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Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude

(Marvel Cinematic Universe)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  526 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Follow the Avengers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in their adventures leading up to this summer's blockbuster event, Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War! COLLECTING: MARVEL'S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE 1-2, TBD ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Marvel
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Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
One of my friends fell for the classic prank Marvel comics pulls every time MCU release one of their big movies. What's the prank? It's the publication of totally useless movie tie-in prelude comics which adds next to nothing to the story of MCU.

The first issue of Infinity War prelude mostly replays the ending of MCU's Civil War and its aftermath. The extra scenes the readers get feel like deleted scenes from the movie, like Cap talking to Panther outside Siberian Hydra base, and Cap riding to u
Michael Finocchiaro
I am also reading the original Avengers vs Thanos by Jim Starlin. So, I bought the comic book to see if it would bring me insight into the movie as well. Prelude was well-drawn and brings in as vast a number of characters as the original Starlin story. I thought the plot was interesting but that it lacked some of the humor that made the movie enjoyable. The pseudo origin story at the end about Thanos was out there - like the Mar-Vell wackiness in the Starlin one - and not easy to follow. I think ...more
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms
I like it, only till page 45 (33%)
because it was like the marvel movies.

(P: Poor)

I expected the rest would based on the movies too, like events before the movie or something like that, because the series called: Marvel Cinematic Universe .
(I'm looking for something like that, according to the movies, I like the media based books.)
but then, there were too many characters I didn't know because I just entered the comic universe & read just a few comics.
so I am disappointed by that.
& this one was ju
5 🌟

Liked seeing what the Avengers we're doing before Infinity War. The recap was very good. Nice to have more information and stories with Thanos. Hope everyone will be able to stop Thanos.
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Emotional rating: Disappointment.
Recommended: If you haven’t watched the last marvel movies, specifically Captain America Civil war and Avengers age of Ultron and want to be up to date to Avengers Infinity wars.

I expected more from this, since I’ve watched all 18 Mavel cinematic universe movies I didn’t learn anything new here, so I was disappointed. I don’t think this is bad, in fact it’s a great way to catch up before the movie. If that’s your case I recommend you read this, if not
Quentin Wallace
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
This was okay but didn't really tell us anything we didn't know. It was good to see how all of the various Infinity Gems fit into the different Marvel movies as the various stones have played parts in almost all of the movies in some way. Other than that there's not much in the way of new story here. Art is okay but nothing special. Overall if you're a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe this may be worth a read, otherwise pass on it. The two additional issues included really add nothing t ...more
Sara Bakhshi
I loved seeing what they were doing before the infinity war!
Dimitris Papastergiou
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Nice little "prelude" of the movie, if you can call a prelude the stuff that happens on Cap: Civil War movie and the stuff that's happening on Thor Ragnarok the movie and the rest of the movies pretty much, a few scenes from each picked and transformed into a comic... but yeah, it was ok. I liked the artwork!

Mayank Agarwal
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
It didn’t have anything new to offer. It is more like a refresher course on where all we saw the infinity stones in the MCU movies, that’s about it. Then they start off with some new comic story which I have no idea about and don’t care for, a waste of time, at least for me.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it
tbh, I read this comic only to make me more understand about what was going on in Infinity War (yes I have watched it, it's really emotional and confusing in the same way). With the existence of this book, it's kinda helpful and clear up the air about the pre-events of Infinity War, which explained here in a simple way. nothing emotional here and honestly, it's kinda plain. but still, I'm happy with some parts, especially the Clint and Scott's part (I LOVE MY BABIES DON'T MIND ME). ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
an overview of the infinity stones in the MCU...would have been nice to read right before infinity war came out,
Apr 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
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May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've read a few of the preludes to MCU films and most have been less than great comic book adaptions of the previous films. Whilst this doesn't give anything away about Infinity War and is certainly not an essential purchase, it's better than previous preludes.

The first issue included here adapts the end of Captain America: Civil War and it's post-credit scenes but also adds a few extra scenes. Basically it shows us what Cap, Falcon and Black Widow were doing between Civil War and Infinity War
I have always seen these Marvel movie preludes at the comic book store, but I never bought any because I figured they would just essentially be cash grabs. But I bought this one because, well I'll be honest, the kindle edition was dirt cheap at $0.99, and Infinity War is a bit of a special circumstance, so I figured I'd give it try. This is basically split into two parts, the first part being the actual issues that tie into the MCU, and the second half which contains some past comics about Thano ...more
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
If this had only been 45 pages long, I would have rated it higher. The first two collected issues are basically a synopsis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, setting up Infinity War for people who would be interested in watching the movie without seeing the previous films, and are likely to want to read it in comic book form (I'm guessing that's a fairly niche audience). There are some scenes that flesh out the post-credits scenes from a couple of movies, in an art style that is weirdly flat and ...more
Bernie Gourley
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: intense fans or those who haven't seen "GotG 1" and "Capt Am: Civil War."
This two issue comic book was released in advance of “Avengers: Infinity War.” It revisits the events of previous movies adding a few snippets of new material here and there. Of the new material, much of it elaborates upon events that are known to have happened behind the scenes of earlier movies. Not surprisingly, given Marvel’s penchant for secrecy, there are only a few frames that offer insight into activities that a fan who’d seen all the preceding films would be in the dark about.

