Mind Capsules – Inhuman #1 and Moon Knight #2

Inhuman #1

Writer – Charles Soule
Artist – Joe Madureira

Inhuman, an event which was supposed to be the latest epic from Marvel Comics started out strongly with its prequels and tie-in issues but soon degenerated into less than stellar tales. Suffice it to say, Inhuman #1, the first issue of the new ongoing by Charles Soule and Joe Madureira has turned that ship right around. Starting out with a nice recap for new readers who may not know just who the Inhumans are, it then moves forward into some new character introductions and then onto Medusa receiving some good news finally about her people, specifically a subject named Eldrac. Cut to another new character named Lash who is a member of the hidden Inhuman city of Orollan who has decided to take it upon himself to start testing these newborn Inhumans to find them if they are worthy of the Terrigen Mists or not. The issue ends with a confrontation between a newborn named Dante, Lash and Medusa with the queen uttering part portent and part promise. A really great start to this brand new title by Charles Soule with some really fantastic artwork by Madureira as well. Having the book focus on new characters is a good thing, but also having Medusa as well as possibly other established Inhumans might just be the key to having this book last more than a dozen issues. Solid, entertaining and full of action with a little bit of Inhuman history makes this book a must-buy, if you had any doubts to the contrary.

5 out of 5

Moon Knight #2

Writer – Warren Ellis
Artist – Declan Shalvey

The second issue of the new series by Warren Ellis is a mostly silent issue and starts off with a peek into the lives of eight different people who one by one, are killed off by a sniper. Moon Knight meanwhile is flying over the city when he spots the shooter and decides to engage him in a battle of life and death. The silence adds to the suspense of the book and really enhances it rather than takes away from it. Declan Shalvey does a good job on the art, making the action fast, furious and dynamic. Also great to see that our hero pulls no punches still, setting himself apart from the rest of the main Marvel universe.  The new costume our hero sports is designed really well with the black parts really accentuating the white. Moon Knight still makes an imposing figure and seeing him come out of the sky like the moon itself was dropping down on the sniper, is a thing of beauty. Moon Knight #2 is a very strong second book from the new title and creative team with a direction that will hopefully continue its existence for a long time to come.

5 out of 5

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