- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Marvel; 13454th edition (September 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785156593
- ISBN-13: 978-0785156598
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 693 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Infinity Gauntlet Paperback – September 28, 2011
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The story is basically this. A villian by the name of Thanos has aquired the Infinity Gauntlet which is powered by the Infinity Gems giving ultimate power essentially making him God. He is in love with the female personification of Death and as his gift to her he kills half of the sentient life in the universe with the snap of his fingers. On Earth, heros unite with cosmic gaurdians in a last futile stand against a mad god at the end of the Universe. This story has everyone. Adam Warlock, Thanos, Silver Sufer, Galactus, The Watcher, Wolverine, the Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, Dr. Strange, Quasar, Dr. Doom, Mephisto, and many more.
Pretty much anyone who was anyone back in 1991 is in this. The art is absolutely gorgeous and the story is beyond epic. Space, time, and reality are bent, broken, and destroyed in a cosmic struggle to stop Thanos. I can't recommend this enough. Sequels to this story include Infinity War (Marvel Comics),Infinity Crusade - Volume 1 (v. 1), and Infinity Crusade - Volume 2 (v. 2). All of which I've read and recommend.
Jim Starlin proved himself to be one of the most innovative and complex comic book writers ever. The depth of his characters in Marvel's 1991 comic book:The Infinity Gauntlet is daunting to imagine. Starlin balances dozens of Marvel's greatest heroes beautifully. Each character is given something interesting to do and they all play their part.The narrative is so very intricate as Starlin combines the thrill of these heroes gathering while simultaneously exploring what it means to be a hero.
The Infinity Gauntlet is lauded as one of the greatest and most important comic books ever written. As someone who just read if for the first time, I wholeheartedly agree.
Adam Warlock is essentially the central character who joins forces with all of Earth's mightiest superheroes to defeat the mad titan Thanos. I will not spoil any of the story, but merely state that I was stunned by the complexity of the storytelling techniques Starlin used to write this book. He constantly switches narrators and perspectives to give the reader every side of the story. It's all so effortless.
The artwork is likewise magnificent as George Pérez illustrates all these wonderful depictions of the heroes, worlds, and powers. The colors are so vivid and everything just pops. It's easy to see how audiences everywhere fell in love with this book. Massive in scope, yet the story and characters are so empathetic, The Infinity Gauntlet may very well be the best comic book Marvel ever released.