Title: Inhumans: Once and Future Kings #2
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writers: Christopher Priest
Artists: Phil Noto
Story Rating: 7
Art Rating: 8
Color Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 8.3
Marvel Comics takes the royal family of Attilan to the streets of New York. Black Bolt, Maximus, and Medusa discover more truth to the royal agenda and other factions to the upcoming war between a people.
Christopher Priest takes on the political agenda of the King and all who oppose the throne of Attilan. Black Bolt and company encounter Bentley Wittman, a man of science and technology. He aims to prevent the enslavement of the human race by the Attilan Slave Engine. The Slave engine is a global threat to all humans of Earth. The device can reduce the intelligence of a people to minuscule levels and subjugation.
The King of Attilan increases his efforts to retrieve Black Bolt, Maximus, and Medusa by sending his men Karnak and Kadlec to New York. It’s only a matter of time before the two find the royal heirs as Kadlec has the ability to track down Attilan people.
Phil Noto continues his mark of soft line work and color tones resembling watercolors or paint. The colors in a sense are pale in the makings of the comic book light pigments of purple, blue, and grey hang in the background. The brighter colors hang on the characters either bringing about a dynamic presence in the costume or powers. The art highlights the facial structures as certain panels zoom in on the action of character interaction. Phil provides a distinct appearance in the world of the royal family and the numerous obstacles they encounter.
The cliffhanger reveals the arrival of a new character, one that could either join the royal family or the opposing forces. The inevitable war between the royal family and the human uprising will force Black Bolt and his family to make dire choices that will affect the existence of all Inhumans and the existence of mankind.