“I serve for the pleasure of Emperor Vulcan”
Well a quick/late review is better than no review; I had trouble finding this... I was stupid enough to overlook it in the original solicits.
When I first got into comics I was never really into the ‘cosmic’ thing, from either company, but I’ve found that they can be amazing books when given a chance. Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova and Green Lantern are now three of my favourite books (I still can’t get into Legion). Now I totally missed Annihilation, so bear with me if I miss anything.
The issue starts with what passes for the Starjammers now, with only one of the original members remaining. Sometimes I forget that the X-Men have spent so much time in space, but I am glad they found a use for the third Summers’ brother. War of Kings, I think, is going to be exactly what it sounds like. In this issue ‘Emperor’ Vulcan, attacks Blackbolt and the Inhumans, and Blackbolt does not look happy.
I found myself loving Gladiator’s motivation, his loyalty as he puts it, is the one thing that defines him. No matter what he thinks of the person he serves, it is his one constant. I also found myself liking Blackbolt for once; I never thought you could do much with a character that can never talk. But his silence worked really well for this story making him just look even madder, and let’s face it I’m really looking forward to see his retaliation.
I loved the art, it reminded me of some of the 90’s Avengers stuff (from memory around #360-400), I also was amused by the fortress of solitude, sorry, the Gon-Ket glacier where the ceremony was. Actually that was my one bit of annoyance with the issue the continual use of hyphenated words.
I absolutely loved this issue, and it cements my love for marvel cosmic even more, can’t wait for issue 2.
I’m gonna pull a Punchy this week, but favourite line:
“Didn’t I kill you?”
And, worst line:
“how can Vulcan be my brother, how can I be related to anyone who could orchestrate this?”
Seriously havoc, bit longwinded in a panic situation.
Just an overall score 8.9 Everyone should check this out.