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Inhumans by Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee Hardcover – September 17, 2013
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An Eisner Award winner for his work on Inhumans, writer Paul Jenkins helped reveal Wolverine's untold history in Origin and introduced a "forgotten" hero of the Marvel Universe in Sentry. In addition to his comics work on such series as Spectacular Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and Civil War: Front Line, he is a prolific writer of video games, including Radical Entertainment's Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
Artist Jae Lee made a name for himself on Marvel's Namor the Sub-Mariner, his gothic style a stark departure from traditional comic art. After a short X-Factor arc, Lee decamped to the newly formed Image Comics - illustrating the Youngblood Strikefile and WildC.A.T.s Trilogy miniseries, and debuting his own creation, Hellshock. During the next few years, Lee returned to Marvel for a Spider-Man arc and provided pinups and covers for several companies - including titles in Marvel's X-Men and Punisher families, Image's Bloodstrike and Shadowhawk Gallery, Tekno's Gene Roddenberry's Xander in Lost Universe, Harris' Vampirella, and DC/Vertigo's Transmetropolitan. In 1998, he won an Eisner Award for his distinctive work with writer Paul Jenkins on the Marvel Knights series Inhumans. He and Jenkins re-teamed in 2000 for The Sentry, the multilayered tale of a deliberately forgotten Silver Age hero. Continuing his Marvel Knights work, Lee illustrated Grant Morrison's Fantastic Four: 1234, an arc of Captain America and the Hulk/Thing: Hard Knocks miniseries. In 2003, he drew Dreamwave's fan-favorite Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover, and provided covers for DC's Manhunter and Batman: Gotham Knights. After drawing an arc of Ultimate Fantastic Four, Lee was tapped to lend his distinctive style to Marvel's Dark Tower adaptations - bringing Stephen King's characters to life in the pages of The Gunslinger Born, The Long Road Home, Treachery and The Battle of Jericho Hill. Subsequently, Lee provided covers for Wolverine and Namor: The First Mutant.
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Though this is a good introduction to the Inhumans, it is not strictly an origin story. When the story opens, Black Bolt and Medusa are King and Queen and have been for some time. New readers are given entry to the world by a group of teens who are about to undergo Terrigenesis, whereby they transform into super-powered beings. We also meet Black Bolt's insane brother, who is currently plotting his escape and the conquering of Attilan. He orchestrates humans into attacking Attilan and Black Bolt categorically refuses to respond with aggression; his inner circle begins to question his lack of action.
Black Bolt is unable to speak, as his merest whisper can level a mountain, so aside from some dialog between secondary characters, the story unfolds mostly via exposition in dialog boxes. Very often, the exposition asks a question like "Imagine you were given one chance to speak. What would you say?" At first this was fine, but it quickly grew tiresome. The middle of the book became so bogged down by telling and not showing that I actually set the book aside for a couple weeks before going back to it. Once I got to the point where Black Bolt's plan unfolds, the book picked up speed again and finished with a satisfying conclusion.
Overall, this was a solid story with some intriguing themes. Attilan congratulates itself for its diversity, but the people are prejudiced against one another regardless. Some gifts are more highly desired than others, such as flight, and a class system is based upon this. It's a good introduction to the characters, I just wish it hadn't relied so heavily on exposition. Recommended.
In the late 90s Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada started the "Marvel Knights" imprint at the House of Ideas. it was a more adult approach to storytelling in the line that mirrored DC's Vertigo imprint. I worked exceptionally because eventually Quesada became EIC at Marvel.
This book- written exceptionally by Paul Jenkins and beautifully illustrated by Jae Lee is among the finest set of stories of not just the Marvel Knights experiment, but Marvel's history as a whole.
Full of intrigue, angst, speculation, madness, action, betrayal and revenge: This comic makes the Royal Family of Attilan look even more frightening and dare I say interesting than the Borgias. Only the Borgias didn't have super powers derived from exposure to the Terrigen Mists.
There are some excellent character building moments in this collection that have defined Black Bolt and company and made them bigger players on the Marvel Stage than they had eve been previously in the Marvel Universe. It is an exploration on race, the caste system, the power of the throne and the responsibility that lies with wearing the crown and last but not least the importance of family.
This series is being collected in digital format and will be given the motion comic treatment this spring. THAT if nothing else is a testament to how incredible this storyline is... nearly 15 years after it's initial release.
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