Al Ewing outlines the challenges that will change the Inhumans forever!

The Royals will be putting the jet planes, the islands, and the tigers behind them this April because they have decided to leave the world and its treats behind for the indifferent vacuum of space. Motivated by a sense of exploration and a need to find their roots, this collection of the Inhuman ruling class—and Marvel Boy—will depart terra firma for parts unknown.

It will, however, not be any easy task. Challenges await them in the cosmos and within their ranks. Difficulties that may derail them long before they even reach their first planet.

Writer Al Ewing took time off from reviewing his star charts to give us some insight on this team as we eagerly await ROYALS #1. To start, the first time we spoke about this series launch, artist Jonboy Meyers had just been assigned. Now the book is nearly arriving on shelves and you’ve worked with Meyers for a bit, how has the collaboration been? What about his work has helped you realize the tone you were seeking for the book?

Al Ewing: I like Jonboy’s stuff a lot; he’s got a lot of energy to his art that really spills off the page and gives the scenes a lot of extra crackle. He’s influenced the book in a lot of ways—for one, during the original design phase he provided a whole bunch of variant outfits for each character, and I think we’re going to end up using most of them—at least as starting points.

He keeps doing it, too. I just got some great art back with a couple of Royals in some very spiffy-looking space suits, fighting Chitauri on the hull of a speeding spaceship as it hurtles past Pluto. Also, that’s happening, we’re doing that. What about Marvel Boy’s skills or natural talents makes him the right man to act as the navigator for the Royals?

Al Ewing: He’s loaded down with natural and unnatural talent. He’s got all those cockroach genes, for a start, and his personal weapons system plugs right into the Royals’ spaceship in a way I think readers will enjoy. And also, he’s the guy who knows where they’re going and what they’re going for, heading to Hala for a secret only he knows about.

Wait, only he? No, there might be another crew member who has an understanding of it—and it’s not who we think it is. In this launching of their journey, staying away from spoilers as best as you can/want to, what are some of the immediate obstacles the Royals may encounter?

Al Ewing: Death lays a bony paw on one of the team pretty much immediately. Is this the same team member who won’t come back? Who can say? It’s all riddles from me at this point.

In terms of something we can be a bit more certain about in an interview context, I mentioned Chitauri earlier. We’re not so much tying-in with Secret Empire as glancing off it at an angle—Medusa and company fly face first into the oncoming Chitauri wave as it heads for Earth. How they get out of that one is going to be one of the big Marvel moments people remember—I’m pretty confident about that—and from there, we leap right into a look into Black Bolt’s past and the uncomfortable secret he’s been keeping. So all kinds of shenanigans. Briefly, if you would, please run down each team member and their motivations for going into space and opinion about taking the journey?

Al Ewing: This is going to be super brief, so hold onto your hat.

Black Bolt’s got a secret.

Medusa’s out of options.

Gorgon needs to fight.

Crystal has her duty.

Flint is looking.

Swain is finding.

And Marvel Boy is doing it all for his oldest friend.

Also: we’re going deep into alchemical territory. I’m doing a lot of research on a lot of pretty esoteric stuff, and everything I find makes more connections.

Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers’ ROYALS #1 heads your way on April 5, with issue #2 nipping at its heels on April 19!

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Marvel's Inhumans' television series heads to IMAX and ABC this fall

Bred by an alien race to be a warrior caste and possessing alien DNA, the Inhumans exist as humans possessed of incredible and otherworldly powers when exposed to the substance known as Terrigen. Living secretly, for the most part, among their fellow man, the Inhumans forge their own destiny as a separate society and sometimes even Earth’s protectors. The Royal Family of the Inhumans guides their people as well as sets standards and laws by which they live.

This September, “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes, shot entirely with IMAX® cameras, will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window beginning September 1, 2017, prior to the ABC network television run.

The TV version of the Inhumans have been cast, and what follows is a look at the actors and their characters.

Black Bolt

Black Bolt – The enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

Anson Mount

Black Bolt will be played by Anson Mount, known for his roles in the film Tully, and on the TV series Hell on Wheels, as well as voice work in video games.


Medusa – Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt — his most trusted advisor, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.

Serinda Swan

Medusa will be played by Serinda Swan, no stranger to such roles from her time on such shows as Ballers, Graceland, Smallville and Supernatural, as well as work on Breakout Kings and Chicago Fire.


Maximus –the clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.

