Entertainment Weekly has released 15 new Infinity War covers for their upcoming issue. Ever since Marvel decided to bump up the release of the upcoming Avengers 3, they've been hitting the ground running and ramping up the marketing campaign. That continues today with these brand new covers, which reveal the movie's 22 heroes, as well as dedicating an entire cover to the big bad Mad Titan himself, Thanos. There's a lot to unpack in these covers.
The covers themselves, as far as the design aesthetic goes, aren't going to move the needle for fans too much. The real meat here is in the characters who are paired up with one another and some of the details revealed in the images of the characters themselves. One of the biggest reveals is Tony Stark's Bleeding Edge armor. The suit is quite different from what we've seen in the past and comes with some new bells and whistles. It emerges across his body from a new arc reactor and includes wings on the back, along with rockets that help propel him into deep space. So, apparently Iron Man is going to space in Infinity War. That might help explain why he's not present during the battle in Wakanda that we've seen in the trailer.
Some of the pairings are rather interesting as well. Like Bucky Barnes, who is now going by the name White Wolf, who is hanging out with Mantis from the Guardians of the Galaxy. There's also Vision hanging out with Black Panther's sister Shuri, which could be fun since they're both highly intelligent. Some other details were provided, in terms of plot points with these Avengers: Infinity War covers.
Hulk arrives to Earth by smashing a hole in Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, which helps explain the shot of Banner lying in rubble from the teaser. Star-Lord and Okoye, who are paired together, have music as a common connection. Thanos already has two Infinity Stones on his cover and he looks as brooding as ever. There's also a new look at Spider-Man in his Iron Spider armor, which will come back with damage. That doesn't bode well for Marvel's young hero. Marvel fans have expressed irritation over the years about the studio's lack of commitment to killing major characters. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has a warning in the new issue of EW to those fans.
"People need to be careful what they wish for."
Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in theaters around the world on April 27. Expect to see a new, full-length trailer very soon and also keep your eyes peeled for pre-sale tickets, as those are likely to go on sale any day now as well. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War direct both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, which arrives next year and will end Phase 3 of the MCU. Be sure to check out the new Infinity War covers, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, for yourself below.