By Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opena, and Dustin Weaver
Hickman is all about the death and destruction. The stakes literally could not be higher. Thanos’ Black Order has pretty much taken over Earth, with every remaining hero at their mercy. The majority of the issue revolves around this tension, which Hickman writes to borderline perfection. Like most Hickman books, every character has a sense of intensity and bravado, especially Black Bolt. Marvel has future plans for the King of the Inhumans and what better way to impress than with Hickman making him a stone cold badass.
Hickman lets the story set in space take a backseat. While there is plenty in this part to chew on, perhaps not enough was devoted to it. Hickman is juggling various plots and subplots, so it’s understandable that some things might have to take an issue off.
Dustin Weaver deals with the art that takes place on Earth and Jerome Opena does the space stuff. Both have worked with Hickman before and both turn in some really solid work. Opena’s pencils set the mood for a grand space opera, while Weaver presents a dark world that has been shaken by such a sudden attack. Even without Jim Cheung, Infinity continues to look incredible.
While Infinity #2 is fantastic, one must wonder how much entertainment and appreciation you can squeeze out of this story if you aren’t at least reading Avengers and New Avengers. All three titles are incredible, but not everybody can afford to buy numerous books, especially if it’s just to get one story. With both DC and Marvel screaming for your attention, it can be hard to tell what to spend your money on. Well, Infinity should be one, with Avengers and New Avengers a close second and third.