Inhumanity #1 (Marvel)

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Rating: 4.5/5 – A story spanning thousands of years.
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Shawn Hoklas.

I’ve always been a big fan of the Inhumans, so to see them get their proper due in a story like this makes me excited for what’s to come for these beloved characters.  Inhumanity is somewhat of an epilogue to the Infinity event, and a prologue to the next big story starring the Inhumans.  Writer Matt Fraction takes us on a journey from the Inhumans’ beginning thousands of years ago all the way to present day, all told through one of the most interesting of the Inhumans…Karnak.

The issue opens in the wake of Attilan being destroyed at the end of Infinity.  Karnak is mourning the loss of his people, and is interrupted by the Avengers.  After being captured, he begins to tell the Inhuman’s origins.  Fraction provides the origin of the Inhumans for both old and new readers, while including all that’s just transpired during Infinity.  It’s a lot of story to tell, but he does it so clearly.  Although some readers may be a bit tired from reading so many crossovers from the last event, Fraction is able to make you care about what’s coming next.  Although the ending is tragic and left me personally sad, I’m looking forward to following the story in Inhumanity: Medusa.  Seeing Fraction and artist Nick Bradshaw on that issue should be fun, and judging from the cover, the art looks as though it will be a great fit!

Olivier Coipel handles the art on the main storyline of this issue and of course it’s as beautiful as you’d expect.  You feel the emotion coming of Karnak’s face, and my only complaint is that his art doesn’t fill the whole issue.  Dustin Weaver and Leinil Yu also have their art within this issue, handling the flashback scenes.  Yu’s style in particular is a great fit for the Inhuman origin scenes while Weaver’s art tends to be the weakest of the three, but still quality work.

It looks as though the Inhumans will be playing a pretty big role in the Marvel Universe over the course of the next year.  This is a great introduction to these characters and to what’s coming next.

Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas – shawn@comicspectrum.com
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