Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ Gets Off To An Ill-Defined Start

Among the heroes of ABC’s latest Marvel Comics adaptation Inhumans is Karnak (Ken Leung), who has the power to…

…well, I knew what he could do, having read many comics with the Inhumans over the years, but after they watched a rough cut of the first episode, I asked several critic friends if they could explain to me what they thought his powers were based on the show. Among the responses:

“He can go back in time?”

“He can project illusions?”

“He can read minds?”

“He can see the future?”

“He can do math?”

BZZT! Karnak can, as this nifty Jack Kirby panel explains, destroy any object or opponent, usually in a single move, by quickly identifying its deepest flaw.

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