So, maybe you’ve heard: Black Panther smashed the Hollywood box office last weekend with a take of $192 million.
That’s like, huge.
That’s bigger than Iron Man. That’s bigger than Captain America. That’s bigger than Avengers.
That’s like, HUGE.
And, for so many important reason, that’s great news for everyone who was part of the making of Black Panther and that’s great for everyone who went to see the film. (I haven’t gotten around to heading to the local theatre to see the film just yet, so I can guarantee that box office number is going to rise!)
But that news is also great for Marvel Comics – all Marvel Comics…especially the ones that somehow tie into this coming May’s Avengers: Infinity War film, the film that is the direct sequel to Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
And hey! It just so happens that Marvel Comics is publishing an Infinity-inspired product tie-in comic book today! Imagine that!
Setting aside my sense of consumerist nihilism for a moment, Infinity Countdown Prime #1, a one-shot prequel to a new miniseries out next month, does sound like a lot of fun!
So, maybe you’ve heard – if not, here’s your primer:
Capitalizing on the long-running Infinity Stones storyline undercurrent throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe of films, Marvel decided it was a smart move to publish a new Infinity-themed comic book mini-series. Perfect timing with the much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster ready to drop in less than three months! As much money as Black Panther made, Avengers: Infinity War, riding that wave of success, looks to make big bank, too!
Infinity Countdown is a five issue miniseries starting next month. The one-shot Infinity Countdown Prime #1, released today, is the primer for that series. With it, readers will get the scoop on all of the various all-powerful Infinity Stones that grant godhood for the being that is able to wield them all – the main storyline in the upcoming MCU film.
Whether you’re a fan of comic books, a die-hard fan of all the Marvel Infinity inspired stories, or a lover (or burgeoning lover) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity Countdown Prime #1 is a story for you. Written by Gerry Duggan (who is also writing the main Infinity Countdown series) and illustrated by Mike Deodato Jr., here you’ll find the history of each of the six stones – from their creation to their re-creation, a veritable tapestry of story that takes you through the publishing history of Marvel Comics. Plus, you get the main story: the scattered and lost Infinity Stones, found again…and the exciting beginning to the end of the Marvel Universe!
Things are going to go BANG! Really good!
Make the run to your local comic book shop today and pick up Infinity Countdown Prime #1 – and get primed for all things Marvel Universe Infinity!