Seeing as I do nearly all the press releases it has been nice that Marvel hasn’t sent out a COMIC press release in a good two to three weeks with the exception of Brian Wood’s X-Men #1; it has been only press releases pertaining to Iron Man 3. I didn’t think they were ever gonna stop! But moving on to bigger and better things after Free Comic Book Day we all know the end is near and Infinity is upon us! According to Marvel the big tie-ins for the event are Avengers and New Avengers, and they are absolutely necessary to follow the story. Not a fan of that kind of debauchery. Tie-in’s should bring about BONUS footage for the event. It shouldn’t be protocol that the tie-in’s are the only way the story will make sense. Here is the official press release:
Nothing Lasts Forever – The Avengers Head Into INFINITY!
New York, NY—May 8th, 2012— This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Leinil Yu to show fans what an “Avengers Universe” looks like in Avengers #18! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, Avengers #18 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!
A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united “Avengers Universe” is there any chance of survival! But in order to do so, Captain America and the Avengers must join the Council of Worlds as they declare war on their cosmic invaders. And when the key to their success lies within the rebirth of the Skrull Empire, there’s no telling what may happen next!
“Moreso than any other tie-ins, Jonathan’s issues of Avengers and New Avengers are an integral core part of the Infinity story–absolutely essential to the reading experience,” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “So these issues that Leinil is drawing are key to everything”
Every issue of Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Infinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
This August, the intensity of Infinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Yu throw the first blows inAvengers #18!
For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art & Cover by LEINIL YU
ON SALE AUGUST 2013!