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The War of Kings leads to new adventures for the Inhumans, the Imperial Guard, the Son of Hulk and Quasar! In the final confrontati on of the War of Kings, the wicked Vulcan and the Inhumans' Black Bolt both disappeared in a violent explosion. And though that epic conflagration brought sudden order to the Shi'ar and Kree galaxies, it also ripped open a wound in the stars aThe War of Kings leads to new adventures for the Inhumans, the Imperial Guard, the Son of Hulk and Quasar! In the final confrontati on of the War of Kings, the wicked Vulcan and the Inhumans' Black Bolt both disappeared in a violent explosion. And though that epic conflagration brought sudden order to the Shi'ar and Kree galaxies, it also ripped open a wound in the stars a galaxy wide. Now, the power players in the new order - Medusa and the Inhumans royal family, Gladiator and the Imperial Guard, and Hiro-Kala, the son of the Hulk - must face the threat of a dangerous realm known as The Fault in their own unique ways...or die trying!Collecting: Realm of Kings, Realm of Kings: Inhumans 1-5, Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk 1-4, Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard 1-5...

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ISBN : 9780785148098
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Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Realm of Kings Reviews

  • Paul
    2019-03-08 19:15

    Well, Realm of Kings was as patchy as I remembered it. Unlike the previous 'cosmic Marvel' crossover events, this one failed to come together in a satisfying way. All the various heroes were dealing with the rip in spacetime known as 'the Fault' but it felt like the Fault was a different thing in each book.The Son of Hulk book felt particularly out of place here and was definitely the low point of this collection. The highlight was Kev Walker's artwork on the Imperial Guard issues; very nice work indeed.Ultimately, this entire event ended up feeling like just a prologue to The Thanos Imperative and at twenty six issues that's one heck of a long prologue!

  • Mike
    2019-03-14 00:33

    Ugh, what the hell is with Inhumans and terribly boring comics? Even with the (supposedly) kick-ass Starjammers (at least, that's the rep these dudes gave themselves, once upon a century ago), and a visit from a Hulk-wanna-be, I suffer from acute memory loss and a complete loss of fucks to give. I have no idea what this story was about, why it matters in the least to Marvel history or continuity, and it has absolutely killed my desire to read up on any more Inhumans history.If I'm gonna sustain any enthusiasm for the 2019 movie, it's going to have to ride solely on the backs of the events unfolding in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. These "cosmic" stories just suck every drop of breezy enjoyment out of what is already an enjoyment-impaired branch of Marvel: these isolated, don't-give-two-shits-about-humanity (or any sense of adventure, enjoyment or emotional struggle) statues masquerading as heroes in my spandex-fisted fun-o-verse.As much as it pains me to say it, I might have to go back into the 20th-century archives to find anything about these folks to cheer about. And if you know anything about me, I might better wish to be tied to a hill of tiny fire ants.

  • Bradley
    2019-03-02 17:37

    Fun stuff, but everything else is pretty required reading in order to get much out of this. Everything, as usual, is pretty epic.These iterations of comics are one with the rest. Great tales, very extended storylines, and fantastic art. Taken separately, sometimes baffling, but together, a wonderful tapestry.

  • Anne
    2019-03-10 20:40

    I enjoyed the bits with the Inhumans and the Starjammers, even though I didn't quite understand everything. The Son of Hulk story didn't do much for me. It was weird and uninteresting.

  • Sean
    2019-03-04 00:24

    Realm Of Kings is the continuation of the Marvel cosmic epic. Here there are three stories collected and the results are very good. The first story involving the Inhumans was very good but a little predictable. The next story centering on the Imperial Guard and the changes in their ranks was very good. The concluding story involving Hiro-Kala, the son of the Hulk, was less than special. While the art was beautiful, the story was less connected to the overall story and didn't resonate with me. Overall, the collection was very good with a weak third act.

  • Kurt
    2019-02-19 20:31

    Two stars for the Inhumans & Son of Hulk, three for the Imperial Guard - opposite of what I expected.

  • Ondra Král
    2019-03-21 19:31

    Nápad na lovecraftovský Marvel je skvělý, škoda že je realizován prostřednictvím nudných minisérií.

