Following Marvel’s earlier tease of the looming Countdown to Infinity that featured three of the new Infinity Stones in the possession of the original Wolverine, Captain Marvel, and Star-Lord, we now have more information on the upcoming event, which is touted as “the greatest epic in the history of the Infinity Stones…”
Infinity Countdown will lead off the upcoming event, with Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato revealing the locations of the stones in Infinity Countdown Prime #1 in February. This will be followed by Infinity Countdown #1 from Duggan and Aaron Kuder in March, which is the first in a five-part epic that will lead into the upcoming event, which promises to touch all corners of the Marvel Universe, as well as bring about the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
This March, Gerry Duggan (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) and Aaron Kuder (All-New Guardians of the Galaxy) are bringing you a spectacular, huge Infinity tale that will lead to an even greater story – and one that will impact the entire Marvel Universe! The Infinity Stones, thought to be lost forever, have suddenly reappeared — bringing with them the ultimate power for good and evil. Three stones have fallen into the hands of the mightiest heroes in the galaxy…but where are the rest?
As the hunt for the stones begins, a new weapon of unimaginable power is being forged…and it’s a weapon like nothing the universe has ever seen! What is its purpose? And who – or what – is the destructive force that will be unleashed on the world? The race for power in the post-Secret Wars universe has begun, and its search will impact every Marvel character from the street to the cosmos, from the Avengers to Spider-Man to the X-Men, even bringing about the end of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
“As we worked on the Infinity Stones’ story, it became clear the story was much bigger than we could contain in the Guardians of the Galaxy series,” said editor Jordan D. White. “It starts with the Guardians, but the story extends out into the entire Marvel Universe, with stones popping up in some VERY surprising places. Countdown is the next step in the story…but as the name implies, it’s leading to something even greater.”
Don’t miss the battle – and the story – that will change the balance of cosmic power! The Countdown for the ultimate weapon begins this February…but where it ENDS, only time will tell…
The covers for the upcoming issues kind of give away who we will see wielding the new Stones, and it’s not surprising where some of them end up. Original Logan and Captain Marvel keep theirs, while Gamora seems to have replaced Star-Lord. The good guys are joined by Super-Skrull, Loki, and the Magus AKA Adam Warlock’s evil side, so there is bound to be some dissension among the ranks of these new Stone wielders. Especially if the shadowed figure in the background of the above cover is Thanos, who is never too far away when the Stones are in play.
Infinity Countdown Prime #1 hits stores on February 21, with Infinity Countdown #1 (of 5) dropping on March 3.
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