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This artist imagines what happened in Infinity War after Thanos's snap

#AfterTheSnap: The hurt is real

Ujjainee Roy @UjjaineeRoy 19 June 2018, 3:45 PM
The Avengers coming to tell Shuri her brother is dead. Go cry in the corner

The Avengers coming to tell Shuri her brother is dead. Go cry in the corner Image: Twitter/ Stephen Byrnes

We know you probably want to heal from all the Infinity War pain —well, tough luck, you can't. London-based artist Stephen Byrne has acutely laid out the aftermath of Thanos's finger snap.

In the travesty of probability which ended up killing half the population, most of the Avengers of course disintegrated. But Stephen's artwork focuses on the ones left behind, who have to cope with the loss.

In his series, After The Snap, he imagines what might have happened right after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

For instance, in one of the illustrations, the surviving Avengers go back to Wakanda, along with Okoye, to tell Shuri about the disintegration of King T'Challa. 

Stephen's most interesting take comes through the Spider-Man universe. After Peter Parker goes missing... cuz of the "I don't feel so good, Mr Stark," aka the disintegration aka the moment when you hated MCU, his Aunt May cries as she watched the news.

Peter's BFF Ned sits alone in the school cafeteria, and in a random shot, the small-time criminal Aaron Davis who we saw in Spider-Man: Homecoming (played by Donald Glover), disintegrates as a result of Thanos's snap. His nephew Miles Morales watches him turn to dust and then flies out of the window in the Spider-Man costume.

Many people would know, in Marvel comics, Miles Morales had taken up the mantle of Spider-Man at one point after Spidey dies.

In another of his illustrations, Stephen shows Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel receiving Nick Fury's transmission just as she is fighting a Skrull, somewhere in the distant galaxy - as the Skrull, too, disintegrates. 

And the fourth illustration is a scary one — for Thanos, at least. It shows Jean Grey and Wolverine kissing, when Jean crumbles to dust and a disgruntled Wolverine bares his nails.

Not only does Stephen merge the X-Men universe with the MCU — something fans have desperately wanted — Wolverine's wrath is the last thing Thanos wants.

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