Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Uncanny Inhumans #3

   It's not a typical comic book, but The Uncanny Inhumans continues to offer up an intelligent storyline with compelling characters and terrific artwork.

   And what a pedigree! It features members of the Inhuman Royal Family - Black Bolt, Medusa and Triton - working with the Human Torch (Fantastic Four) and the Beast (X-Men), facing the apprentice of Kang the Conqueror!

   If you can find a book with a better Lee / Kirby lineage, buy it!

   Complicating the story written by Charles Soule is that the apprentice they're facing is the son of Black Bolt and Medusa - but through the time manipulations of Kang, he's no longer a child. Instead, he's a menace who threatens to end the Inhuman race forever!

   The issue looks amazing, with Steve McNiven and Jay Leisten crafting powerful character designs and stunning action sequences. The only flaw - and it's terribly minor - is that I'm not crazy about their redesign of the Torch.

   But that's a minor complaint about a smart, well-written series that I'm enjoying so much.

Grade: A


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