Inhumanity #1

Inhumanity #1

Event\Storyline: Inhumanity Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Olivier Coipel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 29 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

• After INFINITY, the Marvel Universe has changed.
•  The Avengers find themselves face to face with Karnak who has discovered the secret of the Inhumans that will shake the Marvel U to its core.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 4, 2013

    INHUMANITY has begun. As a result of INFINITY, the face of the Marvel Universe is undergoing a pretty big change. It's not just the Inhumans we know that are being affected. This is definitely not an issue that should be missed. Matt Fraction lays out the groundwork for what we can expect. Even if you haven't read INFINITY, everything you need to know is here. Olivier Coipel's art makes this even better. Matt Fraction has done something I didn't think was possible - I now care about the Inhumans and can't wait to see what's coming next. With the changes coming, if you're reading Marvel Comics, you need to read this. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 4, 2013

    Are the Inhumans necessarily a replacement for the X-Men? Not quite. But that's not the real goal here - Marvel is aiming to diversify with Inhumanity, and this first issue knocks it out of the park. With lyrical dialogue, intense characters, and a mystery that threatens an entire burgeoning species, this is a perfect introduction to the refugees of Attilan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 5, 2013

    This is a fantastic introduction not only to the characters of the Inhumans, but to how they will shape the Marvel Universe in months to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Dec 18, 2013

    Anyway, to all those who have lived through Infinity and eagerly await the rest of Inhumanity"or those of you who are wondering whether to read Inhumanity or not: you should read this book. It is well worth your time and I honestly think Inhumanity is going to be a great story. I just hope they collect Infinity soon so I can get on with my life. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 5, 2013

    With a strong story and wonderful art by Olivier Coipel and Mark Morales, it's a compelling start to the event. Whether it will put the concept over the top and into its own title, only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Dec 6, 2013

    I truly feel that as a follow up to Infinity which has rightfully so been praised, Inhumanity is going to be fantastic if you take this issue as an example. I love the Inhumans and I think newer readers who read this arc and learn about them and their struggles will learn to love them too. There is so much history to them that while I don't think you will get everything in Inhumanity it may actually get people interested to go read an older adventure. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Dec 9, 2013

    Inhumanity takes the large scope of what is to come in the Marvel Universe and creates a smaller tale of one mans perspective on his people. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Dec 10, 2013

    It looks as though the Inhumans will be playing a pretty big role in the Marvel Universe over the course of the next year. This is a great introduction to these characters and to what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 4, 2013

    Overall, Inhumanity is interesting, it does what it needs to do to catch new readers up to speed, and it has me hooked to see what unfolds, and the first issue has prepared me to accept that the classic version of the Inhumans as created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee back in 1965 is probably gone for good. Now, your pizza guy could be an Inhuman, and oh, what a great point-of-view character he'd make for an Inhumans movie" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Dec 5, 2013

    As I stated earlier, this book is part Infinity postscript and part Inhumanteaser. Based on her role in this book, Im very curious about Fractions upcoming Inhumanity: Medusa one-shot. Im much more familiar with Black Bolt than his Queen, and I think her story coming out of this issue will be the meatiest shes stuck wondering what her husband was doing behind her back, while also having to lead her splintered people. Not to mention her entire worldview has been upended and shes homeless. I hope that the Inhumanseries will focus not just on regular people with new powers, but the inevitable Game of Thrones-style power struggle resulting from the diaspora. Inhumanity is a solid introduction to a drama set in a very weird corner of the Marvel Universe, and Id like to see Fraction thrive in that weirdness and tell a story with a more refined scope than the galaxy-sprawling epic that led us here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Dec 6, 2013

    Full of mystery and might, sorrow and humanity, Inhumanity #1 sets up this event through great art and writing. Overall this is a solid and intriguing read that follows up Infinity to build on Hickmans arc, taking the Inhumans in a new direction. Whether this chapter of Marvel mythology lives up to the hype remains to be seen, but so far its looking to be an intriguing ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Dec 10, 2013

    Any problems that I had with the issue were largely those related to the scripted narrative and not with the art. Regardless, this was a good one-shot and if you are looking to jump on to reading Marvel comics with this issue, or want to touch base for Inhumanity for next year, this is a good place to start, all things told. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 4, 2013

    Olivier Coipel is the primary artist on this issue, though he's also joined by Infinity veterans Dustin Weaver and Leinil Yu. Coipel handles the present-day scenes, while Weaver tackles the Infinity flashbacks and Yu renders the ancient saga of the Inhumans and their first king. The transitions between each artist aren't too jarring, especially since the format practically invites those transitions. The coloring goes a long way towards giving each section its own distinct tone and feel. Of the three pencillers, it's actually Coipel whose work proves a bit disappointing. Some of his pages are uncharacteristically sparse in terms of detail and line-work, especially when it comes to facial features. But he still delivers some standout pages, particularly during the big climax. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Dec 5, 2013

