Late last night news surfaced about Jonathan Hickman’s new Marvel Cosmic event, Infinity.
Now more details have become known through an official Marvel press release.
At 2pm ET today Marvel will also be holding a live chat with EIC Axel Alonso about Infinity.
We should have it up here on Cosmic Book News and hopefully they will answer some questions about all of our favorite characters appearing.
In short, Infinity begins with FCBD then continues with 6 issues beginning in August from Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver.
The Avengers leave the Earth to seek aid against The Builders with Thanos setting his sites on Earth. The rest of the heroes including Black Bolt and The Inhumans will be left to deal with the Mad Titan.
See below for more.
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.”