Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Rise of the Inhumans

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season three premiers Tuesday, September 29. Enjoy the first few minutes courtesy of Marvel.

Say hello to Daisy, AKA Quake, S.H.I.E.L.D agent – and Inhuman.

Inhumans first appeared in Fantastic Four #45 in 1965, but did not maintain a large presence in the comic and thus viewing world. With their introduction in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Inhumans have taken their place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can now find them on comic shelves and their own movie is slated for 2019.

Similar to Mutants, Inhumans each exhibit their own unique talent. However, Mutants are just that, a mutated form of humans. Inhumans have alien DNA. Their powers awaken when exposed to an alien and mutagenic Terrigen Mist. (Geeky enough for ya?)

With Mutants, it can seem hard to understand why Marvel is making a push for Inhumans in the larger cinematic audience. Until you remember that Sony Pictures and not Marvel Entertainment owns the rights to Wolverine, Professor Xavier, and all other Mutants. And unlike the Fantastic Four, Sony can make good X-Men movies – and good money.

And these types of characters are just fun to watch. Who doesn't like to see a woman who can control the weather, a man who can manipulate metal, or with the Inhuman Quake, a woman who can literally cause earthquakes.

From the start, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been hindered by it's direct tie-in with Marvel movies. The small screen story arcs are interrupted to tie into each Avengers movie. Even before S.H.I.E.L.D production started, Joss Whedon's team were told that Agent Coulson, the show's main character, would be killed off in "The Avengers." Not an easy way to begin.

I'm hoping that the Inhuman presence will gives the show a boost of much needed interest. And rather than simply supporting it's larger screen cousins, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D develops it's own unique talent.

So, will you be watching?