Itâ€™s time for another franchise-crossing Marvel Comics summer event. This yearâ€™s event is titled Infinity, a word Marvel is pretty big on these days in their marketing. The six-issue miniseries is being crafted by Marvel staples Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver.
We have a few pages from Infinity #1 for your perusal. Check ’em out here below and let us know what you think in the comments!
A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earthâ€™s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmosâ€¦because only with a united Avengers Universe is there any chance of survival!
The story promises a lot of comic action, which makes sense with the House of Ideas trying to get everyone familiar with The Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the third phase of Marvel films coming in the next few years. The story from Marvel:
â€œWith our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxyâ€™s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titanâ€™s workâ€”and perhaps the universeâ€™s greatest hopeâ€”is something he created leaving no world safe. Earthâ€™s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper â€“ Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world, lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earthâ€”and the entire universe with it.â€
Thanos was famously in the mid end-credits stinger of Joss Whedonâ€™s Avengers film from last year hinting that he will play a role in future Marvel films. So again in an attempt to fold the entire world into the Marvel Universe, the Mad Titan is a major player in this summer comic book event.