UNCANNY INHUMANS #4 – MARVEL COMICS – (W) Charles Soule (A) Steve McNiven
Soule hits the time travel HARD in this issue, jumping about a bit between time streams in a way that can often leave me feeling confused. Fortunately, it doesn’t last too long before we settle in the one place, and the clear writing makes it a relatively straightforward section of the book. In an effort to save their son, Black Bolt and Medusa travel back to Ahura’s emergence from Terrigenesis, immediately before he meets Kang for the first time. The family and group dynamics are powerful and exciting, especially with Johnny Storm thrown in, and while this issue isn’t exactly action packed, it kept me on the edge of my seat. The resolution to this first arc is the kind of one that makes me put a book down and say wow before I can pick it up and finish, in the space of 4 issues Soule has taken this from something that didn’t excite me to one of my favourite Marvel titles each month. Can’t wait to see what the next story holds.