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Written By: Charles Soule Art By: Carlos Pacheco, Kim Jacinto, Andy Owens, Antonio Fabela Cover Price: $3.99 Release Date: September 14, 2016 Review By: Josh Vermillion
After an entertaining annual, it’s time to jump back into the story, except we’re going to throw in YET ANOTHER Civil War II tie-in. For those of you that are unaware, Civil War II has made its mark across nearly the entire Marvel lineup, but it’s not necessarily a good mark. This event hasn’t been a fan-favorite thus far, but who knows, maybe The Uncanny Inhumans would be a diamond in the rough. Let’s find out.
We open with Medusa and her team being accused of destroying one of Tony Stark’s manufacturing facilities. Captain Marvel wants to bring them in for questioning, but Lash isn’t having any of that. While Medusa tries to explain herself, Lash snaps and attacks the Ultimates. Black Panther tells Medusa that even if Lash wasn’t acting under her command, he is still her responsibility because he was following her example.
Back in New Attilan, Medusa’s advisor Iso is trying to figure out why Black Bolt is standing in front of the throne not doing anything. She speaks what has been on my mind since this event started: why are Medusa and Tony fighting each other? I mean I know they’re fighting over how to use Ulysses, but why does it have to come to blows?
The fight between the Ultimates and Medusa’s Inhumans seems to be pretty even, so Medusa has Lockjaw teleport them all to The Triskelion to be taken into custody. The only two left behind are Medusa and Captain Marvel, who stop and actually talk to try and see who is behind the attack of Stark’s buildings.
Jumping to the Hudson River, we see Black Bolt’s brother Maximus The Mad and Triton breaking into New Attilan from underneath. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel agrees to give Medusa two days to figure out what is going on. It’s not going to take two days though, as it seems that Medusa already knows whom to look at. Around that time, Maximus is inside New Attilan’s backup control matrix and shuts down the city’s defenses. Right on cue, Tony Stark and his team of Iron Man armors shows up for a showdown with the Inhumans.
This was actually a pretty fun issue among the crap pile that has been the Civil War II tie-ins. Maybe it’s a case of the tallest midget in the circus, but that’s fine. We actually get some characters acting rationally and stopping to talk things over, some good action, and some great art. Put those things together, and you’re in for a solid comic book. Carlos Pacheco and Kim Jacinto combined to create an awesome looking book, despite all of the varying locales and characters.
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Charles Soule put together a pretty solid tie-in with this issue. The mix of fighting and rational thinking was a nice change of pace from the rest of Civil War II, and it looks like an awesome Iron Man vs. Inhumans fight is on the horizon.