Although the Black Order has so far only lurked in the shadows of the marketing for Avengers: Infinity War, all four members of Thanos' elite team are on display in high-resolution promotional art for the Marvel Studios film.
We saw a photo of this image on Monday, used as the cover for publisher Panini's German catalog, but the Panini Vorschau logo obscured half of the Black Order: Cull Obsidian, better known in Marvel comics as Black Dwarf, and Corvus Glaive. They join Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight and the Mad Titan himself in this illustration -- plus oh, yeah, a bunch of Marvel heroes.
Also known in Marvel Comics as the Cull Obsidian (which makes Black Dwarf's name in the Marvel Cinematic Universe a bit confusing), the Black Order is a relatively new addition, having been introduced in 2013 in Infinity, by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Pena and Jim Cheung. Gathered by Thanos, the team demands tributes from worlds for the Mad Titan, and arrives on Earth in search of the Infinity Gems (Infinity Stones in the MCU). Presumably the Black Order plays a similar role in Avengers: Infinity War.
Setting aside the stray shadowy hand in footage of Infinity War, this of course isn't the first time we've seen the MCU's version of the Black Order. Statues of the fearsome foursome, aka the "Children of Thanos," were on display over the summer at Comic-Con International and Disney's D23 Expo.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens May 28.