Inhuman #1

Inhuman #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Joe Madureira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 5
6.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The newest super heroes of the Marvel Universe are born! A cloud of Terrigen mist is moving around the world turning regular people into Inhumans with amazing powers. But not everyone thinks this is a good thing. Discover the secret history of the Marvel Universe and get in at the ground floor of the next big Marvel franchise!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter Apr 4, 2014

    I found this issue to just amazing. Equal parts sci-fi epic and a throw back to the earlier time periods of the beginning of the mutant evolution. With the X gene reactivated since Avengers vs X-men and now the Terrigen Mists introducing new people with super powers, the Marvel Universe is really about to get a whole lot more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Crowbar Apr 7, 2014

    I was beyond satisfied with Inhuman #1 and it is a series I will be anxiously waiting for. Rush out and go get Inhuman #1, pronto. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 3, 2014

    This is the most enjoyable Marvel Comic I've read in several months. I'll definitely be coming back if the story and art remain at this high level. The hype on this series is that it's really going to impact the Marvel Universe. Okay, Marvel. I was a zombie for you in the 1970s and 80s, but you broke my heart in the 90s and I haven't been able to follow you since. I want to come back to the fold: Bring me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Rob Thomas Apr 5, 2014

    Provided it doesn't ultimately turn into an episodic affair of "let's chase the bad guy around the globe" each month, Inhuman #1 shows a lot of potential. In not focusing solely on the existing Inhuman royalty, Marvel has opened the door for a lot of different storytelling opportunities. If Charles Soule can stick the landing, however, remains to be seen. It may not be the Game of Thrones-esque epic of intrigue and politics that was rumored to be Fraction's direction for the series, but it's far too early to dismiss this as merely a rushed, half-hearted replacement. If nothing else, I'll be back next month for more of Joe Mad's gorgeous artwork. I suggest you do the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Apr 2, 2014

    While the bigger picture of what is ahead might not be clear for this series, what is clear is how straight-forward it is for new readers. Through multiple outlets summaries, exposition, artwork, even a map at the end readers are given a clear background of why events are unfolding the way they have in this book. There is a mystery for future issues provided through the tribal Earth-born Inhuman Lash. There is the everyman connection through Dante and his struggling family. Finally, for long time Inhuman fans, you have Medusa continuing her reign as queen and owning every panel she appears in. Despite a fourth quarter change in the line-up, Inhuman is set up to be a solidly plotted and delivered story for their spring All-New Marvel Now! line-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Apr 7, 2014

    Killer artwork andvillain-centric storycaught my attention to see where this new series will go. The lack of insight on the main character Dante bugged me but didn't take away from giving this issue a strong start and if you read any of Soule's other stories you'll know it definitely has potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Bryan Huth Apr 8, 2014

    In addition to Soule, the beautiful work of artists Joe Madureira and Marte Garcia pulls you into the book and keeps you looking at every panel long after you've read it.Inhuman#1 is a great start to the rebooted series and it will make you come back for more. Stay tuned to We The Nerdy for more Marvel and Inhuman news. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 3, 2014

    Charles Soule has his work cut out for him here because there's so much potential and it could go horribly wrong. What helps is that he has Joe Madureira providing the art here and he does some fantastic stuff across the board. It took a little adjusting at first, but when we got to Dante and with Medusa, it all has a great sense of style and color that I hope reflects the larger trend of the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 3, 2014

    Overall though, this doesn't quite feel like an event comic. There isn't any hook to bring a reader back for a second issue, but as with any event comic, one the story gets its hooks into you, you are going to come back eventually. So hopefully the second issue improves significantly. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Lanza Apr 2, 2014

    I think that despite my inherent boredom with the Inhumans (mutants with mist!), this book could be a solid title in the long run. I think there's still a bit of clich here that doesn't sit quite right with me, like Lash as the mysterious omnipresent villain that somehow no one has ever heard of before, or Dante having super flamey powers (Inferno anyone?), but aside from all this Inhuman has the right parts to make an interesting superhero book. Dante needs some depth if he's to stick around, and I'm sure we'll be meeting a ton of new Inhumans as Medusa builds here army. I just hope she gets there before Lash finishes his morning coffee and zaps them at sunrise. In any case, Joe Mad's art alone is well worth sticking out this run for the immediate future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Apr 3, 2014

    "Inhumans" #1 throws a lot at the wall, and unfortunately not a lot of it seems to stick. For every moment that writer Charles Soule successfully integrates background information as part of the story, there's another scene where everything just spills out awkwardly, as with Dante. And for everytime that artist Joe Madureira draws a thrilling action scene, there's a panel where somebody's leg is larger than their torso. There is definitely potential to the Inhumans, and Disney likely has bigger plans for them, but what the series needs right now is a little more focus and clarity. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 2, 2014

    After waiting so many months for Inhuman #1 to finally ship, it's disappointing to see such a slow, quiet start to Marvel's much-hyped revival of the Inhumans franchise. The scope isn't there, and so far only one of the new characters stand out. But it is easy to see the potential with this new book, and Joe Mad's art goes a long way towards making the slow burn approach easier to tolerate. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 2, 2014

