Here's something that's not really a secret. The Inhumans have never been my favorite characters. I've always deeply admired Black Bolt, Medusa and, of course, Karnak but I've always thought they were just okay. It might seem odd for me to review a comic so centered around them but it lets me look at it with an unbiased opinion.
Following the events seen in INFINITY, some may be grumbling about having event after event, but the great thing is, you can jump right in without knowing necessarily why certain things happened in INFINITY. The destruction of Attilan and key events are explained easily. What we're seeing is the revelation that Inhumans have been living among humans all along unbeknownst to pretty much everyone. The destruction of Attilan has allowed the Terrigen Mists to unleash their full potential. The problem is, done in this manner and uncontrolled, the results might not be for the best for everyone.
Matt Fraction, in a story that largely sets up this next stage, grabs you and keeps you glued to each page. It's a great combination of being a 'history lesson' on the Inhumans while making it clear just how massive this could be for the populace of the Marvel Universe. And how great is it to see Hawkeye feel like he does in his solo title (thanks to Fraction)? At times it's felt as if we've had two slightly different versions but Fraction manages to merge the two
What can be said about Olivier Coipel's art that hasn't been said before? This is a great way to jump start things. Coipel's art makes this something that shouldn't be ignored.
Considering I've never been the biggest Inhuman fan and I really dug this issue, that should be saying something.
INHUMANITY has begun. As a result of INFINITY, the face of the Marvel Universe is undergoing a pretty big change. It's not just the Inhumans we know that are being affected. This is definitely not an issue that should be missed. Matt Fraction lays out the groundwork for what we can expect. Even if you haven't read INFINITY, everything you need to know is here. Olivier Coipel's art makes this even better. Matt Fraction has done something I didn't think was possible - I now care about the Inhumans and can't wait to see what's coming next. With the changes coming, if you're reading Marvel Comics, you need to read this.