A harbinger arrives, warning of the impending threat.
A man holds the secret to an unstoppable power, and maybe the earth's last hope.
A world of heroes assembles to fight this looming threat.
All signs point to only one thing...
ANOTHER MARVEL EVENT IS UPON US...sigh...
So yeah, that's the recap. Big, scary stuff coming from space. Captain-freaking-America rallies the troops to his side. Battle lines are drawn. S.W.O.R.D. readies the planetary defenses. Starbrand is a sissy. The Avengers are the focus of everything. Thanos was in The Avengers movie last summer for 7 seconds. Bunch of artists prepare to rotate across this book while Hickman prepares grandiloquent dialogue and narrative background intended to baffle and confuse readers who do not keep the most updated version of Merriam Webster's dictionary on hand while reading each subsequent issue.
Que sera sera. Even if this ends up being the most amazing, universe-changing event book ever produced, it's still ANOTHER Marvel event book, and it will dovetail directly into the next Marvel event, Cataclysm...and that will undoubtedly lead right into whatever Marvel event is on the slate after that. That's just it, the event fatigue is so strong now, that I can't even look at this objectively, it's just another in an endless line of event books.
To be fair, I hope this ends up being good, no one wants to read bad comics, but I just can't find the excitement for an event. I thoroughly enjoyed Age of Ultron, but my spirits are still not high enough to muster any kind of excitement to jump right back into another event.
I get that I'm not being fair to Infinity going in, but hey, that's on Marvel. Too many events.