Iwan Rheon

Maximus will be played by Iwan Rheon, best known for his role on Game of Thrones and also a singer, musician, stage performer, and video game voice artist.


Karnak – Cousin and closest advisor to Black Bolt. His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher.

Ken Leung

Karnak will be played by Ken Leung, most recently known for his role as a general in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost, Night Shift and his other foray into Marvel film territory, X-Men: The Last Stand.


Gorgon – Cousin of Black Bolt, member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan’s military. With super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp makes him a force to be reckoned with among Inhumans. The yin to his cousin Karnak’s yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.

Eme Ikwuakor

Gorgon will be played by Eme Ikwuakor, who has essayed parts in Concussion, Extant, CSI: Los Angeles, and How to Get Away with Murder.


Crystal – Medusa’s sister, Crystal, is the youngest member of the royal family and has the ability to control the four elements of fire, earth, water and air. Impetuous and independent, she is also deeply devoted to her family.

Isabelle Cornish

Crystal will be played by Isabelle Cornish, who has played parts in TV’s Australia Day and Puberty Blues.


Triton – Black Bolt’s cousin, he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.

Mike Moh

Triton will be played by Mike Moh, best known for his recurring part as Ryu in Street Fighter: Assasin’s Fist and Empire.


Auran – Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.

Sonya Balmores

Auran will be played by Sonya Balmores, best known for roles in Beyond the Break and Soul Surfer.

Mysterious, undisclosed character – A smart, intense, and focused woman. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar.

Ellen Woglom

This mysterious character will be played by actress Ellen Woglom who has appeared in Californication and Outlaw.


Lockjaw – Crystal’s 2,000 lb canine companion; he is a two-thousand-pound dog (yes, a dog!) with the ability to teleport.

Lockjaw will play himself.

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Al Ewing runs down the regal cast of his new comic!

In the upcoming ROYALS #1 on April 5, we’ll see the Inhuman royal family embarking on an epic journey, along with Marvel Boy, to save their people. They’ll travel through galaxies and dimensions, maybe even changing the course of Inhuman destiny.

With stakes this high, what does each of these characters bring to the table? We sat down with writer Al Ewing, who gave us a little background on each member of the family.

“The Queen of the Inhumans, with living, super-strong hair that she can control and direct to perform some frankly astonishing feats,” recaps Ewing. “But the end of IvX will take a toll on her, and she’ll go through some more changes from the very first issue of ROYALS. Will she still be the same person—and the same leader—on the other side?

“[He] is the ex-King, and Medusa’s husband—a marriage now somewhat on the rocks,” the writer cautions. “Black Bolt’s powers complicate matters; the slightest sound out of his mouth, whether a shout, a quiet word or even a cough, could level mountains. Also complicating things: his mad brother Maximus, the constant thorn in the Inhumans’ sides. What secret do the brothers share—and where will it lead Black Bolt?”

“Medusa’s sister and second-in-command; one of the more powerful Inhumans, with a measure of control over all four of the classical elements, earth, air, fire and water,” lists Ewing. “She has also displayed a powerful talent for diplomacy, which could serve the Royals well on their travels. Except that they’ll first stop on the dead world Hala, overseen by her ex-husband, cosmic powerhouse Ronan the Accuser. They’ve got bad blood and lost love between them, and it won’t end well.”

Royals #1 cover by Jonboy Meyers

“[He] has served as a faithful man-at-arms for both Medusa and Black Bolt since his youth—and with his hooves that can shatter concrete and cause earthquakes with every stomp, he has done his job well,” the writer affirms. “But he’s getting older, and recent injuries have left him unable to use his gift—and some days, even move—without severe pain. But as a widower with an estranged daughter and a son in a coma—after he failed them both—he has become used to hiding the pain he feels.”



“Swain is one of the ‘NuHumans,’ an Inhuman bloodline that spread out among the human world, until the release of the Terrigen mists into the atmosphere triggered their Inhuman genes,” explains Ewing. “In Swain’s case, she gained a subtle control over the emotions of people around her. She hates her power, as she can never feel sure of any relationship—except with her literally emotionless girlfriend, Ash. But she also serves as the Inhumans’ top pilot, and a staunch royalist, making her the perfect choice to fly the Royals to the stars.

