Marvel Comics has released a first look at Adam Kubert's cover for "Infinity" #1, which kicks off the publisher's big six-issue summer event series. Written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver, "Infinity" brings Thanos into the spotlight, and has already been teased in a special Free Comic Book Day issue.
Last week, CBR debuted a first look at Thanos' Lieutenants in "Infinity," known as The Black Order, that will go up against the Avengers during the course of the event.
"It's a good thing that the Avengers have gotten bigger and brought in more members. We're fielding a team, now, around 18 people deep, giving three apiece to take on the lieutenants and three guys to fight with Thanos himself," said Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. "They will probably need it. Every one of these characters exist on a galactic scale. They're not necessarily Titans like Thanos, but they are beings of the cosmos who walk in the same circles as Thanos. They're unto like demigods. They're just as sturdy and undamageable and knowledgable as guardians. These aren't normal aliens, these aren't basic Skrulls or Kree or average Shi'ar. These guys are levels that are one-up from that. Even though the Avengers on the surface seem to outnumber them in terms of sheer mathematics, these are characters that are powerful enough and nasty enough to give a team of superheroes a fight, individually. In the same kind of way Thanos would go up against the Avengers by himself in the past, any one of these characters could hold their own against an Avengers team in the field. There are five of them, and they are backed up by legions of more conventional outer space bad guys. This is only half the problem the Avengers and the other heroes are going to face in 'Infinity.' This is not even 50 percent."
Check out Kubert's cover and the solicitation info below.
Official Press Release
This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping main cover to Infinity #1 by Adam Kubert! Infinity, the six part blockbuster comic event of the summer, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. 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!
With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world, lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.
Every issue of Infinity 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.
The Biggest Heroes. The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’s INFINITY.