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Marvel’s Infinity – Where Do They Go From Here?

From Infinity #6

From Infinity #6

The other day I gave my review of the Marvel crossover event that just finished up this week: Infinity. They always try to have big implications from the crossover events, but Infinity is a little different. Because it was a natural point in the joint Avengers plots of writer Jonathan Hickman. So there are some larger implications, some impact on the larger Marvel Universe.

But as someone who was, and will continue, reading Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers and New Avengers, there are other implications. Unanswered questions, continuing plot line. Places that things are leading to. So, I will look at where things are going in Avengers, New Avengers, and then the larger Marvel Universe. Spoilers to come, comics fans!

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Marvel 1602

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So one of the early comics that David had me read was Marvel 1602. It is written by Neil Gaiman, which that alone makes it brilliant, but he takes our beloved Marvel characters and puts them in the world of 1602. Somehow all of the Marvel characters have somehow ended up in the time of Queen Elizabeth and King James. Some of them have high positions in the court even.

The interesting thing about seeing the Marvel characters in 1602 is seeing what they would be in this alternate universe. Part of what is great about reading is wondering who you will meet where. Some of the characters from X-men become particularly interesting because it is during a time that they did not have science. What would they think of people who had mutant powers? There is also a larger problem happening that no one can explain, but they know something is wrong. (Spoilers ahead for Marvel 1602) Continue reading