Major forces will be at work in the coming months ahead for Marvel, as the House of Ideas cements yet another major event on their list to come well after the upcoming "Age of Ultron" has ended.
Revealed over at Marvel.com and discussed throughout the comicverse, the new big crossover to come will be called "Infinity", and will see the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans, and the rest battle it out with one of the big baddies of the Marvel Universe itself, Thanos! Penned by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Jim Cheung, things start at Free Comic Book Day this year, where readers get a sneak peek of what will be a major storyline that will leave lasting repercussions in the Marvel Universe and ignite a war that will echo across the galaxy for some time to come.
The title "Infinity" itself brings back memories of the 90's "Infinity Trilogy" set of storylines - which began with the "Infinity Gauntlet", and spiraled down to the "Infinity War" and "Infinity Crusade". There's a good and likely chance the Inifinty Gems once again play a part in this, but if anyone has been reading the pages of Marvel NOW's "New Avengers"(also written by Jonathan Hickman and illustrated by Steve Epting), events there are playing out which may be the catalyst for this storyline (especially with this week's New Avengers #3), and will definitely spell consequences for the Marvel Universe. The FCBD 2013 "Infinity" special also tots a big Marvel release that has yet to be revealed, as well as reliving the first solo story of the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. For more information on the story, visit the source post at Marvel.com.
Infinity begins with Free Comic Book Day 2013 on May 4!