Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Inhumanity #1 is a one-shot that transitions the Marvel Universe from the Infinity event into the new Inhumanity event. Inhumanity #1 is written by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Oliver Copiel.

Inhumanity #1 gives us a solid recap of the end of Infinity, and shows us the aftermath of the Terrigen Bomb. The entire issue serves as both a recap and a foreshadowing extravaganza. It's clear that a lot of the cryptic information provided in Inhumanity #1 is going to be addressed in the future. Fraction does a good job with the book as he veers away from the lighthearted, witty tones found in Hawkeye and FF, and gives us something with a little more  darkness and weight. The art by Copiel is fantastic as always.

Inhumanity #1 was supposed to be followed by a new ongoing called Inhumans, which has been pushed from January to April. That's a big gap to fill for an event that's already started. In the meantime, there are a few other one-shots that will be released. Inhumanity: Medusa and Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man are two one-shot titles that will be out shortly, and some other ongoings will tie into the event. Those books are slated for December and January, so it's fair to assume that more tie-ins and one shots will be announced to fill the gap until Inhumans #1 is out in April. Marvel will no doubt be scrambling to make sure the event doesn't fall flat.

Regardless of the delay, Inhumanity #1 delivers a good look at the history of the Inhumans and their role in human evolution within the Marvel Universe. It's a little like the Earth X series that was released years ago. It will be interesting to see a Marvel Universe with new unknown heroes and villains, and it'll more than likely present some fresh new characters. Another interesting aspect will be just how the Terrigen Mist has affected regular citizens - how unwanted powers can change everything about you, from your physical appearance to your daily schedule. Basically, we'll get a look at regular people afflicted with powers and transformations.

Inhumanity #1 is a good foray from Infinity to Inhumanity. This extra-sized issue, which includes a poster featuring upcoming covers, is also a good value for the standard Marvel cover price.

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