Ithink that is where the problem lies. I love the inhumans,... as story enhancers. But as a story to themselves I don't think they have all that much interest. I look at it like a TV show. Joey was great on the cast of Friends but on his own,... not so much. Every once in a while you get a spin-off character or group that is worth the effort. I just think the inhumans are best served as supporting cast.
Post by spiderwasp on Jul 15, 2007 17:27:43 GMT -5
I have to agree that I've never found an Inhumans story that really worked when they were on their own. I think the problem is that every time someone writes one of them, they are so taken with shaking the team up and making changes that it works against them. Before changes in the status quo can work, we first need to establish the status quo. The team has been shaken up so many times, whether it's their physical appearances, their relationships to each other, where they live, that it's hard to ever feel like you really know them. I can barely even recognize the current group as the same one that was introduced in the FF, with the possible exception of Crystal. I'm not sure I'm expressing this thought very clearly but hopefully people will have some idea what I'm talking about.
I get a good grasp on what you're saying S.W and I think you hit it on the head.
It seems like everytime someone tries to write a story about them,.. or most other groups now,. they feel that the only good story is going to involve major upheval in the team dynamic. I wouldn't mind seeing a good old fashioned story where a team sticks together and triumphs through solidarity.
I think it would be a mistake to have them fight supercrime like a regular team, though. I see them as an alien version of the Fantastic Four. They are a family, but instead of one forged from shared life experiences and close relationships the Inhumans are a family connected by blood but riddled by conflict.
With Crystal and Pietro's divorce (the first in Inhuman history), the brooding silence of Black Bolt, the quick-to-temper Gorgon and the insane Maximus the Mad the Inhumans have all of the character ingredients to make for an interesting series. They also have an extremely rigid social structure conflicting with the polices of Black Bolt, who has often taken a progressive stance in Inhuman affairs.
I think the book would have to be a drama, instead of an action comic.
I agree. They're not "superheroes", at least not in the traditional sense.
I want to see more of their society and customs. The little tidbit in FF: The End about why some of them wear masks made me want an Inumans ongoing.
Yes, I liked that too. I had always wondered why they wear costumes all the time, especially, of course, the masks (Medusa is sometimes shown in civilian clothes or queenly garb, as in Son of M). But looking at it from their point of view--and not from a narrow-minded human point of view (like mine)- -it makes sense. That was a nice touch, which added both texture and clarity, by Alan Davis.