Collects Inhumans (1998) #1-12. Attilan is under attack from without and within. Can the Royal Family, led by the mute Black Bolt, repel the foreign invaders who assail their outer defense, as well as the internal threat of Black Bolt's insane brother, Maximus the Mad?
About the Author
An Eisner Award winner for his work on Inhumans, writer Paul Jenkins helped reveal Wolverine's untold history in Origin and introduced a "forgotten" hero of the Marvel Universe in Sentry. In addition to his comics work on such series as Spectacular Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and Civil War: Front Line, he is a prolific writer of video games, including Radical Entertainment's Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
Artist Jae Lee made a name for himself on Marvel's Namor the Sub-Mariner, his gothic style a stark departure from traditional comic art. After a short X-Factor arc, Lee decamped to the newly formed Image Comics - illustrating the Youngblood Strikefile and WildC.A.T.s Trilogy miniseries, and debuting his own creation, Hellshock. During the next few years, Lee returned to Marvel for a Spider-Man arc and provided pinups and covers for several companies - including titles in Marvel's X-Men and Punisher families, Image's Bloodstrike and Shadowhawk Gallery, Tekno's Gene Roddenberry's Xander in Lost Universe, Harris' Vampirella, and DC/Vertigo's Transmetropolitan. In 1998, he won an Eisner Award for his distinctive work with writer Paul Jenkins on the Marvel Knights series Inhumans. He and Jenkins re-teamed in 2000 for The Sentry, the multilayered tale of a deliberately forgotten Silver Age hero. Continuing his Marvel Knights work, Lee illustrated Grant Morrison's Fantastic Four: 1234, an arc of Captain America and the Hulk/Thing: Hard Knocks miniseries. In 2003, he drew Dreamwave's fan-favorite Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover, and provided covers for DC's Manhunter and Batman: Gotham Knights. After drawing an arc of Ultimate Fantastic Four, Lee was tapped to lend his distinctive style to Marvel's Dark Tower adaptations - bringing Stephen King's characters to life in the pages of The Gunslinger Born, The Long Road Home, Treachery and The Battle of Jericho Hill. Subsequently, Lee provided covers for Wolverine and Namor: The First Mutant.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Marvel Knights line continues to amaze readers with its innovative storylines and amazing art. Combining the always intriguing plot lines of Paul Jenkins with the visually arresting artwork of Jae Lee was pure brilliance on the part of Marvel. Daringly resurrecting a team of forgotten heroes like the Inhumans only adds to the mix. Blackbolt continues to lead his often misunderstood team of societal misfits in this epic tale of growth and change in the Inhumans' world. A new crop of Inhuman youth have stepped up for their exposure to the Terragin mists and the results are both a blessing and a curse. While some are transformed into beautiful mutants with extraordinary abilities, one is reduced to a lumbering hulk with limited cranial capacity. What's a society to do with an embarassment such as this? Banish him to the lower depths of the community to work with the other slaves in quiet subservience, that's what! But what happens when Blackbolt's insane brother is plotting his release from prison and his eventual takeover of the kingdom, and just how does this banished young man fit into Maximus' plans for eventual domination? And just what has Maximus done that has led an army of outraged humans to the front door of the Inhumans' self enclosed utopia?? To give this away would spoil the thrill and excitement of reading this incredible collection. Even if the story turns you off, the artwork is to die for. Highly recommended!
This is one of the best things I've ever read. If you are a fan of comics, this is for you.
I've read many comics over the years and have always said if there were one I'd like to see be made into a film, it's this 'Inhumans' story. The production value is top-tier. The writing is incredibly mature with political and social overtones, but never lacking in the action. It's one of my favorite reads to this day.