Illustrated by George Pérez
In this classic cosmic event, Thanos has in his possession the Infinity Gauntlet and the six gems needed to give him omnipotent power. He starts by building his love, Mistress Death, a beautiful castle, but she is dissatisfied with it and everything else he does. He realizes this is because he has not done what she asked, and wipes out half of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, Adam Warlock gathers Earth’s heroes and cosmic giants to battle the mad Titan and wrest the gauntlet from him.
It might be a little hard to go back to these older style comics after reading so much of the newer comics. The coloring is very different, there might be more errors in lettering, and storyline-altering events that would now be several page-spreads are relegated to tiny corner boxes. However, these big cosmic events are always fun to read because of the long-standing impact they have on storylines for years to come. In cosmic events, you also get so many characters all working together, or clashing (as is the case here with Hulk and Drax). I also like to stock my library with any books that were the inspiration for modern movies because readers do enjoy looking at the source material and comparing it to the movie, just like with other books. While some readers might be disappointed with how different this is from the movies, I'm sure they will appreciate some of the nuances that Marvel laid out over 10 years of films that pull from this six-issue storyline.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes
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