Review: Infinity #2 – Science Fiction At Its Best

Infinity #2 2013
Infinity #2
Written by Jonathan Hickman.
Illustrated by Jerome Opena, Dustin Weaver.

• The Inhumans pay the tribute.
• Victory in deep space.
• The secrets of Thanos.

To explain a complex comic book with more than 20-years of history it is much easier to direct you to the Wikipedia page on Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. Once you’ve  read this then you can start reading “Infinity.”

Jonathan Hickman is a very complex writer, when I think of him I envision the editor and chief of “Popular Mechanics.” I have had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions and he thinks on a different level than most humans. Hickman is the man who I would like to see write a Star Trek film, he sees the best in humanity and looks at the universe through a different lens.

What Hickman does best in “Infinity” so far is that he inspires you to want read up on your Marvel Comics cosmic history. If you’re a science fiction fan you will enjoy this book. Even though Captain America always looks like a dork in a space-suit, Hickman builds the story with solid dialogue and backs it up with history. The mighty Avengers and the Skrulls have been battling each other for more than 40-years. Hickman realizes the history that he has been given and doesn’t publish anther “Operation: Galactic Storm.”

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.

Overall “Infinity” #2 keeps you engaged and makes you wish for issue three by the end, that is all you can ask for in a comic book.

Story: 8.5/10 • Artwork: 8/10 • Overall 8.25/10

What do you think?