Our cover depicts the master of magnetism leading a gruesome army. He is directing them towards foes in wait, a level below. Black Bolt is bound and gagged but his loyal followers and devoted wife plan to defend. Medusa has a strand of her hair coiled about the arm of an unaware Magneto.
Gerry Conway scripts this 'Amazing Adventure'. The art for issue #9 is provided by Mike Sekowsky and Bill Everett. The interior also credits this as the first FULL LENGTH Inhumans story.
We open the comic to find our heroes in dire circumstance. Huddled into a small space, three of the Inhumans are hiding: Karnak, Gorgon, and Medusa..
Gorgon begins to complain but is quickly halted when he notices three hovering lights in the distance. He tells his friends to 'LOOK'! Karnak, doesn't bother to look as he is depressed. The fact that they are still in San Francisco is a bitter reminder of their failure. What failure you ask? Black Bolt, their king, is missing! They need to find him so they can return to their land and defeat MAD MAXIMUS.........
Medusa immediately reveals herself as the den mother as she keeps peace among them. Gorgon insists Karnak have a look at the sky. Karnak instantly recognizes the lights. It's the TRIKON! And, it could very well mean the end of The Inhumans. Shhhhhh! Medusa hears footsteps behind them. Hide better guys!
Suddenly, a military type group bursts in to the room. They are equipped with guns and though they look mean, they are also ugly. The first to enter is a deformed, clairvoyant scout named "MOONEYE". (Here is where I would like to see the hiring process at some of these minion facilities. Mooneye clearly should be in charge here, yet his deformation puts him in frontline of attack.)
Upon entering the room, Mooneye immediately informs the leader as to what the situation entails. "Carefully, they stalk above", says Mooneye. The leader clumsily replies, "Above? Speak more clearly. Not all share your clairvoyant powers."
Dude. He just told you. Be careful. They stalk above. Look up or something. Then, Mooneye shouts, "Leader! Beware!" And, yet again they deny even while Medusa wraps her hair around their weapons. This gives her plenty of time to take down everyone in the room. She looks good while doing it too! What a nicely designed costume.
Two others in the ugly department try and flank her, but Gorgon uses his animal legs and gives them some mighty HOOF action!
It took years of discipline to learn the techniques known to Karnak. He DOES NOT use that discipline here as he hits Mooneye one more time with a punishing blow. Neither careful, nor awake.
Surprised by his interesting looks, Medusa can still get some answers from the creature. As she opens her mind, an actual darkness covers her eyes. SCARY!
She tells Karnak that, "It's Strong" but she can see Black Bolt and Destruction!
From here the scene cuts to: BLACK BOLT!
This kid Joey gives Black Bolt a scorching cup of coffee. After burning his lip the Inhuman storms out of the shop in hopes of not killing everyone with his powerful voice. (Remember! Even a whisper from the mighty Blackbolt can cause mass destruction.)
Just outside the coffee shop, Joey apologizes. Before Black Bolt can respond, they are AMBUSHED!
Joey is left face down in the dirt. When Black Bolt awakes, he is strapped to a chair. More curious, he is now wearing his costume. Then, we hear "KLIK". A contraption slaps over his head and covers his mouth. Who could be responsible for all this?
Mooneye leads them to sewer that leads to Magneto's lair. Karnak smacks Mooneye in the head again and they leave him behind.
Back in his lair, Magneto is excited to tell Black Bolt about his new powers. And, of his own escape, Magneto says, "I too am impressed."
That's when Magnus realized what he must do. It's time to learn ZEN and YOGA!
Magneto boasts about a new power he developed. "A power previously unknown, untapped."
Making himself a projectile by using power within, he blasts out of the fantastic detention center.
Once Magneto steps in, the fight ends quickly. He zaps Gorgon and Medusa while Karnak is overwhelmed by deformed mutants. All looks grim.
The final panel is a glimmer of hope! In a dark alley we see stirring. It's Joey! Oh no ... This kid better not somehow find Magneto's lair and save the Inhumans. That will just be dumb.
I can't wait to see how they get out of this jam in the next issue.
Peril is about. Each Inhuman is held by a specific contraption. Poor Medusa has the worst fate. Magneto has given her a drug to melt her will.
Magneto gives directions to his new toy and the captive Inhumans are dismayed. While the inhumans are put into a joint cell, Magneto, Black Bolt and the Gorilla-Beast-Mutant go for trip with some soldiers.
Back at the prison, Medusa does what her pals cannot. She strikes a super hot sexy pose and seduces a guard. A fight ensues as the Inhumans free themselves.
Meanwhile, Magneto and Black Bolt invade a government research facility. Black Bolt yells causing chaos. Military personnel go flying through the air and much of the site is wrecked. Once inside, Black Bolt's taks become more menial. Black Bolt is assigned to twist a dial while Magneto retrieves a very rare element.
We see Black Bolt make a mean face as he disapproves of Magneto's thievery. That's weird? I thought he was being ... mind controlled.
Magneto once again gloats about his escape from Reed's plastic prison and it is at that moment when Black Bolt punches him in the face.
He really wasn't mind controlled! He played along the whole time! Why did he wait so long? It looked as if some of those military people got hurt. Oh well.
The jet-chopter crashes and the other Inhumans converge on the site. Black Bolt won't use his voice here. Not with his friends so close. Time for fists!
Magneto casually tries to walk past the three Inhumans not in combat with the Gorilla-Brain-Beast. He has work to do with his UNIVERSE MACHINE. Karnak chops and kicks Magneto.
With his friends out of the picture, Black Bolt can now use his voice. No, he does not say anything. This time, he sings! It is the Ballad of Destruction, Siva's song. The Brain-Mutant is dead.
Medusa strikes another pose as the victorious Inhumans stand amongst the wreckage.
I can't help but wonder what is going on with Joey and the TRIKON. I am so glad I was wrong about him possibly saving the Inhumans.
During dawn of man, there was one super advanced race. They fled and created Atlantis. Randac as the leader tries the TERROGEN MIST and becomes the first ancestor of the Inhumans.
These two issues of AMAZING ADVENTURES were absolutely a blast to read. Strange at points, with cool action and excitement throughout!
AMAZING ADVENTURES issue #11 is a key marvel comic as it's the first time we see BEAST in furry form.