Black Bolt Gets His Own Comics Series in 2017

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Inhumans is set to introduce the royal family in 2017 with a new TV series. But that's not the only way to get some more Black Bolt into your regular habit.

Marvel announced that there will be a new series coming in May 2017. Black Bolt's own ongoing series will be written by Saladin Ahmed and illustrated by Christian Ward. In a new interview, Ahmed gave a sneak peek on how he plans on laying down the story of the Silent King.


Ahmed has been known for his work in fiction and poetry, but according to him, the experience in creating comics is a far different one, thanks to the back and forth process involving art and story. The upside is that there are fewer chances of getting writer's block, since there is a collaborative effort with the artist and editor.

If there was a big challenge with creating a story for Black Bolt, it would have to be the fact that he rarely speaks. How Ahmed worked with it is to create a blank slate out of him on which other characters can react to.

"You'll see the character subjected to things he hasn't experienced before, in terms of exploring what his powers—and holding them back—mean for him. A lot of his portrayal as a character has involved the ways in which he gets bounced off of the characters around him. So I've had fun playing with that in a solo book."

Showcasing Black Bolt in his very own story adds to the growing interest in the Inhumans which had seen a sudden surge in popularity and interest among fans.


As a bonus, Ahmed teased that apart from Black Bolt and his royal family, fans will also have a chance to see Crusher Creel, aka the Absorbing Man, in the comic series.

Black Bolt fans can wait for Ahmed and Ward's comic in May 2017.

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