“Flint’s life has been full of trauma: his adopted family were of a branch of Inhumanity that couldn’t survive contact with Terrigen, and they died en masse after the Terrigen cloud passed, leaving him as the only survivor, with power over rock and stone,” the writer recounts. “After that, he tracked down his biological family in a far-flung Inhuman colony, only to find he couldn’t belong. Flint is searching for something he can’t fully articulate, something that drives him into deep space—something that might make him the most powerful Inhuman of all.”

“A Kree from an alternate universe of peace and plenty, who strayed into our reality, whereupon our reality shot him down and murdered his friends and family,” sums up Ewing. “Blessed with insect-gene enhancements and alien weaponry, Noh-Varr has tried to find his place with the heroes of our world before, but has always failed them, and himself; now he’s taking the Inhumans on a quest into space to find the secrets of their people, and his motives aren’t entirely selfless. Will he fail himself again?”

Attend the coronation in ROYALS #1 by Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers, coming April 5!

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at the next step for the Inhumans!

The Inhumans plan on searching the stars to find the true origins of their species in the pages of ROYALS. The series by writer Al Ewing and artist Jonboy Meyers launches out of the franchise tone-setting INHUMANS PRIME and will focus on members of the ruling family including Medusa, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Crystal, Flint, and Swain venturing out for answers beginning April 5.

With the fresh new start in the stars will also come new designs thanks to Meyers including a re-working of the alternate-dimension Marvel Boy who will guide the Inhumans on their journey. We talked with Meyers about his reworking of classic looks, partnering with Ewing and setting the Royal Family on a new track. When you set about re-working the overall look of an entire group like the Inhumans, what were some of the most important elements you wanted to include in that process?

Jonboy Meyers: For me it was important to try to “rebrand” them a bit; with the Inhumans Vs. X-Men stuff I think it was important to make ROYALS look like a fresh start. With the family heading into space, for me they really leave that super hero part of their lives there on Earth. It’s more “Mad Max in Space”-centered so I really wanted their look to reflect that this is something different, especially to readers when they read the book; this is not a super hero style book—it’s totally something else. Did any of the designs give you more trouble than others?

Jonboy Meyers: I think Medusa was the toughest. How do you do something that feels regal but different? Initially I must have done something like 12 different versions of her super hero look and then reading Al Ewing’s premise, a light clicked on and it read that this is not your spandex-and-capes book. So it freed me up to do something more space-based. But I wanted their look to reflect a “Uniform Inhuman Language,” but each character having their own color or style to it—but all of their new looks live in the same design family. You’ve also got Marvel Boy popping up. How was it reworking his look and how does he, as an outsider, carry himself differently than the Inhumans he’s surrounded by?

Jonboy Meyers: He was a fun one. Initially I was hoping we would get Quicksilver to join the family. In the 80’s he was such a big part of the Royal Family, but Noh-Varr was a great fit. I wanted his look to feel a bit more rebellious and youthful, but a bit arrogant since, at his core, Noh-Varr is a free thinker and moves to the beat of his own drum. But there’s a nod to his Kree lineage in his design, especially his space/battle armor with the fin on top.

I think it’s nice to remind readers who this character harkens back to: the late great Mar-Vell. Throughout this book I get the feeling Noh-Varr knows a lot more about what’s going on than he’s letting on and I would not be surprised if he had his own agenda about going into space. After all it was his idea for them to leave… An interesting aspect of the Inhumans, especially the ones in ROYALS, is that they’re not just a family but also leaders. Does that come into play when you’re drawing them?

Jonboy Meyers: I think there is a clear line of hierarchy with Medusa still calling the shots, but this is very much a family to me and not so much a team. So how they interact will reflect that, with Medusa always out in front; I think there’s a subtext in the art on how you layout the page and how you position characters that tells the reader indirectly who’s the “Leader” or what roles characters play. Part of the fun of ROYALS comes from the fact that these great characters are traveling through space searching for their own history. That’s some real world-building type stuff. Do you enjoy getting into that kind of nitty gritty when it comes to designs?

Jonboy Meyers: I do, though team books are a ton of work just with the large cast, but world-building and making cool designs that help fill out the world is pure fun. I think for me it’s important to try to do something that hasn’t been done—like the new ship design they’re flying around in, to how the tech looks or how the alien worlds around them look. Al’s really making a name for himself with books that bring in all kinds of amazing ideas and get wildly weird. How has it been working with him so far?

