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Posted by gmanfromheck (42096 posts) - - Show Bio

If you picked up the Free Comic Book Day issue from Marvel, you got a taste of the upcoming Infinity story. The Avengers are about to get involved and you know it's going to mean bad things for the team.

Marvel has released a teaser for AVENGERS #18 with the title, "Nothing Lasts Forever."

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This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Leinil Yu to show fans what an “Avengers Universe” looks like in Avengers #18! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, Avengers #18 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!

A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united “Avengers Universe” is there any chance of survival! But in order to do so, Captain America and the Avengers must join the Council of Worlds as they declare war on their cosmic invaders. And when the key to their success lies within the rebirth of the Skrull Empire, there’s no telling what may happen next!

"Moreso than any other tie-ins, Jonathan's issues of Avengers and New Avengers are an integral core part of the Infinity story--absolutely essential to the reading experience,” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “So these issues that Leinil is drawing are key to everything"

This August, the intensity of Infinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Yu throw the first blows in Avengers #18!

AVENGERS #18

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by LEINIL YU

ON SALE AUGUST 2013!

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#1 Edited by TommytheHitman (5437 posts) - - Show Bio

What lies beyond the Marvel Universe? Batman.

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#2 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

"Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, Avengers #18 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!"

So... To Infinity, And Beyond?

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#3 Posted by Dman1366 (1328 posts) - - Show Bio

The twist is if the teamed up with the Valiant Universe

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#4 Posted by ptigrusmagus (496 posts) - - Show Bio

Buying. So glad to see Hickman doing this event.

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#5 Posted by FlashDamn (969 posts) - - Show Bio

looks lame

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#6 Posted by DadaHyena (61 posts) - - Show Bio

They just need one more guy on the cover to do a version of Bohemian Rhapsody!

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#7 Posted by greenlucario (317 posts) - - Show Bio

super skrulls? I think we already did this with Secret Invasion...

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#8 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7475 posts) - - Show Bio

I will give this a read, only because Hickman is doing it.

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#9 Posted by laabitres (771 posts) - - Show Bio

cant wait!!!

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#10 Posted by dondave (41357 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited

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#11 Posted by Dernman (21926 posts) - - Show Bio

Council of Worlds

What happened to the Charter? Is that going to be another thing Marvel is throwing out from the old Marvil Cosmic?

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#12 Edited by StMichalofWilson (5513 posts) - - Show Bio

What lies beyond the universe? Mr. Bean

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#13 Posted by Hermatt (90 posts) - - Show Bio

"Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer,

Infinity

,

Avengers #18

shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!"

So... To Infinity, And Beyond?

Only one man can save the marvel universe from Thanos.

and that one man is a Toy?

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#14 Posted by wmwadeii (3325 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos and Chitauri. I recall the Chitauri being mentioned in a prior news post.

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#15 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6732 posts) - - Show Bio

@hermatt: Yep, that's why Disney bought Marvel, so they can have Buzz Lightyear join the Avengers.

Coming summer 2014 - Age Of Zurg.

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#16 Posted by Mucklefluga (2653 posts) - - Show Bio

They just need one more guy on the cover to do a version of Bohemian Rhapsody!

ahahaha.

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#17 Posted by ccraft (12260 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Edited by lvenger (28753 posts) - - Show Bio

So this is why Yu left Indestructible Hulk. Infinity sounds like the most interesting Marvel event for a while though the bar hasn't been set that high. Still, I like Hickman's plan so far. The event has a solid basis at least.

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#19 Posted by DonFelipe (2282 posts) - - Show Bio

Buying. So glad to see Hickman doing this event.

So glad Bendis won't! And yes, Hickman seems to be a good choice.

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#20 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio

@hermatt:

Yep, that's why Disney bought Marvel, so they can have Buzz Lightyear join the Avengers.

Coming summer 2014 - Age Of Zurg.

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I'm so down with AOZ.

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#21 Posted by akbogert (3323 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by Saren (27534 posts) - - Show Bio

This story had better not feature Marvel's current portrayal of Thanos as a cosmic Jeffrey Dahmer.

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#23 Posted by GrandHarrier (130 posts) - - Show Bio

Ahahahaha. A united “Avengers Universe”

It wasn't enough for every hero on Earth to be an Avenger. Now they have to make every character in the Universe an Avenger. XD

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#24 Edited by Mrfuzzynutz (1610 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooooo happy to see a Avengers event without Bendis involved. The stuff in Avengers so far has been pretty large scale, so like to see how they turn it up a notch for a event.

This has potential to renew my faith in summer events

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#25 Edited by gregroyj42 (76 posts) - - Show Bio

loved leinel Yu's work on indestructible Hulk, didn't care for Avengers traded it for New Avengers but I will check this out for Yu.

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#26 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45262 posts) - - Show Bio

Things like "Avengers Universe" is why I don't read comics anymore

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#27 Posted by The Stegman (35549 posts) - - Show Bio

"Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer,

Infinity

,

Avengers #18

shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!"

So... To Infinity, And Beyond?

All the points

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#28 Posted by The Stegman (35549 posts) - - Show Bio

I really, really don't like cosmic events...and that's pretty much all the Avengers have been so far under Hickman's reign, this has me less than whelmed.

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#29 Posted by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for this Cosmic Marvel is awesome and this looks to be a good event at last and I can't wait for it !

Also that cover by Yu is awesome.

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#30 Posted by nappystr8 (1528 posts) - - Show Bio

Just when I thought I was happy with marvel again for moving back to a 6 issue event rather than a 12 or 10 issue they go and reveal that there are outside books that don't improve the reading experience, but also are "absolutely essential". The infinity preview was terrible. Hickman's Avengers hasn't been much better. I'm avoiding this just like the plagues that are AVX and AU. I just hope I can still pick up New Avengers while the tie ins are occurring and still make any sense of that book. As much as I would hate to drop my favorite book for a couple of months, I will do it.

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#31 Posted by The Mast (793 posts) - - Show Bio

What if they drop Thanos off in witness protection at the end of Infinity and that's the beginning of Malcolm in the Middle?

Wait...wrong thread.

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#32 Posted by kid Apollo (955 posts) - - Show Bio

if theyre gona re-establish the Skrull Empire i wonder if Hulkling is actually gona step up to his responsibilities...

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#34 Posted by SpitfireINK (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does it feel like another Marvel Reboot is just around the corner?

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#36 Edited by millennium (214 posts) - - Show Bio

so when the event of age of ultron is over in july they are going to do the next event infinity in august and then in i think its september or october marvel will start another event i forget whats that ones is called but that one will have all the x books tied to it so yeah looks like another bad marvel business decision here on this one o and ill most forgot the best part of all these books are all 10 to 12 issues that will cost you 4 dollars to get and their weekly

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#38 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio

That acutally looks great

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#39 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

The thing that caught my attention was "the key to success lies within the rebirth of the Skrull Empire". Makes me wonder what kinda threat this is that Avengers across the cosmos need to help revive those dire warlike folk, and furthermore that this seems like a situation where one must 'use a killer to catch a killer' response. I'm definitely interested though!

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#40 Posted by RolloLinsky (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Sooooo happy to see a Avengers event without Bendis involved. The stuff in Avengers so far has been pretty large scale, so like to see how they turn it up a notch for a event.

This has potential to renew my faith in summer events

AMEN! :)