Sunday, April 01, 2007
There's been some great Jack Kirby characters (apparently Stan lee had something to do with them? This could just be a rumour though.), but I remember reading some old UK annual with marvel reprints (found it in the local tip, ah those were the days) and discovering The Inhumans, or rather Blackbolt, and being seriously impressed. His origin is brilliant, born into the royalty of a society of superpowered people Blackbolt's power was strength, flying, yadda yadda, but his real trick was that the slightest whisper from him could decimate buildings, so his first cry when he was born killed his mother and father, and a fair chunk of their home. From then on BB had to keep quiet if he didn't want to cause serious damage, giving him a real sense of sadness and dignity.