With the hype for Avengers: Infinity War at an all time high, Marvel Comics have seen fit to capitalise on it with a new entry in the Infinity Gauntlet saga. Dubbed Infinity Wars, the book will star Thanos, Captain Marvel, Star-Lord, Gamora, Doctor Strange, Loki and Adam Warlock and will feature a creative team comprised of Gerry Duggan, Mike Deadato Jr. and Frank Martin.
While event fatigue has marred Marvel's most recent comics, it's easy to see why they've pushed ahead with another, in light of the fact that, y'know, Infinity War is the biggest superhero event of all time. It's a move that's likely to divide fans, but in attempting to draw in new readers, the idea should at least be commended.
Also included in the roster of the book's makeshift team is an unknown figure with an infinite symbol on their face. The character's being kept under wraps for now, but with an announcement approaching at C2E2 (April 6-8), expect more details to follow before its July release.
More recently, Marvel have been attempting to galvanise interest in the Infinity Gems with a series of follow-ups to 1991's original Infinity Gauntlet comic. John Hickman's 2013 hit, Infinity, has been the most successful, but with the MCU now following a similar arc, the House of Ideas have seen fit to attempt yet another continuation, with last August's Marvel Legacy having revealed that Wolverine owns the Mind Stone, and with January's Infinity Countdown having served as a prelude to this latest event.
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