The variant cover I have is very misleading, as it has a grave of a certain character on it and I suspected they wouldn't die - yet. There is death in this issue, as promised, and I"m a bit devastated over it, but I'm willing to see where this goes.
I am unhappy that they're killing off the Inhumans, but I'm hoping they'll get a good death of story arc. I also know that as soon as it becomes convenient, Marvel will bring all these characters back.
The Kree come back to Earth with a message for Black Bolt: join or die. And they will burn everything he loves, and everything he feels responsible for, until he begs to join them.
And to do this, they create something new, something less human than the Inhumans, to deliver their message.
I'm more than happy to continue with this series.
The banter, the clever plots, the even more clever way Steed and Peel discover what's going on and how to counter it, the utter Britishness of it all, and the Hellfire club. Martial arts and a bespoke, bulletproof umbrella. All just too much fun. Tigus and I ended up having a discussion about why they didn't use Avengers, and the Hellfire Club may be yet another reason.
It's all too Marvel Avengers, between Waid - who's currently writing Marvel's Avengers and Champions, which has a huge Avengers feel with the Avengers characters, and ties to Avengers characters - so they may have just focused on Steed and Peel.
Either way, it's so much fun, I'm immediately moving onto volume two. The cover gallery in this is gorgeous, too, and I'm so glad I invested in this Humble Bundle for this alone: I probably wouldn't have picked it up as I haven't watched the old-school Peel and Steed Avengers in a while. I have an urge to rewatch it now.