Infinity #1

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#51 Posted by Wolverine08 (42201 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, don't like Hickman's Avengers, so I'm not really excited for this.

#52 Posted by The Stegman (24373 posts) - - Show Bio
#53 Edited by dagmar_merrill (8563 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh... Maybe.. not really looking forward to it or anything but I may check it out.

#54 Edited by batmannflash (6219 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan of Hickman's Avengers but I'm checking this one out nonetheless. Not as exciting as the DC events, but that's because I'm bias

#55 Posted by Angelo2113 (47 posts) - - Show Bio

If Hickman can bring back the epic feel to this like he did with Fantastic Four #604, I'll be happy. Well that, Black Bolt and the Inhumans taking center stage, and Richard Rider making a big comeback.

#56 Posted by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant only get the issue tomorrow, its nice to have the review up early.

Does Tony G get early editions for comics? Or is USA just significantly faster than Australia?

#57 Posted by Gritterr (491 posts) - - Show Bio

@killemall: IGN and CBR both have advance reviews up as well, so some probably just got early editions. IGN gave it an 8.4 and CBR gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. i cant wait to get my hands on this issue

#58 Posted by Beserkerfury (153 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel blows at doing events,I'll pass.

#59 Posted by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopfully this is going to be much better than Bendis' Age of Ultron?!?

The FCBD appetizer for Infinity was quite good actually.

#60 Posted by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

@gritterr said:

@killemall: IGN and CBR both have advance reviews up as well, so some probably just got early editions. IGN gave it an 8.4 and CBR gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. i cant wait to get my hands on this issue

Sounds cool, i am guessing its Hickman's thing. I have read his FF run, and his Avengers run so far, cant remember what else he wrote to be honest, but while his stories might not be exceptional, the dude is pretty good with presentation.

I should start following IGN reviews from now on :)

#61 Posted by Darkspear_Revolutionary (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read it and it was amazing!

#62 Posted by Vulshock (144 posts) - - Show Bio

This was a really good book! Even though it feautured a ton of characters, I never got the feeling that it was to crowded. Dividing the book up in small chapters also worked very well.

#63 Edited by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

@gritterr said:

@killemall: IGN and CBR both have advance reviews up as well, so some probably just got early editions. IGN gave it an 8.4 and CBR gave it 4.5 stars out of 5. i cant wait to get my hands on this issue

Sounds cool, i am guessing its Hickman's thing. I have read his FF run, and his Avengers run so far, cant remember what else he wrote to be honest, but while his stories might not be exceptional, the dude is pretty good with presentation.

I should start following IGN reviews from now on :)

The Manhattan Projects and East of West are pretty awesome! I'd say everything he does or did (Nightly News, Red Wing, Secret, Transhuman) besides his Marvel stuff is quite good or at least interesting.

#64 Edited by Fresh Prince (5147 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity has the looks to be a very epic and well thought out Marvel event. It's surely going to be much better than the last few we've had. I personally recommend it.

#65 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to this. I've been enjoying Hickman's work on the Avengers titles, and this is pretty much the payoff.

#66 Edited by DonFelipe (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, one more thing: What's with the Deadpool variant cover?

Is it just me or does it look awkward? What's supposed to be funny about this mask? Maybe I'm missing something here (besides humor of course).

#67 Edited by Chaos Burn (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

REALLY NEED HELP - my birthday is coming up, do I ask for the hardback of Avengers: Last White Event, and buy all the prelude to infinity comics?
I bought, and really enjoyed, the first three of Hickman's Avengers (with Mars and stuff).

#68 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (5495 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

#69 Posted by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

Infinity or Trinity War, that is the question.

(Tip: This is where you experienced guys give me some wisdom on this dilemma....please)

#70 Posted by ThomasElliot (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel blows at doing events,I'll pass.

I keep giving them a chance and keep getting disappointed.

I bought into Fear Itself after a friend hyped it up and thought it was pretty lame.

I finally caught up and read AvX and that was lame.

Oddly enough, against the popular opinion, I actually enjoyed Age of Ultron.