  • Charles
    2019-03-17 23:23

    Stuff I Read: Realm of KingsFor the purpose of this, I’m talking about Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard, Inhumans, Son of Hulk, and the one-shot. I don’t read Nova so I’m not covering that, and I read Guardians of the Galaxy, but that seemed rather unrelated to these others. In fact, so does Son of Hulk, so I won’t touch that much on that.But besides that, Imperial Guard and the one-shot seem to spring to the forefront of what is important to the not-quite-an-event. And for what is there it is an extremely successful endeavor. With these we see what’s happening inside the Fault. And it is threatening and immediate. The last stand feel of the Guards’ fight and the pending threat of the false Quasar give the Fault a feeling of danger that Inhumans never really gets. So there is a ship of creature things that attack, but really Inhumans is about the Kree and Inhumans, with little emphasis put on the Fault.And I’m a sucker for a good science fiction fight, and Imperial Guard and the one-shot deliver. The characters that are presented, of before superfluous characters, is excellent. Fang and Plutonia and all the rest are given face time and are found surprisingly human and real. Along with Cho’d and Gladiator we have an excellent look at characters who are always on the other side, always there for the fights but nothing more. And they carry the issues. I mean, important things happen. The stuff with the Raptors, for anyone that was following that thread in War of Kings, is something that made me cringe because I could see what would come from it. And it was nothing good.With Inhumans there is, in my mind, less of a story to tell. This is really a mini series about Medusa and how she has fallen to, or perhaps always been, a rather villainous character. She is ruthless and deceitful at a time when that can only be a bad thing. It is a decent examination of the Inhumans, though in no way surprising. With Black Bolt gone, things stay much the same. It sets up the lack of trust that will open the next event, but on its own it is a bit lacking.Finally I am left with a feeling that this all does well to set up the next event, which is what it was supposed to be. The players are more understood, and there is an incredible amount of things that are going to go wrong. With the Raptors, the Fault creatures, and the shaky morality of fhe Inhumans, the galaxy seems poised to loose, especially with Magus in play. But at the same time, with the Guard, Quasar, Crystal and Ronan still around, there is hope. At the very least this has made me excited for what comes next. A 7/10.

  • Joe Young
    2019-03-22 19:16

    Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Scott Redd - writersLeonardo Manco, Mahmud Asrar, Pablo Raimondi, Mahmud Asrar, Pablo Raimondi, Wellinton Alves, Tim Seeley, Kevin Walker, Miguel Munera - artistsThe epic space opera continues! At the end of the War of Kings, Blackbolt detonated the Terrigen bomb in a desperate attempt to defeat Vulcan, the bloodthirsty, warmongering leader of the Shi'ar empire. The Shi'ar were defeated and Vulcan was apparently destroyed, but at great cost - an enormous tear in the fabric of space and time was rent by the bomb, and Blackbolt is missing and presumed deadIn the aftermath of the Terrigen explosion the survivors of the War of Kings are left to deal with the dangerous tear in space-time, commonly referred to as "the fault", while picking up the pieces of shattered empires. Medusa rules the Kree in her missing husband's stead, but a series of mysterious attacks and sabotages from a strangely familiar source threatens the Inhuman rule of the interstellar empire. Kallark, the Strontian Imperial Guardsman known as Gladiator, has assumed leadership of the Shi'ar empire following the defeat of Vulcan. To prevent further fracturing of the empire, Kallark leads the Imperial Guard in several actions designed to reinforce his rule. Meanwhile, the unknown son of the Hulk, Hiro-Kala, approaches the fault on his journey to confront his father on Earth. Hiro-Kala is mistakenly transported into the microverse by Jentorra, niece of the slain Jarella - a one-time ally and lover of the Hulk. Although Hiro-Kala defeats the malevolent Psyklops, the scattered presence of the Old Power in the microverse spurs him to claim and absorb that energy, threatening the lives of billions. Arcturas Rann reluctantly opposes Hiro-Kala, in an attempt to save the oft-imperiled microverse.All the while a monstrous and malignant intelligence waits on the other side of the fault. An unnatural universe where "life won" sends corrupted versions of familiar heroes to infiltrate and prepare our dimension for invasion. What is coming next threatens to overwhelm all civilization and destroy all life as we know it. If our universe is to survive the "Cancerverse", ancient enemies must become allies and heroes must rise from unlikely origins.Excellent, engaging, big-idea space opera from the master Dan Abnett. I would rate this a straight 5/5 if not for the mess of a story involving Hiro-Kala. If you're a fan of cosmic Marvel, this book is highly recommended.4.5/5

