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1312: Amazing Adventures #10 (v2)

" In His Hand--The World! "
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Amazing Adventures #10 (v2)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Mike Sekowsky
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: January 1972
Release Date: October 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 16
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 304                 Times Rated: 196
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Sub-Mariner #38 (v1)
Amazing Adventures #9 (v2)
Amazing Adventures #10 (v2)
Sub-Mariner #39 (v1)
Daredevil #77 (v1)
1310: Sub-Mariner
#38 (v1)
1311: Amazing Adv...
#9 (v2)
1313: Sub-Mariner
#39 (v1)
1314: Daredevil
#77 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
Magneto attempts to advance his plans for world domination by using his machine to enhance another's powers.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Black Bolt
The Black Bolt last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). The Black Bolt next appears in Avengers #95 (v1).
Medusa last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Medusa next appears in Fantastic Four #129 (v1).
Karnak last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Karnak next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
Gorgon last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Gorgon next appears in Fantastic Four #130 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Joey last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Joey next appears in Avengers #95 (v1).
Magneto last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Magneto next appears in Avengers #110 (v1).
Trikon last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Trikon next appears in Inhumans Special #1 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Inhumans
The Inhumans last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). The Inhumans next appears in Fantastic Four #105 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Magneto's Helmet
Magneto's Helmet last appeared in Amazing Adventures #9 (v2). Magneto's Helmet next appears in Avengers #110 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 9, 2013
Unappealing art and a story that makes no sense. Full of ‘Why Would…?’ moments. Magneto is unrecognizable as a character, and the Inhumans are mostly quite bland. The fact that the series ends abruptly means that many story elements are left up in the air. It’s hard to care. 2/10
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  Wady Says:    
  2012-10-24 17:26:38  
  Not a lot of story a bit jumpsy and the art is not the best. Also hate the fact that Magneto is such a fruit cake in this 2 issues  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-09-30 23:21:24  
  This might have been a three star story, if the aren't wasn't such a mess.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-01 07:48:56  
  Sekowsky art has ruined more comics for me than any other artist.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-11-26 06:47:34  
  Is it me, or is Magneto a 98 lb weakling in this arc? Not really a fan of that... 2 stars.  

  specialque Says:    
  2015-01-25 09:17:55  
  Wow, 1972 sure came up fast in the order, didn't it?

This story was OK, but it felt off. I can't quite put my finger on it. It seemed really jumbled, especially at the end.

That teaser at the end...I'm assuming this is when the Beast from the X-Men gets hairy? I'm legit excited about that.

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-02-11 17:28:17  
  Okay, I complained about Magneto having dark hair last issue, but he is completely off model in this one. He looks like the Vulture wearing Magneto's clothes and possibly the Juggernaut's helmet?
So Black Bolt was in control of himself the entire time and he destroyed that place and killed all those people just because? And I know they say he "pretended" to kill those people, but the whole reason he can't speak is that he has no control over the destruction he causes, so I'm not buying it.
I am intrigued by the fact that I'm supposed to be intrigued by 3 balls of light...so there's that at least.

  j52y Says:    
  2015-03-05 00:39:21  
  I'm confused. Those 3 balls just killed the kid for no reason? And we never see them again?  

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-08-19 22:04:24  
  Only one more Sekowsky issue in the oder. This issue was one of the worst I've read. Interested in reading about the Beast becoming all fury.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2016-01-18 10:04:01  
  So they powerful Master of Magnetism forgot to use his powers throughout this entire arc? WTH?  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-01-29 16:46:08  
  1 star for the Inhumans going out with a whimper and not a bang...

Cover Me - The Monster Mutate looks a lot better on the cover than on the inside!!!

Abducted - @j52y: The Trikon took Joey with them. They appear two more times with no mentioning of what happened to Joey.

'Nuff Said - "That's because you are a man, Gorgon--and not a very perceptive one, at that!"-Medusa

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-01-12 20:25:34  
  I think they mixed up Gorgon and Karnak when they were chained - they said they needed to stop Karnak moving and Gorgon from using his deft hands!  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-02-17 23:19:16  
  This was hard to read. Mike Sekowsky is a comics legend, but he drew everybody, even the Inhumans, and especially Magneto, like they were monsters from a bad Bela Lugosi flick.

I do kind of like the dangling thread of Maximus still in control of the Great Refuge at the end of this series. It makes it feel like the creative and editorial teams aren't dependent on a status quo. Avengers #95 is the story in which they plan to usurp Maximus?

Wrap up: There isn't much to say about these ten issues of the Inhumans' own series. It certainly didn't suck, but it didn't add much to the Marvel mythos either. Of course, Maximus was prominent as a villain, though it was a nice touch to bring in established bad guys like Mandarin and Magneto.

And teaming Neal Adams with Roy Thomas for a few issues seemed to be a ploy to re-create the magic in their immortal run in X-Men near the end of that series. They didn't quite get there, but they produced some easily respectable stories. As other commenters stated, incapacitating Black Bolt gave the rest of the Royal Family some time under the spotlight, and they delivered.

  Russ Says:    
  2017-02-17 23:23:38  
  Final Grade: B-. It was an intriguing turn to set the cast among humans, but the series didn't really live up to its cosmic potential. Now, it's time to get ready for the return of the X-Men to these pages! Well, one of 'em, anyway.  

  Saithrenslot @ Russ (original post):    
  2017-10-11 17:47:45  
  I agree on the dangling thread bit. It's nice not to have everything wrapped up all neat and tidy all the time, as long as it's done infrequently and with more thought given to it than "how can we bait readers into buying more comics". Gives the imagination something to mull over.

Thanks for your reflections on series as they end. I find it very interesting.

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-10-18 13:01:14  
  So, Black Bolt was faking the whole time. That is devious. How could he know he would be able to pull that off until a good opportunity to betray Magneto would happen. Magneto could have commanded him to kill Medusa, then what?  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-11-18 11:32:01  
  This might be the worst art of the entire order this far. It's certainly the worst art of the 70's. The faces, the poses, the pacing, the framing - all awful.

I'm not completely sure how the story was - I was too distracted by the art - but the fact that I didn't really care, either, speaks to it's poor quality as well.

  Oman19 Says:    
  2018-01-21 19:53:31  
  One of the worst issues in the order so far. Was so hard to follow.  

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-01-26 14:52:38  
  Magneto looked like he was modeled after Ian McKellen in this issue.

So where did the restraints go for Gorgon and Karnak after they were imprisoned?

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   February 6, 2018 TStarnes Added Magneto[appost]s Helmet listing.
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   September 12, 2015 fragsel Added Joey to the issue.
   May 8, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
   March 11, 2014 fragsel Added Trikon to the issue.
   November 21, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   September 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Gorgon.
   September 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Karnak.
   September 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for Medusa.
   September 30, 2013 skalchemist Updated the listing for The Black Bolt.
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