Infinity #6

Infinity #6

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Jim Cheung Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 8
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

• All roads lead to this!
•  The over-sized conclusion of the Marvel Summer event!
•  The heroes of Earth versus the forces of Thanos!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Dec 2, 2013

    Kudos to Johnathan Hickman, his army of artists and letterers on all three books and Marvel for giving us fans a quality event book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 27, 2013

    Infinity is one of the best major events in years. If you have been reading Avengers and New Avengers along with it, its even better. All writers of future events need to look at how Infinity was done and take some notes. This entire event has left me with a sense of satisfaction that DC/Marvel hasnt given me since Infinite Crisis and Civil War. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Nov 26, 2013

    A fitting end to a fitting epic. This issue ties up the disparate elements from the rest of the book, bringing them all where they need to be and even treats us to a glimpse of things to come. While the battle, and even the war, are over, not everything is resolved and not everyone is content, but this is a profoundly satisfying end to what was a great event. Highest recommendation and I cant wait for the omnibus. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 27, 2013

    Hickman has raised the bar with Infinity. This is a game changer, a story that will have fans in awe and fellow creators inspired. Nothing short of brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Ben Silverio Nov 30, 2013

    Basically, I cannot say enough good things about 'Infinity'. The final issue was a great way to end one of the best comic book events in decades, especially since Jim Cheung returned to provide the artwork. There was a ton to squeeze into this issue, but I think Hickman managed to do it adequately. He covered all his bases and left this world in a much more interesting state than when he found it. Whereas picking up books after 'Avengers Vs. X-Men' and 'Age of Ultron' felt like going through the motions, 'Infinity' has me excited for whatever is coming next. It's certainly a tough act to follow, but by the looks of the teaser on the very last page of the book, All-New Marvel NOW is looking to step things up again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Nov 28, 2013

    Hickman has shown us that the Avengers is more than just a team but something symbolic that goes beyond Earth. This series was truly an Avengers type event that should be a strong example of what a comic book event should be. Cheung and Weaver teamed up to bring a stunning work of art to an end. If I learned anything from this series is that Cheung and Weaver need books to work on monthly! A great read that should not be passed on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 27, 2013

    Hickman and Cheung tell one hell of a story with Infinity #6 and wrap this event up in the fashion it deserves. This is an epic comic created by two masterful storytellers at the top of their game. Infinity is one of the strongest events to hit comics in years, and issue #6 sticks the landing perfectly. Inhumanity is hot on Infinity‘s heels, but the effects of this event will be seen in the Marvel Universe for a long time to come. This is superhero comics at it's absolute best, folks! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 28, 2013

    I'll admit this series isn't for everyone. It's a challenging story that crosses the universe and back, with a huge cast, several key events and lots of twists and turns along the way. But if you're up for a cosmic story that will challenge and entertain you, I recommend this one highly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 27, 2013

    It isn't a perfect story and conclusion, but the amazing action, lovely art and the whole way it manages to open up new stories while concluding on its own makes the finale of Infinity a blast to read. Jonathan Hickman and the whole slew of collaborators that worked on this deserve all the respect they can get for actually pulling this off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 29, 2013

    While "Infinity" #6 ties a nice bow on this saga, there are plenty of plot threads teased out for future story arcs and events, including "Inhumanity." One of those threads spins over to "New Avengers" #12, which appears to offer up an epilogue to this adventure. Hickman and company finish the prime "Infinity" in a most satisfying manner, presenting a solid template for future events. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Dec 7, 2013

    This was a terrific ending to a outstanding event and it will be a while before Marvel top this. The issue wasn't quite perfect, feeling slightly too quick a pace, though the action and tension throughout would make it a extraordinarily great issue as well as one of the best from the crossover. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue as well as the event as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2013

    One area Infinity thankfully bucks the trend of Marvel's recent events is the ratio of actual story material to epilogue scenes. Too often, series like Fear Itself and AvX seemed in a hurry to wrap up so the final issues could devote more time to teasing what came next. There's a bit of that here, but only after several dozen pages of brawling and exploding and avenging. As much as this story (any superhero story, for that matter) is ultimately a bridge towards other things, Hickman doesn't beat readers over the head with teases for Inhumanity or future Avengers storylines. In that way and others, Infinity serves as a model of how to do these projects right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 26, 2013

    In the end, Infinity #6 is a strong issue weighed down more by the failings of the series it concluded than any of its own flaws. Infinity at large isn't served by this ending, however, as it feels more like a single closed thread in a mass of tangled ones left dangling. Given the nature of Marvel's event cycle for the last few years, that is likely intentional, though it hardly makes for a satisfying story in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 2, 2013

