ABC's Inhumans was originally planned to be a full-length movie - until it got stuck in development hell and was repurposed into a less-than-stellar television show, becoming the kind of monumental disappointment that Marvel executives probably have nightmares about. But the studio has a great opportunity to cash in on another classic Marvel Comics group for a film project that could hit a lot of similar notes. We're talking about the Eternals.
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Black Bolt Vol. 1: Hard Time isn't just the first volume of Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward's excellent series about the Inhuman king escaping from a prison in space. It also offers some of the best examples of how to revitalise a well-established, but often ignored and misunderstood legacy character.
This week, the Inhumans take their first big step into the world of TV when Inhumans arrives on ABC in the US. We've told you about the origins of Marvel's weird mutants in the past, but what are they up to in the comics right now? If you're looking to dive in before Inhumans arrives, this is what you need to know.
Though Saladin Ahmed's ongoing Black Bolt series is, in the larger sense, a story about the Inhumans' king escaping from an ancient super prison that's hurtling through space, the comic has also spent a lot of time fleshing out parts of Black Bolt's humanity that we seldom see because of his vow of silence.
If you watched the first trailer for Marvel's Inhumans TV show and were like, "What the hell was that?", good news! The director of the show didn't care for it much either.
Blackagar Boltagon, king of the Inhumans and first of his name, has always been the strong, silent, spandex-y type. But although he's been a mainstay of Marvel's comics for more than 50 years, it's always been difficult to get a read on who Black Bolt was as a person. In Hugo Award-winning novelist Saladin Ahmed and artist Christian Ward's Black Bolt solo series, that's finally changing, in small part because now he's alone and powerless.
So we finally have our first look at the Inhumans, the stars of Marvel and ABC's new limited TV series that finally brings Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's outlandish superteam to live-action after years of groundwork being laid by Agents of SHIELD. Don't know your Terrigenesis from your Tritons? We're here to help.
Oh god, a book featuring two of the brightest and happiest Inhuman characters teaming up with a guy who currently goes around making various parts of people's bodies violently explode? This can only end brilliantly.
Everything's changing for the Inhumans next autumn -- the events of Inhumans vs X-Men will give way to "Ressurxion", a new line of both X-Men and Inhuman comics from Marvel. And while the newly announced Royals will see the Inhumans blast off into space, a new series will explore the man atop their throne: Blackagar Boltagon.
Ever since Marvel's "All-New, All-Different" universe began, tensions between the Inhumans and Mutants of the Marvelverse have been high. Scott Summers supposedly died doing something to majorly tick the Inhumans off. Terrigen mists are sterilising and poisoning mutants. And now, those tensions are boiling over.
It feels like almost every other new Marvel character at the moment is an Inhuman -- especially with the arrival of Ulysses on the scene in Civil War II. But the latest member of the Terrigen-enhanced family is a bit different from his other counterparts... like the fact he doesn't have a body of his own, for starters.
Karnak has been one of the best things to come out of Marvel's current wave of Inhumans-hype. Even over just a few issues it's developed the badarse Inhuman magister as an unstoppable force of bone-crunching, precise destruction -- but Karnak's latest standout moment is one of the craziest things he's ever done.
Karnak was one of those characters you'd always ignore. A team-up between the Inhumans and the Fantastic Four? There he'd be, off to the side while flashier heroes got center-frame placement and big friendly smiles. Now he's the star of a great series that's pretty much giving the finger to every happening at Marvel.