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Infinity Gauntlet

(Infinity Gauntlet #1-6)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  12,661 ratings  ·  928 reviews
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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 28th 2006 by Marvel (first published July 1991)
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Anne
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nova Corps
This was a loaner from my neighbor and not something that I would have normally picked out for myself. 'Cause it's...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? Isn't that the theme for that cartoon that my kids like so much? Superhero Squad!
...and then my son snatched it. Honestly, I didn't fight him for it either. I mean, it looked so...old.

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But a few days later, when I heard him telling his brot
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Kemper
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this back when it was originally published in 1991, and I remember thinking, “Wow! This is a comic that combines the best of Marvel’s more grounded heroes with its cosmic elements to create an epic story of a threat to the entire universe. Someday, maybe in about 20 or 25 years when motion picture technology advances to the point where they can make superhero movies that look really cool, Marvel could start their own movie studio and release a series of films based on some of these charac ...more
Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
Not a comic to be missed if you loved Avengers Infinity War!

The recent Avengers film is excellent. It’s one of my favourite films in the marvel cinematic universe (despite the tears I may have shed) so I wanted to read its source material, and it really didn’t disappoint.

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Sure the artwork’s a little dated, and the film capitalises on the action and makes it more dramatic and flashy, though the story is so strong here. The success of it resides in its ability to blend so many elements into on
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Alejandro
Thanos as you want to see him!!!


This TPB edition collects “The Infinity Gauntlet” #1-6.


Creative Team:

Writer: Jim Starlin

Illustrator: George Perez


IF THE GLOVE FITS…

Thanos begins here already in full power, no waiting, no hunt for gems, oh no siree!

Thanos is in possession already of the Infinity Gauntlet with all the six gems: Soul, Mind, Power, Time, Reality, Space.

Therefore, controlling all those six aspects of existence, basically he became a god (curiously, enough his first act is probing
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Jan Philipzig
Sure, it’s all kinda bonkers, but what do you expect when Thanos, the Mad Titan, becomes the most powerful being in the universe? By the beginning of issue #2, he has already murdered a quarter of the universe’s populace just to impress his queen of hearts, Mistress Death – not your run-of-the-mill romance. And then the space-time continuum starts to shift, entire solar systems are ravaged, Planet Earth is derailed from its orbit, falling into another ice age…

I found the book’s unreserved commit
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Dan Schwent
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-comics, 2018
In order to impress his paramour, Death, Thanos kills half of the universe using the Infinity Gauntlet. The remaining half of the universe, guided by Adam Warlock, is pissed off and means to stop Thanos at any cost...

As part of justifying my Marvel Unlimited subscription, I decided to finally read The Infinity Gaunlet. Hell, I'm only seventeen years late. On the heels of reading Warlock: The Complete Collection, I wasn't sure what to expect. Thankfully, this one was a lot easier to digest.

The In
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Joe Krakovsky
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Back when I was a kid, I followed my favorite superheroes whenever I could afford it. Thor and Karate Kid were two at the top of that list. It probably wasn't so much the colorful costume as it was what they could do. Thor's mighty hammer could smash things, and he looked like a Viking, while Karate Kid could chop things up with his hands at a time when the only ones who did martial arts were the experts who's adds in the comic books said they would share their secrets for a dollar in cash, chec ...more
Terence
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Thanos has gained control of the infinity gauntlet, a glove armed with the six infinity gems. With the gauntlet the mad titan is the strongest being in the universe, but the universe's heroes still choose to fight.

I try not to judge older works of art as critically as newer ones because the great ones especially are often borrowed and improved upon over time. This is no exception in the massive crossover Infinity Gauntlet. The story is good and it's easy to see how it influenced many future comi
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Sam Quixote
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Having seen the Avengers movie, I wondered who that odd looking fellow with the menacing grin was in the post-credits scene and did some googling when I got back home. His name is Thanos and the info I read pointed toward a book that does the character the best justice - "The Infinity Gauntlet" - and luckily my local library had a copy so I grabbed it and sat down this afternoon to read it.

While the book is 20 years old at this point, I loved it. But what's it about? It's about Thanos and his lo
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Brent
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Got a healthy hankering for purple prose?

Crave a continuing cast of character constantly referring to themselves in the third person?

Looking for a collection of cosmic cataclysms colossal enough to leave Michael Bay lost in pyrotechnic longing?

Well, have I got a book for you.
Liam
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was honestly brilliant!

