Storytime for Grownups – Avengers: Infinity War edition

As the number one film of all time, Avengers: Infinity War has smashed every record in the cinematic universe. However, sometimes it’s best to know and understand the origin stories of these amazing characters in the way they were first conceived; on the page!

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
By Pilgrim, Will Corona
2018-04 – Marvel Comics
9781302909437 Check Our Catalog

Follow the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in their adventures leading up to this summer’s blockbuster event, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Plus, tales from the long and villainous history of the Mad Titan, Thanos

COLLECTING: MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE 1-2, INFINITY 1, THANOS ANNUAL 1

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Infinity Gauntlet
Infinity Gauntlet
By Starlin, Jim
Illustrator Perez, George
Illustrator Lim, Ron
2010-07 – Marvel Comics
9780785145493 Check Our Catalog

For the dark Titan Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. With it came omnipotence: the absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, the mind, and the soul. The gaining of supreme might mean the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, …More

Thanos Rising
Thanos Rising
By Aaron, Jason
Illustrator Bianchi, Simone
2014-07 – Marvel Comics
9780785190479 Check Our Catalog

Witness the Mad Titan’s dark origin Thanos, scourge of the cosmos, rises to dominance as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny Where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from – and, more importantly, what does he want? True love begets a river of blood on the journey that will not only alter the course of one boy’s life, but will soon …More

The Infinity War
The Infinity War
By Starlin, Jim
Illustrator Lim, Ron
2006-04 – Marvel Comics
9780785121053 Check Our Catalog

After Adam Warlock’s return in Infinity Gauntlet, his worse half the Magus wasn’t far behind! The struggle for ultimate power over the universe continues when a stockpile of evil twins overwhelm the Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, New Warriors, Alpha Flight and more! Will the universe be saved, destroyed… or both? Collects Infinity War #1-6, Warlock and the Infinity Watch #7-10 and Marvel …More

Thanos: The Infinity Finale
Thanos: The Infinity Finale
By Starlin, Jim
2016-04 – Marvel Comics
9780785193050 Check Our Catalog

After Revelation and Relativity comes a grand Finale Desperate times called for mad measures. Facing checkmate in his latest grand game of cosmic chess, Thanos took himself off the board – violently. Yet for the paramour of Death, oblivion is so often temporary. Now the Titan is back — but the galaxy has been ravaged in his absence. Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, is stronger than ever and …More

Avengers vs. Thanos
Avengers vs. Thanos
By Caramagna, Joe
2018-04 – Marvel Comics
9781302910334 Check Our Catalog

The Avengers face the machinations of the Mad Titan himself – Thanos And you know he must be bad when even the Red Skull is fleeing from him Thanos seeks the cosmic Power Stone – but will the robotic Arsenal, built by Tony Stark’s father, help keep it out of the Titan’s grasp? Thanos has targeted all the Stones necessary to form the Infinity Gauntlet…and if he succeeds, he’ll have ultimate …More

Infinity
Infinity
By Hickman, Jonathan
Illustrator Cheung, Jim
Illustrator Opena, Jerome
2014-09 – Marvel Comics
9780785184232 Check Our Catalog

To save the world from ever-greater dangers, the Avengers got bigger. Yet when the oldest race in the universe marks Earth for destruction, it’s time for Captain America to think grander still. As the most powerful Avengers team ever assembled heads into space to join an intergalactic alliance against the ancient Builders, an old enemy deems their home unprotected. Thanos, the Mad Titan, unleashes …More

Captain America and the Falcon: Secret Empire
Captain America and the Falcon: Secret Empire
By Thomas, Roy
2017-04 – Marvel Comics
9781302904227 Check Our Catalog

Captain America…criminal? The Secret Empire was rarely more secretive or empirical than in this classic arc that sets Cap against a conspiracy out to frame and replace him in the American mind And pay close attention to the man behind the curtain (or mask, as the case may be) Corruption and cover-ups conclude with Cap quitting the Avengers, paving the way for his days as Nomad With Nick …More

