Infinity is a word that long time comic fans probably most readily associate with the Mad Titan- Thanos. So does the brutal warlord figure into the upcoming blockbuster event? You bet your gauntlet he does.
Thanos has returned in a very big way to the Marvel Universe. Hes got a starring villain turn in the next Avengers movie and now it looks like he’ll be making trouble on a biblical scale for Earth as the Avengers are ‘out of town’ so to speak and the only ones left to stand in his way are the Inhumans.
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.
Fans can get a sneak peek at Infinity as it’s actually Marvel’s entry in May 4th’s Free Comic Book Day. FCBD: Infinity will feature two ‘stories’, as the book starts with the “opening shots” of the Infinity
War event and then concludes with a solo Thanos story that’s never seen reprint before and tells the current origin of the mysterious character.
According to Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief of Marvel, the book falls right in line with what’s been happening in the Marvel U as of late (and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well) and furthers the tying-in of the Earth-based and more cosmic heroes.
“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.”