The Six Unmiss able Superhero Comics of 2015
From a high- profile death to the end of a universe, Stephen Jewell has the lowdown on this year’s must - buys…
Marvel ( April) A year after Inhuman’s launch, efforts to elevate the enigmatic superhumans’ position in the Marvel Universe ahead of 2018’ s cinematic blockbuster are stepping up with the arrival of this companion title. Also written by Charles Soule and pencilled by Steve McNiven, the use of the familiar “uncanny” adjective confirms that Marvel intends the Inhumans to rival the X- Men, whose cinematic rights are owned by Fox. And while Inhuman introduced a host of new characters following the widespread release of the transformative Terrigen Mist, this series will focus on their previously AWOL monarch, Blackbolt. With Soule helming a third ongoing monthly, Attilan
Rising, from May, it looks like the Inhumans are here to stay.
DC ( June) After rebooting its entire line with the advent of the New 52 in 2011, the DC Universe is undergoing another radical overhaul this summer. While popular titles such as Batman and Wonder
Woman remain unchanged, 24 new series will launch in June, as less emphasis is placed on continuity and more on diversity and accessibility. Springing out of the retro- esque
Convergence crossover, there’s speculation that some much- loved characters phased out after the New 52 will be re- introduced. But with Bryan Hitch writing and drawing Justice League
Of America, Garth Ennis and Jon McCrea reviving Hitman in six- issue mini Section
Eight and Rob Williams and Ben Oliver tackling Martian Manhunter, some lapsed readers could be tempted to sample DC’s output once again.
There’s an Inhuman who needs some new clobber.