Jonboy Meyers: Al’s script is very well done and he’s making me fall in love with these characters. He’s super easy going, communicative and very supportive in letting me do my thing art-wise. Al’s voice is very unique and I think the story he’s writing will redefine who the Inhumans are and what they’re about. This is very much about family and the lengths a family will go through to protect and help one another. You’re going to see a lot of fun stuff coming up for sure. So buckle up—this rocket ship is taking off!

Hitch a ride with ROYALS #1 by Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers, available April 5!

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Marc Guggenheim and Al Ewing offer tantalizing teases for the X-Men and Inhumans!

As the dust settles from Inhumans Vs. X-Men, writers Al Ewing and Marc Guggenheim step into the aftermath with INHUMANS PRIME and X-MEN PRIME respectively, both arriving March 29.

With the ending of IvX promising to rock the world of readers everywhere, we do not dare give it away here. However, both writers proved kind enough to provide us some non-spoiler-y teases from each title to wet your proverbial whistle.


Black Bolt
“Black Bolt is always silent,” Ewing points out. “But now there’s something he’s not saying. Could his secrets be more destructive than his voice?”

“Yesterday she was Queen of the Inhumans,” reveals the writer. “Who will she—and her people—be tomorrow?”

“Black Bolt’s mad brother makes a desperate last stand…or is it only his first move?” Ewing wonders aloud.

“Karnak knows how to fight and how to kill,” contends the writer. “But there’s one Inhuman who could still break him…even if he wins.”

Marvel Boy
“He’s not even an Inhuman,” acknowledges Ewing. “But what he knows is going to change the Inhumans forever.”


First Exposure
“This is going to be people’s first look at a lot of the different books in the ResurrXion line,” asserts Guggenheim. “It’s really your first preview of WEAPON X, X-MEN BLUE. [PRIME] sets up [X-MEN GOLD] being in New York City in Central Park. It sets up [the] X-MEN BLUE mission statement of operating separately from the rest of the X-Men. It introduces you to the membership and mission of WEAPON X.”

Kitty as Leader
“In X-MEN PRIME, we learn not only how Kitty returns to the X-Men but how she becomes [their] new leader,” he explains.

A Bit of Old, A Bit of New
“You’re going to see some familiar faces,” the writer promises, “You’re going to see some long missed faces.”

Peter and Kitty Meet Again
“[Artist] Ken Lashley is a big fan of Colossus and there is a scene [with] Peter and Kitty that he just drew absolutely beautifully,” reveals Guggenheim. “If you’re a fan of the Kitty-Peter relationship, you will really, really enjoy X-MEN PRIME.”

The Future of Xavier’s Dream
“After years of just fighting for their very survival, Kitty has returned to position the X-Men to pursue the latest iteration of Xavier’s dream,” states the writer.

Join the ResurrXion on March 29 with INHUMANS PRIME and X-MEN PRIME!

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Artist Ryan Sook spills on the trial of Maximus, the new Marvel Boy, and more!

In the wake of Inhumans Vs. X-Men, the former group will find itself split between those that remain on Earth and others that head to the stars. To get the idea as to where books like ROYALS, SECRET WARRIORS and BLACK BOLT will venture, it’s best to check out Al Ewing and Ryan Sook’s upcoming INHUMANS PRIME #1, due out March 29!

In addition to setting the stage for those titles, the issue will also put Maximus on trial and introduce readers to the new Marvel Boy. To get the lowdown on all things INHUMANS PRIME, we turn to Sook who also shared some of his great art from the issue! This issue partially revolves around Maximus’ trial. He’s always been a mixed bag for the Inhumans. Would you say he’s crossed a line like never before?

Ryan Sook: I feel like Maximus has definitely crossed a line that there’s no coming back from after this. The consequences for the rest of the Inhumans though are maybe even more surprising than Maximus’ actions. Game changer. What can you say about the new Marvel Boy and his new design?

Ryan Sook: I can only say that Marvel Boy comes across as a really cool character whose potential for the future of the Inhumans, only hinted at in this issue, sets him up to be a really important and cool character in the Marvel Universe going forward. In part because his new design by Jonboy Meyers is so awesome! Speaking of designs, did you get to rework any of the other looks as the Inhumans split up between Earth and the stars?

Ryan Sook: I didn’t rework any of the designs. Thankfully! I just got to draw Jonboy’s awesome redesigns for the most part, which, as with Marvel Boy, are awesome line-wide. I just took the opportunity to play up all the awesome elements of those new designs and some of the classic designs in my style which was a pleasure all around. Visually speaking, would you say there’s a stylistic difference between the books that will lead out of PRIME?