But those 3 in a row tell me that Marvel 'events' aren't really all that great. I'll save my money for Daredevil and Deadpool instead.

#71 Posted by Rubear (482 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds interesting, except one moment - new cosmic threat acting a bit... celestial.

#72 Posted by The Mast (788 posts) - - Show Bio

The fact that Hickman shows self-awareness regarding event fatigue is something many of you are missing.

Iron Man slyly addresses it with one line that entirely sold me on the potential of this event.

"Just win. I'm getting tired of end-of-the-world scenarios."

It does something no event has done in a LONG time, and that's establish a high-stakes scenario that, familar as it is, feels like anything could happen. Even though good will win, it genuinely feels like a believable and risky situation.

An absolutely brilliant start. The warm-up issues are usually setting the pace, but Hickman has jumped right in. It has been PERFECTLY weighted. Because Avengers is more action/event-based and N.A. is more dialogue/plot-based, everyone reading both is now entirely used to both Hickman styles. So, amalgamating them in an event mini is a seamless transition. Nobody's "bored" by what would usually be boring because Hickman has given us time to appreciate it in N.A.

It's actually such a genius way to build an event.

#73 Edited by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow... now THIS is an event. It's actually epic. Finally, for once, that word can be used to describe a Marvel event. Cosmic, multi-versal... It's the Hickman writing I've been looking for. All the pieces finally falling into place, all the little bits and parts that Hickman teased and showed are finally coming into play.

I can't wait for the next issue, and I'm SO happy this event finally fits the word.

#74 Edited by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked this issue and the fcbd part gave me enough to know whats going on. Along with cast list. So I think they did good enough job to help a new reader. So I disagree with your bad section . Other than that I agree with you. This issue alone had a lot of great moments and impactful moments for a first issue . I love the event line !!!! I hope inhumans could get ongoing !

#75 Edited by Kerrigan (234 posts) - - Show Bio

All right, that was actually pretty damn awesome.

#76 Posted by Owie (3736 posts) - - Show Bio

I was going to skip this. I had had enough of their events, and finally made the decision to just not get it. But then my darn comic shop gave it out for free, and I'll be darned if it wasn't bad. Of course, that's what I thought about the first few issues of Age of Ultron.

#77 Posted by dead_again (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I was under the impression that Inhumanity is more of a fallout like Dark Reign and Heroic Age. Either way, great issue I for one am very excited for more.

#78 Posted by Fenderxx (409 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoyed it , It felt like alot of pieces where coming together from Avengers and New Avengers, so it does not feel like a company event, more of just a cross over and connection between those 2 books. So if you are not reading those, I have no idea how you would get into this, as the review states, but if you have been reading, I think it will be a big pay off !

#79 Edited by G-Man (34037 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant only get the issue tomorrow, its nice to have the review up early.

Does Tony G get early editions for comics? Or is USA just significantly faster than Australia?

Occasionally Marvel and DC will send out early copies. Honestly, it's usually an indication of their faith in the book.

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#80 Posted by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Oh cool cool. No wonder they send early copies of Infinity, it was pretty freakin awesome. I get digital version for the issue from Marvel Unlimited , man i was surprised to see the size of it. The Silver Surfer infinite comics attached to the end was beyond awesome.

#81 Posted by JuliusTakalua (270 posts) - - Show Bio

I do not read marvel that much and I never read Hickman's Avengers.

I'm on my 3rd page and it kinda sucks. I have no idea what's going on. No feeling of weight. No idea who the characters are (I mean their characteristics and stuff).

Seems there is no plot to be interested in. It's like AoU but at least in AoU you know it's crap so there's no need for understanding anything.

Could someone explain what the hell is going on?

#82 Posted by HumanRocket (8143 posts) - - Show Bio

Good issue. Its alot going on and u have to do some reading prior to starting it off but it was a good read im all in for this one.

#83 Posted by HolySerpent (12541 posts) - - Show Bio

Pass

#84 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (5495 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man: Oh cool cool. No wonder they send early copies of Infinity, it was pretty freakin awesome. I get digital version for the issue from Marvel Unlimited , man i was surprised to see the size of it. The Silver Surfer infinite comics attached to the end was beyond awesome.

