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anonymous asked:

have you read inhumans?! i want to start reading inhumans?! what issue/series do i start reading inhumans?!!!! thank you :)

INHUMANS IS THE MARVEL BATTLEFIELD I WILL DIE ON OKAY.

Okay so just basic primer for the series:

Millions of years ago, the Kree (the two-bit villains from Guardians of the Galaxy) discovered Earth and took primitive humans to experiment on, in the hopes of making super-soldiers to use in the intergalactic war. They succeeded, but abandoned their experiments because a genetic prophecy had predicted that the experiments would eventually lead to an anomaly who would destroy the Kree.

Their test subjects, the Inhumans, went on to form a society of their own in their city, Attlian, which thrived in seclusion from the rest of humanity and developed advanced technology. Experiments with the Terrigen Mist gave them various powers, but caused lasting genetic damage and deformities.

Attilan’s society and culture demands rigid conformity in that each member of society is assigned a place within that society according to those abilities following exposure to the Terrigen Mist - basically, the better your superpowers, the cooler your life gets to be. Once assigned, no Inhuman, no matter how great or powerful, can change their place within the caste system. Essentially they’re like a Darwinist feudal society of mutants… in space

The Inhumans comics center around the Attilan Royal Family. They are:

  • Black Bolt, the King, whose ACTUAL REAL NAME is Blackagar Boltagon you can’t make that shit up. His power is electron manipulation but it’s connected to the speech processes in his brain which has resulted in his voice being TOO DESTRUCTIVE TO EVER BE HEARD he would like, destroy the world if he even whispered high stakes too trill. He’s a pretty good leader in general really
  • Medusa, the Queen, but also the queen right? Her power is that her hair is super long and always shiny and also a tensile weapon, it is unclear if she was named like ironically or it was just a happy coincidence. She and Black Bolt are grade a power couple super in love and they have a SECRET LANGUAGE they understand each other on that next level and she acts as his interpeter and statesperson, it’s a fucking lot
  • Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, the royal cousins and entourage, kind of there for comic relief and also the backing of bitches in a barfight
  • Crystal, Medusa’s sister, she has these like black rings? on her hair? it’s weird, she has a kid with Quicksilver and later on dates Ronan the Accuser (they’re actually kind of… cute? IT’S WEIRD)
  • Lockjaw, the royal ginormous dog
  • Black Bolt also has an evil, mad, Loki-lite brother who wants his crown and his girl, his name’s Maximus the Mad and they keep him locked up in the city’s dungeons… for now

RIGHT SO. Honestly there’s not that much material for Inhumans - they’re not like a lot of the bigger comic series, which have forty or fifty years of ongoing issues - and you could read everything about them in like, a particularly intensive weekend. If you don’t want to do that:

Volume 1 is the original 70’s run, you can def miss that. Read the graphic novel, though - it’s got some cringe-worthy cheesy moments in there, but it’s a pretty good lay of the land for who the royal family are/their dynamics/the political situation in Attilan. Volumes 2, 3 and 4 are good, but I have a feeling the movie will be inspired by/a rough adaption of Silent War, which you should definitely read. The oneshots aren’t vital but they’re fun - my favourite is the I Heart Marvel story, because its tragic and im a sucker for Medusa/Black Bolt otp lmao. The new Inhumanity run is…. I’m not as fond of it, but it does have Medusa in a more central role, which is awesome. 

The Inhumans show up in other places, like House Of M (which you should definitely read reguardless, it’s really good), but nowhere really vital, besides Infinity.

Download the comics here, and if you need any more convincing u should know that Medusa definitely wraps her hair around Black Bolt as a sign of affection and he like smiles at her and lets her A LOT