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Did the Infinity War Trailer Reveal Which Avenger Dies?

It's no secret that Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will mean the end for an Avenger -- according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo -- and the new trailer has a hint to who that unlucky character might be.

Warning: potential spoilers ahead!

The latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War features Captain America facing off against Thanos, which is pulled directly from the Infinity Gauntlet comic that the movie is heavily inspired by. Unfortunately, if things go the way they did in the comics, then it could be Cap's last stand.

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Why Does Thanos Want to Kill Half the Universe in Avengers: Infinity War?

The new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War features a key piece of information courtesy of Gamora. She reveals Thanos’ main goal is “to wipe out half the universe,” also adding the how of it all: “If he gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with a snap of his fingers.”

This master plan is pulled directly from The Infinity Gauntlet comic written by Jim Starlin and pencilled by George Pérez and Ron Lim where Thanos uses the power of the completed Infinity Gauntlet to instantly kill half of the living beings in existence. He does this as a tribute to Mistress Death in hopes of gaining her favor. Yup, Thanos is essentially in love with the Grim Reaper and is eager to murder his way to her heart. And he does just that with a literal snap of his fingers. Gamora wasn’t kidding!

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Marvel Is Going to Explain Hulk’s Resurrection This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

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Writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub | Artists Joe Bennett, Paco Medina | Cover Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics)

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Spider-Man Faces Green Goblin/Carnage Combo This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

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Writer Dan Slott | Artist Stuart Immonen | Cover Alex Ross (Marvel Comics)

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How Punisher Became the Cosmic Ghost Rider

Thanos #16 by writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw tells the origin story of Thanos’ right-hand man, the Cosmic Ghost Rider. The story sees present-day Thanos brought to the future by an insane, joke-making Cosmic Ghost Rider to help King Thanos regain Mistress Death’s affection. Last issue revealed his identity is none other than Frank Castle aka the Punisher, but now we get a full account of how he went from street-level murder machine to space-faring Spirit of Vengeance.

Warning: full spoilers ahead!

A flashback shows the last stand of Earth’s heroes against Thanos where they are brutally dispatched one by one. When Thanos takes out the Hulk and throws him against a building, falling debris hits Castle and leaves him mortally wounded. As he lay dying, Castle thinks, “I would give anything to punish that purple sonofabitch.” His thoughts are heard by Mephisto, who turns him into a Ghost Rider with the power of the Spirit of Vengeance.

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How DC Is Beating Marvel at the Relaunch Game

With Marvel Comics announcing a “Fresh Start” to their comic book line this May, it will be the seventh time the publisher has done a relaunch in six years. DC Comics, on the other hand, has done three in about the same time. What’s with all the relaunches?!

The main reason that these relaunches happen, and will continue to happen for the foreseeable future whether you like it or not, is because they can always be depended on for a sales bump. Look at the sales charts over the past several years and you will see a spike whenever there was a relaunch. When comics relaunch and start over from Issue #1, it not only creates a fresh jumping on point for new and returning readers to buy but it entices collectors to purchase extra copies in hopes that the first issue of a new series will one day be worth something (even though that rarely happens these days). Plus, comic book retailers get discounts and incentives to purchase more of a new comic to sell in their stores, which lets the publisher report big sales numbers, even though they’re artificially inflated because they’re not representative of actual demand for the books.

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Neil Gaiman Overseeing New Line of Sandman Comics

DC Comics is launching a Sandman Universe imprint featuring a new line of four comic books based on Neil Gaiman’s beloved Sandman series. Gaiman himself hand-picked the creative teams for each comic and is acting as the creative overseer for the line.

“The Sandman Universe has always been very close and personal to me and I am thrilled to open up the world once again to an extremely talented group of writers and artists,” Gaiman said in a press release from DC. “I get to see the joy in these brilliant people whom I’ve selected, as they get their chance to play in this world.”

Take a look at the preview art for the Sandman Universe by clicking through the slideshow gallery below:

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Hydra Cap Writer Takes Over Marvel’s Spider-Man Comic

Writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley are taking over Marvel Comics’ relaunched Amazing Spider-Man series as part of the publisher’s “Fresh Start” relaunch that starts in May.

Spencer was the source of much controversy over the past two years as he unfolded a story where Captain America was revealed to be a secret Hydra agent. Ottley is best known for drawing Invincible with writer Robert Kirkman.

Art by Ryan Ottley. (Marvel Comics) Art by Ryan Ottley. (Marvel Comics)

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The Soul Stone May Be ‘The Biggest Threat of Them All’ in Avengers: Infinity War

In the pages of Avengers: Infinity War Prelude #2, we learn a critical piece of information about the final Infinity Stone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Warning: full spoilers below!

Five of the six Infinity Stones are currently accounted for in the MCU, but the whereabouts of the Soul Stone remain a mystery. While the lead-in comic does not give us much to go on, Wong does reveal a key piece of intel, saying, “Little is known about the sixth and final Stone, the Soul Stone. But if what is known turns out to be true, it could prove to be the biggest threat of them all.”

Art by Jorge Fornes. (Marvel Comics) Art by Jorge Fornes. (Marvel Comics)

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DC’s Version of the Fantastic Four Debuts This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

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Writer Jeff Lemire | Artists Ivan Reis, Joe Prado | Cover Ivan Reis (DC Comics)

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