Marvel Announces Uncanny Inhumans
In preparation for the upcoming release of the Marvel Studios Inhumans movie in 2018, Marvel will launch Uncanny Inhumans this April. This will be the second Inhumans book currently being published, which is also being written by Charles Soule who currently writes Inhuman, along with Steve McNiven on art. This series marks the third book Marvel publishes with the adjective of uncanny, joining Uncanny Avengers and Uncanny X-Men. In addition to the two ongoing Inhumans series, and planned movie in 2018, mythology from the Inhumans comic books have been appearing throughout the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this year. Soule while speaking to IGN said that Uncanny Inhumans will…
Well, if Inhuman is the big, royal-level story focused on the various Inhuman factions and their struggle for control over the Inhuman “nation,” then Uncanny Inhumans will take more of a street-level approach, looking at some of the battles being fought on the ground, so to speak. It won’t be quite so focused on New Attilan and the struggles related to it. Maybe more of a global view […] As you might expect with Kang, you’ll get some time travel, and as the Inhumans have been present on earth for more than twenty thousand years, I think that’s a pretty exciting prospect.
The question is, is any of this enough to drum up enough interest in a property that has been underused for years, and why the sudden push for the Inhumans all of a sudden despite Marvel’s movie aspirations? Does it have something to do with the fact that they are slowly trying to replace the popular mutants within the Marvel universe, due to the fact that Marvel Studios does not own the movie rights to the X-Men? Im not too sure that there is currently a big enough interest, or even an audience for a second Inhumans book, and I’m all for more great stuff from Marvel, as they have been putting out a lot of great quality books over the last couple of years. So I’m interested in seeing how this all pans out, this is definitely a good creative team to launch the book with, and I hope the stories reflect that and end up being interesting enough.