Marvel's latest event comic is a success, with a day-one sell out at Diamond of Infinity #1. The book, by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, takes everything Hickman has built in the first year of his Avengers and New Avengers runs to a head, with a little Thanos added into the mix. The second printing cover features Captain America and is AR active, as well. Marvel's full press release follows.
It’s the marquee comics event of 2013, and today Marvel is proud to announce that Infinity #1 has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at retail level) and will be immediately going back to press. Fans everywhere have been waiting for this moment, and today they can finally experience the cosmos-shattering conflict that will redefine not just the Avengers, but the entire Marvel Universe! From the superstar team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, it’s the Avengers and a destructive alien race in a cosmic tug-of-war for the fate of the Marvel Universe!
Fans and critics agree, Infinity is a smash hit!
“Infinity has the ambition and sense of the unknown and unexpected that any good event -- nay, any good comic in general -- really needs.”—IGN.com
“The Infinity gauntlet is thrown, and it makes for a tremendous read.”—ComicBookResources.com
“You'll definitely want to come on board for Infinity. It's going to be a crazy and thrilling ride.”—ComicVine.com
“With fan-favorite characters returning in its pages and one of the best mainstream superhero artists in the world on board, Infinity has nothing but possibilities ahead.”—Newsarama.com
“Has the last page of a Jonathan Hickman book ever made you exclaim, “Oh, snap!”? Infinity will.”—iFanboy.com
With our heroes at the other end of the universe, and even larger threat rises to claim Earth. Enter Thanos, an unparalleled force who only brings order to a chaotic universe through complete and absolute death. As the Mad Titan’s machinations come to fruition, civilization’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a faint whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and misunderstood by his world lead the battle against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it. Don’t miss the opening shots of the Marvel Universe spanning conflict, returning to store shelves in just a few weeks with Infinity #1 Second Printing Variant!
**Marvel also urges retailers to check their orders on all issues of Infinity #1 and it’s tie-ins as the series has already generated buzz from all corners of the media and will continue to do so in the coming months.
INFINITY #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL138068)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG
FOC – 8/26/13, ON SALE – 9/18/13