The Inhuman Royal Family will receive their own ongoing series spinning out of "ResurrXion," the follow-up to Inhumans Vs. X-Men and Death of X. Royals, by writer Al Ewing and former Teen Titans artist Jonboy Meyers, stars Black Bolt, Medusa, Gorgon, and Crystal of the Inhuman Royal Family, as well as newer Inhumans Flint and Swain, and the Kree (and Young Avengers alum) Marvel Boy.
In Royals, the Inhumans return to space to seek out the remains of the Kree Empire and discover the truth about Terrigenesis.
“It's not the first time the Royals have been to space, admittedly, but I promise they've never been this far out before," Ewing told IGN. "I wanted to create a myth from the future, a quest to find answers and meaning in the face of extinction,” Ewing told us in an email interview. “In some ways, this is similar to my run on [Loki: Agent of Asgard], the thing that'll let me explore ideas of myth and metaphor, that'll allow me to play around on a grand tapestry. And the further out I get, the bigger I can go. I want to take this book to a place where Marvel-Earth - the Marvel Galaxy - isn't even a speck in the sky.”
Ewing also explained that the Royal Family is seeking the truth about Terrigenesis because the process is causing undesirable side effects, something the X-Men would likely agree with.
“Let's just say that Terrigenesis is... not working out great the way it currently is. It's doing terrible things to the mutant population, and it's roaming the Earth as a giant cloud, and really, knowing more about it doesn't seem like that crazy an idea, even if it does take the form of a giant space quest.”
What's more, one of the cast will die in the course of the story - though Ewing isn't spilling the beans on who that may be.
“It's a quest, and quests should have some kind of consequence to them,” Ewing explained. “Plus, if I told you ‘Anyone could die, honest!’... well, you wouldn't believe me. It'd be just more high stakes, like in every issue of every cape comic ever. But if I tell you that someone will die, that it's prophesied, baked in, suddenly there really are high stakes. One of these people is going to go to the far shore and not come back. And you're going to fall in love with all of these characters, so it's going to matter when it happens.”
One of the most surprising - yet integral - members of the Royals cast is Marvel Boy, whose connections to the Kree will prove invaluable to the Inhumans.
“Marvel Boy is the outlier, the x-factor. I'm kind of combining [Kieron Gillen's] characterization with the ‘Lord of Force and Fire’ from [Grant Morrison], then putting my own spin on it,” Ewing said. “He's very necessary to the mission, because he's a Kree from an alternate dimension. And he's realized that there's one piece of common knowledge in his world that just isn't know about in the dimension he ended up in. Imagine going to a dimension where oil hadn't been discovered... well, knowing what we know now, you might want to keep quiet, but it's that kind of magnitude. There's something Marvel Boy knows about the Inhumans that they don't. Yet.”
Royals is scheduled to debut sometime in 2017, and is reportedly the first of several new Inhumans related titles scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.