  • Kurt
    2019-03-11 23:42

    This is another brilliant and engaging collection of cosmic Marvel stories from Abnett and Lanning. At the end of War of Kings, an explosion opened a Fault in space/time, and these four barely-connected stories take a quick tour of the galaxy to see how everyone responds to this new status quo.In a one-shot to open the collection, Quasar ventures into a nightmarish world beyond the Fault, which I would like to see explored at greater length in the future.In the Inhumans story, a lot of action comes from the Fault, but most of the fun comes from the internal political machinations as Medusa establishes her role as Queen of both the Inhumans and the Kree (and the Shi'Ar, although the Inhumans story doesn't really focus there). It's brilliant and emotionally honest and a gift to readers who have been following these writers since Annihilation.The next story is an Imperial Guard story, in which Gladiator settles uneasily into his role as an administrator while the underdeveloped Guard characters get to go on an adventure that fleshes out their personalities in a delightful way as they battle Lovecraftian monsters.The final story, about a Son of Hulk with whom I was totally unfamiliar, is by a different author, and I found it to be miserable to the point that I couldn't finish (and I can finish almost anything). A character with a vaguely messianic personality and ill-defined powers wanders around for a few issues with other non-characters doing things that aren't clear as he is nearly crushed to death by the weight of the self-importance in his dialogue and the narrative captions. The last two issues of his four-issue miniseries may have been pure brilliance, but I will never know, as I gave up after two issues of pretentious nonsense.In summary, I highly recommend this book to readers familiar with the last few years of Marvel's developing cosmic characters, although I hope most people don't feel obligated to read the Son of Hulk garbage at the end.

  • James
    2019-03-11 21:29

    A dutiful follow-up on the implications of the War of Kings. This volumes looks in on the Inhumans, currently ruling the Kree Empire, the Sh'iar Imperial Guard, and a son of the Hulk I'd never heard of who visits the Microverse, which I've only experienced in a couple mostly forgotten fifty-cent-bin issues.The Hulk story was frankly baffling; it didn't have any connection with the cosmic saga Marvel had been offering since the original Annihilation series. Maybe it works for Hulk fans, but I didn't find any characters to care for in that one.The Kree and Inhumans storylines were inventive enough spin-offs. The former has Medusa, in full Machiavelli mode, (view spoiler)[ instigating crises to win over the faith of the people she now rules. (hide spoiler)] I haven't liked her character development in the series as a whole--her patrician ruthlessness seems forced and counterproductive. The relationship that's developed between Crystal and Ronan the Accuser feels more natural, surprisingly, and I would enjoy seeing their future developments.The Sh'iar storyline has Gladiator struggling with the transition from man of action to ruler. After putting down an insurrection, he has to send the rest of the Imperial Guard on a possible suicide mission into the new "rift" that's opened. They encounter the "life run amuck" armies of the cancerverse, which makes for a good threat, although the new Darkhawk mythos Abnett and Lanning introduced is tossed in here as well, where I think the story would do better without it.All in all, the stories illuminate some cosmic characters that don't always get a space in the spotlight. It's good enough, but pales compared to the stories Abnett and Lanning were telling in their Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy runs at the same time. I wish those were still going.Read digital versions

  • Scott Lee
    2019-02-20 18:36

    This is (I believe) form the same guys who were behind all the Marvel Annihilation books, of which I've read a few and enjoyed them. I haven't read War of Kings (although I now intend to) so this was a bit confusing in spots, and I thought I was getting a novel length single story and ended up with several VERY separate stories...Still not sure how the Son of Hulk story even fits in, but they were all interesting. I've been only a partial Marvel guy now for several years. Unfortunately, this book proves how fractured the universe has become under the current regime. Used to be you'd at least get a hint of huge universe changing events like these in other books. I buy a bunch, but had no idea of any of this until I picked up the trade...Then again I missed World War Hulk etc. and the original publication of Annihilation in the same way because it was just left out of all the books I was reading. Ah well. This is fun Marvel Cosmic stuff if you like that branch of the universe. I guess the above complaints are just the moanings of a twenty-seven year fan who wishes that things were a little more the way they used to be.