Ryan Sook: I hesitate to speak on the varying styles of one book to another. I’ll only say that from what I’ve seen, Marvel has expanded the Inhumans line—[SECRET WARRIORS], ROYALS, and BLACK BOLT—in a way that allows some radically different artistic styles to come across each of the different titles. Which makes them as cool and fun to look at as any of the X or Avengers titles and I think it’s high time the Inhumans got that kind of treatment. How was it working with Al on this issue?

Ryan Sook: I was unaware of Al’s previous work before now. After working on this script, I don’t intend to be unaware of anything he’s working on anymore. He’s crafted a huge and intriguing launch to PRIME that lays groundwork for some great punches down the line. It’s full of snappy dialog and action all over the place and that makes as fun a comic to draw as to read! Enjoyed the process immensely.

INHUMANS PRIME by Al Ewing and Ryan Sook sets the stage for a new era on March 29!

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Play as Moon Girl, Dormammu, and more in the hit mobile game!

More of the Inhuman family—alongside a brilliant young girl and a powerful Faltine sorcerer—prepare to join the interdimensional battle of “Marvel Future Fight”! Recruit the likes of Moon Girl, Crystal, Gorgon, and more to aid your team in a new set of set of stages and try the new Reward Pack system.

Maximus the Mad has gathered a number of followers and plots to destroy all humankind to pave the way for Inhuman rule. Eager to quash Maximus’s scheme, Moon Girl, Gorgon, Karnak, Inferno, and Crystal all become members of your team. Take on his sergeants across five stages to put an end to his nefarious plot and, eventually, bring the Inhuman prince to your side as well.

These new stages provide players an opportunity to try out the new Reward Pack system in “Marvel Future Fight.” By completing special challenges in these stages, you can earn rewards of your choice! Pick your challenge and your reward, and then unlock the bonus at the end of the mission.

While the Inhumans take center stage, a certain powerful being also joins the fight—much to the chagrin of Stephen Strange. However, Dormammu certainly proves to be a valuable addition to any team.

So they don’t feel left out in the cold, a few Inhumans already on the roster receive new uniforms as their brethren come aboard. Black Bolt dons his INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING outfit, while Ms. Marvel suits up in her Karachi costume. And the Monsters Unleashed armors continue to drop, as Elsa Bloodstone earns her set.

Unlock these new heroes and uniforms now in “Marvel Future Fight” and stay tuned for the latest news on the game!

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The newest Inhuman meets his people for the first time!

Since the life he knew disappeared into cloud of green mist and a cocoon, Morris Sackett has been struggling to find solid ground, some kind of support he could rely on. Thus far, his attempts to do so have been stymied by the lack of a physical body and betrayals large and small.

However, on March 8 in MOSAIC #6, Sackett may find a sense of belonging in a community of people he will have never met before that moment. We reached writer Geoffrey Thorne as he set the table for the Inhuman family reunion to ask him what readers—and Morris—might be in store for. Obviously, Morris’ Inhuman physiology has altered his life in massive ways. However, before he was ever exposed to the Mist, did Sackett have any awareness of the Inhumans as a people or a community? Did he have any feelings towards them?

Geoffrey Thorne: [Laughs] Prior to terrigenesis Morris couldn’t have told you the difference between a mutant and an Inhuman and wouldn’t have cared what that difference was. They’d just have been one more group of super-powered people in the background of his awesome life.

If he ever saw them at all he’d have probably focused on Medusa and Crystal—by far the most famous of the Inhumans because of their contact with the Fantastic Four—and filed them both as “hot.” Beyond that, he wouldn’t have cared. Considering how much his life has changed, and so quickly, one imagines he must have strong feelings about the Inhumans. Any insight into the nature of those?

Geoffrey Thorne: Spoilers. But issues #6 and #7 deal almost exclusively with the relationship between Morris and the Inhumans. His encounter with them definitely puts him through his paces. Which Inhumans does Morris encounter?

Geoffrey Thorne: Flint, Nur, Medusa, Chrystal, Iso, Lockjaw; really a whole stack of them. As best as you can without spoiling things, can you describe how Mosaic and the Inhumans end up in each other’s orbit?

