Appearing in "His Brother's Keeper!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #5.

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Synopsis for "His Brother's Keeper!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #5.

Black Bolt realizes that Maximus has gained the power to blank men's minds and thus encases him within a stasis container and then leaves for America. The first group of people he comes across are criminals who are attempting to get a small boy to climb in through a building window and unlock it to burglarize it. Black Bolt easily defeats the criminals and aids the injured boy. Meanwhile, Gorgon and Karnak think their leader has gone too far in entombing Maximus and attempt to free him. When they succeed, Maximus gloats that he has blanked Black Bolt's mind and he does not recollect his voice has massive destructive force. The small boy that Black Bolt has helped encourages him to speak.

Appearing in "Hell on Earth"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #6.

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Synopsis for "Hell on Earth"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #6.

Black Bolt moves away from the boy to a tanker that is moored at the end of the dock and hesitantly pronounces the word 'I'. The resulting shock completely destroys the tanker and creates a small tidal wave, so the boy leads Black Bolt away from the authorities while Maximus mentally enslaves the Inhumans to attack the royal family and they flee the scene.

Appearing in "An Evening's Wait For Death"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #7.

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  • Bodybuilders
    • Chuck (First appearance)
    • Dave (First appearance)
    • Burt (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "An Evening's Wait For Death"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #7.

Mr. Dibbs recruits Black Bolt to bring down rat-shack tenements while the royal family heads out to San Francisco to see what's become of him.

Appearing in "An Hour for Thunder"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #8.

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Synopsis for "An Hour for Thunder"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #8.

The Avengers watch Mr. Dibbs and Black Bolt threaten the tenements on a viewscreen and make plans to travel to San Fran, but Thor insists on going to confront Mr. Dibbs alone. The other Avengers don't know that Don Blake was the one who diagnosed Mr. Dibbs with terminal cancer, and when Thor arrives he struggles briefly with the royal family who are attempting to get Black Bolt to recognize them.

Thor fails to talk Mr. Dibbs into accepting a peaceful resolution and reluctantly dispatches him with his hammer. When the royal family get a closer look at 'Black Bolt' they realize he is not their monarch, but Mr. Dibbs' associate, Roscoe, wearing Black Bolt's costume. The costume is designed to contain Black Bolt's power, and thus allows Roscoe to produce limited devastation, but Roscoe is unfamiliar with it and is killed by feedback. The real Black Bolt is being kept under guard along with the boy who befriended him.

Appearing in "...And the Madness of Magneto!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #9.

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Synopsis for "...And the Madness of Magneto!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #9.

Magneto, mistaking Black Bolt and the Inhumans as fellow mutants, captures them in order to utilize their powers in his crusade against humanity.

Appearing in "-- In His Hand --- the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #10.

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Synopsis for "-- In His Hand --- the World!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #10.

Magneto uses a machine to further develop the powers of one of his mutants in order that the mutant can enslave Black Bolt's will as Magneto wishes to use him as an ally in assaulting a government research facility developing a new cosmic power source. Black Bolt only pretends to succumb, and when the royal family escape the energy cage they had been placed in, they reunite in order to defeat Magneto.

Appearing in "Something Inhuman This Way Comes..!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #95.

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Synopsis for "Something Inhuman This Way Comes..!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Avengers #95.

Triton the Inhuman emerges from the Hudson River and races through the city. On his way, he is accosted by a mob of angry citizens as well as hostile police officers who hunt him in the street. The sewers provide him his only means of escape. When he re-emerges from the sewers, Triton finds himself near the perimeter of Avenger's Mansion just as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents equipped with Mandroid Armor are fighting against the Avengers.

At first, it would appear as if the Avengers are going to be defeated by the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But after re-routing the energy from his own power pods into the Mandroid Armor, Iron Man is able to shut down their opponent’s battle suits. H. Warren Craddock, the senator responsible for ordering the Avengers’ arrest, is furious.

After the battle, Triton explains that he originally intended to seek out the Fantastic Four but stumbled on the Avengers by chance. In need of any aid he could get, Triton asks the Avengers to assist him in retrieving Black Bolt who has been exiled to San Francisco. He explains that Black Bolt's brother, the insane Maximus, has taken over the Hidden City of the Inhumans and Black Bolt is needed to overthrow him.

The Vision is against the idea of helping the Inhumans while their fellow Avengers are being held prisoner by the Skrulls in space. Iron Man however believes it is their duty to help the Inhumans in their hour of need. In the end, it is decided that the Avengers will split into two teams to accomplish their goals: one team comprised of Captain America, Goliath, and Rick Jones will travel to San Francisco with Triton to aid the Inhumans while the other team, consisting of Thor, Iron Man and the Vision, will journey into space to search for the missing Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Captain Marvel.

In San Francisco, Black Bolt and his friend Joey are pinned down in a dilapidated structure while a street gang (who want to exploit Black Bolt's abilities) pursue them. Just as the scuffle begins, Joey is taken hostage by the gang's leader -- but not for long as Captain America throws his shield. It bounces off the wall of the building, taking out the crook before they can shoot. After the skirmish, Black Bolt is in a hurry to return to Attilan to stop his mad brother Maximus. He and the Avengers board the Quinjet to fly there.

Black Bolt thinks back to a time when he discovered Maximus doing a shady deal with the inter-galactic Kree that would have the Inhumans be their regents when they took over the Earth. Black Bolt sprung into action and used his incredible sonic voice to cause the Kree ship to crash. Sadly the crash also caused the death of Blackagar and Maximus' parents, which thereby causing Maximus' mind to snap with madness.

Meanwhile back at Avenger's Mansion, the other team briefly resume the fight with the Mandroids before deciding that it’s for the best that they go to Attilan instead of heading towards the stars. Upon arriving outside the Great Refuge, they are prevented from entering the city by a large black dome. it isn't until the other team arrives that Black Bolt is able to shatter it with his voice.

Inside the city, the Avengers find an Inhuman war party awaiting them, their minds compromised by Maximus. After a quick battle and some words from Black Bolt, the Inhumans lay down their arms. In the royal chamber, the Avengers discover Maximus making yet another deal with the Kree. They battle Maximus and the Kree force. Maximus is dethroned and Black Bolt resumes his place as the rightful leader of the Inhumans. But during the battle, however, the Kree envoy manage to escape and takes Rick Jones with him. Maximus reverts to his insane self while the Avengers vow to travel into space to rescue their captured comrades and stop the Kree and the Skrulls.

The story is continued in the next issue.

Solicit Synopsis

• Black Bolt, monarch of the Inhumans, wanders the streets of San Francisco — his memory stolen and his identity forgotten!

• Maximus the Mad has usurped the throne — and Medusa, Gorgon and Karnak are forced to flee the Inhumans’ hidden city!

• What strange new force has wiped Black Bolt’s mind?

• When he’s targeted by criminals, revolutionaries and the mutant called Magneto, will his fellow Inhumans find him in time?

• Guest-starring Thor and the Avengers!

• Collecting AMAZING ADVENTURES (1970) #5-10 and AVENGERS (1963) #95.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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