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To Infinity...and Beyond!

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Infinity is a six-issue event miniseries by Jonathan Hickman with art by Jim Cheung, Dustin Weaver and Jerome Opena. Building off of Hickman's run on Avengers and it's sister title New Avengers, Infinity forces the Earth's Mightiest Heroes to travel to the stars in an intergalactic war against their greatest threat yet: the enigmatic Builders, supposedly the first civilization in creation. While the Earth's greatest heroes are in distant galaxies, the mad Titan Thanos seizes the opportunity to launch a full scale invasion of the planet with his army led by his terrifying generals. Launching in August, the first issue will feature art by Jim Cheung who also handles the final issue in November. Weaver and Opena are on deck for issues 2-5, which double ship in September and October. Dustin Weaver does the art for the war on Earth while Opena does the war against the Builders in the cosmos.

The Tie-Ins
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Avengers, also by Jonathan Hickman, is considered one of the most essential tie-ins of the event and is pretty much required. Focusing on the war against the Builders, it follows Captain America's Avengers squad rallying an army of galactic allies.

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New Avengers, the sister title, follows the war at home. Focusing on the Illuminati(Black Bolt, Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Dr. Strange, Black Panther and Beast) and their efforts to stop Thanos and save the Earth against the ever-present threat of multiversal incursions.

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Avengers Assemble takes a more personal look at the Avengers in space, following individual members like Hawkeye, Black Widow and Captain Marvel caught in the middle of the war.

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Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, Captain America' second in command, thrust once again into the cosmic world while trying to save the universe itself.

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When Thanos' invasion hits in the middle of a mission to take down the New York mob, the Thunderbolts are forced to choose what is more important: killing the criminals they targeted, or saving civillians from the alien threat.

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With the Avengers nowhere to be found, Luke Cage is forced to come out of retirement and form a new team of Mighty Avengers to help protect New York from Thanos' hordes.

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During a friendly revival of the classic Contest of Champions tournament hosted by the various super-schools of the MU, Thanos' head general Corvus Glaive leads a personal assault and turns a friendly championship into a fight for survival.

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Newly minted Nova Sam Alexander is faced with his second world-ending crisis when Thanos arrives on Earth. He tackles it the same as he did the Phoenix Force, by, well, tackling it. Sam will quickly find out that Thanos has a personal hatred for anyone sporting the name Nova, and is well out of his weight class.

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Otto Octavius, the Superior Spider-Man, is forced to team-up with Beast, Wolverine and other heroes to stave off Thanos' massive army.

Other unsolicited but announced tie-ins include Guardians of the Galaxy and a few X-Men titles.

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    That all seems awesome.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    I wish they'd made some effort to unify the styles of Thanos' minions with Thanos himself. Thanos is still in nice and neat blue and gold while they're all spiny dirty monsters.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    I really want to read Hickman's Avengers and New Avengers runs before tackling this.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Those Avengers covers are fucking sexy

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Interesting that Carol looks like she's going into her Binary form. Or someone shot her head.

    "He shot my hair!"

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    I wish they'd made some effort to unify the styles of Thanos' minions with Thanos himself. Thanos is still in nice and neat blue and gold while they're all spiny dirty monsters.

    Nah, that's not right. Sure, Corvus is definitely spiny, and Black Dwarf is a bit too, but they're not all like that.

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    Proxima here's got some Kirby-esque design elements to her.

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    Ebony Maw isn't spiky or dirty at all.

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    And neither is Supergiant.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    When Thanos' invasion hits in the middle of a mission to take down the New York mob, the Thunderbolts are forced to choose what is more important: killing the criminals they targeted, or saving civillians from the alien threat.

    How is this even a question?

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Well when your team is a general who caused a shit ton of collateral damage over the years hunting Hulk, the world's deadliest assassin, another slightly less deadly assassin and the goddamn Punisher

    well you don't have the best moral compass

    the only guy on Thunderbolts who would really go "Civilians first, what are you all idiots?" when given a chance to take out the heads of the NYC mob would be Venom because he's a good dude

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Or Punisher because that's the same thing he did the last time earth was invaded by aliens.

    Then again that was not the same Frank Castle.

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Or Punisher because that's the same thing he did the last time earth was invaded by aliens.
    That was when he was trying to be all Captain America-inspired after Civil War, right?

    Because Frank's gotten a lot more grumpy since then

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    I wish they'd made some effort to unify the styles of Thanos' minions with Thanos himself. Thanos is still in nice and neat blue and gold while they're all spiny dirty monsters.

