Bin There, Found That: Quickie- Inhumans
By: Chris Wunderlich
Fresh back from San Diego Comic Con, I’ve got tons of work ahead of me. With about three dozen video interviews to edit, I figured I probably shouldn’t neglect my Bin There duties, but I needed a series I could cover quickly. So I thought to myself “What series speaks for itself? What can I cover with minimal writing, where the art alone would convince even the most frugal collector?”
When I think lack of words, beautiful design and the dollar bin, the Inhumans instantly come to mind. Created back in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for their Fantastic Four series, the Inhumans are a complicated royal family led by their mute king, Blackbolt. Over the years they’ve crossed paths with just about every corner of the Marvel Universe, often earning themselves short lived solo stories. If you read Marvel comics, chances are you’ve encountered this odd-ball bunch.
As one of the many time-tested, enduring Lee/Kirby creations, the Inhumans have been passed around to some very competent creators. Much like Blackbolt exerts his will without a single spoken word, here’s hoping these beautiful examples of art will convince you to dive through the cheap bins. These might be some of the most beautiful books you’ve never read.
Inhumans Vol. 2 #12
Written by Paul Jenkins, Art by Jae Lee
Inhumans Vol.3 #2
Written by Carlos Pacheco and Rafael Marin, Art by Ladronn
Son of M #2
Written by David Hine, Art by Roy Allen Martinez
Silent War #4
Written by David Hine, Art by Frazer Irving