Blowing Up Infinity, Emotionally

So Avengers gives us some major Infinity continuity tie-ins, as the biggest galactic Alliance go toe-to-toe with The Builders. And you get some truly spectacular comic book portrayals of a space battle. Full 3D rotation and lots of light – no sound, but plenty of fury. And possibly the biggest explosion we've seen in a Marvel comic to date.


Boom. And amid it all, some poignant character moments. Such as Spider Woman dealing with her new alliance partners, given her history of the Secret Invasion where she was captured and impersonated by a Skrull.





But for me, a far more involving version of this tale was also told in today's Avengers Assemble. Which also goes straight for the Spider-Skrull issues…



…but expands upon Spider-Woman's story, telling it from her perspective. And instead, we get a far more complex story about a number of Avengers, their problems, their issues, and their trauma in a time of war. Where the minor niggles get blown up into major psychological issues with consequences and, you know, feels.



That and Batman And Nightwing should be the topic of all sorts of Tumblring today. Good comics. And far more explosive than triggering a sun into supernova.

Of course they are not the only Infinity labelled comics this week. There's also Thunderbolts…


Although, you may have to wait till next week to see if their New York gang mission turns all Turf on us…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently exhibiting the Dead Cats work of Christian Ward.



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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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