Uh-oh! Looks like nothing is ever going to be the same again! Marvel is launching Infinity Countdown, and event which will lead into something called Avengers Inifity War, one suspects. Gerry Duggan and Mike DEodato kick things off with a Prime one-shot and then Duggan And uder take you on a five issue mini series.
The Infinity Stones/Gems/Gauntlet have been a mainstay of the Marvel U in comics for a while, and have been secretly driving most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for years and years. Looks like the cosmic heroes will be getting the band back together in the comics as well.
With a CRASH and a BANG, the cosmic strike of the Countdown begins as the greatest epic in the history of the Infinity Stones explodes onto the pages of INFINITY COUNTDOWN! And it’s a beginning so huge, it can only be told in one sweeping, mind-bending tale.
This March, Gerry Duggan (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) and Aaron Kuder (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) are bringing you a spectacular, huge Infinity tale that will lead to an even greater story – and one that will impact the entire Marvel Universe! The Infinity Stones, thought to be lost forever, have suddenly reappeared — bringing with them the ultimate power for good and evil. Three stones have fallen into the hands of the mightiest heroes in the galaxy…but where are the rest?
As the hunt for the stones begins, a new weapon of unimaginable power is being forged…and it’s a weapon like nothing the universe has ever seen! What is its purpose? And who – or what – is the destructive force that will be unleashed on the world? The race for power in the post Secret Wars universe has begun, and its search will impact every Marvel character from the street to the cosmos, from the Avengers to Spider-Man to the X-Men, even bringing about the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
“As we worked on the Infinity Stones’ story, it became clear the story was much bigger than we could contain in the Guardians of the Galaxy series,” said editor Jordan D. White. “It starts with the Guardians, but the story extends out into the entire Marvel Universe, with stones popping up in some VERY surprising places. Countdown is the next step in the story…but as the name implies, it’s leading to something even greater.”
First, this February, prepare for the upcoming epic with INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 written by Duggan with art by Mike Deodato, an action-filled 48-page epic that reveals the location of all six stones as the countdown begins…plus, a prose primer that details the saga of the Infinity Stones, and how they came to be in the Marvel Universe!
Then, in March, dive into all the action with INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1, where Duggan and Kuder bring Marvel’s heroes together in a battle for power, leading our heroes down a dark path towards the world’s possible inevitable end! And this is only the start of a story that will grow bigger – get ready as this five part epic sets the stage for an earth-shattering tale that will change the Marvel Universe forever.
And be prepared for the Guardians of the Galaxy to disassemble!
Don’t miss the battle – and the story – that will change the balance of cosmic power! The Countdown for the ultimate weapon begins this February…but where it ENDS, only time will tell…
INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 (DEC170883)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and Cover by MIKE DEODATO
On-Sale – 2/21/18
INFINITY COUNTDOWN #1 (of 5)
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by AARON KUDER
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
On-Sale – 3/7/18
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.