store for the Inhumans and the royal family specifically. Not to mention a few cliffhangers that we need resolved, like who is the last Inhuman left standing in five thousand years? Readers are sure to be eager to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 10, 2017

    Though Royals #1 can't quite escape some first issue tropes, Al Ewing still crafts an engaging series debut with a good hook and some good character moments. For now though, the issue's strengths are in its art team of Joboy Meyers and Ryan Kinnaird, whose visuals give Royals #1 a grand sense of adventure and mythic scale. And one has to assume that Ewing, whose recent work has been developing the cosmic side of Marvel's universe, will hit his stride now that the Inhumans have left Earth. There's a sense of new and promise to Royals #1, which has all the makings of a blockbuster in waiting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Apr 6, 2017

    What makes this stand out is the cold open for the book taking place five thousand years into the future with gleaming buildings and wall-hanging cocoons. He gradually introduces the core cast of characters, a technique which has become a trademark of his writing and there's something to be said how he's honed this as his career has blossomed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Apr 6, 2017

    For better or worse, think of it as the Rebirth issue for Medusa and Black Bolt. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 5, 2017

    Royals #1 fails to build on the momentum of Inhumans: Prime mainly due to its sluggish set-up. Royals would have been better off starting a few days into the journey and using flashbacks to get through the necessary set-up. Instead, we start with an awesome framing device and a lackluster introduction to what was promised to be an awesome journey. I know this series has a brighter future but it's unfortunate that a dying franchise began its relaunch with such an uninspiring comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Apr 5, 2017

    Royals isn't the series to convert new Inhumans fans, but it could invigorate the franchise in future issues. Read Full Review

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