A few thoughts on ABC's new #Inhumans trailer, granted maybe a week late. #Marvel #MarvelComics #MarvelTV
Thoughts on the Inhumans’ Trailer
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- When trying to make a point that the Inhumans were loners "by design", it undercuts the argument to place their home on the moon. Stan and Jack (the designers) placed them in the Himalayas, which should be sufficiently remote to support the argument. It was John Byrne (presumably with Jim Shooter's OK) who relocated them to the moon in the early '80's. Citing both locations would be a good way to argue that they are distant "by tradition", but not "by design".
In a similar vein, it's true that the Inhumans were part of "the hippie cosmic weirdness" of mid-60's Marvel, and the introduction of the Inhumans (except for Medusa) led into the introduction of Galactus and the Silver Surfer. Noting their proximity supports that argument. Including the Mole Man, however, undercuts it. That cosmic period started after Reed and Sue got married (in FF Annual #3) and ended when the Silver Surfer got his own title. (From FF#44 to #80 and Annuals #4-6.) The Mole Man commonly appeared before and after that period, but never in it. While the FF were getting cosmic with Prester John, The Kree, The Negative Zone, Him, Psychoman and Annihilus (plenty of names that would reinforce a salient point), Mole Man was fighting Hulk, X-Men and Iron Man. Cool comics, but not "cosmic hippie weirdness". When that period was over, Him and Galactus both moved to Thor, The Kree focused on Captain Marvel, Prester John disappeared for years and Silver Surfer got his own book. In the FF, the older villains began to return: Mole Man, the Skrulls, the Wizard (who appeared briefly in the cosmic period) and Dr. Doom (who had a four-parter with the Silver Surfer in the cosmic period). Once Franklin was born (in Annual #6) the tone changed the same way it did after Reed and Sue got married.46w
- Dan Head+1I simply meant that the Mole Man is a weird design for an ostensibly iconic villain, but I take your point.
Full disclosure: I added your comment as an edit to the original post b/c it was gonna drive me crazy to leave the uncorrected mistake up there without at least acknowledging it. Thanks.46w
- Not a problem. The basic direction of the argument was solid and there are plenty of bits from the characters' history to bolster it.46w
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