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Friday, August 04, 2017

"Inhumans: Once and Future Kings"



Marvel Comics' "Inhumans: Once and Future Kings" #1, supporting the new "Inhumans" TV series, is written by Christopher Priest, Ryan North and illustrated by Phil Noto, Gustavo Duarte, with covers by Nick Bradshaw, Duarte and Noto, available August 9, 2017:


"...a king in training. A brother destined for madness. These are the early days of the 'Boltagon' legacy. When the king of the 'Inhumans' is attacked, 'Black Bolt' and 'Maximus' spring into action to save their leader!


"But when Black Bolt loses control, what are the consequences for his future kingdom - or his own family?


"Plus: A two-page backup starring 'Lockjaw', as told by North and Duarte..."


"Inhumans" stars Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels") as 'Black Bolt', Serinda Swan ("Smallville") as 'Medusa', Iwan Rhoen ("Game of Thrones") as 'Maximus the Mad', Ken Leung ("LOST") as 'Karnak', Eme Ikwuakor ("Concussion") as 'Gorgon'...



,,,Isabelle Cornish ("Australia Day") as 'Crystal', Mike Moh ("Empire") as 'Triton' amd Sonya Balmores ("Beyond the Break") as 'Auran'.



Roel Reiné is directing the first two episodes of "Inhumans", to be released on IMAX screens before extended versions air on ABC.




"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'.


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Inhumans"...