It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of Marvel Comics’ current event series, Infinity. A big fan. Jonathan Hickman’s giant-sized sci-fi opera, cock full of characters, good and bad, new and old? Yeah, I love it!
If you haven’t been reading it thus far, Glenn Walker has been regularly writing a review column on the mini-series, the latest of which can be found right here. It’s required reading.
But like all tent-pole event series fro the big two publishers, Marvel and DC, Infinity has some spin-off and tie-in titles. Today’s release of Infinity: The Hunt is one of them. And it, too, should be a great read. Here’s why:
Written by: Matt Kindt
Illustrated by: Steven Sanders
Published by: Marvel Comics
So, not only am I a fan of the Infinity series proper, and Jonathan Hickman’s storylines (from whence Infinity originates) in both his Avengers and New Avengers monthly titles, but I’m a huge fan of writer Matt Kindt.
Kindt is the writer/illustrator of the acclaimed Dark Horse Comics published series, Mind MGMT, a book everyone should be reading. He’s also the creator behind the graphic novels Red-Handed from First Second, Revolver from Vertigo Comics, and the author of the new, upcoming superhero team-up book, Unity, from Valiant Entertainment. (You’ll be able to read more on that here in this column in the not-too-distant-future). That last title is actually the first team-up book from Valiant, which makes Infinity: The Hunt even more interesting.
In Infinity: The Hunt, Kindt takes super-powered kids from all over the universe and drops them together into the centre of a contest of champions. Here, you’ll see kids from the mutant school of Wolverine and the X-Men, children from the FF title, as well as the offspring of some of the ruthless enemies found in the Infinity title proper.
How do kids deal with the ravages of war when they’re asked to take a front-line stance against a same-aged foe? Mom and Pop are battling among the stars. What about Junior? In the solicitation for the book, Marvel asks if children can actually make diplomatic gains that the adults cannot.
Kinda interesting? Or Kindt interesting?
Hey, anything that Matt Kindt is a part of, well, I’m onboard. Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pic up Infinity: The Hunt #1, and then check back regularly to this site for more of Glenn Walker’s wonderful Infinity updates!
Every Wednesday, JP makes the after-work run to his local downtown comic book shop. Comics arrive on Wednesdays you see and JP, fearful that the latest issue will sell out, rushes out to purchase his copy. This regular, weekly column will highlight a particularly interesting release, written in short order, of course, because JP has to get his – before someone else does!