Infinity still awaits, but Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on Marvel’s next big event, focused on Black Bolt and the Inhumans. It’s appropriately entitled Inhumanity. Here’s a glimpse at some of the main players from artist Steve McNiven. Angela’s no surprise, but hey, isn’t that Nightcrawler?
After the Terrigen Mists descend on the Earth, the cosmic catalyst activates latent Inhuman potential in millions of seemingly ordinary humans. The result: millions of super-powered beings all linked by a heritage they never knew they shared. It all plays out in Matt Fraction’s Inhuman, a new series likened to Game of Thrones for its complex political intrigue. It’s also billed as a return to the classic Marvel metaphor for alienation.
Says Fraction: “We’re telling science-fiction stories, but really it’s about race, gender, sexual equality. It’s a very relevant, pertinent metaphor.”
It sounds like a big story. A veritable saga.
The ramifications of “Inhumanity” will spread across the globe — and beyond — as Inhuman society grows and splinters into factions. “The ashes of this royal family smolder,” says Fraction. “You see who lives, who dies, who’s left, and how they begin to try and rebuild. Once this city falls, all kinds of bigger things start happening.” Alonso compares the event to Game of Thrones, and promises to explore the Inhumans’ “long, torturous history.” The ripple effects of “Inhumanity” will last awhile, with far-reaching implications for the whole universe. But for Fraction, it’s all about the simple gut-punch appeal: “There is a secret superhero kingdom, and you might belong there. What do you do? And what does Iron Man do? We’re turning the entire Marvel universe into a potential battlefield. And regular people are in the middle.”
The reverse M Day?