"The Infinity Gauntlet" by Jim Starlin, George Perez & Ron Lim - Review
Posted by Mark Anderson on December 06, 2004 04:56 PM
So, in an
effort to give myself some just plain fun reading, I was pleased to
find, collected in graphic novel form, The Infinity Gauntlet from
INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (1992)
INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (2000)
INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (2002)
I had read the six-issue series back
when it was originally published from July to December of 1991 and I'd
really enjoyed it. Throughout the years as my piles of collected comics
shrank, The Infinity Gauntlet books always found their way into the
"save" box and back into my attic.
Here's the quick and dirty plot
synopsis: Power-hungry Thanos comes to possess the Infinity Gauntlet (a
big glove with 6 jewels on it) that gives him God-like powers over
everything and everyone. In an effort to impress Mistress Death he
wipes out have of the universe's population prompting our Marvel heroes
to unite behind Adam Warlock to save the day.
There is, of course, plenty of fighting,
lots of dialogue like "it matters not" and "prepare thyselves for
battle most fierce" and by the end it's pretty goofy, but it's also a
Item number 2276407173: INFINITY GAUNTLET Graphic novel - MARVEL 1st printing
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The INFINITY GAUNTLET Trade paperback
INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (2000)
1st printing (August 1992)!
Originally published in magazine form as The Infinity Gauntlet vol.1, #1-6
Story: Jim Starlin
Art: George Perez, Ron Lim
Action packed adventure for the entire Marvel Universe...
For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Gauntlet
was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else.
With it came omnipotence, the absolute control of all aspects of time,
space, power, reality, the mind and the soul. The gaining of supreme
might meant the beginning of a black nightmare for the entire universe.
On the edge of Armageddon and lead by
the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate
attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic
If they fail the astral gods of the
universe wait to step into the fray. But in such an awesome cosmic
conflict will anyone prevail? Will anyone survive?
From Comic Book Resources
December 22, 2002 | March 2003 Relists
HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP
THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE TP - relist
Written by Marv Wolfman; art by George Pérez and Karl Kesel; painted cover by Alex Ross
March 5. This unusual project, which spun out of the universe-changing
events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, is reoffered to coincide with the
release of THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP - NEW EDITION.
Narrated by Harbinger (a central figure from CRISIS), HISTORY brings
readers back through time and space to the dawn of creation, and
continues on to the end of recorded history - as Harbinger reveals "the
History of Heroism."
FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95
WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST
WONDER WOMAN: PARADISE LOST TP - relist
Written by Phil Jimenez, J.M. DeMatteis, George Pérez, Joe Kelly,
and Devin Grayson; art by Jimenez, Andy Lanning, Pérez, and Cam Smith;
cover by Adam Hughes
March 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of the WONDER WOMAN:
PARADISE FOUND TP. Reprinting WONDER WOMAN #164-170 and the "Who is
Troia?" story from WONDER WOMAN Secret Files #2, this trade paperback
features the 4-part "Gods Of Gotham" storyline guest-starring Batman,
Nightwing, Robin, Huntress, and others. Plus, an Amazon civil war
nearly destroys Paradise Island, and Lois Lane gets the scoop on Diana
during a "day in the life" of Wonder Woman.
FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95
AVENGERS LEGENDS #2: THE KORVAC SAGA
AVENGERS LEGENDS VOL. 2: THE KORVAC SAGA
COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ
JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE & BILL MANTLO (W)
GEORGE PEREZ, SAL BUSCEMA, DAVID WENZEL & TOM MORGAN (A)
Back in Print!
from the unimaginable era the 31st century, Korvac the Machine Man
flees through the timestream, pursued by the futuristic defenders the
Guardians of the Galaxy. Establishing a secret presence on present-day
Earth in the persona of the mysterious unassuming Michael, Korvac
contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet
despite the subtlety of his machinations, the mighty Avengers discover
his cosmos-conquering scheme, drawing the two titanic forces into
Collecting AVENGERS (Vol.1) #167, 168, 170-177. (RETAILER NOTE: This is
a resolicitation and all previous orders have been cancelled).
