Monday, January 12, 2009

Secret Invasion: War of Kings

War of Kings. The new Cosmic Marvel event. See, during Secret Invasion (the prelude), we saw that Black Bolt was replaced by a Skrull in a meeting of the Illuminati. During the Secret Invasion: Inhumans mini-series, the Inhumans went looking for their former king. They went tot the Kree for help, and by the end, had gotten Black Bolt back, and he was pissed. And when Black Bolt is pissed off, that is a bad thing. They pack up their entire city, and fly off (by that, I mean, the entire city takes off) into space, going after a Skrull ship. The issue was really good and shows why you don't piss off Black Bolt. You don't want to get on his bad side. He has held back for such a long time. He doesn't speak, doesn't attack people, just waits in peace. He's finally had enough and is going to war. The issue was great, with good art and a good story, and it is the first in the lead-up to the next Marvel Cosmic event, War of Kings (which doesn't have Annihilation in the title).

War of Kings is looking really good so far. I don't know if I've ever really seen Black Bolt work with Maximus to do things together. Each is really powerful (Black Bolt physically, Maximus, mentally), and combined, they are ridiculously powerful. I am excited about War of Kings. So, you have Black Bolt, and the Inhumans, pissed off and wanting to make a name for themselves in the universe. You also have Vulcan, leading the Shi'ar empire. This looks like it is going to be another Kree/Shi'ar war, especially since Black Bolt is now leading the Kree. Two kings leading nations that they aren't really a part of. How interesting. Plus, you have such powerhouses as Vulcan and Black Bolt that things can get really intense.

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