Silent War

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Silent War
Cover to Silent War #1.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Limited series
Publication date March – August 2007
No. of issues 6
Main character(s) Black Bolt
Creative team
Created by David Hine
Frazer Irving
Written by David Hine
Artist(s) Frazer Irving
Letterer(s) Virtual Calligraphy
Joe Caramagna
Cory Petit
Colorist(s) Frazer Irving
Editor(s) Tom Brevoort
Molly Lazer
Aubrey Sitterson
Stephen Wacker
Joe Quesada
Collected editions
Silent War ISBN 0-7851-2425-X

Silent War is a six-issue Marvel Comics comic book limited series which began in January 2007. It was written by David Hine,[1][2][3] with art by Frazer Irving.[4]

It is a sequel to the "House of M" and "Son of M" storylines, detailing the war between the Inhumans and rest of humanity after the mutant Quicksilver stole the Terrigen Mists from Attilan.

Publication history[edit]

The series was published monthly with the first issue cover dated March 2007. Frazer Irving provided the art, after the original artist backed out, which was fully drawn and colored in Photoshop.[5]

Plot summary[edit]

In the opening stages of the war, Black Bolt ordered a strike on America led by Gorgon. Although the initial mission was only to order the return of the Terrigen crystals, Jolen, a young member of the Inhumans who has plant like powers, kills innocents in a concert hall. The Inhuman task force attempts to flee the scene, but they are stopped and defeated in battle by the Fantastic Four. Gorgon surrenders and takes the blame for the unnecessary casualties and is turned over to O.N.E. While in captivity, Gorgon is exposed again to the Terrigen mists by an American scientist. The second transformation is more disastrous, turning Gorgon into a feral beast. Black Bolt then leads a contingent of Inhumans to rescue the mutated Gorgon, attacking the Pentagon and reclaiming the crystals. S.H.I.E.L.D. responds to Black Bolt's attack by sending Marines who have been exposed to the mists to assault the Inhuman capital on the moon, Attilan. These Marines possess abilities on par with the Inhumans, but are also dying due to cellular instability.

In the last issue of Silent War, the Marines again assail Attilan and are repulsed. In reality, this battle was a feint designed to allow one Marine to explode within the confines of the city, destroying lunar Attilan. Black Bolt's mad brother Maximus infects the Inhuman race, taking Medusa as his queen. Luna, who was responsible for freeing Maximus from his psychic prison, goes to Black Bolt asking him what she should do. Black Bolt opens his mouth to answer. The final page of the issue is completely black.


The fallout of Silent War, including the destruction of Attilan and the role of the Inhumans in the Marvel Universe, was addressed in Secret Invasion and the tie-in mini-series Secret Invasion: Inhumans, as well as in the 2009 "War of Kings" storyline.

Collected editions[edit]

The series has been collected into a trade paperback (144 pages, October 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2425-X).


  1. ^ "David Hine: Talking Silent War". Newsarama. November 16, 2006. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. 
  2. ^ "David Hine, Part II: Talking Silent War". Comics Bulletin. February 19, 2007. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "David Hine's Silent War with Marvel Comics". Comicon. April 6, 2007. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Frazer Irving's Silent War on Marvel Comics". Comicon. November 27, 2006. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reflections: Talking with Frazer Irving". Comic Book Resources. April 1, 2007. 

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