When Black Bolt speaks, there’s gonna be trouble.
With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world, lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.
The Inhumans have always been such second tier characters in the Marvel U. It’s great to see them in a more starring role in Infinity- especially since they’ll be going up against a menace the stature of Thanos.
Thanos will, of course, be quite the force in all things Marvel over the next few years as the publisher ramps up ‘phase 2’ of its Cinematic Universe – with The Mad Titan as a central villain. Infinity is a great way to reintroduce him to comic fans too.
The massive crossover event sees Thanos return in a big way when the Avengers are called away form the Earth for a mission of the cosmic scale. The villain then makes his move and it’s up to a rag tag group of heroes to ‘assemble’ and fight him off. Right at the fore of that effort will be Black Bolt and the Inhumans. If you’re not familiar, Black Bolt is the king of the Luna-living supergroup and can literally annihilate everything in his path with just a whisper. Now that’s some vocal projection right there.
See Black Bolt and his team in action, when Infinity #1 launches this August. In the meantime, check out the cover to the third issue of the 6 part miniseries above, with art by the great Adam Kubert.