Infinite Comics

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Infinite Comics is an imprint of comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring original, made-for-digital stories about the company's superhero characters, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men and the Avengers. The imprint was launched in 2012[1] with the publication of Avengers vs. X-Men #1: Infinite featuring Nova.[2] Infinite Comics are designed for horizontal, on-screen reading. Rather than telling a story over a series of static pages that are divided into panels, Infinite Comics present screens of content that "take advantage of the digital format with techniques that would not be possible in a print comic, like dynamic panel transitions and captions or dialogue boxes that appear sequentially on an image at the prompting of the reader."[3] The user retains control over the pace of the reading experience, advancing the story with each swipe – sometimes staggering elements into the existing screen[4] (for example, a new word balloon) and at other times revealing an entirely new screen.

This narrative technique was inspired by the work of a French comic book artist, Yves Bigerel (alias "Balak"), who was recruited by Marvel as artistic consultant, storyboarder and artist.[5]

Publication history[edit]

  • Avengers vs. X-Men #1: Infinite (February 2012)
  • Avengers vs. X-Men #6: Infinite (June 2012)
  • Avengers vs. X-Men #10: Infinite (August 2012)
  • Ultimate Spider-Man #0 (October 2012)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon (March 2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Drax (March 2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora (April 2013)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Groot (May 2013)
  • Wolverine: Japan's Most Wanted #1 - 13 (July - 2013)
  • Infinity: Against The Tide #1 - 2 (August - September 2013)
  • Iron Man: Fatal Frontier #1 - 13 (October 2013 - January 2014)
  • Deadpool: The Gauntlet #1 - 13 (January - April 2014)
  • Daredevil: Road Warrior #1 - 4 (February - March 2014) [6]
  • Ms. Marvel #1 (March 2014)
  • Silver Surfer #Point One (March 2014)
  • Captain America - The Winter Soldier #1 (March 2014)
  • Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Infinite #1 (April 2014)
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I? #1 - 12 (April 2014 - November 2014)
  • Original Sin #2: Infinite (May 2014)
  • Original Sin #3: Infinite (June 2014)
  • Thanos: A God Up There Listening #1 - 6 (July 2014)
  • All-New Captain America: Fear Him #1 - 6 (October - November 2014)
  • X-Men '92 #1 - 8 (May - September 2015)
  • Deadpool & Cable: Split Second #1 - 6 (October 2015 – January 2016)
  • Marvel Universe: Ultimate Spider-Man Infinite #1 - ? (June 2015 – present)
  • Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble Infinite #1 - ? (January 2016 – May 2016)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man & Silk: The Spider(Fly) Effect #1 - 8 (January 2016 - May 2016)
  • Daredevil/Punisher: Seventh Circle #1-8 (March 2016 - June 2016)
  • Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets #1-8 (November 2016 - February 2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esposito, Joey. "What is Marvel Infinite Comics". IGN. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ Sunu, Steve. "Nova Blasts into Marvel Infinite Comics with AvX Tie-In". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. ^ McMillan, Graeme. "Marvel Announces Digital-Only 'Infinite Comics' Imprint and 'Augmented Reality' App at SXSW". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ Wagner, Kyle. "Infinite Comics: Marvel's New Format Changes How Comics Are Created—And Read". Gizmodo. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ http://lecomptoirdelabd.blog.lemonde.fr/2012/03/14/marvel-infinite-comics-mise-sur-balak-et-son-turbomedia/
  6. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/26/mark-waid-returns-to-daredevil-in-march-2014