By Charles Soule, Steve McNiven and Sunny Gho
The Inhumans seem like they are poised for a big role in some of the events coming from the Marvel Universe in the near future. With a freshly released new series, Uncanny Inhumans, they are back on people’s radar and looking to be a little bit more than guest stars and side characters. This book seems to be a step in the right direction, but Marvel will have to see what kind of long-term appeal these characters have.
Someone is messing with Inhuman history and it is making people disappear from the time stream. Charles Soule is trying to save a species before they go extinct in this week’s issue of uncanny Inhumans. There are some things that work in this issue, the biggest of course being the Inhumans distancing themselves from similar stories to the X-Men. Soule continues to write Black Bolt well, especially for a guy who can’t talk. There is confrontation between him and Johnny that pertains to Medusa that is very straightforward. There is a small confrontation between Medusa and Black Bolt about what happened to Ahura that Soule will hopefully expand on in future issues because it is something big that needs to be discussed. Beast continues to prove that he’s a good ally to have as he pretty much saves the day with his smarts in this issue. Soule has not made it an easy transition for Beast, but he is proving his use with his inventions. The scenes involving Kang and Ahura are done well, and Soule leaves us with a pretty good cliffhanger that should bring everyone back for the next issue.
The pencils this issue are handled by Steve McNiven with colors by Sunny Gho. The art last issue was very good, but having McNiven on pencils automatically enhances the reading experience. You would really be pretty hard pressed to find a better artist in the industry today. McNiven is so good; the fur on Beast’s chin looks amazing. At no point in this issue does the art suffer at all. Things from a distance look crystal clear. Steve McNiven is just showcasing how great he can truly be. The littlest details, like the flames on Johnny as he lights up or the scales on Triton are very visible. This is just a great issue to look at. The colors by Sunny Gho also shouldn’t go unnoticed. He also turns in spectacular work with his earthy tones. He is a true complement to the pencils that McNiven is laying down. An all around awesome effort from the art team.
Uncanny Inhumans #2 is a better book then the first issue. Charles Soule is giving us an interesting story so far and we should be warming up to some of these characters. The art on this book is simply stunning. McNiven and Gho rock the pages and make this book look great. You have to hand it to Marvel, they are making the Inhumans interesting.