Our preview of Marvel's new monthly comic from this year's Comic-Con

By Darren Franich
Updated July 12, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

The whole Marvel Universe is getting a makeover — thanks to the Inhumans, a genetically altered race whose dormant superpowers will suddenly be activated. The mysterious development will have major repercussions, both for traditional Marvel heroes and for the millions of Inhumans testing out their newfound abilities. The centerpiece of the event is a new monthly comic, Inhuman, written by Matt Fraction (whose Hawkeye is the best superhero title out right now). The Inhumans first appeared in a 1965 edition of Fantastic Four. ”In a world filled with muscle-bound characters in spandex, they were weirder,” says Marvel editor in chief Axel Alonso. ”They were hippies!” The new saga isn’t just for hardcore fans, he adds. ”It becomes a superhero story and a mythical story, all revolving around turning the world into a world full of superheroes.”