Written by Charles Soule
Art by Joe Madureira
Published by Marvel Comics
Inhuman is not a rebooted series, it is 100% new that ties in with the Inhumanity series. As of writing this, Inhuman sold out on a commercial level and is currently the highest downloaded digital comic to date. Because of this status, the comic will be bundled with Amazing Spider-Man #1 later this year. I highly suggest you guys buy Inhuman and get into this comic series. As I mentioned before, there are characters and event references tying into Inhumanity. As such, it helps to read Inhumanity #1 and #2 so you can get an idea of what the Inhumans are in this arc. The Terrigenisis epidemic is spreading across all Marvel universes.
After the fall of the Inhuman city, Attilan, New York is being hit with a poison that is awakening the powers within humans, turning them into cocoons to metamorphose into full Inhumans. Medusa is doing all she can to find her son and husband. Meanwhile, across the world the Terrigenisis cloud has reached Sweden and the people are transforming into Inhumans. A large mysterious man is patrolling the streets looking for Inhuman pods. You learn a rough story about the history of the Inhumans through his eyes and then he executes the newly emerged Inhuman.
However, the story is not about that man. It is about Dante, an aptly named new risen Inhuman. Whose powers are similar to Human Torch, but Dante’s power gives his skin a volcanic look to it. We don’t know much about his powers yet, but you get a nice bit of background as to why he is so angry all the time. It is part Origin Story for Dante and Part Inhumanity #2 continuation. The setup is rather interesting and it still does a good job explaining what happens with the Inhumans prior to this issue.
The characters are well written and incredibly diverse. The Inhuman Queen Medusa is a rather complex character and Dante looks to be an Anti-Hero of sorts. Not only in personality, but in the art as well. You see all the different characters like Dante, Medusa, visions of Black Bolt, and all of them are distinguishable. The setting is gritty and near apocalyptic with the international Terrigenisis crisis. It is no surprise that so many people are loving Inhuman #1 because everything from the writing to the artwork is brilliantly done.
I was beyond satisfied with Inhuman #1 and it is a series I will be anxiously waiting for. Rush out and go get Inhuman #1, pronto.
5 out of 5 Nerds