Infinity Gauntlet Paperback – Sep 28 2011
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After reading this you will definatly want to dive into to more comic books. and you get to see what all the fuss is about with thanos and the infinity gems. If you want the story of how thanos gets all the gems read thanos quest! it is a great precursor to this story.
Please remeber, read this before infinity wars, and to help you understand infinity wars better, after this one read infinity gauntlet aftermath!
so best order to read
Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath
Infinity wars ...
and so on
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.
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Great story & amazing cast of characters. Must read before Infinity Wars & before the Marvel Cinematic version comes out.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
whats not to love...its marvel and its a graphic novel....no hunting and seeking issues. and thanos the nut is always a good readPublished 12 months ago by Peat the Bushman