    Nah, that's not right. Sure, Corvus is definitely spiny, and Black Dwarf is a bit too, but they're not all like that.

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1368132056.jpg

    Proxima here's got some Kirby-esque design elements to her.

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1367958840.jpg

    Ebony Maw isn't spiky or dirty at all.

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    And neither is Supergiant.

    Good, the preview story they did with all the gribbly skull-taking Chitauri-stand-ins made Thanos look really out of place. Especially the throne of skulls in a volcano setting they had them all in. I was just thinking that if they're going to have Thanos be a Darkseid-like emperor of all they could give him some Apokolips-esque circle of elites. Those designs are encouraging, especially Proxima.

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Two new tie-ins:
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    and a cover for Nova's second tie-in issue:
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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    ...that critter looks a littl cancer-versey.. Perhaps we'll learn the fate of Richard?

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    It's just a giant octopus.

  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    From space!! Looks like it stopped here to try out human earth burgers and didn't care for them.

    Could be a Cancerverse entity, could be something to do with the Cthulhu-esque aliens that Wolverine woke up in Savage Wolverine 1-5... that ended with the revelation that the 'Cthulhu' creature in the Savage Land that he woke up was the herald for another entity, Galactus-style.

    Whatever the case... Nova vs. Cthulhu, I'm on-board.

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    That Fearless Defenders cover looks hilarious.

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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    For a moment, I thought Valkyrie's knuckle rings spelled "SWOLE", then it turned out to be "SWORD"... that was mildly disappointing.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    So according to comiclist, Infinity 1 has jumped from August to July 31st.

    No idea if that is gonna stick, but neat if true.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    Teaser trailer for the event:

    http://youtu.be/i3d5IyR5pMs

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
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    Oh my

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Why is it only letting me awesome that once! It needs more than one!

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    here, I'll help

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    Q & A with Matt Kindt about the Infinity tie-in miniseries "The Hunt"
    Marvel.com: Who among these students really stands out to you? What will the schools that we’ve never seen before be like?

    Matt Kindt: I'm most excited about the Latverian school. There are some crazy kids that attend that school that I can't wait to unveil. Without spoiling it too much I can say that we'll see for the first time the daughter of the Son of Satan.

    I wonder who the mother was?

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    I doubt it's anyone we've seen before.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    It'd be cool if she was Jaine Cutter.

  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    I didn't know there was a Damian Hellstrom comic. I want that.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    I haven't read it, but I liked her when she showed up in Aaron's Ghost Rider.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Wasn't Daimon involved with Hellcat after retirement, then had the long running phone divorce gag? Maybe the kid was the reasoning behind the phone thing?

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    I think there was a mention of their relationship somewhere, but I don't remember anything about a long-distance relationship.

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    That is one purty cover

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    I thought that was Deadpool, not Drax, for a moment.

  • Praxus1874Praxus1874 West Valley City, UTRegistered User regular
    I really didn't enjoy the early issues of Avengers or New Avengers when they launched. The builders stuff and the new Avengers team didn't do it for me, and the New Avengers was just too slow with little-to-no payoff. Thanos, Nova, and GoG are all great, though, and I'm really psyched for the return of Cage in Mighty Avengers.

    I think I'm just going to stick to the main event book for Infinity, and only grab the tie-ins that I already have in my hold.

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  • RansRans Registered User regular
    I'm hoping that the eventual TPB of Infinity includes the Avengers and New Avengers issues since they said they are an absolutely essential part to the story. doesn't sound like the 6 issue event book will standalone from those series.

  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Infinity is going to have at least one Infinite comic, free with the purchase of issue one. No word on creative team, but the preview art suggests that it stars the Silver Surfer.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    So if the Infinity wiki page is correct the whole event will have 41 issues, not counting any prelude stuff. I guess we won't know for sure till the November solicits come out.

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    The scale of the threat in Infinity just got established in a big way in New Avengers:
    The Builders managed to either take out or kill The Living Tribunal

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  • ElderlycrawfishElderlycrawfish Registered User regular
    Its probably just the angle, but
    it almost looks like he only has one face. Isn't he supposed to have two on the sides?

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Man, this is a really bad time for Wakanda to go to war with Atlantis. The worst time even

    And man, Namor is PISSED.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    Its probably just the angle, but
    it almost looks like he only has one face. Isn't he supposed to have two on the sides?

    Yes, but
    They're both covered to some extent by his hood, one completely.

    This kind've bugs me - isn't it one of the cardinal rules in Marvel that the Tribunal is at the top of the heap and you don't mess with that?

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