Little is detailed about Black Bolt's life before the zombie plague arrived on Earth-2149, however it can be presumed that it followed much the same path as Black Bolt of Earth-616.

Presumably, Black Bolt received a call from Nick Fury to join the resistance aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, and left to join them. With the extremely varied bunch all assembled on the Helicarrier, Nick explained how serious he believed the situation to be and that whatever the histories of those assembled, they were all on the same side.[1]

It can also be assumed that he was part of the team sent back down to the surface to battle the zombies, unsuccessfully, it would seem when Beast and Reed Richards find a sizeable stash of meat in Latveria and the surrounding area, a zombified Blackagar and a huge horde zombies head off to lay siege to Castle Doomstadt.[2]

Unable to gain access to the fortress, presumably, Black Bolt got held up by the risen Deadite Legion, and at some point returned to New York. He was part of the zombie hoarde that tried to prevent Magneto and his band of survivors escaping to the Baxter Building.[3]

He was later seen to have formed an alliance with the Kingpin. It was revealed that the partial necrosis of his vocal cords had left him capable of speech (though presumably unable to generate quasi-sonic screams), and that he was in fact extremely verbose, much to the annoyance of the Kingpin. He attempted to consume the manna that Dr. Strange summoned in an attempt to sustain them when their supply of flesh was destroyed, and while he showed disgust at the taste, he did not appear to have the violently ill reaction that other zombies had exhibited upon consuming things other than living flesh.[4]


Seemingly those of the Black Bolt of Earth-616.


Decayed vocal cords have allowed him to speak.


  • Flight under his own power.
  • Black Bolt is wearing his original 60s costume.

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