Marvel held a press conference today to discuss Inhuman, the beleaguered mini-series that was supposed to set the tone for the Marvel Universe following the conclusion of the Infinity super-mega-crossover event but was delayed when Matt Fraction left the book to be replaced by Charles Soule, despite previous reports that the book was delayed because artist Joe Maduriera was actually an Ent. However, it appears that, despite all of this extra time with the book being resolicited for April, Madureira will still only be able to produce three issues of the series.
Madureira will take on art for "Inhuman" #1-3, after which another mystery artist will come onto the book, who Lowe said was excited to work with Madureira and Soule.
Lowe reportedly went on to insist that the mystery artist was real, but that she couldn't be present at the press conference due to "living in Canada." When asked whether Lowe was simply covering for Maduriera's monumental lateness as the company scrambled to find a replacement, Lowe responded with a definintive "nuh uh."
Inhuman will see a new antagonist in the form of Lash, an Inhuman from the hidden city where Thane was found during Infinity who believes that Black Bolt was wrong to release the Terrigen Mists on Earth because Terrigenesis is a sacred rite, one which Lash believes in the traditional definition of. Lash argues that if humans are allowed to undergo Terrigenesis, why not perform Terrigenesis on your brother as well, or your dog, or a child? Immediately following the press conference, the fictional Lash was reportedly polling as the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
Soule compared Inhuman to Game of Thrones, and promised that we'll also find out why A.I.M. has been collecting Inhumans. Captain America will appear in the first book, and other Marvel heroes and villains from around the globe will appear as well, including Soule's own creation, Lineage, who previously appeared in Thunderbolts. The book is set to hit stores April 2, but, you know, we'll see about that.