(This review may contain spoilers).
I hadn’t really registered much about the Inhumans, even though I had seen glimpses of some of them (like Crystal) in previous comics.
I thought it was interesting to get a glimpse of the origins of the Inhumans. While there were some similarities with the Fantastic Four, I thought it was good to see that they were also bound by the people they were leading. I would have liked the opportunity to see more of Black Bolt’s past with Medusa… but what I did learn about him made me have a lot of sympathy. I did get somewhat confused by the fact that he apparently couldn’t talk… but things did make sense by the end of the comics.
I felt quite a lot of sympathy for Crystal by the end of this comic. Although I could understand Medusa’s desperation to save her husband, I did think that she acted quite selfishly in that her only priority seemed to be Black Bolt… and not the rest of her people. While it was implied that Black Bolt’s brother was a villain, he at least seemed to care about the rest of the Inhumans, even if he was responsible for enslaving them in the past.
Once again, I noticed that there were some very clear differences between the first comic and the second set. The second was a lot different in the artwork and style… but, although there was a lot of action and fighting, I didn’t notice a lot of gore even in the second set of comics.
It was interesting to see the relationship between Crystal and Medusa, but I would have liked to see more of the relationships between the rest of the characters as well.
I liked seeing the different ways the Inhumans had evolved, though I would have liked to see a bit more explanation about how they all developed vastly different appearances and abilities. And it also would have been good to see more detail about how Medusa related to her namesake.
I liked reading about the history of the Inhumans as well… but I really didn’t like the Kree. Not in the first comic and definitely not in the second set.
This has triggered an interest in reading more about the Inhumans… and it was also cool to see Tony Stark make a brief appearance.