Infinity Gauntlet by Jim StarlinThis was a loaner from my neighbor and not something that I would have normally picked out for myself. Cause its...old. And the art looks...old. It even smelled...old.
As I read over the blurb on the back, I was like, Hey, Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet? Isnt that the theme for that cartoon that my kids like so much? Superhero Squad!
...and then my son snatched it. Honestly, I didnt fight him for it either. I mean, it looked so...old.
But a few days later, when I heard him telling his brother about how Dr. Strange and the Silver Surfer helped Adam Warlock save the universe, I decided that I should probably make sure this was suitable reading material for children. Um, you know, just to be a responsible parent...and all that.
Considering the fact that there are actually people who ask me for advice because Im old and therefore wise, I should know better than to judge a book by its ancient cover. But Im shallow. And I was shocked when I realized that this was good. Surprisingly good. It opened with Dr. Strange, so how could it not be?
Dont answer that.
So, yes. This is one of those stories that stand the test of time. Its not required reading, but it is fun.
Do you have to get past the overblown grandiose dialogue that was par for the course when this was written? Yes.
Personally, when I read something like this, the little narrator in my head sounds like William Shatner. Ive found it makes the reading experience a bit more fun.
Is the art slick eye-candy? No. It still looks...old. Its the kind of old that grows on you, though. Kinda like that crazy uncle who wont stop chain-smoking and talking about his Days in Nam...even though everyone in the family knows he actually spent that time in Canada. Just roll with it.
Anyway, check this out when you get in the mood for wacky/fun space opera set in the Marvel universe!
ASMR - Infinity Gauntlet Comics (Avengers/Endgame), Whispers, Tingles, Mouth Sounds, Page Flipping
If you want to do some comic homework too, then this is the list for you: my 7 comics to read before Avengers Endgame. Related: Avengers Endgame Trailer Breakdown. Related: Infinity War Easter Eggs. But the film itself ends where this comic book begins. Thanos has just snapped his fingers and our Avengers are left to pick up the pieces and figure out how the hell they are going to undo all this damage. The Infinity Gauntlet is worth another read, our heroes are going to need to take some notes so they can take down Thanos in Endgame. Grab Infinity Gauntlet.
Where does one even begin when recommending the various comics inspirations for the surefire mega-blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War? The thing contains damn near every Marvel hero that Disney has access to, all of them with their own extensive printed backgrounds. The mass-murderous Thanos is the beefy antagonist in the picture. But how did this jolly Indigo giant rise to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? These comics will sing the ballad of the Mad Titan. It was one of the most fateful fill-ins in comics lore: In that stand-alone story, the something creator introduced the hulking, imperious Thanos as the villain of the month, and his own corner of history was made.
The release of Avengers: Infinity War today marks the end of a glorious decade-long journey for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Overall, it has been an entertaining journey with the exception of hiccups like Iron Man 2 and 3. When it comes to stories about Thanos and the Infinity Gems or Stones, in the movies , the comic book experience leaves much to be desired, as decades of revamps, retcons and relaunches have made an Infinity War refresher more difficult than searching for Soul Gems! While this list is pretty comprehensive, I personally felt that it was just way too much for a casual comics reader to grasp, and might even scare you away from watching Infinity War! Hence, to make it easier for you to get a decent grasp on what happens in the comics, here is our list of essential titles to read before watching Infinity War. For the record, there is a limited series called Infinity War that shares common cast members but bears no significance to the movie plot. Though Thanos made his comic debut in the pages of Iron Man 55 in also plotted and drawn by Jim Starlin , the magnitude of his villainny only became clear in this story arc.
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So, you've seen Avengers: Endgame and you need more—but the next Marvel Studios movie isn't until July, and even then, can Spider-Man: Far From Home really deliver the massive storytelling and universe-threatening stories that you're craving? It's time, then, to turn to the comic books that built the House of Ideas in the first place. Here are five comic books to read after surviving the Endgame. What if Thanos hadn't destroyed the Infinity Stones? The original source material for both Infinity War and Endgame offers a distinctly different version for how things could have ended that may come as a pleasant surprise for those who were hoping for a more existential resolution that also spotlights far less famous members of the Marvel Universe. It's a glimpse into a world that never happened, and a fun exploration of ideas that many thought might have ended up onscreen. How to read it: Available digitally on Comixology and Marvel , or in the Infinity Gauntlet print collection.