Avengers #14 Infinity Prelude Preview (Colors)

Marvel released preview pages for Avengers #14, a prelude to their upcoming event, Infinity, with art by Stefano Caselli.

With the Builders light years away, all of the Origin Sites across the globe activate sending their signal across the Marvel Universe! But what do they mean? And with A.I.M.’s S7 program about to kickoff – can the Avengers tackle both threats before it’s too late? 

The issue hits in June.

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Art Adams Infinity #1 Variant Cover Revealed

We get another cover for Marvel Comics’ upcoming event Infinity; this time from Art Adams. The event begins in August and sees the Mad Titan Thanos set his sites on Earth while The Avengers are out in space. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:7760:]]


Review: Infinity FCBD

Marvel’s next cosmic event, Infinity, officially kicks off with Free Comic Book Day, though it could be argued the seeds have been planted since Jonathan Hickman’s first issue of Avengers.

FCBD Infinity was a short 10-page taste of what we’ll get when the event kicks off in August, with the Mad Titan setting his sites on Earth. This issue introduces two new cosmic characters, characters that are just as dark and gruesome as Thanos himself with Corvus Glaive and the Outrider.

Corvus Glaive is your basic henchmen, doing his master’s bidding and getting others to do his; however, he does appear to be vastly powerful. The other happens to be the Outrider, a sort of six-limbed cosmic hound dog that was genetically bred to be obedient and at the same time a powerful assassin in its own right.

We are witness to an alien planet (think Planet Hulk) that was at one time besieged by Glaive for Thanos, with the Mad Titan’s #1 returning for another tribute. Glaive demands the tribute and reveals what happened to the the planet’s protector when last he visited.

Glaive returns to Thanos with the offering, who is pleased, and then the sends out the Outrider to get one more planet to pay tribute — Earth.

The Outrider is sent to find “that which is hidden” (Infinity Gems?) and infiltrates The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. We see that the Outrider’s powers must be pretty formidable as no one takes notice of him – as he has translucent abilities; no security or even (assuming) no psionic powers detect the being.

FCBD Infinity was a pretty good issue; obviously the alien planet was meant to foreshadow the fate of the Earth. I think the issue, like all the recent Marvel “cosmic” was aimed more at the street-level fans that Marvel has been catering to for the past 10+ years, and only because of Marvel Studios cosmic directions have they recently switched gears.

As a cosmic fan you are left wondering how those street-level characters will be able to deal with a Corvus Claive or an Outrider — or even a Thanos.

Because they can’t.

Luckily, the cover gives us a clue as we see Captain Universe, Thor, Doctor Strange and the Inhumans, who appear to be coming to the aid of the Avengers, as of the characters depicted, are really the only ones capable of dealing with a cosmic threat.

Who knows? Maybe Hickman will bring in a few more. Quasar? Silver Surfer?

Jim Cheung and Mark Morales were on art with definitely no complaints.

Good start.


Marko Djurdjevic Infinity #1 Variant “Movie” Cover Revealed

Below, check out the creator of the DnA Guardians of the Galaxy costumes, Marko Djurdjevic’s Infinity #1 variant cover.

We see it’s akin to movie posters with the lay out and credits.

Infinity is the big upcoming Marvel event that will see Thanos set his sights on Earth while The Avengers are off planet leaving characters like Daredevil (no foolin’!) to take up the slack.

Be sure to head to your local comic shops this Saturday to pick up the Free Comic Book Day Infinity issue which kicks the event off, with the main series beginning this August.

If you are wondering why the Hulk is wearing full body armor, I guess it’s some sort of time-stream powered armor(?).



Marvel Infinity FCBD Leaks Online

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6994:]]Once again someone has leaked a Marvel comic way ahead of its intended release.

Previously issues of Dan Slott’s Amazing and Superior Spider-Man hit the net weeks ahead of the release date.

Now Marvel’s big Infinity FCBD issue has as well.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4th, with retailers yet to get their shipments – which means, as Bleeding Cool notes – this comes from the top of the food chain.

Probably should be noted that the early leaks for Slott’s stuff probably helped with the books promotion, so at least there is that.

Infinity is free, too, but, of course doesn’t excuse the leak.

From what I heard the issue is pretty good. It’s short, about a dozen pages, but introduces a couple new bad guys – the new henchmen of Thanos as well as what The Mad Titan wants with Earth.

Of course, the Avengers are there as well.

Also can’t help but think this would have been a perfect event for Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy.




SyFy Developing 10 New Sci-Fi Space Shows

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6787:]]Those who have been wondering where the sci-fi in SyFy has gone, wonder no more as the network is developing a slew of space-based shows.

In addition to the sci-fi MMO/TV show Defiance, which debuts this month, SyFy has plans for at least ten more cosmic shows on the network.

