Friday, March 03, 2017

"The Inhumans" Unleash ''Lockjaw'

Sneak Peek a leaked image from the set of Marvel's "The Inhumans" TV series revealing a mechanical version of 'Lockjaw' the 'Attilan'-born, 'Inhuman' Bulldog that will make a live-action (CGI) debut in the new show, based on the Marvel Comics' characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby:

Debuting in Marvel's "Fantastic Four" #45 (Dec. 1965) 'Lockjaw' first appeared as a member of the 'Inhumans' when they attempted to retrieve the amnesiac 'Medusa' from the outside world and take her back to 'Attilan'. 

Lockjaw resembles a giant bulldog and serves in the capacity of a 'teleporter' and escort to the 'Royal Family' of the 'Inhumans'.

At times, his powers have been manipulated by evil forces including 'Maximus the Mad'.

In 2009, Lockjaw received the four-issue comic book mini-series "Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers".

Lockjaw has 'super-canine' strength in his jaw for a dog his age and size. He can also teleport himself, nearby living creatures and matter to anywhere he wants, while opening passages between dimensions.

Energy barriers that are seemingly impenetrable to others seem to pose no problem to him. Lockjaw also has the ability to 'psionically' trace a scent across dimensional space.

Lockjaw is capable of chewing and swallowing inorganic material, including sophisticated robots, with no ill effect. 

The first two episodes of "The Inhumans" will screen on IMAX for two weeks ahead of a fall premiere, produced by Marvel TV and ABC Studios, filmed with Imax digital cameras. 

"This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience," said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney-ABC Television Group. "It highlights Disney-ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach."

"The Inhumans" created by Stan Lee and illustrator/co-plotter Jack Kirby, first appeared in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #45 (December 1965). Their home, the city of 'Attilan' is credited to Kirby from his "Tuk the Caveboy" story in "Captain America Comics" #1 (March 1941), described as the home of advanced beings, when the humans were still in the caveman era.

"The Inhumans" origins were established millions of years ago, at the beginning of the alien 'Kree'-'Skrull' war, when the Kree set up a station on the planet Uranus, concluding that sentient life on Earth had genetic potential, invested in it by the alien 'Celestials'.

The Kree then began to experiment on primitive homo sapiens by splicing 'Eternals' DNA into 'Cro-Magnons'. Their goal was to investigate ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, while creating a powerful mutant strain of soldiers for protection against the Skrulls.

The test subjects, the Inhumans, formed their own society, thriving in seclusion from the rest of humanity, developing their own advanced technology, including the mutagenic 'Terrigen Mist' which gave them superpowers, as well as unforseen genetic damage.

Their once-secret existence became known to the general public as the Inhumans interacted with the Fantastic Four, Avengers, and 'X-Men', against 'Galactus', 'Ultron-7', 'Magneto' and 'Apocalypse'.

Once led by the dethroned 'Unspoken'. the Inhumans king is the mute noble 'Black Bolt'.

His royal family includes 'Medusa', 'Karnak', 'Gorgon', 'Triton', 'Crystal', 'Maximus the Mad' and the canine 'Lockjaw'.

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