Back in January, Capeless Crusader talked about an upcoming event from Marvel that was going to start a couple months after the conclusion to Age of Ultron and would tie in to Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos Rising, and Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers series (you can check out that article here).
It was said that Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day issue would also tie into this, and the cover would be released at a later date. Well, that date is finally here.
Marvel released the cover to the Free Comic Book Day comic as well as the title of this big event and a little tease of what’s to come. Marvel’s Infinity will see Earth and the Avengers tested, yet again, as a powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth. The Avengers are across the universe trying to form a united Avengers Universe, so who’s left to save Earth? Enter Thanos and Black Bolt with the Inhumans, the latter of which seems to be Earths best chance of survival. Whatever happens, it’s guaranteed to be HUGE. This will not be one to miss.
For a peek at the Free Comic Book Day cover and Infinity tease take a look down below. If you’re interested in getting some information on a Marvel interactive chat with the creators of Infinity, as well as, reading more about the Infinity event, read the official Marvel press release following the art below.
FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Welcome to Marvel’s INFINITY!
This Summer The Biggest Comic Book Event Of 2013 Reaches All Corners of the Marvel Universe!
New York, NY—April 1st, 2013—Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World,” protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united Avengers Universe is there any chance of survival!
With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’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 Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – 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 Earth—and the entire universe with it.
The Biggest Heroes. The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’s Infinity.
Written by New York Times best-selling writer Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Avengers VS. X-Men) and illustrated by superstars Jim Cheung (Avengers: Children’s Crusade) Jerome Opena (Avengers, Uncanny X-Force), and Dustin Weaver (Avengers, Uncanny X-Men), Infinity is a six issue comic book event debuting in August with an oversized first issue.
“Events stories simply don’t come bigger than Infinity,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “ Jonathan Hickman is joined by three of our top artists—Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver—to deliver an epic tale that covers all corners of the Marvel Universe and narrows the gap between Earth and the cosmos like never before. It’s called the ‘Marvel Universe’ for a reason.”
Readers get their first look at Marvel’s Infinity for free on Saturday, May 4th as part of Free Comic Book Day with FCBD: Infinity. In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, relive Thanos’ first solo story which has never been reprinted till now!
“I’m very excited about Infinity for a number of reasons,” said Hickman. “First, I think it’s wonderful that the story is coming organically out of what’s been going on during Marvel NOW!. Things that we’ve seen unfold in Avengers, New Avengers, Thanos Rising, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others are the catalyst for Infinity. And second, for me personally, Infinity is the first big step in a series of big steps that make up the long term plans for the Avengers books I have the privilege of writing. It should be a lot of fun.”
Every issue of Infinity includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Infinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app—including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
Join Infinity writer Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Marvel Executive Editor/Senior VP Tom Brevoort at 2 PM EST on Tuesday April 2 in a special interactive chat where fans can submit their own questions and comments to be answered and addressed! Offered exclusively through Marvel.com, this will be your chance to find out more about Infinity from the people putting it together!
Sign up now and be there live at 2 PM EST on Tuesday April 2!
For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY.
Joseph Torres, a mysterious character who aids the forces of law and order, is in reality, Lamont Cranston, wealthy young man-about-town. He is a Marvel News Reporter for Capeless Crusader and aspiring comic book writer. His favorite ‘Big 2′ comic book characters are Marvel’s Moon Knight and DC’s The Flash. If you want to reach him for something pertaining to reviews or comic news, or, heck, to argue who’d win in a fight between comic book characters you can contact him at email@example.com