Written by Johnathan Hickman
Artist: Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver
Colorist: Justin Ponsor
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Published by Marvel Comics
Infinity is an epic tale racing towards what’s sure to be a universe-changing conclusion. There are so many story lines going on right now, each if them as thrilling as the next and I can’t wait to see how everything is going to wrap up.
Thanos has been on the hunt for what seems like forever for his long lost son. We learned in Jason Aaron’s Thanos Rising that Thanos couldn’t fulfill his destiny unless all of his love children across the universe are brought to death by his hand. The Inhuman King, Black Bolt, is one of the only people that know of Thane’s whereabouts. Queue an epic showdown between royalty. The Builders are attacking Earth because alien races have deemed mankind undeserving to live after the events in Age of Ultron. The Avengers to the rescue!
No one other than Hickman could write a tale as epic as Infinity. With so many loose ends that need to be tied up, I trust Mr. Hickman to finish all of this quite nicely. He’s showing us a totally different dynamic to his storytelling with the amount of action in this event. Usually his stories are a slow burn, stories driven by smart dialogue but not big action sequences. In Infinity, Hickman blends the two beautifully.
When space action scenes are used in any book, if done correctly, they’re some of the most beautiful in comics. Such is the case with every issue of this series. Not only is it beautiful, but also they do a wonderful job conveying the scale of the events that are happening.
When this event was first announced, I’ve said multiple times that I almost didn’t read it. I’m glad I changed my mind. Hickman is a writer that’s built to write stories as epic as Infinity. It would be easy for him to phone it in because the book would sell regardless, but it’s obvious that this story has been carefully crafted. The time and effort to do so has paid off, as this is one of the best comic book events in recent memory!
5 out of 5 nerd