    The Inhumans have remained delegated to the shadows of the Marvel Universe for too long. Its interesting to see them stepping forward in such a big way. With the Terrigen Mists released upon the world, we should be seeing many many new characters pop up. For a first issue, you can see the potential in what this series will be. There is a mix of new characters and threats along with the familiar face of Medusa, searching for Black Bolt. Its the new characters that will need to grab your attention to keep you invested in the series. Joe Madureiras art and Marte Gracias colors are nice to see but its a little difficult to really put your finger on where this series will go. Perhaps with some of the delay or restructuring of the series before it launched, well have to wait for the next issue to really get a feel for whats coming up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 3, 2014

    The've got the "In" (for incredible) part of the series worked out, but not much in the way of "Human" (or humanity) in evidence. Back to the drawing board. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Apr 4, 2014

    Inhumans #1 suffers from a clear change in writers and some artistic choices, but still has a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Apr 4, 2014

    Unfortunately, "Inhuman" #1 doesn't live up to the hype that surrounded its release with its jumbled timeline and poor artwork. However, Soule leaves plenty of room for potential with compelling and enduring characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 6, 2014

    Overall, this is an average first issue with plenty of opportunity. I'm hoping Soule and Madureira duo can find their groove because the Inhumans really are such a rich part of Marvel lore. Unfortunately right now, they're not getting the treatment they deserve. My expectations for this series, especially with the Inhumans being put center stage in recent big Marvel storylines, were much higher than what I saw delivered here. This was good, not the the “great” it needed to be. It's right on the cover: “Marvel's Latest Epic Begins Here!” This did not feel like an “Epic”. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Apr 2, 2014

    Hopefully in subsequent issues the story Soule is trying to tell will develop further, but as of now I cannot reccomend this issue. Those that are crazy about the artwork of Joe Madureira may be in love here, that is still a limited audience. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 3, 2014

    After a rocky inception period, Inhuman #1 finally hit shelves this week and its a real mixed bag. Charles Soule does a good enough job presenting new Inhumans and a zealous tribal leader who offers an alternative to the House of Boltagon, yet the stilted dialogue keeps the comic from being the regular stellar work that we are used to getting from Soule Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 6, 2014

    The one thing working against 'Inhuman' #1 was all the hype and delays. It even says on the cover that Marvel's latest epic begins here, but the first installment didn't feel too epic. Although, just because issue one was a bit underwhelming doesn't mean that things can improve later on. Hopefully it picks up as the series continues because the reinvention and expansion of the Inhumans is an interesting premise that deserves to be presented in something awesome. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 1, 2014

    Right now, the only thing going for Inhuman is style - namely, if you're a fan of Joe Madureira, or are a diehard Inhuman enthusiast. But that's the great tragedy of this book - this was meant to bring in new readers, not to preach to the converted. Right now, we don't even have the great concepts of the glory days of Stan and Jack - beyond Medusa, all these new characters are but shadows of the glory of Inhumanity. Without strong concepts or characterization, Inhuman needs some heart, fast, or this rapidly growing species is in danger of publishing extinction. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Apr 3, 2014

    In my opinion, Marvel has bit off more than they can chew. They really want these new Inhumans to be the start of something grand. But based on Inhuman #1, they don't seem to have any idea how to get there. Throwing new superheroes and super-villains at the reader, without any pertinent reason why we need them, is a weak way to kick off this new franchise. If I want to read about a group of disenfranchised supers with random powers, I'll read Uncanny X-Men. If I want to read about a young person discovering what it means to suddenly have super-powers, I'll read Ms. Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 5, 2014

    The first issue of Marvel's 'Latest Epic' " as promised on the cover " stumbles out of the gate. Marvel has been hyping this comic and their new Inhuman status quo for months, but the event has been burdened by a series of delays. It definitely doesn't help that Black Bolt unleashed the Terrigen Bomb sometime late last year, and this issue was delayed when original writer Matt Fraction bowed out. That's never a good sign. Charles Soule is a fine writer, and I like his work, but just knowing he's scrambling to fill in and fulfill Marvel's wishes " when Fraction wouldn't " is a bad omen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nomadic Avenger Apr 3, 2014

    Much better than most the reviews say. I like the fresh start, and this has a real adventure feel to it.

  • 7.5
    Synthozoid Apr 7, 2014

    The artwork is beautiful, I hope the script catches up in #2.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Apr 2, 2014

    Soule is one of the best writers around and was asked to right this ship before it got off the ground. He did that with moderate success. The story is compelling enough at times, especially the "different tribes/dueling kingdoms" aspect that comes with Lash. That said, I was extremely disappointed to read that Dante had such a predictable powerset (and it's pretty bad that his name also happens to be Dante). I was hoping for the Inhumans to be unique--previous Inhumans sure were. Overall I'm hopeful for the series, and I'll stick around a few issues to see where it goes.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 6, 2014

  • 6.5
    kaulthelegend Apr 5, 2014

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