The shows are considered in development unless otherwise noted and may or may not get picked up for pilots.

Info comes via Deadline.


The previously announced Blake’s 7, base on the UK show of the same name.

Byran Fuller’s High Noon was ordered to pilot and is described as an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets. 

Orion: In this space opera, an adventurous female relic hunter, tracks down valuable artifacts while trying to piece together her past.  Set amidst an intergalactic war pitting humans against a terrifying alien race, Orion must decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate. 

Sojourn: The first detective ever in space is tasked with investigating a murder on a starship — headed to colonize another planet – and instead becomes embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious terrible crime dating back to the original launch of the ship 50 years ago.

Clandestine: After a clan of bandits are nearly destroyed and left for dead by Coalition forces, they take refuge in the nearest safe haven, a derelict Coalition starship floating in space.  Once onboard, they masquerade as Coalition officers while continuing their criminal ways – until they stumble upon a shocking realization about the true nature of the Coalition. 

Infinity: When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist — who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel — to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe.  Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960’s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space.  Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home. 

Silver Shields: When his father is slain by assassins connected to the government of the large nearby city of Pont Royal, farm boy Caymer journeys there to continue his father’s legacy as a member of the local police force — and to solve the mystery of his father’s death.  He discovers that his simple country view on life is at odds with the big city, filled with orcs and other magical creatures.

Shelter: A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government funded shelter in order to start a new society.  What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power.  Meanwhile things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. 


Ringworld: Based on Larry Niven’s novel: a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.

Childhood’s End: Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel: Follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia. 

Plans are also underway for a series adapted from the 2010 supernatural Legion movie.


Marvel Infinity Live Chat With Axel Alonso

Marvel is holding a Live Chat with Axel Alonso on their newly announced Cosmi Event by Jonathan Hickman, Infinity.

See below to ask your questions.



Marvel Officially Announces Hickman’s Marvel Cosmic Infinity Event


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.

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Press Release


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.”



Tomorrow You Can Ask Axel Alonso If Richard Rider Will Be Back and Taking Part In Infinity

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6476:]]Late last night details on Jonathan Hickman’s new Marvel Cosmic event, Infinity, became known with it said that the Marvel space superheroes Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy will be featured.

Well, we know that doesn’t apply to the current crop from editor Stephen Wacker, so hopefully it means the guys that fought the good fight during Annihilation will be back for this event.

And you can ask Axel Alonso tomorrow as Marvel is holding a live chat for Infinity.

It starts as 2pm ET and we’ll have it up on Cosmic Book News as well.

Find out all about Infinity, Marvel’s biggest event of 2013, straight from the people bringing it together!

INFINITY writer Jonathan Hickman, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Marvel Executive Editor – Senior VP Tom Brevoort will be in attendance for an historic live and interactive chat where you can ask the questions you’ve been waiting to have answered and get direct responses! It takes place on Tuesday, April 2, beginning at 2 PM EST and you can sign up below right now!

Featuring the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos, the Inhumans and more, Infinity will deliver action on an epic scale like never before! Get in on the ground floor and be part of this landmark event from the very beginning!



Details On Hickman’s Marvel Cosmic Event “Infinity” Become Known

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6466:]]Jonathan Hickman is launching a new Marvel Cosmic event event using Thanos, the Avengers, the Marvel heroes and the Inhumans called Infinity.

Might as well thrown in Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy as they seem to be used in some capacity, as USA Today describes them as “outer-space heroes.”

Yeah, maybe three years ago.


Infinity begins with Free Comic Book Day on May 4th written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver. 

It will then be a six issue event debuting in August.

The FCBD issue will deal with Thanos having his sites set on Earth — after the Avengers departure of the planet has left it “vulnerable.”

Hickman’s main Avengers title will see the Assemblers team with the likes of Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy to unite the races of space in an attempt to take on The Builders (see first arc of Hickman’s Avengers). Skrulls, Kree and Brood are mentioned.

New Avengers and Infinity is said to deal with the remaining heroes that will be left to take on Thanos. Daredevil is sited as taking on uber-level threats.

The big push for this series is for The Inhumans, who are described as “The Calvary.”

“There are huge plans for the Inhumans,” Hickman said. “They’re such great characters, and this will be a pretty good example of why.”

Pictured on the art we see the following heroes:

Medusa, Karnak, Doctor Strange, Gorgon, Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Bolt, Iron Man, Falcon, Wolverine, Ex Nihilo, Spider-Woman, Black Panther, Havok, Mr. Fantastic, Gladiator, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Sunfire, Smasher, Hulk, Sunspot, Wasp, Thor, Rogue, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Beast, Captain Universe, and Namor.

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