In 2018, Marvel will dive headfirst back into event comics with a cosmic affair teased in Marvel Legacy #1.
During Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s work in Legacy’s opening salvo, we saw Loki and his band of Frost Giants raiding a SHIELD facility on a quest for at least one infinity gem. Due to either coincidence or a magical beer track, the gem wound up in the hands of Wolverine, back from his 2014 death.
It’s been revealed in Marvel’s press releases and cover art for Infinity Countdown #1 that the wielders of the infinity gems will be:
- Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
- The Super Skrull
- The Magus (aka Adam Warlock’s evil half)
It’s definitely worth noting before you dive in that Infinity Countdown is part of a larger connected story that writer Gerry Duggan has been telling in his work on Guardians of the Galaxy. To date, the pieces form a connected trilogy that flows:
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Infinity Countdown
- Infinity Wars
In my opinion, each piece is essential in understanding the whole.
Below you’ll find a complete reading order checklist to the issues of Infinity Countdown, Infinity Wars, and related tie-ins as they are released.
Previously: Marvel Legacy
Collected Infinity Countdown Comics
Collects: Guardians of the Galaxy #146 to #150
Collects: Infinity Countdown Prime 1, Infinity Countdown 1-5, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock 1
Collects: Infinity Countdown: Black Widow, Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel, Infinity Countdown: Champions 1-2, Infinity Countdown: Daredevil
Collects: Darkhawk #51 And Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1-4
Collects: Infinity Wars Prime #1, Infinity Wars #1 to #6
Collects: Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme 1-2, Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer 1-2, Infinity Wars: Arachknight 1-2, Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex 1-2, Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther 1-2, Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps 1-2
Issue By Issue Infinity Countdown Reading Order
Guardians of the Galaxy #150 – 1/3/18
Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1 – 2/7/18
Infinity Countdown Prime #1 – 2/21/18
Infinity Countdown #1 – 3/7/18
Infinity Countdown #2 – 4/18/18
Infinity Countdown #3 – 5/2/18
Not listed on the Infinity Countdown checklist below, but thanks to reader Bryan in the comments below for pointing out much needed context in this issue!
Infinity Countdown #4 – 6/6/18
Infinity Countdown #5 – 7/18/18