Friday, September 13, 2013

Making a Splash: Those Amazing Inhumans

What it is, Groove-ophiles! The Inhumans! One of Lee and Kirby's most classic creations, aren't they? A whole race of super-humans, hidden from humanity for everyone's own good. What a cool concept! Usually Black Bolt and his kin played the role of supporting characters, but they had a couple of pretty good runs as a solo feature--like the time they fronted Amazing Adventures (issues 1-10, May 1970-October 1971). With art by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, and Mike Sekowsky, these were some good-lookin' comic mags, baby! Check out these sizzling splash pages to see if ya don't agree...


  1. Was that drawing of the Mandarin the one that was used in that cheesy ad from the '70's selling superhero mood rings? I think it was. Unless one of those rings had a real death ray or a disintegrator ray, they would've been useless to me anyway.

  2. the Kirby ones are glorious. Marvel have just released a special BLACK BOLT edition featuring all the Neal Adams stuff, but I wish they'd've gone for the Kirby run, instead. it was faultless.

  3. That Adams pose with Giant Man is identical to an Adams splash from X-Men (with Cyclops in the Giant Man position, as I recall). Which came first?

  4. Great stuff Groove! I've never seen that version of Magneto's costume before! Rad, dude!

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.



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