Amen.

#85 Posted by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

Could someone explain what the hell is going on?

in terms of Infinity? I could give it a try.

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Premise

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Hickman run of Avengers and New Avengers started with 2 different stories, which were somehow merged with each other.

In Avengers a guy called Ex Nihilo appeared in Mars, who wanting to create a better earth sent origin bombs on Earth which was mean to evolve the planet wherever it hit. Avengers manage to defeat him, but he reveals that he was created by this godlike beings called The Builders, whose purpose is to shape planets as they feel right, evolve planets and destroy them as they see if. They have also somehow marked Earth for destruction, why is unknown.

So what Avengers have dont so far is Collected the biggest group of heroes they can find, an all powerful team and decided to confront the Builders before they arrive on Earth.

The opening with the giant ship, guy with horns, flying robots that go destroying planets, that was meant to be the builders done to show that they are extremely powerful as earlier mentioned.

Thats one side of it.

There is a second side of the stories going on that leads to Infinity. New Avengers are dealing with a potentially a multiverse destroying problem called the incursion. Apparently a godlike being was created called Rabum Alal, the great destroyer, we havent seen him yet, whose creation contracted the multiversal time-lines, now universes are moving towards each other and crashing with each other, with the point of contact being Earth. Destroying Earth somehow mysteriously stop this event. This part however at the moment has been left unexplored but knowing how Hickman writer the comics this will eventually pay some big role.

The third side of it, which directly leads to Infinity was Thanos, who apparently now, off panel, has collected an army for himself, he also have 5 generals and are now called the Black Order. Thanos is looking for something, we dont know what it is, but what we do know is its on Earth.

So its the timing thing:

1. Avengers , the biggest heavy hitters, are leaving Earth to face a galactic threat builders.

2. Thanos has decided to come to Earth in search for something, with his army, and we dont know what it is, all we know is its Thanos so whatever he is seeking is going to have huge consequences.

3. Time and again, another universe tries to crash with ours and the only way to prevent it is to destroy that universes earth , killing billions of people in the process.

So thats the whole thing about Infinity.

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Characters

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So major players in the story:

1. Avengers, which you already know.

2. Thanos

3. Builders: the giant flying robots with massive sized ships

4. Black Order , the people that were talking to Thanos

5. Earth Heroes (Inhumans , New Avengers and a new group of heroes called Mighty Avengers)

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Not sure if this helps.

Because Infinity isnt a new story that just arrived in the scene, but rather a continuation of what has been happening in Avengers and New Avengers (so 16 issues from Avengers and 8 from New Avengers), finally playing itself out in the grandest of stage i understand how it can be difficult to follow.

#86 Edited by dscythe (40 posts) - - Show Bio

@killemall

That was a fantastic summary of the issue and some nice backstory for those of us that haven't read hickmans avengers

#87 Posted by Killemall (18564 posts) - - Show Bio

@dscythe: Thanks, but hey i would still recommend reading Hickman run of Avengers and New Avengers, its actually been pretty good.

#88 Posted by Perfect 10 (1054 posts) - - Show Bio

i got it digital so got a nice treat with the infinity fcbd story plus the silver surfer tie in, really good. wasnt expecting anything from this event but am loving it cause it is a continuation of the story that i have been digging in avengers and new avengers so yeah i am on board. really great read, great art, no complaints but a little confused: why are the BUILDERS, UN-building? dont get that but i hope they explain as the story unfolds

#89 Posted by Immortal777 (7579 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this another story about Thanos gaining ultimate power and then ultimately losing it again?

#90 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't it true that the book has like 7+ "white" pages with no images?

Hickman in a recent interview said that when they use "white" pages in his books they drop advertisement space.

#91 Edited by E1000 (108 posts) - - Show Bio

It felt very different from previous event. Very well paced. This is gonna be so much better than Fear itself, AvX and Age of Ultron, this is is gonna be Annihilation with the Avengers and the Inhumans !

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