Infinity #2



Comic series


Release date

September 4, 2013
Artists Opena and Weaver both do a good job with this issue. Opena is clearly the superior one, with all the style and detail he puts into his well-constructed drawings and pages. Weaver holds his own on his pages, showing the Thanos side of things. While it would be nice (as always) to have one really good artist handle titles like these, so far it's been good. As for the overall series itself, nothing to really complain about yet, but quite a few things to get excited about. Come on, Hickman--it's been too long since Marvel had a good crossover event.
The art is a saving grace for Infinity. It moves back and forth between different artists which impacts cohesion but helps sell the epic span of the story. Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver deliver some striking visual cues. Too bad it's wasted on a very scatter shot story. Infinity #2 isn't bad, but its orbiting average and rapidly losing velocity.
8.5 out of 10
Hickman’s true vision of the story is beginning to show and with an exciting final panel, it is safe to say Infinity is going to just get better from here on out.
4 out of 5
nfinity has set itself apart from the likes of Marvel’s past events by giving the reader reasons clear reasons why this is an event comic. Marvel is setting themselves up for a big success for the new few months.
4 out of 5 stars
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.
Infinity really is developing nicely, especially because it’s basically weekly, and also because it’s that rare beast amongst superhero comics… it’s unpredictable.
4.5 out of 5 stars
"Infinity" #2 provides enlightenment to the label of Cull Obsidian and the distinction between that moniker and the Black Order that has been applied to the collective of Thanos' generals. Paired with a sharp, six-panel recap of the events of "New Avengers" #9, the revelations in "Infinity" #2 make this installment of Marvel's summer event story a must-read. The recap is a nice touch for readers who can't afford or choose not to be plugged in to the entire crossover aspect of this event. Hickman and crew provide just enough to let readers know what they've missed and to stay up to speed, but the work is really much richer when absorbed completely. A clear message is delivered that will change the course of this series and inform the actions of Thanos as the Marvel NOW! universe faces a multi-pronged threat with ferocious capabilities.
4 out of 5 stars
There is a lot going on as the action jumps from moment to moment. Jerome Opeña, Dustin Weaver and Justin Ponsor deliver some epic scenes that convey the scope of Hickman's story. This doesn't just come across as another Marvel event. You get punched in the gut with how big it is.
Grade: A
Look, this series isn't for everyone - it's complicated and thoughtful (the twist at the end was a shocker with an intellectual twist) and, yes, it's challenging - but I am loving every bit of it.
Grade: A-
Continuing the action and the themes brought by the first issue wonderfully, Hickman continues his event comic without a hitch as the cosmic and darker aspects of the script are rendered beautifully by both Opeña and Weaver. A worthy continuation of the superb first issue.
The artwork is sleek and energized—decimation never looked so good. As for now, it’s bad guys 2, heroes 0. Check this one out.
8.25 out of 10
Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver deliver a book that Marvel has published a million times before. The art is generic to Marvel’s style, realistic with a sketchy quality, this is not a bad thing, but we have seen it before. What separates “Infinity” from other books is the layout and design. Hickman has a graphic design background and you can tell. There is a non-traditional look to the “Infinity” and a fragmented feel that I believe is intentional.
Hickman does a spectacular job juggling all these parallel plot lines, advancing all the players in methodical fashion, tightening the screws and heightening the stakes. And Jerome Opeña and Dustin Weaver's illustrations convey the immense scale of events while capturing every tiny nuance of emotion.
5.5 out of 10
After reading Trinity War and starting on Forever Evil, I’m just not impressed here. Weak dialogue and too much narration, dull storytelling, forgettable characters, and decent to average looking art. I was sure this comic was going to be something, but now? I’m worried as hell that this going to end up turning into the prelude to this event all over again.
6 out of 10
For a standalone reading experience, Infinity feels like it is trying to pack in everything it can into one book… except for one definitive narrative throughline.