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2477: Inhumans #4 (v1)

" The Doom Called Shatterstar! "
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Inhumans #4 (v1)
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Cover Artists: Rich Buckler
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: George Perez
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Irving Watanabe
Editors: Marv Wolfman
Cover Date: April 1976
Release Date: February 1976
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 152                 Times Rated: 100
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Werewolf by Night #33 (v1)
Inhumans #3 (v1)
Inhumans #4 (v1)
Inhumans #5 (v1)
Inhumans #6 (v1)
2475: Werewolf by...
#33 (v1)
2476: Inhumans
#3 (v1)
2478: Inhumans
#5 (v1)
2479: Inhumans
#6 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Black Bolt
The Black Bolt last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). The Black Bolt next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Medusa last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Medusa next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Gorgon last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Gorgon next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Karnak last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Karnak next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Lockjaw last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Lockjaw next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Triton last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Triton next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Crystal last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Crystal next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Quicksilver last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Quicksilver next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Iridia last appeared in Inhumans #2 (v1). Iridia next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Falzon last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Falzon next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Maximus last appeared in Inhumans #1 (v1). Maximus next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Leonus last appeared in Inhumans #2 (v1). Leonus next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Falcona last appeared in Incredible Hulk #120 (v1). Falcona next appears in Inhumans #6 (v1).
Aireo last appeared in Amazing Adventures #2a (v2). Aireo next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Shatterstar last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Shatterstar next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Phae-Dor last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Phae-Dor next appears in Captain Marvel #52 (v1).
Group Appearances
Inhumans last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Inhumans next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
Kree last appeared in Inhumans #3 (v1). Kree next appears in Inhumans #5 (v1).
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Issue Review
   January 19, 2014
First half is an exciting battle, second half is some genuinely interesting backstory. All leading to strong cliffhanger. 8/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-11-20 14:17:20  
  Interestingly, my copy says "Still only 25 cents" on the cover.
I was really enjoying this one until that jakey last panel of the main story.
I hate Maximus and the Atlantian-type "struggle over the throne" bulls**t that comes with him.

  malmantile2729 Says:    
  2012-12-13 15:44:04  
  This 2-issue story felt a bit more formulaic than the first. Marvel has done the corrupted-son-battling-father-who-can't-hate-him on several occasions.  

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-03-10 08:24:54  
  jfpj1991, Medula was a member of the FF. She'll be shown in the upcoming "Secret Years Of The FF" miniseries announced in 1985 and still to be finished. Other previously unknown members were She-Hunk, Slant-Man, and Pystol.  

  Gym1963 Says:    
  2014-04-30 11:30:56  
  Not very bright, these Inhumans. You would have thought that they would have learned by now that EVERY time Black Bolt leaves the Great Refuge, they will return to find that Maximus has taken over!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-07-28 07:56:38  
  Yeah, I'm getting tired of Maximus getting control after Blackie leaves the Refuge. Are the other Inhumans incompetent or powerless?  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-09-11 00:32:24  
  I am tired of Gorgon more than anything. Medusa had it right when she tokd him to shut up.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2016-03-30 15:25:50  
  Cripes Gorgon! Not happy with just being completely useless, he is now actively working against his own team with his stupidity. Worst. Inhuman. Ever.
If the human reaction throughline were any more heavy handed the comic would have physically struck you.
So no explanation about how Black Bolt can just instantly figure out how to use systems he has never even seen before?

  Durango55 @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2017-04-19 04:44:19  
  Twilight zone time... I totally don't remember writing this back in 2014, and I have no idea what any of it is unless I was trying to be funny. Weird.  

  Johnny71181 @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2017-04-29 00:35:34  
  I've seen a few comments directed to that person. I think it is someone who's comments were all deleted, and you were answering one of his questions.  

  ViolentPhlegm @ Durango55 (original post):    
  2017-07-17 15:28:48  
  I think you were joking in response to a now-deleted comment. Medusa is mis-spelled as "Medula" at one point in the issue and it seems to be about that.  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-01-18 18:13:49  
  Ack! No! Nononononono! Did someone in the Marvel bullpen of 1976 see into the future and read my comment from last issue about Maximus? Then decide "nyah nyah, we're gonna do it anyway!" What had been a decent story arc that was flying well enough on its own just crash landed on the final panel. You know, guys, one time, just ONE time, you could've resisted the temptation. ONE was all we were asking.


It could've been redeemed by Shatterstar succeeding in capturing the Inhumans and bringing them to the Kree homeworld to have a slugfest there. Wasted opportunity there. But Maximus has taken over enough times now, if Black Bolt and them can't figure out how to keep him from doing it, even if it means killing the crazy loon, then they deserve to have the throne taken from them. It sucks, I know, but Maximus is too powerful a dissident to lower your guard for.

2 stars. Ugly ending to what had been a pretty good arc. The next two issues in this stretch are suddenly going to be a slog to get through.

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Date User Name Update
   November 21, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Falzon.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Shatterstar.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Phae-Dor.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Iridia.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Aireo.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Falcona.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Leonus.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Maximus.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Crystal.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Triton.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Lockjaw.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Karnak.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Gorgon.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for Medusa.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Updated the listing for The Black Bolt.
   October 24, 2013 Drax Changed comic details.
   July 22, 2013 fragsel Updated the listing for Kree.
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