Marvel Studios, the division of the mainstream comics company that produces the box-office bashing mega-franchise, has a problem. That problem starts with “m” and ends with “utants.” Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and the whole host of outcasts are an integral part of the Marvel Comics universe, but as long as 20th Century Fox continues to churn out movies based on the characters, they will continue to own the rights to the X-Men and the hundreds of mutants that come along for the ride. So what is a budding world superpower to do? Why, make new mutants of course! That is how many cynics view the fore-fronting of the Inhuman characters in the comic book realm. Initially created as a higher form of humanity to face off against the Fantastic Four, the new series Inhuman sees thousands of genetically Inhuman people develop abilities all across the world. A world that fears and mistrusts them, perhaps?
As recently as a couple months ago I was very up to date on the goings-on in the various comic book universes. Particularly Marvel comics, as that is my jam. Then life got in the way and I fell off once again (a common theme in my adult comic-reading life). The problem is always that I take on too much – it is nearly impossible to read all of the books about the X-Men that come out in a given month. But I can probably keep up with one or two (or twenty) monthly titles if I put in the effort. How convenient then, that one of the series I have been anticipating debuted today. Ladies and gentlemen, meet She-Hulk.