The Infinity Gauntlet #1

    The Infinity Gauntlet » The Infinity Gauntlet #1 - God released by Marvel on July 1991.

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    For Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. With it came omnipotence. Now it's up to Earth's super heroes to make a desperate attempt to thwart this mad god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

    Thanos is contemplating what is to be done now that he has the power of god. He finds that the answer is quite simple - anything he wants.

    Silver Surfer has crash landed in the home of Doctor Strange. He tells him the events that have transpired and hopes that it is not too late.

    Thanos goes to Death to seek her love and approval. With every attempt, she shows her disdain and turns her back to him. He cannot understand why she will not return his love. He creates a giant shrine to her honor, with two chairs for them to sit in an rule all of the universe. Still, she remains uninterested.

    He resurrects Nebula, creating a half alive half dead version of her in another attempt for Death's affection. She still is unimpressed. He then discovers that maybe she is spurned that he has not fulfilled his vow to destroy half the population of the universe. With one snap of his fingers, he makes it so.

    All over the universe half the life on any given planet disappears, human and animal alike. This is noticed widely by Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk and SHIELD on Earth as well as by Empress S'byll of the Kree Empire and by the Eternals on Titan. Some close to them have disappeared as well, such as Sersi, Hawkeye, Mentor and Wong.

    Silver Surfer senses all this death and to him it is just too much to bear.


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    A snap of the fingers 0

    The opening to the core Infinity Gauntlet limited series is somewhat of an exposition heavy story, however it is handled quite expertly by Jim Starlin's script and George Perez's masterful pencils. Silver Surfer crash lands into the abode of Dr. Strange and fills us in on some of the back story: Thanos has gotten the Infinity Gauntlet and now has the power of a god. Thanos is spending his time trying to smooth things over with Death. Some of the best dialogue is between Thanos, Mephisto, and Dea...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Infinity Gauntlet: Vol. 1: Issue #1: A Shakespeare-esque Masterpiece 0

    This comic is awesome, it's a grandious epic of universal proportions, with a menacing villain, with magic wizards, whimsically magical items, heroes that make the villain seem so menacing, and beautiful drawings that elevate the grand scale of the epic, a must-read for any Marvel fan....

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    And Just Like That... 0

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.Thanos, revived by Death to balance the universal scales, has achieved absolute power. He has the Gauntlet, with the Infinity Gems. Mephisto is basking in Thanos' majesty, while The Mad Titan is pining for Death. Jim Starlin unravels this story in a couple interesting ways: as Mephisto witnesses things mounting and escalating between Thanos and Death; Silver Surfer delivers the dire warning to Doctor Strange.Thanos comes to the realization of just what it will ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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