Marvel has released a few cryptic teasers that point to an interesting new direction after Infinity.
The Inhumans have been a part of the Marvel Universe since their first appearance in Fantastic Four #45 (which was also in December, back in 1965), but due to a longstanding stance of isolation, they remained on the outskirts of the superhuman community. More recently the Inhumans have taken a central position in the Marvel Universe, even branching out to the Cosmic side of the MU when Black Bolt took control of the Kree Empire, along with the various Inhuman colonies around the Universe.
It was also revealed to readers during New Avengers: Illuminati that Black Bolt – along with Iron Man, Reed Richards, Namor, Professor Xavier, and Doctor Strange – had a hand in almost every major event since the Kree-Skrull War in Avengers #89-97, which has helped keep the Inhumans on the frontline of the major Marvel storylines.
Marvel continues to bring the Inhumans further into the spotlight with the ongoing Infinity event that will heavily feature the Royal Family of Marvel, along with the rest of the Avengers. These newly released teasers, while vague, seem to point to a future where the Inhumans are no longer isolated from the general population, and are in fact popping up all over, much like the mutants of the Marvel Universe.
These teasers may be cryptic, but we can certainly speculate based on the imagery provided. It seems safe to assume the Terrigen Mists (which are responsible for the genetic modification that created the Inhumans) will be released on the population of Earth due to some of the events of Infinity, which will place normal humanity on watch for the burgeoning Inhuman population.
This wouldn’t be the first time the Terrigen Mists were potentially exposed to a large population, as Black Bolt had previously planned to unite the warring universe by exposing everyone to the Terrigen Mists in the form of a T-Bomb, which would place every race on equal ground as Inhumans. This plan failed, but it set an interesting precedent concerning the use of the Terrigen Mists by Black Bolt.
Of course, we could be way off base, so we’ll have to wait until September 18th, when Marvel will reveal more on Inhumanity.
What do you think of the Inhumans taking center stage in the Marvel Universe? Could this have anything to do with rumors of an Inhumans movie from Marvel Studios? Let us know in the comments section below!
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