So, why start another class of ultra humans? Why now?
See chums, The Marvel Movie-verse needs their own “born-gifted” types
and mutants are locked in at FOX for the long haul. And since the
Inhumans are part of Marvel’s long term, overall Movie-verse plans, why
the hell not?
So, starting soon in their comics. Marvel will be painting these new “freaks” in a similar outcast, discriminated-against manner as mutants and The X-Men.
And as much as this news is great for fans of Inhumans, it's the regular humans of Marvel who I can't stop thinking about...
I can’t say I’d blame the un-powered humans of Marvel earth for fearing
all the walking, talking weapons of mass destruction that are seemingly
just everywhere. Consider: Hundreds (more?) of powered mutants,
Hundreds (more?) of otherwise powered heroes and villains, plus all the
non powered heroes/villains, and pantheons of Ye Olde Gods, plus giant
organizations of good (S.H.I.E.L.D., S.W.O.R.D., others, etc) and evil
(AIM, Hydra, The Hand, others, etc.) …and don’t forget, numerous alien
Remember, all of these factions, as individuals or as groups, are
constantly at battle. Endlessly. Their Infinity Invasions and Secret
Gauntlet Battles destroying cities, wreaking havoc, injuring and killing
innocent bystanders but rarely each other. Regularly putting the entire
world, sometimes the universe and/or the fabric of space and time, at
risk. Bare in mind this is the stuff we SEE - presumably all this goes
on a world wide scale, not just in east coast America.
And how does the "official" appearance/arrival of not only aliens but certain "gods" affect the religions of the world and those who follow them? That aspect alone would send the real world into a frenzy.
So all in all, can you blame them for being fearful?
Now into this mix, add new heroes and villains all empowered by the
Moon Mist of the Inhumans and the world starts to seem to shift for the
humans living in the M.U., they are no longer safe.
They haven’t been in
a long, long time.
If you lived there could you differentiate between them all? Would
you try? Or even care to? All the Super-Powered-Beings would start to
blend together. You really would’nt care about where a person got their
power anymore. Mutant, Inhuman, Lightning Strike Victim - whatever - if
they have powers or regularly get into skirmishes with powered people, they are all threats to you and your family.
Marvel (especially M.U. NYC) seems like a war zone where everyday one
wonders from which direction the shots will come from and instead of
bullets or bombs, it’s optic blasts, it’s a city bus thrown by the Hulk,
it’s an alien horde, it’s entropic entity from the other side of the
In a world like that, without a superpower of your own, you may feel
defenseless and in a constant state of threat, fear and impending doom.
Marvel needs a book from this perspective. I’m not talking about
genocidal maniacs and the bigots. Or vigilantes with a Lost-Love motivation. I mean a book about The Unpowered Human, and
the fear they live with in a batshit crazy Marvel Universe.
Heroes born with powers? I’ve already read that.
A human who can’t cope with all this around them and what they decide to do about it?