Tuesday, March 25, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 84: The Inhumans' Magnetic-Powered Ark

Back in the dawn of prehistory, when primitive cavemen lived in crude dwellings merely approximating modern civilization...

...but while these tribes were the hunters, the biogentically engineered advanced Inhumans were the gatherers, scooping up examples of weird and interesting wild, wild life to study with their Magnetic Space Arc [sic].

Panel from "The Origin of...the Incomparable Inhumans!" in Thor (1966 series) #146 (November 1967), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek

What kind of fauna did the early Inhumans cart away, you may ask? Well, that's simple: here we can see they're collecting a tapir.

Their scientific experiments upon the humble tapir accelerated its own evolution billions of years beyond the knowledge of men, which is why this summer you've got a Marvel space adventure movie coming out this summer that stars Rocket Tapir. Unless I've gotten that wrong.

1 comment:

Blam said...

For generations the Inhumans wondered why their data on these specimens kept disappearing, until one finally said "Maybe we shouldn't house our computers in ships that are propelled by giant magnets."