Geoffrey Thorne: Spoilers. But these two issues catch [the] MOSAIC timeline up with the rest of the [Marvel Universe]. How aware are they of his existence until this point?

Geoffrey Thorne: The Inhumans keep tabs on as many of the cocoons caused by the terrigen clouds as they can. Some they miss, of course, but Morris was cocooned in a fairly public fashion. They probably would have contacted him but he was declared dead before they could get to it. Until this moment, they assumed he was dead, just as the rest of the world does. Plus he’s impossible to find in his current state. What are the Inhumans’ feelings about or impressions of Sackett?

Geoffrey Thorne: Some like him. Some find him a useful tool. Some think he’s a jerk.But he’s considered one of the family as soon as he appears to them. What is your approach to depicting the Inhumans? What elements did you feel were key to capturing their essence?

Geoffrey Thorne: Hmmm. I don’t if I had any particular approach. I’ve loved the Inhumans since I was a kid so I feel extremely comfortable writing them.  They are a proud ancient people currently under siege by some of the most powerful people in the Marvel Universe. When Morris meets them—just prior to Civil War II—Queen Medusa is about to make a series of fairly tough decisions.

Morris, as we’ve seen in [UNCANNY INHUMANS #11] gets caught up in her plans. How does this interaction fit into the larger fabric of the Inhumans as a group in a period of massive upheaval?

Geoffrey Thorne: Morris has been on the run since emerging from the cocoon. Life’s been kicking him pretty hard for the first few days of his time as an Inhuman. Meeting the rest of the “family” now is sort of the first time he gets a chance to breathe and he only gets the chance for a little while before he’s drawn into their conflicts with the super hero community and the mutants.

It’s a head spinner, for sure.

The fallout of these two conflicts will determine much of Morris’ future both as it relates to the Inhumans and as he relates to the world.

Be there for an Inhuman family reunion on March 8 in MOSAIC #6!

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Quasar, Nova, the Inhumans, and more help explore what lies beyond the Fault!

Celebrate this incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s tenth anniversary while also prepping for the May 5 release of their new film with these gems from Marvel Unlimited!

After the events of War of Kings, the danger of the Fault created by Black Bolt’s suicide run in the T-Bomb at the end of that story became so widespread that most of the major cosmic players got involved in one way or another. The story itself spread out from the one-shot REALM OF KINGS into a pair of limited series called REALM OF KINGS: IMPERIAL GUARD and REALM OF KINGS: INHUMANS as well as the last issues of NOVA and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

In the kick-off one-shot Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Leonardo Manco sent Quasar into the Fault to record as much data as possible. In doing so, the former Protector of the Universe wound up on an alternate version of Earth where the Avengers had sworn allegiance to the monstrous Many-Angled Ones who feed off devotion. Revealing himself as a being from another place, Quasar became an easy bridge for this group to bust into the main Marvel Universe and let their gods continue feasting and growing.

Realm of Kings (2009) #1

Realm of Kings (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Thanks to some chicanery from that world’s Vision, Quasar broke free and sped off fighting Iron Man and Thor before getting a good look at their horrific universe as a whole. “Pulsing with corrupt life!” he said. “One giant, twisted organic mass! Their whole universe is a deathless corpse! A cancer trying to metastasize in our reality!” With that, focus shifted back to P.E.G.A.S.U.S. where the Cancerverse’s Quasar landed, impersonating Wendell Vaughn!

Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard (2009) #1

Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Over in IMPERIAL GUARD—by Abnett, Lanning and Kev Walker—new Shi’Ar Majestor Gladiator ordered a group of I.G. soldiers to investigate the Fault with the help of Starjammers Cho’d and Raza. Once inside they faced the Cancerverse’s version of the X-Men. As things looked most grim, the Guard found salvation in three forms: the true Quasar, a Raptor named Talon, and Gladiator’s sudden appearance with even more back-up! Upon returning home, Gladiator flew to the Galactic Council meeting, presenting evidence of the Cancerverse’s monsters and pledged to work with the Inhumans and the rest of the Council to defend their shared universe against the threat.

Realm of Kings: Inhumans (2009) #1

Realm of Kings: Inhumans (2009) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

The INHUMANS limited series by DnA and a variety of artists focused more on the dirty dealings of statesmanship, as Medusa called it, but did send Triton and a few others on a mission into the Fault. Thinking they’d found Black Bolt, the group approached the wreckage of the T-Bomb only to realize their eyes fell on a playback of their king’s battle with Vulcan being repeated on a loop. The Kree who went on the mission soon turned into strange creatures reminiscent of the Cancerverse. This presented an interesting finding: that while the Kree can be changed by the Fault, the Inhumans cannot be.

