For those of you who haven't heard, there's been a new big Marvel event teased: Infinity! The only creators we know to be attached so far are Jonathan Hickman and the amazing Jim Cheung. As we also know, Sam Humphries has mentioned that 2013 will bring "ULTIMATES: INFINITY." Is there a correlation?
(Don't worry, this post won't be as long as my amazing Defenders theory)
(Seriously, that theory was some great work...go read it)
Anyway, let me first say - I couldn't be more excited by a big book with Hickman and Cheung as creators. To me, that's like if Jimi Hendrix was to sit in with Led Zeppelin... two amazing things joining forces.
But more to the point, do you think these could be related?
Based on the teaser for Hickman's Infinity, Thanos is clearly involved. And based on his New Avengers run, so are the Infinity Gems (which is pretty standard for Thanos).
Based on the past few months of Ultimates, it's also pretty clear that Humphries is building towards a big Infinity gem story.
Additionally, there's one other meaning that's easy to miss in this context for "Infinity" - and that's the literal one. "Infinity" could be talking about the Multiverse and its infinite possibilities. We know Hickman has some New Universe plans. He's brought Hyperion to the Avengers (or, at least, A Hyperion). And he's also well versed - and extremely skilled - in the Ultimate Universe.
I mentioned the other day when this was teased that it could be a joint story. That was mostly just out of coincidence, as the more likely explanation was that both writers were told to use Thanos or the gems in preparation for 2014's GotG movie, and the forthcoming Avengers 2. Starting these big stories this summer would allow the trades to be out in plenty of time for the movie. But then, I saw this tweet, which sage6paths pointed out:
Now, this could be a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that they're both writing "Infinity" stories, but the conspiracy theorist in me says it could also be more than that.
Anyway - overly long post finished. Any thoughts? What could a story like this mean? What would you think about a crossover between the two? What if it's not a full crossover, but just a side-by-side, somewhat connecting story?
Well... what do you think?!?!