Title: The Infinity Gauntlet written by Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, George Perez
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Page count: 256
Rating – 5/5!
For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth’s super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god’s insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.
I’ve been meaning to read The Infinity Gauntlet for awhile and have had it sitting on my desk for the past month staring at me. When I saw the end credits of the newest Avengers movie I figured I should definitely read it sometime soon. I loved it.
The story picks up as Thanos has successfully taken the Infinity Gauntlet into his possession, now wielding the greatest power imaginable. As Thanos tries to win the heart of Mistress Death, he wreaks havoc across the galaxy. An army of heroes unites under Adam Warlock including the Avengers and the Cosmic deities. As each hero faces off against Thanos, none prove to be a match for him and all attempted assaults basically end in ruin…until Thanos unwittingly reveals his weakness and all is made right again in the universe.
What a great story! It is fraught with peril and the plight of the heroes to take down Thanos seems so hopeless throughout the story as everything they try utterly fails. I could hardly put this down and was at the edge of my seat for most of it. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and is a must read before the next Avengers: Infinity War movie! So exciting!