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Wonderful motion comic of Marvels bastard royalty.,
This review is from: Marvel Knights: InHumans (DVD)
I love the Inhumans. They are and have always been my favorite Marvel characters. That being the case it's been a labor of love trying to not only collect their storyline but follow it. How many writers have tried their hand at Attilans royal family? How many artists? How many times has their history been rewritten? Characters (poor Ahura) omitted and maligned? From their very roots they had no real home in the Marvel universe. Black Bolt, Medusa and crew jumped from inbetween the lines of the Fantastic Four to bonus features in a number of Marvels popular titles. They were given a few chances at ongoing series' but nothing ever stuck and they became Marvels ultimate go to guest stars.
When Jae lee and Paul Jenkins tried their hands at giving my favorite inbred dynasty new life I was overwhelmed with excitement. I had never seen them portrayed so vibrantly and their world and culture so thoroughly explored. Ann Nocenti and Bret Blevins come in at a close second with their wrenching tale of Medusas pregnancy back in '88 but I digress. I hoped against my better judgment that the Lee, Jenkins 12 issue run would turn into something more permanent. Unfortunately history has a tendency to repeat itself and the Inhumans were again thrust into obscurity.
Enter 2013. It's been over ten years since the Eisner award winning series ended. The Inhumans have had their ups and downs. Black Bolt is now a polygamist and Medusa is a member of the Fantastic Four for the 2nd time, among other things. As you can imagine I was VERY surprised to see this motion comic on the new release shelf of a large retailer chain of all places. Aren't The Inhumans relegated to the back of bargain boxes or paradoxically behind the counter in display case worthy issues of old Fan Four? Something was up. I had seen motion comics before and enjoyed the experience so I happily and quixotically picked purchased it.
I guess at this point it would be overkill to state that I more than enjoyed this little treat. There's few things more gratifying then seeing characters you've held in your mind for a lifetime come to (partial) life. I knew going into this that it WASN'T a fully animated feature but even given that it wasn't the animation still surpassed my expectations set by previous motion comics. In fact I'd have to say the level of movement here was reminiscent of Archer or Aqua Teen. Nothing to complain about if you ask me.
Unexpected and overjoyed to see this sort of thing coming to light and the Inumans getting a little play. I've noticed a lot other re-releases for Marvels Royals on the horizon and even a new action figure set....could Marvel have something in the works? I certainly hope so.
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Initial post: Sep 30, 2013 4:40:15 AM PDT
Dennis M. Roy says:
Stan Lee confirmed back in November 2012 that an Inhumans film is in development. Marvel will be debuting a new series in 2014 called "Inhumanity", which will put a new twist on the Inhumans mythos as the Terrigen Mist is released into the greater world, and newly-transformed Inhumans begin popping up all over the globe (I don't know how much, or how little, the series will focus on the Royal Family of Attilan.)
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