Published April 30, 2020

Marvel Games Comic Connection: The Black Order

The Black Order grows stronger as Corvus Glaive joins 'MARVEL Strike Force'!

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Hello, True Believers, and welcome back to your friendly neighborhood Marvel Games Comic Connection, which — if you dive into the sensational stories I’m about to spotlight — will take you far beyond your neighborhood and out into the wild wonders of outer space, which is something we could all enjoy during this unique time.

Marvel Strike Force

If you’re a fan of the turn-based role-playing mobile game MARVEL Strike Force, then you are well aware that the dreaded Black Order, the warlords of Thanos, have entered the fray. Thanos has located another Infinity Stone, and now has sent Corvus Glaive,  now available in the latest release, out to claim it in his name.

Collecting all 4 members of the Black OrderCorvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Cull Obsidian, and Ebony Maw — unlocks the Infinity Stones for the Mad Titan himself! But do you know where these lethal lieutenants first struck? Let’s break down the Comic Connection...



by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Deodato & Frank Martin Jr.

In this prelude to the sprawling INFINITY event, the deadly Ebony Maw, Cull Obsidian, Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight made their ferocious first appearance when they attacked Earth and targeted the Illuminati. In previous appearances, Thanos often was shown leading a crew of alien warriors, but this was the first time he was given named generals with iconic visuals and memorable abilities and personalities. Shockingly, the Mad Titan was now even more powerful than ever before.

New Avengers (2013) #8

New Avengers (2013) #8

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by Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver

The Black Order are fully revealed as they lead Thanos’ invasion of Earth while the Avengers are off-world attempting to stop the expansion of the brutal Builders.

Infinity (2013) #1

Infinity (2013) #1

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Avengers: No Surrender

by Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Pepe Larraz & Kim Jacinto

Thrust into a game with cosmic consequences, the Black Order are sent into battle by the mysterious Challenger against the Grandmaster’s hand-picked warriors, an all-new Lethal Legion.

Avengers (2016) #675

Avengers (2016) #675

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The Black Order: The Warmasters Of Thanos

by Derek Landry & Philip Tan

The backstories and personalities of each of Thanos’ dreadlords are explored as they embark on a mission to destabilize a burgeoning empire.

Black Order (2018) #1

Black Order (2018) #1

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Enjoy your voyage of villainy, tell your friends, stay safe, and we’ll see you back here for another illuminating edition of Marvel Games Comic Connection!

Bill Rosemann is VP and Head of Creative, Marvel Games. Follow him on Twitter at @BillRosemann! Follow Marvel Games at @MarvelGames!

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