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Infinity Gauntlet Paperback – September 28, 2011
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A veteran of the comics field, George Perez has illustrated dozens of the most popular series over the last 20 years including New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and JLA/Avengers.
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THE INFINITY GAUNTLET is a continuation of a story that originated in both the regular Silver Surfer series and the THANOS QUEST limited series. The gauntlet is perhaps the most powerful item in the Marvel Universe, as it bestows upon the wearer absolute control over time, space, power, the soul, the mind, and reality. Thanos obtains the gauntlet in order to finally win the hand of his love, Death, through the elimination of half the population of the entire universe. A group of Marvel heroes, one villain, and a host of cosmic characters, come together to stop him, and he fends them off with the sort of casual anoyance that any god would. Adam Warlock, however, is onto Thanos' game and has his own tricks up his sleeve. Warlock's true plan leads to a conclusion that I never expected in one of Jim Starlin's super-duper cosmic epics, but it makes sense and is an ironic finale for a character like Thanos. If only it could have stayed that way. In any case, pick up this book and prepare for a great read.
This collection, though, is great. All of the original issues of Infinity Gauntlet in one. All the "intergalactic biggies" are there like Uatu (The Watcher), Galactus, Eternity, Death, Living Tribunal and a few more. (Noticeably absent are Infinity and Oblivion.)
I particularly enjoyed the scene where all the galactic biggies ganged up on Thanos and started beating him senseless. Or they tried to, anyway.
As far as I know, this is one of Marvel's earliest multi-comic title sagas. (Secret Wars came before it, though. And DC also had done Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985.) Whereas Secret Wars was kind of disappointing, Infinity Gauntlet showed how it should be done. Not bloated and taking well over a year to play out (as CoIE did) and not having a misuse of a good idea (as Secret Wars did), Infinity Gauntlet was nearly as perfect as a concept like this can be.Read more ›
Until this story. Starlin writes this one so deftly and so utterly over the top that you walk away stunned. The premise? The dark demi-god Thanos controls the fate of the universe with his Infinity Gems. The players include X-Men, Avengers, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Warlock, Dr Strange. If you like to see things blow up, Starlin delivers. (The universe becomes an immense battlefield for the alien gods.) If you want to see someone at last handle the psychology of a super-villain in a convincing manner, Starlin delivers. (Why is Thanos so bad? Jim answers loud and clear.) And if you want a plot that's both formulaic but new, this one delivers. (Like Star Wars.)
I also enjoyed the Infinity War series, so I hope Marvel reprints that one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it! I had these issues as a kid. I didn't take care of them. It was good to read it again. Made me feel like a kid again. Got the comic on time at a great price.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Couldn't stop reading. Had a lot of fun with this one. Tells all about the up coming movies that are going to be in theaters for the next 10 years.Published 27 days ago
The baddest bad guy vs the greatest assembly of heroes in comicville. The series pulls out all the trump cards, and the writing and art is tremendous, supporting the plot... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Ohioguy
I read this when it came out all those years ago, and still love the story line!Published 1 month ago by Juan R Gracia Gil
The story just wasn't as good as I once remembered. Very dated dialogue and the story just dragged onPublished 1 month ago by Bishop