Comicbook.com’s Comics to Watch Out for After Infinity War

Comic Book.com put out a great list, many of which have already been know and talked about, but if you are not familiar with it, here are the books to look out for after Avengers Infinity War:

From Comicbook.com

Infinity: Free Comic Book Day #1 ($5-$20 on eBay, nt bad if you have an unstamped one)- The Black Order, Thanos’ four generals capable of taking on multiple Avengers, are the most significant new characters of Avengers: Infinity War. The first of them to appear in comics was Corvus Glaive, who narrated a portion of Thanos’ story in the build to the comics event “Infinity”. His first appearance might have been handed out for free, but finding copies in very good or near mint condition is difficult. Expect this handout to deliver a surprising price in days to come.

The New Avengers (vol. 3) #8 – The rest of the Black Order to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, Black Dwarf, Ebony Maw, and Proxima Midnight, were first seen in this comic prelude to Infinity. Their roles are relatively minor in the issue. However, the intimidating character designs by artist Mike Deodato were kept almost entirely intact for the film. That speaks to both the power found in these characters from the very start and the potential value in this issue.

Infinity #1 – Comics collectors distinguish between initial cameos and first appearances. The Black Order made their initial cameo in The New Avengers #8 and their first appearance here. That means both issues are likely to climb in value. The distinction means that new fans will find these great villains doing far more than simply existing. This is a chance to see their personalities and capabilities shine for the very first time.

Thor Annual (vol. 1) #11 (only one currently on eBay, it is a sellers market)- The Black Order isn’t likely to appear in any future Marvel Studios films, but that’s not the case for the final new addition to the cast of Avengers: Infinity War: Eitri. He is the King of the Dwarves of Nidavellir and oversaw the creation of many of the universe’s most powerful weapons. This first appearance wraps him into the saga of Thor and ensured a future place in epic comics and movies alike.

Infinity Gauntlet #1 – Every issue of Infinity Gauntlet will likely be increasing in price as it’s the story most closely connected to the events of Avengers: Infinity War. This issue is more likely to jump in price than most as it features the disappearance of half of all sentient life. It was a startling moment in the comics that translated to perhaps the single most memorable sequence in any Avengers film. If only for the original snap of Thanos’ fingers, this issue is one to own.

Infinity Gauntlet #6 – The final issue of Infinity Gauntlet is going to attract a lot of attention as well for two reasons. First, the ending of Avengers: Infinity War is clearly inspired by the final pages of this issue with Thanos settling down to appreciate his place in the universe (albeit under very different circumstances). This issue also features the final defeat of Thanos, likely providing a framework for Avengers 4 and more key moments to come.

Silver Surfer (vol. 1) #34 (about $20 on eBay) – Thanos’ return in comics came at the start of “Thanos Quest”, which spanned the pages of Silver Surfer and the miniseries Thanos Quest. All of these issues are likely to climb in value as they follow the original collection of the Infinity Stones. However, this first issue is the one to watch out for above all the others. It stages Thanos’ plans for the universe and presents him in his most iconic fashion as the story builds to Infinity Gauntlet.

Siege #4 (cover price on eBay, the 1:25 Dell Otto Variant can be picked up for $5 or less) – Loki has died more than once in comics, but the instance that most resembles his tragic death at the start of Avengers: Infinity War came in the Marvel Comics event “Siege”. It was here that Loki tried to undo his prior misdeeds by betraying another godlike power and was killed as a result — no tricks. Thor’s reaction and Loki’s final words clearly inspired the God of Mischief’s demise in the movie, and the issue will make a valuable keepsake for fans of Tom Hiddleston’s performance.

A pretty great list put together by Comicbook.com’s CHASE MAGNETT.

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15 Responses to Comicbook.com’s Comics to Watch Out for After Infinity War

  1. Alana says:

    My Thor Annual was bought for .99, love those full plot leaks for Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Venom

  2. Lonzilla says:

    I’m sure Thanos will resurrect The Black Order for the next movie. One of the actors is listed on IMDB for Avengers 4. Bank on the rest

  3. Steven JC says:

    Warlock #10 Origin of Thanos and Gamora. A great one two punch.

    • Dave says:

      That run of warlock are all gems. Warlock 15 has a great cover as well…tough to find in nm+ with white pages.

  4. Steven JC says:

    What About New Avengers #9? I always thought that was the first Full appearance of the Black Order with a cover to boot.

  5. Dave says:

    Silver surfer 34 has never really gotten the love it deserves. Notice how marvel released it as a true believers reprint along with infinity gauntlet #1? Not silver surfer 44 or Thanos quest 1 or 2?

    I have a 9.6 graded….should look for a 9.8 before people catch on (if they haven’t already).

    • Dave says:

      Marvel tales 55 also continues from warlock 15, then I believe leads into avengers annual 7. Good luck finding it raw on eBay or in the wild in true nm or better condition. Much less with white pages.

  6. A. King says:

    Good list, the only one I don’t have is the Thor Ann.

  7. Dave says:

    I’ve been trying to find the Thor annual and new avengers 8 hiding in back issue bins for months….nothing doing.

    Not paying eBay prices.

    What about Thor 339? Wasn’t movie version in the infinity gauntlet origin somewhat based on that book?

  8. OC_GUY says:

    Don’t forget there is a Midtown variant to Infinity FCBD.

  9. JayClue says:

    Wiki has Infinity #1 as the 1st full appearance of Proxima Midnight. I know where a few of these are, and would really like some clarification on what all of the Black Orders true full 1sts and cameos are.

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