Thought I'd go ahead and start a thread for Marvel's newest event Infinity. I have the first issue but haven't read it yet. I did read the FCBD issue which was pretty good, though it didn't spotlight any of the popular characters for long.

 

This one's written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Jim Cheung so I'm expecting it to be pretty solid. There are tie-ins as to be expected. I just plan on reading the main series unless a series I'm already getting has a tie-in issue.

 

So has anyone read issue 1 yet?

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Not yet, will they be fighting a villain or a hero turned villain?

I haven't read it yet so I don't know exactly. From what I can tell though it looks like Thanos is the main villain.

I read it. It has the Space Knights, the Inhumans, the Avengers, Silver Surfer, some folks called the Black Order, Iron Man in a hideous armor, some Skrulls, and S.W.O.R.D. It was pretty cool, and it screams "epic" in the best kind of way.

I just finished reading it. The first word that came to mind was epic. A lot going on here. This is shaping up to be a very fun ride.
Are there going to be big changes as a result of this series? I hear concerns/rumours of revamps or resets etc??

There may be. The biggest thing I've heard is that there will be a new Inhumans series by Matt Fraction after this is over. I'm sure we'll get other new series or two out of it as well. But the as I said the biggest new will be that the Inhumans status will be elevated after this event. Here is what you need to know before going into this series This article was before the release of the book so somethings predicted haven't happened yet.

Wasn't he a good guy for a while?

Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said:

I haven't read it yet so I don't know exactly. From what I can tell though it looks like Thanos is the main villain.
Thanos, the Mad Titan? No I don't believe so. Any long time Marvel readers want to add to that? I've been familiar with Marvel comics for 20 years and I've only known him as a villain.

I get mixed up, the heroes and villains cross lines so easily in marvel and I'm used to heroes fighting heroes in these big events.

The link doesn't work for me

I am a great Inhumans fanatic but every now and then someone tries to shake them up.
After a while though they still get treated in the cliched old way again.
War of Kings etc was great but I am not convinced by how Fraction has shown Medusa in the recent FF



Jason Marconnet (Pint sized mod) said:

There may be. The biggest thing I've heard is that there will be a new Inhumans series by Matt Fraction after this is over. I'm sure we'll get other new series or two out of it as well. But the as I said the biggest new will be that the Inhumans status will be elevated after this event. Here is what you need to know before going into this series This article was before the release of the book so somethings predicted haven't happened yet.

You also have said recently that you haven't read anything by Marvel since Civil War, which came out in 2006.  Your first post in this thread indicates that you don't know anything about Infinity, and presumably you won't be reading it either.  I can tell you it is not about heroes and villains crossing lines or heroes fighting heroes.



Mark S. Ogilvie said:

I get mixed up, the heroes and villains cross lines so easily in marvel and I'm used to heroes fighting heroes in these big events.

I have to admit I picked up an X-men recently with Dazzler because I really liked that character once. But they turned her into a SHIELD enforcer who goes after kids so...

I don't need to read the events, I read the reviews and the previews and some of the chatter on the net. Used to be you had to read to know what was going on, now you can just ask questions. Also as this article details

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/08/18/the-abandoned-a...

It can be very hard to keep character straight after so many retcons as far as power levels, motives... when you have the Illuminati in the mu blowing up worlds -though not inhabited ones yet- asking who is the good guy and who is the bad guy is for satisfying my curiosity since I can't really count on what has gone before. I mean if it's the Red Skull against Captain America I'm pretty safe in knowing who the good guy/bad guy is, but if it's the current Spider-Man against The Rhino or Electro... I really have no way of knowing. I most likely won't pick up the issue -I think I learned my lesson from my recent X-men purchase- but I'm still curious and I still have a fondness for the characters. It's a bit like moving away from the city and still following your home town team.

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