The story was so well constructed and I loved to see if develop, taking some surprising twists and turns a long the way!

It was nice to see so many different marvel characters involved and I'm excited to see how they use this concept for the infinity war movies.

Admittedly, the cosmic characters and scenes were not my favourite but the art work and story made them enjoyable and entertaining to read.
James DeSantis
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Well I just had to finally sit down and read this before Infinity War. Thoughts? It's not bad.

Basically Thanos wants to prove to death his worth. So what does he do? Well he kills a lot of motherfuckers. There's a huge moment where basically every avenger ever plus some all go to fight the big badass but he simply swats and beats them away. Killing a ton shit. Of course they'll come back but before that he stomps out most of them.

Good: Liked watching Thanos beat the fuck out of everyone. I als
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Sesana
May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, superhumans
I admit, I read this because of that scene in Avengers. As good of a reason as any, I think. And I'm glad that I did, because it's really enormous fun.

Yes, the exact dialog and the exact character designs are a bit dated. But George Perez is an artist I don't think I could ever get tired of, and the plot and pacing are exciting and absorbing. Thanos is a very intimidating opponent under any circumstances, and now with almost unlimited power, nobody can truly beat him but himself. So the strategy
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Jonathan Terrington
For those readers interested at a potential glimpse of the content of the Avengers (Assembled) sequel this is your choice of graphic novel. Infinity Gauntlet focuses on the proposed villain for this future movie, a villain known for meddling with the power of the Tesseract (or Cosmic Cube), and who runs by the name of Thanos. For the most part this graphic novel keeps a nice balance between message, story and visual elements, that is when the story doesn't become cosmically imbalanced by the bat ...more
L. McCoy
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Marvel (comics and/or movies).
With Infinity War Part I coming out soon I decided to give this a try. I gotta say, I had lots of fun with this!

What’s it about?
Thanos has this glove with a bunch of shiny stones in it called the infinity gauntlet (you may have heard of it) and those stones contain extreme power. Thanos, being an evil madman uses that power to do a lot of insane and wicked things, so heroes and villains of the Marvel universe team up to stop him.

Pros:
The story is crazy, exciting and interesting! It’s surprisingl
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Rory Wilding
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
When the first Avengers movie came out in 2012, I saw it in a packed screening, including a group of individuals who were obviously Marvel zombies and when the post-credit scenes revealed the smiling face of Thanos, there was a positive uproar in the room that even I knew the significance of the Mad Titan, who I was introduced to when playing Capcom's fighting game Marvel Super Heroes. As we are getting closer to the cinematic Infinity War, where Thanos really is the final boss of the Marvel Cin ...more
Eric
gems

Considering the big event spectacles and crossovers that have over-saturated superhero comics since it's publication (surely that's just a coincidence) The Infinity Gauntlet holds up better than it has any right to. The melodramatic aplomb from Jim Starlin still charms and the cosmic spectacle created by George Perez, Ron Lim, Joe Rubinstein, Max Scheele, Ian Laughlin, Tom Christopher, Bruce Solotoff, and Evelyn Stein is surprisingly dazzlingly. It's like a summer blockbuster by Roland Emmerich
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Nicolo Yu
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comixology
Reading this Jim Starlin opus has been a long time coming. I've been looking for a nice collected edition for a while, either as a trade paperback in the early 21st Century or a nice hardcover when Marvel released a premiere edition a while back. It took a sale on ComiXology for me to finally pull the trigger on this classic story-line.

I gave this 5 stars because I really enjoyed reading this. There were several mindblowing moments that one could appreciate the intensity of the conflict in this
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Aaron
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
2015 Review:

Following the Rebirth of Thanos. Thanos, in possession of the Infinity Gauntlet, wants to impress the female personification of Death. He removes (kills?) half the life in the universe, but she is not swayed. He psychically lashes out in disappointment, and the resulting wave causes cities to be destroyed on Earth. A group of heroes led by the resurrected Adam Warlock teleport to Thanos in an attempt to stop him. (view spoiler)
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Eric
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Marvel comics
Shelves: graphic-novels
I collected these comics as a ten-year-old, and still have all the single issues. It's the first "epic crossover event" type comic I can remember reading, and it wowed me at the time. And you know what? Rereading it as an adult, I'd say it has held up pretty well.

