Black Bolt
Black Bolt PH
Alternate Identity Black Bolt
Team Affiliations Illuminati
Black Bolt is from the Non MAU Planet Hulk video.

Black Bolt was a hero from the planet Earth and a member of the Illuminati.


The history of Black Bolt is largely unknown. Hulk did consider him to be his friend. At some point he, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, and Mister Fantastic joined a team called the Illuminati.

Eventually the team came together and deemed the Hulk to be too great a threat for Earth. Because the Hulk gets stronger the madder he gets and he fears nothing, no person or force can deter him. Iron Man knew that Bruce Banner, Hulk's alter ego, would be upset but sent him away anyways.

The group found a planet full of vegetation and game that was devoid of intelligent life-forms. Iron Man felt that there would be no one hurt him or for him to hurt. He found it appropriate since Hulk always wanted to be left alone. They recorded a message to play when Hulk woke up. Iron Man explained the situation and wished that Bruce would find peace. He stood in silence as Iron Man spoke.

Illuminati Hulk Captured PH

Hulk's not too happy

Through unknown means they knocked out and captured the Hulk aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. space shuttle and sent him away from Earth. Hulk woke up when he neared the planet and the recording of Iron Man explained the situation to his fellow hero. However, Hulk felt deeply betrayed by those he considered his friends.

Hulk grew enraged upon hearing the situation and broke free. He began attacking the holograms and displays damaging the ship. The ship did not land at the designated destination and flew through a wormhole. Hulk was bombarded with gamma rays and landed on the planet Sakaar.

Upon crashing, Hulk was captured and forced into gladiator-like battles. However, Black Bolt's betrayal of Hulk made him weary of trusting anyone, including his fellow Warbound.

Hulk was afraid that his new friends would betray him like Black Bolt did. When fellow Earth hero Beta Ray Bill freed Hulk and the other slaves Hulk refused to come back to Earth.


Black Bolt does not speak nor is he named.

Of the four Illuminati members Black Bolt is the most difficult to identify since he is almost just a silhouette. However, the other two members of the group in the comic were not present for the recording. Charles Xavier was missing following the House of M storyline, and Namor opposed the group's decision to abandon Hulk instead of trying to cure him. This leaves only Black Bolt to record the message.

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