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Marvel’s “Infinity” Liveblog Reveals New Details and Art

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:00 am by Tyler Waterman

Yesterday, Marvel held another of its “Next Big Thing” liveblog events, and needless to say, the next big thing from Marvel is all about Infinity. If you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the biggest points from the event’s mastermind Jonathan Hickman and editor Tom Brevoort, as well as a look at all the fantastic new art they revealed during the liveblog.

  • “Infinity is an outgrowth of everything that has been happening in Avengers and New Avengers since Marvel NOW! began. It’s a big sci-fi event, a war fought on two fronts. The Avengers are in space dealing with a threat on its way to Earth, and while that’s happening, Thanos picks this moment for he and his forces to descend on a largely unprotected Earth looking for something he desires.” Tom Brevoort
  • “Typically we do a spine series and then tie-ins. In this instance because the scope is so big, even with the amount of pages we have in Infinity, we have so many characters and set pieces that will be expanded upon and illuminated on in Avengers and New Avengers. These are virtually as important as the core book. Those series will carry an Infinity cover dress that really signifies them as part of the event. It’s not unlike when Brian Bendis was doing the Avengers books during Secret Invasion, though these are taking place in real time.” – Tom Brevoort
  • “Before I was doing Infinity, I was always going to do a story called Avengers Universe happening at this time in the Avengers books. This is the culmination of everything we started in Avengers #1 on Mars with the Garden, talking about the Builders, this ancient race who has built great societies and destroyed them if they didn’t find them worthy to survive. Because of the events in New Avengers, the Builders are headed to Earth.” – Jonathan Hickman
  • “You’ll see more from Starbrand and to a lesser degree Nightmask in Infinity. You’ll see stuff from the Garden characters, Ex Nihilo and Abyss. Black Bolt and the Inhumans have a huge and perhaps unexpected role. There’s some good material from the Skrulls and the Super-Skrull, Ronan and the Supreme Intelligence, Gladiator and the Imperial Guard.” – Tom Brevoort
  • “The Infinity Gems, when last anybody knew about them, were broken by the Illuminati, and that will not go untouched on in Infinity.” – Tom Brevoort “I’m actually writing about that today.” – Jonathan Hickman
  • “Infinity is big, and will project us forward into something even bigger.” – Jonathan Hickman “He is not kidding.” – Tom Brevoort
  • Regarding a question as to whether the X-Men will be involved: “It depends on which characters you’re talking about. It’s a Marvel Universe story, so they will be involved, but Battle of the Atom is also going on. They’re not all absolutely front and center, but they’re not absent. You’ll see stuff involving them right from the jump. You saw them in the prelude.” – Tom Brevoort “The mutants affiliated with the Illuminati are very involved.” – Jonathan Hickman

All in all, not a ton of new information, but some interesting new details along with confirmations of points we’d heard before. However, the real excitement comes from the nearly dozen new covers that were also unveiled during the event, giving us both a great look at some of Thanos’ Cull Obsidian, as well as unlocking new questions. For instance, is that Ex Nihilo fighting alongside the Avengers in that Infinity #2 variant?! I need an explanation of that immediately!

Check out the art below, and get ready for Infinity to kick off August 14th!


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Infinity #4 Cover by Adam Kubert


Infinity #4 variant cover art by In-Hyuk Lee


Infinity #4 variant cover art by Ryan Stegman


Infinity #5 cover art by Adam Kubert


Infinity #5 variant cover art by Sara Pichelli


Infinity #5 variant cover art by In-Hyuk Lee


Infinity #2 variant cover art by Steve McNiven


Infinity #3 variant cover art by Simone Bianchi


Infinity #1 variant cover art by In-Hyuk Lee


Infinity #2 variant cover art by In-Hyuk Lee


Infinity #3 variant cover art by In-Hyuk Lee


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