The 2nd volume of the Inhuman series written by Paul Jenkins and illustrated by Jae Lee consists of 12 issues. It’s wildly rumored that the upcoming 2018 Marvel movie will be roughly based on this story line. Though we have no real information regarding the movie, the similarities between the fonts displayed at the #MarvelEvent and the titles of the volume 2 issues are uncanny. It also may just be a coincidence. But we’ll have to wait to at least the teaser trailer to even get an inkling. Though the trailer itself is probably 2 years away. Ugh! Anyways, read our review to see what it MAY be about.
I enjoyed this 12 issue series a lot. As someone who hasn’t been reading comics the last several years, I would have liked to know a few things not mentioned in this series. Inhumans are they way they are because of Terrigen Mists through a process called Terrigenesis. Inhumans are descendants of other humans that were experimented on by an alien race called the Kree. Inhumans are born human like, but their powers lay dormant until they go through Terrigensis. Their society controversially chooses which children go through the transformation. Some transformations go horribly wrong which may end up killing the host or badly deforming them with no benefits, but most evolve instantly and develop super human powers. Depending on what powers you evolve with determines your place in society, and there you’ll stay forever. It’s definitely a form of the caste system.
Does this get Shortboxed?
This definitely gets shortboxed. I read this on Marvel Unlimited and currently trying to collect the back issues. It’s a classic series and sets the tone for all future Inhumans.
Where to get it
If you want to read it now and don’t care about collecting the trades or back issues, catch it on Marvel Unlimited. It’s a monthly subscription but the amount of content provided is vast and updated every week. If you need to have a physical copy, the trade paperback is always a good choice. Quick and easy to get on Amazon. But if you’re like me and like to collect the back issues, you could easily get these at comic cons for a buck a piece in dollar bins. But be warned – with the new movie announcement, vendors will be sure to mark these issues up, especially number 1. I suggest not to overpay and dig through the comic bins for a good deal.
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