They’re in very different places than in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters featuring a story where Earth’s mightiest heroes try to stop Thanos from collecting all of the Infinity Stones, it won’t surprise you to hear that the folks at Marvel Comics are also rolling out a big story featuring those rainbow-colored rocks. Titled “Infinity Wars,” it will also see various characters banning together in a massive conflict centered around the Infinity Stones.
As you may know, the powerful MacGuffins used to be called “Infinity Gems” in the comics, but thanks to 2015’s Secret Wars storyline that rejiggered the Marvel Universe, they were reintroduced as the “Infinity Stones” due to a power far greater than any force in the cosmos: corporate synergy. The colors have been switched up to match the movies, too.
Infinity Wars hits later this year, so in the meantime Marvel is telling a prelude story called Infinity Countdown that shows where each Infinity Stone is now and, more importantly, who has them. Click through the slideshow gallery below to get all the details.
And to prep for Infinity War, check out our recap of the entire MCU timeline thus far: