Marvel’s Infinity Stones are making a comeback, as a new comic crossover titled Infinite Destinies was announced on Wednesday. The series will feature eight different annuals starring new Marvel Comics heroes and villains which will focus on what ties them to the powerful gems.
The new annuals will take place in the pages of eight different series and each feature a newer character as a guest star. Two titles will publish an Infinite Destinies annual every month, starting with Iron Man Annual #1 by Jed MacKay and Ibraim Roberson co-starring Quantum and Captain America Annual #1 by Gerry Duggan and Marco Castiello co-starring Overtime. The Iron Man story will focus on Tony Stark tracking the kidnappers of Miles Morales, which leads him to Quantum and the Assessor. Meanwhile, Cap’s story will see Overtime will break out of death row and bond with the soul stone.
Other series include Miles Morales: Spider-Man Annual #2 co-starring Amulet, and Amazing Spider-Man #1 Annual co-starring Star. The new heroes and villains will come in direct contact and bond with the Infinity Stones – just like Star previously has with the reality stone. Giving newer characters the chance to interact with Marvel’s most famous objects is a great way to put them in the spotlight. Each annual from Indefinite Destinies will also feature a small ongoing story within that will see Nick Fury reunited with Agent Coulson. Here’s how McKay described the main series.
The Infinity Stones have found new homes — as people!” Jed MacKay said. “INFINITE DESTINIES is the next chapter in the story of the Infinity Stones and the people they’ve bonded with — and the powers in the Marvel Universe who are taking interest in these powerful new players.
It’s great to see the Infinity Stones back and taking the center stage in the Marvel Universe. There are so many different ways the stones can impact the new heroes and villains, so really, the annuals can go in any direction they please. The question is, will these characters stay bonded with the stones or will someone collect them all by series end?
Check out the titles, release dates, and the characters featured in the image below.
Here are the covers for Iron Man Annual #1 and Captain America Annual #1.
Lastly, here’s the full description of the series from Marvel.
The Infinity Stones and their abilities have always been shrouded in mystery, but one thing is for certain: where these stones go, trouble follows. Expect cataclysmic battles, shocking twists, and jaw dropping revelations about some of Marvel’s most promising new characters when INFINITE DESTINIES begins this June! Stay tuned for announcements about other INFINITE DESTINES annuals coming in July and August from Marvel’s top talent including Kelly Thompson (Captain Marvel) and Saladin Ahmed (Miles Morales: Spider-Man).
Infinite Destinies will begin in June.
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