After months of SHIELD-like secrecy, Marvel has finally revealed details about its previously "classified" Free Comic Book Day 2013 release. Written by Jonathan Hickman and featuring the art of Jim Cheung, it looks like Infinity is all about reestablishing Thanos as one of the biggest and purple-est threats to the Marvel universe.From Marvel's official press release:

The biggest super heroes in comics today – the Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Inhumans, Superior Spider-Man & more!

The most dangerous threat in the Marvel Universe – Thanos!

The grandest Marvel Comics event of all time - INFINITY!

This May for Free Comic Book Day, prepare yourselves for the greatest battle for survival ever waged in the Marvel Universe as Marvel marches towards Infinity! In this all-new story by the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung, witness the opening shots of the war that will be heard around the galaxy. Plus, get a sneak peek behind a major Marvel release that hasn't been announced yet and relive Thanos' first solo story.

With Hickman chronicling the current status of the Infinity Gems in his New Avengers series, it makes sense that he'd be the one to helm this similarly-titled event. The Infinity announcement also follows Marvel's plans to publish a Thanos Miniseries. All told, Marvel seems to be making the most of fan interest in character following his last-minute appearance in the Avengers movie... and potential involvement in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film.

Free Comic Book Day 2013: Infinity will be available on Saturday, May, 4, at participating retailers, alongside more than 50 other comics from the industry's biggest publishers.

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