I’m assum
C.J. Edmunds
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Alexander Shay
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
I think I might have liked this better than the movie itself. The art of the Prelude is really neat, and Wong gives a very nice background summary of what's happened with all the Infinity Stones up until this point, and Doctor Strange's reason for abducting the Odinson brothers in Thor 3. I never really knew much about Thanos as a villain beyond what was hinted at in the MCU bonus scenes, so between the movie and the two comics about him they include in here, it's a more rounded perspective and ...more
Jalen Williams
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I like this book its based on a movie. The super heros such as black panther,spiderman,iron man. This book genre is action and adventure. This book is bascially about how the advengers are trying to destroy thanos but they cant because thanos have the stones that control the world. I like how stan lee put it together and made a good book. People can be believable in this book and movie because its alot going on and its alot of conflict . The antagonist is thanos. The protagonist is iron man who ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
While the back half of this might confuse people who are solely invested in Marvel by the path of the MCU, I would highly recommend the first half to anyone. The first half literally picks up where Civil War & Dr. Strange leave off AND has Wong walking you through which stone is which and what does what - it's a handy guide to Marvel's most ominous hand-covering! The second part is WAY out of continuity even with the MU at present, but does provide a lot of Thanos background. So, yeah. Useful, b ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, fantasy
Don't waste your time reading this. Its the usually Marvel/Disney scam to cash in on the movies more. Basically, watch the ending of Civil War, Age of Ultron and Thor Ragnarok when he meets Dr. Strange. There are some extended scenes, but nothing to brag about (and a couple of editing mistakes). After, you get mini-stories from the newer Infinity, followed by Thanos Annual 1 (which I enjoyed, kind of). This book may help as a refresher before the Inifinty War movie, and maybe so intro bits to th ...more
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Collects Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Prelude issues #1-2, Infinity (by Jonathan Hickman) issue #1, and Thanos Annual #1 (by Jim Starlin)

This small collection includes two issues that help set up the movie "Avengers: Infinity War," and two issues that give the reader some background into the character of Thanos.

The best issue in the collection is the Starlin-written issue, but I remember liking the Hickman-written Marvel event called "Infinity."

As these often-lame MCU-related collections go,
Chris Vermeulen
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
What rubbish. Can't believe I paid money for this. Definitely the last time I buy a movie tie-in book. Was excited to see if there was anything in it to tie the threads between all the other movies and Infinity War.

Imagine my disappointment to find that the first quarter of the book was a recap of all the movies, literally just the movies, and the rest was an excerpt from Marvel Comics' Infinity event.
It's okay. I mean, probably because I'd seen the movies, I knew a little bit more about what was going on but even then . . . I liked the Jim Starlin story about a future Thanos visiting his former self through time travel because of the INFINITY GOBLET . . . GAUNTLET, sorry, anyway that was kinda groovy full of funky comix nonsense. Time and space travel w/all kinds of goofy characters will always bring a smile to my face. ...more
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
The attraction here is the new story, a prelude that sets up the Avengers: Infinity War movie. Not a lot happens in it, as its mostly recaps of the previous movies. However, the art is nice and it does a good job of recontextualizing the movies to emphasize the gems and a good job of reminding the reader of the current status of the gems. And while not much happens in the actual new stuff, it’s true to the movie’s conception of these characters. This is probably the best of the MCU prequel comic ...more
Christopher Lutz
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of fun. I’ve been hoping to find Marvel comics that expand the stories of the MCU movies. While a lot of it was recapping other films, the additional story elements were very fascinating. Cap, Falcon, and Black Widow in Syria intercepting Black market alien truck was great, and seeing Tony decide to make his Infinity War suit to try to save the world on his own was interesting to read.
Nessa Luna [October Tune]
I only read about half of this, as the second part is basically the first two (?) volumes of an Infinity War comic that has nothing to do with the movies. I am planning on reading those as a whole so I decided not to read them in this book...

So my rating is really just based on the first half of the book which I did really enjoy (but I really just wanted more!)
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
A useful recap story to prep you for the film, followed by two issues that make no sense if you aren't following current Marvel lines and have no idea what's going on in the comics universe or a good grasp on Marvel history. ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
the first issue was so promising but then they had strange and wong just straight up TELL US every single thing that ever happened in the mcu, i fucking hate that i fell for this shit again!!!!
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