Ever since Marvel announced an Inhumans movie, the superpowered sub-race has gotten an increasingly prominent role in the comics... even in comparison to the similar plight of the X-Men. But it looks like new developments are about to make Inhuman-kind Mutant Enemy Number One.
We’ve known for a while that when Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” universe made its debut, the 8 month flash-forward would include a tumultuous event that would set the Mutants at odds with the Inhumans, after years of co-operation due to their similarly disenfranchised existences as outcasts. We didn’t know the reason why, but we do now... and it’s really, really bad news for the X-Men.
There’s been teasers in issues of Ms. Marvel recently that a newly released batch of pure Terrigen Mist—the gaseous substance that awakens Inhumans to their true selves and gain powers, as well as sometimes forcing them to undergo drastic transformations— was making mutants ill. But new lettered panels from the first issue of Extraordinary X-Men accompanying a recent IGN interview writer Jeff Lemire detailing the return of Mr. Sinister to the same comic actually confirms it, in a message Storm gives to the young, time-displaced Jean Grey:
It confirms an even more dire state for Mutantkind—not just is this new Terrigen Mist creating more Inhumans as it normally does, it’s toxic to Mutants. It’s not just poisoning mutants and slowly killing them, it’s sterilising them too. Inhuman numbers are on the rise, while Mutants are slowly being pushed to extinction, in an editorial move that I’m absolutely positive has nothing to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
No wonder the X-Men are pissed.
[Image Via IGN]