The Inhuman King stages a prison break in first preview of Black Bolt #1

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Apr 3, 2017

Marvel's ResurreXion, a publishing initiative spinning out of the Inhumans vs. X-Men event, aims to create a kind of new start for both the characters involved and for new readers hoping to dive into the notoriously complex continuities of the X-Men and The Inhumans. To that end, we're getting lots of new series, including new team books and new solo adventures. One of the most exciting is Black Bolt, the first solo series for the King of the Inhumans.

It's not often we get to see Blackagar Boltagon (yes, that is his real name, and it will never not be amazing) striking out all on his own. But writer Saladin Ahmed (Hugo Award nominee for Throne of the Crescent Moon) and artist Christian Ward (ODY-C) are taking him there. And he won't just be alone, he'll also be a prisoner.

Yes, to kick off his first-ever solo book, the King of the Inhumans finds himself in a kind of cosmic jail, shackled and muzzled in order to mute the awesome power of his legendary voice. You can't keep Black Bolt down for long, though, and he's primed to break out almost from the first page. The prison might not be able to hold him, but there's still another major obstacle standing in his way: the Absorbing Man.

Ahmed's a great writer, so unleashing him on the Marvel Universe was bound to be fun. And no one draws weird cosmic adventure quite like Ward. This is shaping up to be a must-read.

Black Bolt #1 arrives May 3. Check out a preview in the gallery below.