Since 1965, the Inhumans have been a seminal part of the sprawling tapestry that is Marvel Comics. Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, the Inhumans are a civilization of humans imbued with alien DNA and incredible powers, bred as living weapons by an ancient alien race. Yet unlike the mutants of the X-Men, the Inhumans prefer to cloister themselves away, living in secret and hiding from the world’s prying eyes. You may have heard of certain members of the Inhumans like Black Bolt or Medusa, but they are largely an unknown quantity for many people. But who are they, really? Wasn’t Vin Diesel making a lot of noise about playing one of them in between skyward shouts of “I am Groot!”? With so many other Marvel TV shows, why should you care? Well, today on The Dan Cave, I’ll explain all that and more with a deep dive into everything you need to know about the Inhumans’ comic book history.
If the X-Men are the Coca Cola of the Marvel Universe, then the Inhumans are undoubtedly the Pepsi. This is to say that while the Inhumans are pretty cool and can be very satisfying, you’re never going to hear anyone ask, “We don’t have Inhumans–is X-Men okay?” But nevertheless, thanks to a tangled web of intellectual property rights, Disney is making Marvel’s Terrigen Mist-addled superheroes into its own flagship band of merry mutants with a brand new TV show this fall. Inhumans premieres on IMAX on September 1, and on ABC on September 26, with a cast including the likes of Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, and many more. Oh, and you’d better believe that there’s going to be a 2,000-pound teleporting bulldog named Lockjaw too. Because comics.
What are your favorite Inhumans storylines? What do you hope to see from the TV show? Let us know in the comments below.
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