Captain America: The Complete Collection
Captain America: The Complete Collection
By Brubaker, Ed
Illustrator Perkins, Mike
Illustrator Epting, Steve
2013-02 – Marvel Comics
9780785183792 Check Our Catalog

Cap is awakened in the dead of the night by agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., who need the kind of help only he can provide. But the corpse he finds on the Heli-carrier brings him face-to-face with the unthinkable, and opens doors to terror and manipulation he never dreamed possible! Collects Captain America (2004) #1-6. …More

Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than a Man
Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than a Man
By King, Tom
Illustrator Walta, Gabriel Hernandez
2016-07 – Marvel Comics
9780785196570 Check Our Catalog

The Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny and imagined that he could be more -that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his …More

Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection Volume 1
Journey Into Mystery by Kieron Gillen: The Complete Collection Volume 1
By Gillen, Kieron
Illustrator Braithwaite, Dougie
Text by (Art/Photo Books) Rodi, Rob
2014-03 – Marvel Comics
9780785185574 Check Our Catalog

Loki has been reborn as a child…but will he be Asgard’s savior? Fear Itself looms, and the Serpent threatens Earth The mortals’ only hope is that Thor can fulfill an ancient prophecy, but the plan is doomed to fail without help from young Loki. The former Lord of Lies’ only chance of success is to utilize all the skills of deceit that made him so hated in his past life…but will he find …More

The Avengers, Volume 2
The Avengers, Volume 2
By Bendis, Brian Michael
Illustrator Romita, John
2011-07 – Marvel Comics Group
9780785145042 Check Our Catalog

IronMan. Thor. Captain America. They’ve been the Avengers’ heart, soul and fighting spirit since the team’s earliest days. Three of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, joined together to fight the foes no single hero could take on alone. Now, with the dawning of a new Heroic Age, this trio again finds cause to band together. And with the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Spider-Woman at their …More

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Communication Breakdown
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Communication Breakdown
By Marvel Comics
Illustrator Kuder, Aaron
2017-12 – Marvel Comics
9781302905446 Check Our Catalog

A new era of cosmic adventure begins The Guardians of the Galaxy have taken off into space once more on their biggest and weirdest misadventures yet Kicking things off with the boldest heist they’ve ever pulled, Star-Lord, Rocket and company blast their way through the galaxy -with the peacekeepers of the Nova Corps hot on their tail And soon enough, they find themselves caught in a war between …More

Kree/Skrull War
Kree/Skrull War
By Thomas, Roy
Illustrator Buscema, Sal
Illustrator Adams, Neal
2008-05 – Marvel Comics
9780785132301 Check Our Catalog

Back-to-press and fully restored by popular demand! Caught in the crossfire, Earth has become the staging ground for a conflict of star-spanning proportions! For those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war, and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, bring about an end to the fighting before …More

Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
By Shooter, Jim
Illustrator Zeck, Mike
Illustrator Layton, Bob
2011-12 – Marvel Comics
9780785158684 Check Our Catalog

The first mega-crossover of its kind, Secret Wars still stands as a milestone in the comic-book industry. The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as all of Earth’s greatest super heroes face their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld! The classic 12-issue limited series is back in print! …More

 

Defenders by Matt Fraction - Volume 1
Defenders by Matt Fraction – Volume 1
By Fraction, Matt
Illustrator Dodson, Terry
Illustrator Lark, Michael
2012-07 – Marvel Comics
9780785158516 Check Our Catalog

The last line of defense against the forces of the unknown Spinning out of the stunning ending of FEAR ITSELF, the final member of the Worthy is on a global rampage, and everyone’s favorite Marvel misfits must band together to solve a mysterious conspiracy deep in the heart of the Marvel Universe What is the secret of Wundagore Mountain? Matt Fraction (FEAR ITSELF, THE MIGHTY THOR, INVINCIBLE …More

 

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