    Overall, “Inhumanity” is a terrific bridge point between “Infinity” and the “Inhumanity” banner-event that is currently sweeping through the Marvel universe. It's been hinted at before, but there's a distinct undercurrent of varying influences at work here. The royal subterfuge and division of “A Game of Thrones” is mingled with the marginalized minority of the X-Men, all wrapped in the cosmic high concepts of the event it stems from. Fraction has planted these seeds in extremely fertile soil, and one can only imagine that possible stories that will grow from them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Dec 5, 2013

    As epitaphs go, "Inhumanity #1" is a well-written one. I look forward to seeing whether Karnak's doomsday prophecy for Inhumanity comes to pass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - The Cannoli Dec 5, 2013

    Inhumanity 1 was a fantastic start to the series. Already having more impact and lasting effect than Infinity did, ending on a very mysterious and foreboding note. Worth picking up even if you aren't familiar with the Inhumans and a must if you are already a fan. The busy paneling takes away from some of the scenes, but doesn't egregiously interfere with the read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Dec 4, 2013

    This issue had some of the most interesting story telling I've read in a while. It is nice to see something aside from mutants making a huge impact of the population and causing mass confusion. If the story telling and art can keep this pace this ‘Inhumanity' story arc will be great! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 4, 2013

    This is a mediocre introduction, especially considering it's an event. There's just too much exposition and not enough action and when it comes to visual mediums of the blockbuster kind that's a failure. That said, the story is intriguing enough and the pacing is exceptional, both visually and story-wise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Dec 4, 2013

    It succeeds at bringing some excitement for the inhumans franchise, it serves as a good introduction to new readers and the art is generally good, but the lack of an actual plot and a certain problem with the dialogue makes this issue a rather uneven affair. Good, but certainly not great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Dec 6, 2013

    Overall it was a pretty interesting issue and I'm looking forward to seeing where the Inhuman's are going now. My biggest question though, other than the fact they're Kree science projects what is the actual difference between an Inhuman and a Mutant? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 6, 2013

    Inhumanity #1 wont knock your socks off in terms of suspense, but It serves as an entertaining jumping on point for Marvel's latest crossover. Medusa, Back Bolt's wife, adds an element of reader curiosity that examines her loyalty towards her husband. She should be an interesting character to follow. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Dec 6, 2013

    "Inhumanity" #1 opens like a fairy tale and closes with a killer reminder of reality. With Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel at the helm, the book lays a solid foundation for events to come as the Marvel universe braces itself for change. "Inhumanity" is an excellent and engaging introduction to the Inhumans that is sure to please new and old readers alike. I know I'm hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Dec 9, 2013

    Ultimately, it's a fable about disillusionment, about seeing that the emperor has no clothes and being unable to view it any other way once glimpsed. It's a promising start for an arc that is yet to define its main point of drama, and for now this serves as a teaser for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 10, 2013

    Medusa's taking it slightly better, and the artists for Inhumanity promise to have no end of fun playing with those undulating scarlet tresses of hers. There's not a lot more to the story than that this month, as we get a brief history of the Inhumans, some speculation about Thanos, and a surprise move by Karnak that catches the Avengers while distracted and ineffective. It remains to be seen whether Fraction can do with the Kirby/FF legacy what he tried with Asgard a few years ago. As it was with Immonen on that work, however, the apocalypse will be gorgeous. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Dec 16, 2013

    The rest of the book is made up of Karnak in a cell telling the explaining the history of the Inhumans to everyone from Hawkeye to the Illuminati to Medusa. At this point Medusa realizes how Thanos had fatheredan Inhuman child without anyone knowing. There is a shocking end to the book that I am surprised hasn't received more publicity. While I am a bit burntout from massive crossover events, Marvel don't seem ready to stop putting them out every five minutes. Inhumanity seems to be an excuse by Marvel to createsome new characters and milk the fans some more. Inhumanity overall is a decent book that is well written with some good art, I think that people should give this book a miss as it is a bit pointless and anything that happens will be forgotten in a few months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 4, 2013

    Saving the day visually is Oliver Coipel’s nicely done art. He has a real playground here. Fraction’s story pans decades, races, aliens, everything. Coipel takes full advantage of that. His pencils are creative, always shifting perspectives and dynamics. The end result is art as grand as the story, but not as dull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Dec 5, 2013

    I'm intrigued by this new take on the Inhumans franchise, and especially what it means for the cinematic Marvel U, but hopefully it will take a different direction than Marvel's mutant books take. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Dec 7, 2013

    Not as interesting or as captivating an introduction as Infinity's, but well done nonetheless. I'm unsure if this is a one-shot out part of a miniseries, so the ambiguity there lessens my anticipation as bit. But, hey, there's a checklist at the end. I love checklists. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 7, 2013

    It turns out that Inhumanity #1 isn't the start of a new series or event. This comic is essentially a well-drawn promotional hype book. Marvel has this big idea for the Inhumans, and this comic is all about preparing readers for that idea. There's no action and no plot, just one character explaining to the Avengers, and the readers, how everything we know is going to change. Read Full Review

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