Marvel Comics; $34.99

Collecting Inhumans #1-12, the complete 1998 Marvel Knights series written by Paul Jenkins and illustrated by Jae Lee, this trade paperback contains what is simply the definitive treatment of characters. Since the days of Lee and Kirby, many have tried to mine the power of the this race of genetic anomalies, but all before and since Jenkins and Lee have fallen short of the mark.

Exploring the nature of their physiological differences, their powerful gifts, and the true meaning of being different, the story and art of this series continually lay it all on the line.

While Daredevil got the splash back in the day, Inhumans most likely represents the high water mark of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Marvel Knights line, and it has stood up incredibly well over time.

– J.C. Vaughn