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‘Inhumanity’ Could Position The Inhumans As Marvel’s Primary Metaphor For Oppression

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Marvel has teased that the Inhumans would play a large role in Jonathan Hickman's upcoming Infinity storyline. It seems that wasn't an exaggeration, as today via Entertainment Weekly the publisher announced Inhuman, a new monthly series written by Matt Fraction, which will serve as the centerpiece of an event called Inhumanity. To go with the news Marvel released an image of the characters who'll be at the forefront of the story, illustrated by Steve McNiven and featuring a new look Wolverine, the Winter Soldier, a non-Superior Spider-Man and, interestingly, very few Inhumans.

The announcement, along with comments from Fraction and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, further enforce the idea of the Inhumans as an analogy for oppressed minorities, and possibly sets them up as the primary metaphor for oppression and alienation in the Marvel Universe, a position previously occupied by the X-Men.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy #1 hits stores today, a new series by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven that hopes to boost the profile of Marvel's space-faring super-team ahead of next summer's movie release, so that when your non-comics friends ask you, "Who are these Guardians of the Galaxy?", you don't answer, "the who-dians of the what-now?"

But... who are the Guardians of the Galaxy? They're actually talking owls from a series of fantasy novels about... no, sorry, my editor is telling me that is not correct. Let's see... the series tells the story of Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Sandman and... no, I'm getting another note here, hang on... A talking raccoon and a tree? That can't be right.

If you're feeling a little confused, don't panic! ComicsAlliance is here to tell you everything you need to know about the Gladiators of the Gridiron! And then some.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ #1: A New Reader’s Perspective [Spoiler-Free Review]

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If the measure of success of the Marvel NOW relaunch campaign is truly how accessible these many decades-old superhero sagas can be made for fresh eyes, then the publisher and its roster of creators deserve whatever praise is coming to them...

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Guardians Of The Galaxy And Nova Make A Cosmic Comeback At Cup O’ Joe [NYCC 2012]

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The launch of two new books saw the return of Marvel's cosmic titles at yesterday's Marvel Cup O' Joe panel at New York Comic-Con -- but we were told not to think of them as "cosmic" anymore. The panel led by Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada also featured many of Marvel's bigwigs, including editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, publisher Dan Buckley and Marvel TV head honcho Jeph Loeb, most of whom took the opportunity to deafen the crowd by shouting "NOW" into their microphones...

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‘Captain America’ #1 Welcomes ‘First Avenger’ Audiences in Style [Preview]

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On sale this week is Captain America #1, beginning a new series for the Sentinel of Liberty just in advance of his much anticipated return to the big screen in Captain America: The First Avenger. Written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Steve McNiven & Mark Morales and Justin Ponsor, the new title is explicitly designed to welcome The First Avenger viewers to the Marvel (Publishing) Universe.The...

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Steve Rogers Returns to Duty with Brubaker & McNiven in ‘Captain America’ #1 [Preview]

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After more than four years, Steve Rogers will once again assume the mantle of Captain America, and just in time for his new movie, too. July will see not just the much anticipated release of the Captain America: The First Avenger film but also Marvel Comics' brand new Captain America series, which returns Steve Rogers to the forefront and in his classic costume...

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Steve Rogers to Reclaim the Cap Costume in ‘Captain America’ #1 This July

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Following a brush with with death, resurrection and a stint policing the planet, Steve Rogers will return to wielding his Captain America shield this July in an all new Captain America #1. The super soldier's new ongoing series by writer Ed Brubaker and artist Steve McNiven is timed to take advantage of the July 22 movie release of Captain America: The First Avenger and will apparently involve a mysterious figure from past and deadly secrets...

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Millar & McNiven’s ‘Nemesis’ Headed to Hollywood, Tony Scott Onboard to Direct

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Most folks would consider four issues of a comic a solid storyline. For Mark Millar, it's just another movie deal.

In what should come as no surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to Millar's career to date (and let's be honest, it's hard not to pay attention to Millar these days), Bleeding Cool has announced that "Nemesis" -- his ultra-violent, "what if Batman were a supervillain...

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Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s ‘Nemesis’ Is Bloody, Stunning [Review]

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For all of the original Comics Code line items that Mark Millar flagrantly gives the middle finger, there's one "modern, edgy comics" trope he doesn't fall into: moral ambiguity. For better or worse, characters in Mark Millar comics are either strong, selfless, yet rough hardasses or purely evil rough hardasses...

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New ‘Nemesis’ #1 Covers Demonstrate Villainous Violence

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While fans aren't 100 percent sure what to expect out of Mark Millar's quasi-controversial "Joker-meets-Batman" approach to the upcoming "Nemesis," there's little debate over artist Steve McNiven's ability to render the tale's chaotic carnage...

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