    This event never felt like anything other than the natural progression of the story presented to us in Avengers and New Avengers #1. Each thread offered in the larger event was dovetailed gorgeously into each title, giving us a larger story experience that has been sorely missed within event comic storytelling. With the curtain dropping on Infinity, one can't help but be excited for what else is on the horizon. Its always teased, but this time Jonathan Hickman has delivered on the promise that the Marvel Universe has changed and now we get to see what stories can be told in this new Marvel Universe, and I for one, cannot wait to see what Act Two looks like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Nov 28, 2013

    Even for these shortcomings, Infinity #6 is still an enjoyable read from a fairly enjoyable series. On its own merit, it stands as one of the strongest of the event, with some memorable moments and great imagery. Hickman delivers a compelling script, Cheung and Weaver bringing it to the page with dynamism and strength of storytelling and design. This issue answers as many questions as it needs to satisfy its premise, leaving others unresolved as Marvel gears up for Inhumanity in December. While not completely satisfying for many readers, who want to see more closure in this storyline, it forces us to come back next month to see what happens next. I have a feeling that was what Marvel wanted all along. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 29, 2013

    This issue lays threads for a number of big events for Marvel going forward, and overall, is probably the best ending to a Marvel event in quite some time. At least five years, if not closer to ten. Hickman came as close to sticking the landing here as I think he possibly could, and created a memorable event that will, hopefully, lead to similarly effective Marvel events in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 27, 2013

    Infinity #6 is a good, action packed finale to this event. It certainly has a share of problems and ultimately just leads into another event (written by a completely different writer), but it did bring a close a lot of the plot and delivered on the action. Not the best event I ever read, but it certainly could have been much worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 29, 2013

    Infinity appears to be a big introduction leading into Marvel's next crossover event, Inhumanity. For such a well told story this series has been, this book ends too abruptly. The team of artists have illustrated a beautiful book, filling the panels with sheer madness. Infinity #6 is a strong read, but not worth the six bucks taking into account that it has a good amount of ads. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2013

    In the end, Infinity was just a big superhero romp dressed up to look like something far more epic. If you're willing to accept that none of it matters or had much to do with anything, you might be able to enjoy it as a story where the Avengers kick a lot of butt and save the universe. That's usually always a good time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Troy Wheatley Dec 3, 2013

    When I reviewed Infinity #1, I compared it to Jim Starlin's aforementioned Warlockseries, about which I said that the plots were not always resolved in a logical fashion, but that mattered less than the mood and philosophizing. Infinitywas certainly not devoid of these traits, but it followed the more standard Marvel event-oriented route—one can't as easily imagine college kids freaking out to lines like 'We gather the proper tools necessary" and we build'. Even the scene echoing the ending of that Warlockseries seems more staid and less chilling than it did in Starlin's magnum opus. On the other hand, unlike that series, where it felt like the threat had passed at story's end, here it seems as if the stakes are just being raised further. The Avengers seemed to move further and further away from their roots during Infinity—let's hope that the title Inhumanitydoes not mean that the Avengers' own humanity recedes further from view. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Dec 1, 2013

    Unfortunately, Infinity has some downsides to it as well, mostly attending to my complaints with the series overall. Not only does the "Avengers World" plotline seem silly, it detracted a lot from the story. I'd rather see a story with Thanos on Earth, leaving a minor faction of heroes to deal with the problem be the main focus, but instead it fell to the side. When the Avengers finally do get there, they don't do anything, and the battle is ended with a magical explosion. It's a cheesy effect that doesn't explain anything, and I don't think it was the most satisfying ending ever, certainly not one to warrant $5.99. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Nov 29, 2013

    This was a fun read. Solid art and an interesting premise give us a story that's worth reading. However, the absence of clear consequences and the vague story set-ups take away from the heart of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen Dec 3, 2013

    Like many Marvel events over the past few years Infinity had a greatly unsatisfying ending. If you haven't already bought the rest of the series I recommend giving Infinity #6, and Infinity as a whole, a definite pass. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Dec 8, 2013

    In summary, this story could have been a lot more satisfying for me if it had concentrated on telling the story at hand, shown more of the drama, and had a resolution that didn't feel like an ‘out of left field' cheat. In the end, it encapsulated almost all of the elements of event comics that I don't like. It wasn't a terrible story it just wasn't a particularly great one either. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Nov 29, 2013

    For a couple issues there I had real hopes for you turning a corner and getting better. Alas, your official ending was no better than anything else in this convoluted story. The ending just felt so anti-climatic, and knowing Hickman we won't see any sort of outcome from this for years. Read Full Review

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