192 PGS./FC/MARVEL PG.....$19.95
AVENGERS: CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
AVENGERS: CLEAR & PRESENT DANGERS
COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ
KURT BUSIEK (W)/GEORGE PEREZ (P)
208 PGS./FC/MARVEL PG.....$19.95
INFINITY GAUNTLET (2000)
COVER BY GEORGE PEREZ
JIM STARLIN (w)/ GEORGE PEREZ, RON LIM (p)
The mad Titan, Thanos, seeks to reshape the universe in the visage
of his true love, death. Only the combined forces of Earth's heroes and
villains stand in the way.
256 PGS./FC/MARVEL PG.....$24.95
From WIZARD #131 (Aug 02)
| June 27, 2002 |
Wizard's Top 100 TPs
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
80. CRISIS ON INFINITIE EARTHS (DC Softcover)
The most ambitious comic project ever could fill another volume with its body count. Marv Wolfman and George Perez's Crisis
aimed to clean up DC's cluttered 50-year-old continuity by merging the
handful of its parallel Earths into one, but not before a being called
the Anti-Monitor destroys an infinite amount of worlds in the process.
This cover, penciled by Pérez and painted by Alex Ross, is easily one
of the most beautiful ever produced and worth the purchase alone. "It
was actually the first series I ever followed," says JSA writer Geoff
Johns who was 12 at the time. "For me, it really shaped the DCU. I
doubt I would've read many DC comics before Crisis."
AVENGERS: ULTRON UNLIMITED
79. AVENGERS: ULTRON UNLIMITED (Marvel softcover)
The perfect killing machine has just received an upgrade, courtesy of
Kurt Busiek and George Pérez. Ultron, one of the Avengers most powerful
foes, returns with an appetite for destruction and holds the fate of
mankind in his adamantium grip. After Ultron slaughters the small
European country of Slorenia in under three hours, Earth's Mightiest
Heroes must rally like never before in order to put a stop to this
reawakened threat. But do they have what it takes to send this maniacal
killing machine to the scrap heap once and for all ?
60. INFINITY GAUNTLET (Marvel softcover)
Even when he's a god, Thanos still can't get lucky with the ladies.
Possessing the six Infinity Gems, Thanos gain omnipotence and kills
half the universe's population with the snap of his finger in an
attempt to earn the affection of the mistress Death. A plethora of
Marvel heroes mount a defensive to thwart the mad Titan, but how can
you beat a god? Only writer Jim Starlin knew the answer. "It had a
hundred characters and mindless destruction, but for all the bombast,
it was really about a guy trying to impress a girl," say Sojourn writer Ron Marz. "Thanos' failure is ultimately one of unrequited love. Who can't relate to that?"
THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT
15. THE NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT (DC softcover)
The Titans have a traitor in their midst. This spy knows their secrets
and hands them over to the deadliest mercenary alive: Deathstroke the
Terminator, who systematically takes out the team. Only Nightwing
escapes… but even he needs help in order to rescue them before it's too
late. In this storyarc, Marv Wolfman and George Pérez pull off a lot in
six issues: Dick Grayson becomes Nightwing for the first time, Kid
Flash quits, Jericho (the son of Deathstroke) joins up… and a tragic
blow hits the team. "Judas Contract is a perfect template for powerful, dramatic storytelling," lauds Steve Kurth, penciler for G.I.Joe. "This story was pure magic."
SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW?
9. SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? (DC softcover)
It was time for the Man of Tomorrow to become the Man of Yesterday.
As DC prepared to start Superman from scratch in 1986, the publisher
watned to send off the "old" Man of Steel that had been around since
1938. writer Alan Moore had Supes face off with Lex Luthor and Braniac
in the Fortress of Solitude a final time, leaving every reader with a
tear in their eye. "A bittersweet goodbye to Superman continuity in
order to pave way for a revamped Man of Steel, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow worked as both a nostalgic nod to a simpler past, and alook forward to all that comics could be," says Sojourn scribe Ron Marz. "This 'last' Superman story is also one of the best."
GREATEST STORIES NOT IN TPBS
JOHN BYRNE'S NEW SUPERMAN Ain't it
amazing that with everything DC collects, it hasn't collected Byrne's
headline-making 1986 revamp of the regular series? Especially the
three-part story where Supes must help save Earth once inhabited by the
"pre-Byrne" Superman where the Man of Steel must take the role of
judge, jury and executioner.
GEORGE PEREZ'S NEW WONDER WOMAN Ditto
for Pérez's 1987 revamp of everyone's favorite Amazon princess. With
stunning art and stronger ties to Greek mythology, Diana enters man's
world for the first time, learning lessons the hard way.