Maybe Avengers Alliance Can Make Sense Of Marvel’s Infinity Event

Maybe Avengers Alliance Can Make Sense Of Marvel’s Infinity Event

Marvel’s universe-spanning “Infinity” event is coming to turn-based social RPG Avengers Alliance, where it will hopefully make more sense. I am so lost in space right now.

There’s just something about the Infinity series (“Infinity Gauntlet”, “Infinity Crusade”, “Infinity War”, “Infinity Bucket”) that makes my brain turn off. I’ve read each series and its crossovers in the recommended order multiple times, and I still couldn’t tell you much more than Thanos and gems.

It’s even worse with the latest series, simply titled “Infinity.” The brilliant Jonathan Hickman and an army of creative comic book types have been laying the groundwork for this series in books since the launch of Marvel Now, constructing a complicated tapestry that I cannot for the life of me follow. I’ve read every book concerned with the event, and I’ve got nothing. At this point I think my brain is selectively skipping bits, just to piss me off.

So Avengers Alliance is my last hope. The newest Spec Op event for the game on Facebook and Playdom has Thanos going after Black Bolt of the Inhumans, possessor of the most ironically beautiful singing voice and the grand prize for completing all of the Ops’ missions. There’ll be special Inhumans Lockboxes to collect for a chance to recruit the mysterious Thane as a playable character, adding his mysterious powers of mystery to your team.

Other featured characters include Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, The Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf and Supergiant, characters whose names should probably mean more to me.

Will it make more sense than the “Infinity” comic event? Probably not to me. My brain has already erased the last few paragraphs from my memory.


  • Nope, it doesn’t.

    Already have Blackbolt and one cover away from Thane, other than assuming Thane is one of Thanos sons and is who the dude in the comics is alluded to being, if he gets exposed to Terrigen at some point.

    That said I haven’t been following the Infinity story too closely.

  • I’ve found it clearer than most any major event I’ve read in the last twenty years.

    Sure – it’s complex – but it’s seamlessly woven into the Avengers/New Avengers plot lines – and as it’s progressing, we’re seeing a culmination of Avengers’ Builders Return/Starbrand Awakening arc, an escalation of the NewAvengers(Illuminati) ParallelEarthIncursion/AncientEmpires-Wakanda/Atlantis arc – with Thanos and his generals and their quest added to the mix with the start of Infinity proper.

    It reads from Infinity issue to Avengers issue to New Avengers issue like one seamless story , with very little inconsistency – and this whole event should really be regarded as the 3rd act of a 40 issue odd story – with little filler. I had my doubts, and was starting to doubt the direction of the Avengers title in particular by issue 12 or so – but once Infinity kicked off proper – and the ducks lined up so to speak (and are continuing to do so) – I’ve enjoyed this more than any of the post House Of M ” events”. Its like if Maximum Security or Galactic Storm were sort of smooshed in together – and done really well.

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