The latest Infinity
Gems Stones’ tale closes out in August. And in it’s final chapters, the biggest heroes of the Marvel U will meet some of the newest.
I have to admit, I know absolutely nothing about Infinite Destinies. I haven’t been paying attention to the upcoming story, and for a storyline that’s debuting next month, there really isn’t much floating around about it either. That’s not to say that there isn’t some major stuff happening in it though.
According to the latest about the arc, the Infinity Stones are once again in play, and now are being held by some of the Marvel Universe’s new characters. More or less, it sounds like the Stones will have new “bearers” after this one ends. Almost like a new Infinity Watch.
That’s a ‘team’ that is ripe for a comeback, and one that kind of makes sense too, with all of the Infinity-shenanigans over the last few years. But if you’re expecting Adam Warlock, looks elsewhere. These bearers will be a bunch of very new heroes.
Each will figure into Infinite Destinies, which will play out over a series of Annuals this summer. Just revealed today, the final set of those will include Avengers, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Here’s how they’ll figure in:
- In MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, written by Saladin Ahmed and Jed MacKay with art by Luca Maresca and Juan Ferreyra, Miles will team up with the Magnificent Ms. Marvel series’ breakout hero: AMULET! Together, they’ll investigate a series of monster attacks in Brooklyn and discover a series of cursed magical objects. But who activated them, and why? And can Spider-Man and Amulet find out before the monsters take them down too? Also featuring INFINITE FURY Part 7 by Jed MacKay & Juan Ferreyra!
- GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL #1 by Al Ewing and Jed MacKay with art by Flaviano and Juan Ferreyra will finally see Hercules go head to head with his newest rival! Hercules has always been known as the Prince of Power…that is until a younger prince showed up to out-muscle him! With the aid of an all-powerful Infinity Stone, even a complete idiot can develop the quads, delts and abs of a Prince of Power…but why was it THIS idiot? Focus on your core, True Believers – the answers will shock you to it! Also featuring INFINITE FURY Part 7 by Jed MacKay & Juan Ferreyra!
- And finally, AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 will present the startling conclusion to this unpredictable saga. Written by Jed MacKay with art by Travel Foreman, the last secret of the Infinity Stones and Infinity Stone-Bearers is revealed here. Plus, meet a brand-new character who beats Captain America and Iron Man within an inch of their lives. Also featuring INFINITE FURY Part 8 by Jed MacKay & Juan Ferreyra!
More in store
Now, that’s not all for the storyline. As I mentioned, this is just starting up. So there are plenty more chapters floating out there. Those will include a series of backup tales starring the original Nick Fury, and what sounds like a pretty big story involving Black Cat. Yes, that Black Cat. With an Infinity Stone. Maybe.
Writer Jed MacKay explains:
“We’re all over the Marvel Universe with this one, and it’s really exciting to see how the emergence of the Infinity Stones in their new forms will touch the different parts of the world,” MacKay said. “Who among the guest stars in these Annuals will be revealed to be a host of the Infinity Stones? For my own part, it’s been a real joy to bring Black Cat and her world into the event, but also to work with favorites like Iron Man, the Avengers, Nick Fury and the whole gang. I’m really excited for people to see what INFINITE DESTINIES has to offer as an in-annual event!”Marvel Comics
Ready to return to Infinity? Infinite Destinies kicks off in the Iron Man Annual #1 this June the 2nd.