Everyone is at war, and everyone is fighting what looks to be a losing battle. Hickman has really put the pressure on both Earth and Attilan, both having to make tough decisions and face what could very well be their end. Thanos wanted to send a message and so he has, everyone is now in a state of panic, and if not they just might soon enough.
As Infinity tells two different tales, both mesh in a way that you find progressive as everything is at stake.Since the start this has been no easy task for either the Avengers or New Avengers to combat this threat which is out of their league. The Builder’s have proven to be a force unlike anything the Universe has encountered and what they are capable of leaves everyone in shock. This is a very emotional tale from the perspective of the Avengers when even in victory it looks like they’re losing. Hickman has created an atmosphere where you feel so much sympathy for those who can’t defend themselves and it gives the characters that sense of urgency they need in a time of crisis. The team of Jerome Opena and Dustin Weaver really helped bring this to life when you see everything from the reactions of the heroes to the tone of the colors.
On the other hand, I do feel that the story could be more focused on either New Avengers or Avengers. Nothing too wrong with how the story is split, but something with more focus could allow more depths to be explored on each end of the storyline. As per usual the reader is left with more questions than answers which could be a risky move if things become to complicated or out there to understand or go along with.
Shocking twist to the end of this issue and certainly a game changer. When you thought Thanos’ motivations were clear, you are hit with something which puts the plot into perspective. This is what Hickman does and it is what he does best. Adding layers just when you think you know everything and what’s to come next.