The Rise of the Fallen: Teaser for Marvel Comics’ “Inhumans”

Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel has been so mysterious lately. We love it!

After announcing the return of Civil War, House of M and Infinity Gauntlet, Marvel Comics has now released an Inhumans teaser.

The title is Inhumans: Attilan Rising, and unlike Civil War and Infinity Gauntlet, this is a new story set in current continuity instead of an old story coming back. It’s a continuation of the events from Infinity, where Attilan, the floating throne-city of the Inhumans, was destroyed and crashed to planet Earth. Inhuman king Black Bolt goes missing in the fallout.

Judging by the teaser, Attilan Rising would be about Black Bolt determined to rebuild the fallen kingdom, over the bodies of the current members of X-Men and the All-New Avengers.

Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

The Inhumans are a race of superhumans product of experiments of the Kree on Earth’s homo sapiens. Yes, that Kree alien race Ronan the Accuser is part of. Some of their powers and abilities are strength, reaction time, speed, great endurance, and a lifespan of 150 years.

The teaser, illustrated by W. Scott Forbes, shows some members of the Inhuman Royal family (Black Bolt, Medusa and Gorgon) standing on the bodies of defeated X-Men and Avengers. How can a simple illustration give me so many feels?!

Now, maybe I am too Marvel-paranoid and have too much time in my hands to come up with this stuff, but could this be a foreshadow of an Inhumans film? Sure, it has been mentioned a couple of times, but there hasn’t been a real confirmation from Marvel on this.

It makes more sense if we remember that not long after the announcement of the return of Civil War, the news broke about Robert Downey Jr joining Captain America 3 to kick-off this storyline in the MCU. Also, Infinity Gauntlet is said to be the storyline Marvel will follow for Thanos.

Please tell me this makes sense to you too! After all: it’s all connected.

Inhumans: Attilan Rising will hit stores on summer 2015.