Fans were pleasantly surprised when Marvel decided to move the release date of Avengers: Infinity War up, from May 4 to April 27. This resulted in a ripple effect that forced other films like Rampage to change their release date so that they can try and make some money.
Interestingly enough, it also caused a change for a graphic novel Marvel Comics is going to publish, as Bleeding Cool has confirmed that the Avengers: Infinity War Prelude TPB now has an earlier release date.
Apparently, more shuffling will be done for the various MCU tie-in comics but this is the first one to get announced. No other official changes were announced as of this writing but expect some to be made sooner or later.
While most of the MCU tie-in comics are just recaps of the films, Infinity War Prelude has proven to be the exception. These comics have detailed essential information that fans will appreciate, like pointing out how Shuri is the one who cures Bucky and the power of the mysterious Soul Stone.
Here is the synopsis of the graphic novel:
MARVELS AVENGERS INFINITY WAR PRELUDE TP
(W) Will Pilgrim, Jonathan Hickman, Jim Starlin (A) Tigh Walker, Jim Cheung, Ron Lim
When a terrorist puts the Avengers at odds, Captain America and the Winter Soldier go rogue to find him – but Iron Man isn't far behind. Will the Avengers survive the fallout? Then, find out where Captain America, Falcon and Black Widow are headed next – because the world needs heroes, whether it wants them or not. Get a sneak peek at Tony Stark's brand-new armor! Get ready for 2018's biggest blockbuster with this special prelude! Plus, with the Avengers distracted, see Thanos seize his opportunity to strike at Earth in the first chapter of Jonathan Hickman's epic Infinity! Delve into the Mad Titan's past as he joins himself on a time-bending journey of discovery – one that sets the stage for his next cosmic odyssey! Collecting MARVEL'S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PRELUDE #1-2, INFINITY #1 and THANOS ANNUAL #1.
Avengers: Infinity War Prelude now comes out on March 21, instead of the previously solicited April 4.