Nova (2007) #32

Nova (2007) #32

What is Marvel Unlimited?

Finally, over in NOVA, one of Richard’s old villains, the time-traveling Sphinx snatched him and Darkhawk—who stood accused of killing Lilandra—into the Fault on a makeshift world that also included versions of Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, and Namorita plucked from the timestream. They’re there to fight a younger version of Sphinx who wants to destroy his older self and make off with not one, but two reality-shaping Ka Stones. Richard Rider figured out how to save the day, sending everyone back to their respective times except for Namorita, who died along with many other New Warriors in the first issue of CIVIL WAR.

With this threat looming, Nova and Darkhawk headed to Earth to help out at P.E.G.A.S.U.S., but also showed up to take out the fake Quasar after the real one sent a message along that he’d been picked up by the Shi’Ar. Left with a terrible choice, Richard stopped the immediate threat of an invading Cancerverse monstrosity, which gave fake Quasar an opportunity to fly off. With that, Nova himself took off into space leading directly into the events of The Thanos Imperative!

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Seeing as how Wendell Vaughn played such a huge part in Realm of Kings, it seems only right to focus on his history this time around. He first appeared as Marvel Boy in the pages of CAPTAIN AMERICA #217 and moved on to Marvel Man before settling on Quasar as of INCREDIBLE HULK #234. As a young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Wendell gained an assignment that led him to a research facility where the original Marvel Boy’s Quantum Bands were under investigation. When A.I.M. attacked, he slipped them on and found a connection with the energy they utilized. From there he went on to star in his own series, becoming Protector of the Universe in the process. After a great many adventures, he died in the pages of ANNIHILATION: NOVA at the hands of Annihilus himself, but started resurfacing as a disembodied consciousness in NOVA. Meanwhile, Phyla-Vell took over the Quantum Bands for a while, but gave them up when Wendell more fully returned and she herself became the avatar of Death known as Martyr.

Find out what really happened to Adam Magus and the seemingly dead members of the team in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #20-25.

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Black Bolt, Medusa, and company face off against ferocious foes!

Though some might call the Inhumans themselves “monsters,” the Terrigen Mist-mutated race stand as no slouches in the creature-fighting department. They get to prove their mettle once more on that score in UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU, out February 8.

It’ll be a battle not to be missed, but incase you’ve overlooked some of their past clashes with monsters, we’ve cherry-picked just a few instances for you right here…

Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #5

Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #5

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The Inhumans joined forces with the Fantastic Four and Black Panther to invade the mysterious Psycho-Man’s underground laboratory, and ran headlong into one of the most gruesome, frightening beasts ever. Initially, the creature seemed to grow stronger with each blow rained upon it by the heroes, but in the end it proved to be an incredible fear-inducing illusion of Psycho-Man’s own creation.

Fantastic Four (1961) #83

Fantastic Four (1961) #83

  • Published: February 10, 1969
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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Held captive by his warped brother Maximus, Black Bolt broke himself and his fellow Inhumans out of a clever holding cell only to fall into the hands of a horde of Alpha Primitive. The subhuman drones attacked en masse, but the Inhumans drove them back and in doing so broke Maximus’ evil hold on them.

Infinity (2013) #2

Infinity (2013) #2

  • Published: September 04, 2013
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 03, 2014
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Jonathan Hickman
  • Cover Artist: Adam Kubert
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When Thanos ordered his emissaries to Earth to search for his lost son, the monstrous Corvius Glave landed in the Inhumans city of Attilan to demand tribute for his cosmic master. Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, defiantly refused Glave, so Thanos’ twisted servant illustrated his sincerity to evil by having his guards slice their own throats.

Uncanny Inhumans (2015) #1

Uncanny Inhumans (2015) #1

  • Published: October 21, 2015
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 25, 2016
  • Rating: Rated T+
  • Writer: Charles Soule
  • Cover Artist: Steve McNiven
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The time-traveling despot known as Kang threw his might against the Inhumans in classic monster style: with prehistoric dinosaurs. Need we say more?

On February 8, the Royal Family and friends meet up with monsters in UNCANNY INHUMANS #1.MU!

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