In short, without spoiling too much, Thanos gets his hands on all the Infinity Gems and becomes and omnipotent and omniscient god. He almost immediately kills off half the life in the universe, including many, many superheroes. He also
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Brandi
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Even though I only jumped on the Marvel bandwagon after the Avengers movies came out, I've been trying to redeem myself by catching up on a lot of the old (and new) comics. And let me tell you...

... this one... this one ...

... seriously, you just have to read it. It's that good.

I mean, I was expecting it to be good, because Marvel's making a couple of movies out of it. But I wasn't expecting to see so many awesome superheroes jam-packed into one series, with so many heroic victories (and defeat
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Michelle Curie
May 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
I don't really feel at home in the world Marvel has created, yet with all that The Avengers: Infinity War hype (that I have fallen for as well, there is no denying), I was intrigued to find out how the Cinematic Universe compares to its prototype.

The Infinity Gauntlet is big and ambitious in its scale. We meet Thanos, who is in possession of all six stones that give him ultimate power of soul, mind, power, time, reality and space.



What he hasn't won yet (and what makes him very different - and
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Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
You can find my review on my blog by clicking here.

As we approach the grand finale to Marvel’s cinematic universe and its Thanos story arc with Avengers 4: Endgame, fans all around the world remain fidgety in hopes of finding out soon enough what will happen to their favourite superheroes as the nihilist villain Thanos continues his onslaught towards cleansing the universe no matter the cost. The Russo brothers directing these movies have so far stunned the world with one of the most shocking en
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Jim
An epic tale and a massive crossover.

Originally printed in 1991, it has the 80s all over it. Even Thanos, because he's doing everything - not just for the power itself - but to impress someone! That's something I didn't expect. It takes some of the evil out of him and makes him - I don't know. Needy? Which is something I don't expect from him. I guess the grim 'n' gritty 90s weren't underway yet. And this is Marvel, which always had a childlike quality to even their darkest heroes. (I once saw
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Stephen
3.0 to 3.5 stars. Following on the heals of The Thanos Quest- Book One, Schemes and Dreams and The Thanos Quest: Book Two, Thanos, in possession of the Infinity Guantlet giving him full mastery of Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power, begins to implement a plan to destry half the life in the universe in order to win the affections of Death (who he has been in love with forever). Trying to stop Thanos is the proverbial "battle royale" of superheroes and cosmic entities. had the hots for fo ...more
Logan
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good! So this is what the marvel Movies have been building up to since we saw the first infinity gem in Thor 1, this story will make up Infinity War! For the most part this was a grand spectacle, of a book, i can already can see the movie, although i'm a Diva about it, i want every marvel hero we've seen in that movie, haha! Anyway, so our story begins, with Thanos(Josh Brolin), he has the Infinity Gauntlet with all the gems inside, meaning he is now basically god! I won't spoil this, but i felt ...more
Eli
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel-comics, 2016
2.75 stars

It started off a little weakly but picked up. The plot overall was what kept me reading because I almost gave up on this numerous times. I just wanted to see what happened in the end and it seems to wrap up nicely (despite questions that would obviously be present after an event of this proportion).

I guess I'm glad I read this even if it was kind of a drag. It gives a good amount of information on the Infinity Guantlet and that will be good to know for upcoming Marvel movies.

Artwork: A
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Mike
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Starlin writes a damn fine comic - this is a Big Space Event that works, with lots of self-aggrandising moments for Thanos and Warlock, and plenty of occasion where fortunes in battle turn on a dime to keep us on the edge.

And talk about bringing out some big guns - I haven’t met half the Big Heads who show up. And not all of them are 70’s lame.

Thanos is the textbook definition of today’s “Nice Guy” (who rages as soon as the object of his twisted, superficial affections doesn’t immediately retu
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Nana Spark
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A massive, enjoyable cluster fuck. The same can not be said about it's movie based counterpart but that's tea for another day.
Nahid Hasan
This storyline deserves more than 5★. Amazing!!!
Thanos is one of my most favourite character. His intelligence always amaze me.

“Power!!! Power is a thing that never be touched by someone. And even if that happens then this will be self destructive for that person. The only way to earn power to be patience & with intellect.”

Either you have to earn power or bow down to it. That's the way universal life being works. Some seeks for power of their entire life, and some just stay calm like Adam
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James P. "Jim" Starlin is an American comic book writer and artist. With a career dating back to the early 1970s, he is best known for "cosmic" tales and space opera; for revamping the Marvel Comics characters Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock; and for creating or co-creating the Marvel characters Thanos and Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu. Death and suicide are recurring themes in Starlin's work: Pers ...more

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