  • Silas
    2019-02-26 00:20

    This was kind of hard to follow. I thought I was pretty in the know about Marvel (IN SPAAAACE!), but this left me scratching my head a bit. Taken apart from its connection to the rest of the Marvel Universe, this made a fair amount of sense as a simple science fiction story, though, with lots of political intrigue that somehow connected to Cthulhu mythos monsters from space (at least sometimes). They never did quite resolve that issue (I guess it got wrapped up later, or a portal to another dimension full of unspeakable horror is just no big deal in the Marvel universe), but I suppose this was interesting, if a bit inscrutable at times (I'm looking at you, Son of Hulk). If you are just interested in seeing what's going on in the parts of the universe that aren't frequently visited, or just like action science fiction that doesn't tie in to much else, this is not a terrible way to go.

  • Holden Attradies
    2019-03-04 21:44

    This would have been a 4 star review but the son of Hulk story at the end was so confusing of a read and seemed to have so little to do with the rest of the story's to me at least it brought down the quality of the whole read. My only other complaint is that it really does feel that most of these cosmic stories could easily have been part of an ongoing "Inhumans" title and would have made teh story easier to follow from story to story.That aside it was a very good read. All of the cosmic stuff I've read that takes place after the Skrull Invasion has been very good and very engaging. And I've liked that although it includes characters that originated on Earth or have visited there it has been pretty self contained and not actually involved Earth directly.

  • Neil McCrea
    2019-03-14 18:25

    Holy crap! Quite a few D-list characters, primarily in the Shi'ar imperial guard, have finally been given personalities! This collection is a hodge-podge of mini-series and one-shots spinning out the after effects of the War of Kings epic crossover. As such, the quality of the art and writing waxes and wanes throughout. However, I enjoyed this much more than the War of Kings which spawned it, if only because back in 1985 I never could have imagined a time would come when I would give a shit about characters like Fang, Plutonia, or Neutron.Nothing makes me happier in mainstream, superhero comics than when a throw away character from the past is finally given an interesting role in the universe it inhabits.

  • Curtis Hempler
    2019-03-13 21:38

    This one was a real mixed bag... I've been loving the new wave of Marvel cosmic books that began with Annihilation, but at times this really didn't measure up to what came before.The good news is, there's a variety of artists, and you are likely to find something you like. I was pleasantly surprised by the Son of Hulk storyline, but the Inhumans and Imperial Guard stories were forgettable for me.Annihilation and Annihilation Conquest were both great, but it seems like they are getting diminishing returns with War of Kings and Realm of Kings. I'm curious to see how The Thanos Imperative is when it arrives.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-03-08 23:35

    The Realm of Kings one-shot is a well-told, beautifully illustrated story, but I'm a bit sick of the whole heroes-gone-bad alternate universe schtick [6/10]. The Inhumans story has good art, a plot that keeps you guessing, and strong characterization [8/10]. The Imperial Guard story is good, though it's mostly just fighting against things in the Rift [7/10]. The Son of Hulk series that ends things seems to have nothing at all to do with the Realm of Kings, but is an interesting look at the microverse continuity [7/10]. Overall, the disjoint nature of these stories is a bit distracting, as everyone seems to have their own Fault.

  • Arlomisty
    2019-02-19 18:30

    I had read Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy and this book was recommended as part of the whole "cosmic" series... while this story was entertaining it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. There were parts where it was really slow and it felt really drawn out. The last three stories were a bit confusing because they really didn't have too much to do with the overall story. Kind of thrown in at the last minute it seemed to fill in space. Like I said it was entertaining but I probably wouldn't buy it to own.

