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In the original comics, I found it ironic that The Good King Whose Name Is Unspoken was condemned, primarily, for wanting to destroy a terrible weapon designed to wipe out all of mankind. Yes, there were allusions to the Good King becoming The Mad King, but Black Bolt ultimately challenged his monarch because The King had stolen, with intent to destroy, The Slave Engine. Now, I’m unclear of how that choice makes Black Bolt a “pure” hero any more than his attempts to destroy an obvious weapon of terrible evil made the King a “Mad” King. -- Christopher J. Priest

Date: 2017-09-05 06:15 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
.... i'm confused... but I think I like this....

Date: 2017-09-05 06:16 pm (UTC)
fra080389: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fra080389
I'm mild interested.

Date: 2017-09-05 06:36 pm (UTC)
every_spiegel: (max)
From: [personal profile] every_spiegel
I find many bits of this not very canon-complaint, but heck, it's so SWEET.
Shame you haven't posted that glorious frame where Medusa strangles both of Boltagon Juniors :D

Date: 2017-09-05 07:36 pm (UTC)
starwolf_oakley: (Default)
From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Maximus was a good guy before he went crazytown? Makes sense.

Date: 2017-09-05 09:51 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
The preview for the next ish shows that they gave him pills he needs to take once a day to prevent him from going mad. I'm guessing now that he's out of Attilan he's going to run out of his supply and relapse.

Date: 2017-09-05 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathcrist2000

Date: 2017-09-06 11:59 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Vodka!)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
Dear Marvel, please make a plush Puppy!Lockjaw...

Date: 2017-09-05 09:48 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
I'm very happy Priest isn't writing the Unspoken as a mustache-twirling villain like Soule did, especially since his original story established that he was a beloved leader who treated the Alpha Primitives with kindness. Hopefully if he does show up in the present again this characterization will stick.

I also like that we're getting to see the Alpha Primitives again, since Marvel basically tried to brush them under the carpet ever since they started giving the Inhumans their big push.

Though I don't know why they gave the regular covers to Adams when his work doesn't really suit the style of the book; the Noto variants are much better.
Edited Date: 2017-09-05 09:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-06 01:08 pm (UTC)
thehood: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thehood
I wish Noto was doing the regular covers.

Date: 2017-09-05 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gnarll

Priests words give me hope. However, this characterization of the Unspoken seems to skip over the way he spent his off time with the Alpha Primitives, and that this was where he enjoyed hanging out. Instead, it seems to try to exonerate Balck Bolt, with the moral theory and natural rights issue. Also doesn't touch on the Unspokens intriguing similarity in looks to the Alpha Primitives.

On the good side, I think this is the frst time its been admitted that the alpha Primitives are devolved humans. I seem to remember that the Inhumans don't let them breed, so they had to come from somewhere, and the slave engine is where.

I expect they made slaving raids to capture humans.

Date: 2017-09-05 11:04 pm (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
Priest says in the interview, "A young Black Bolt challenges the Good King’s thinking as regards to the semi-slavery imposed upon the Alpha Primitives. In so doing, and quite without realizing it, Black Bolt literally infects the Good King’s conscience to the point where The Good King begins to reevaluate his posture toward the Alphas if not the entirety of the Attilan caste system."

So I think it's setting up his relationship with the Alphas.

Date: 2017-09-06 01:43 am (UTC)
jaxjyls: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaxjyls
So what is Lockjaw? Was he a person turned into an Inhuman dog or not?

Date: 2017-09-06 01:59 am (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
Byrne tried saying he was a person mutated into a dog, but Marvel didn't like it and had PAD retcon it in X-Factor.

And now they're confirming he's just a dog.

Date: 2017-09-06 07:22 am (UTC)
mastermahan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mastermahan
For understandable reasons. After a couple decades of the Inhumans treating Lockjaw like he's a pet, revealing he'd been a fully sentient, speech-capable person the whole time made the Inhumans look incredibly creepy.

Imagine if it turned out Pluto was the same as Goofy. Mickey making him run around naked with a collar on while feeding him with a bowl on the floor takes on a whole new light.

Date: 2017-09-06 11:53 am (UTC)
flint_marko: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flint_marko
Yeah, I'm glad they changed it back.

Date: 2017-09-06 12:01 pm (UTC)
malitia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] malitia
Actual issue hints some level of genetic engineering, but yeah, basically a dog, even if super-science enhanced one.

Date: 2017-09-07 07:58 am (UTC)
jaxjyls: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jaxjyls
What about the Inhuman who is apparently a door

Date: 2017-09-07 03:57 pm (UTC)
dc2houseofmystery: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dc2houseofmystery

Yeah totes a man who is now a door


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