"I can’t tell you too much now, but I can say that in two weeks we’re going to reveal the [FCBD] cover and suddenly the light bulbs will go off around the CBR message boards," Axel Alonso told CBR in a recent AXEL-IN-CHARGE. Today, the Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics has kept to his word with the release of the publisher's Free Comic Book Day cover -- a Thanos-starring image drawn by Jim Cheung for a story illustrated by Cheung and written by current Avengers architect Jonathan Hickman.
"We’ve said how 'Nova,' 'Thanos Rising,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and Jonathan Hickman’s 'Avengers' are all shaping the future of the Marvel Universe — this image will very specifically answer the question of 'How?'" Alonso continued. "Our FCBD issue features an all-new story that leads into a huge epic later in the year, along with a heavily demanded reprint of a character’s first solo story and a beautiful new cover by one of our top cover artists. This same cover will be on FCBD t-shirts this year, so that gives you an idea of the scale and importance of what we’re bringing you this year."
Check out the full cover and press release below.
Official Press Release
The biggest super heroes in comics today – the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Superior Spider-Man & more!
The most dangerous threat in the Marvel Universe – Thanos!
The grandest Marvel Comics event of all time - INFINITY!
This May for Free Comic Book Day, prepare yourselves for the greatest battle for survival ever waged in the Marvel Universe as Marvel marches towards Infinity! In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, get a sneak peek behind a major Marvel release that hasn’t been announced yet and relive Thanos’ first solo story.
With the entire Marvel Universe on the brink of intergalactic war, no fan can miss this year’s Free Comic Book Day!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013: INFINITY
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHUENG
ON SALE – MAY 4th, 2013!