  • Fizzgig76
    2019-03-04 19:29

    Reprints Realm of Kings #1, Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1-5, Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1-5, and Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #1-4. The Fault creates an opening into the universe and Quasar, the Inhumans, the Imperial Guard, and the Son of Hulk explore it. The story arcs for all the series except Son of Hulk are pretty good. Son of Hulk isn't awful, but it is somewhat hard to follow. Of the three series, the Inhumans is probably the most developed and thought out.

  • B
    2019-02-23 22:29

    I didn't realize "Realm of Kings" would come after "War of Kings." It seemed to me that you would have to have a realm before you go to war? I don't know.Like a lot of the other cosmic stuff published in this series, it's a series of mostly unrelated miniseries crammed together. Some seem to have no relation to others and some are much better than others. The Inhuman stuff was the strongest stuff. The Son of Hulk stuff was really confusing.

  • Randy Lander
    2019-03-11 21:34

    Not as consistently good as Annihilation, and a step slightly down from War of Kings, but that's partly due to my lack of interest in the Inhumans or Imperial Guard. The one-shot reprinted in the opener is fantastic, as good as Annihilation, Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova, but the Inhumans and Imperial Guard minis are merely OK, and the Son of Hulk miniseries, beyond being only tangentially tied into the project, is boring... I gave up on it an issue and a half in.

  • Miguel
    2019-03-15 22:30

    Though the Imperial Guard and Inhumans issues, they both seem to wind down and cease developing in a meaningful fashion by issue 5 in both cases. The Son of Hulk issues are, frankly, almost unreadable garbage. The early issues of the Imperial Guard and Inhumans comics keep this collection afloat, as those are quite strong.

  • Dan Choquette
    2019-03-17 19:29

    Not really what I was expecting (I thought this was more Guardians of the Galaxy.) But still entertaining. Inhumans and Imperial Guard were the best; Son of Hulk not really what I was expecting and a little needlessly messianic. Still the art throughout was amazing. Though I was a little unfamiliar with the characters, I still thought it was an engrossing read.

  • Matt
    2019-02-28 19:19

    The lead one-shot is awesome. It does a great riff of Lovecraft, and it's a ton of fun. The Imperial Guard series is equally great, with the Guard and the remnants of the Starjammers heading into the Cancerverse and fighting their versions of the X-Men. The Inhumans story, however, is slightly scattershot, but still fun. And the Son of Hulk story,'s pretty bad.

  • Andrew Kunka
    2019-03-03 21:40

    The Inhumans and Imperial Guard miniseries were good, and I admire how Abnett and Lanning hold together these massive cosmic events. However, the Son of Hulk miniseries, which is not about Skaar but another son I don't know (and also the Micronauts, which was a surprise) was confusing and poorly paced--too slow for most of the series, but with a rushed climax.

  • Ryan Viergutz
    2019-03-12 20:33

    The prologue wasn't too bad, setting up the Fault stage.Inhumans was kinda boring.Shi'ar was pretty cool, but it still felt like set-up.As happens quite often for comics, amazing art, kinda boring story. Feels like the middle volume of the trilogy.I didn't bother with Son of Hulk, wasn't why I'm reading this series.

  • Relstuart
    2019-03-02 22:30

    I was hoping this would continue to develop the War of Kings story and perhaps have some resolution. It does not. It does give you some additional story but it introduces new characters and enemies and then leaves you hanging. This needed to be longer.

  • Eric Mikols
    2019-03-18 19:30

    The Inhuman stories were good and had the most power, while the Imperial Guard fell flat. It's too bad, since I was excited to see Gladiator in his new role, but looks like I just need to read something else to see that seed bear fruit.

  • Sonic
    2019-03-03 22:42

    Will I finish this? I dunno.It was going along good enough, then we got to the last part with Son Of Hulk Hiro-Kala, and it is just bland, bland, bland.I want to support Abnett and Lanning's cosmic intentions, ...but I feel there is better stuff out there to read...

  • Eldon Farrell
    2019-03-03 22:43

    Not a bad collection overall but not as good as I was expecting either. Abnett and Lanning's space opera gig was tremendous but this piece of it just didn't live up to the standard set by War of Kings in my opinion.