The Infinity Gauntlet (1991)

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The Infinity Gauntlet is a six-issue limited series published by Marvel Comics from July to December in 1991. The series was written by Jim Starlin and penciled by George Pérez and Ron Lim.

The storyline is the culmination of events from Silver Surfer vol. 3, #34 (Feb. 1990) and the two-issue miniseries The Thanos Quest (Sept.- Oct. 1990).

Thanos mounts the six Infinity Gems (collected in the Thanos Quest limited series) on his left glove to form the titular Infinity Gauntlet. Each Gem grants its bearer complete mastery over one aspect of the multiverse: Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power. Now all-powerful and desperate to win the affections of Death, Thanos decides to offer the entity a gift of love by completing a task she had given him, erasing half the sentient life in the universe (including most of the X-Men, Daredevil, and the Fantastic Four), quite literally with a snap of his fingers.

Additional plotlines not addressed in the main story were featured in other books published during the same time period.

The storyline led to two sequel miniseries, Infinity War and Infinity Crusade. All three series were the core of a company-wide crossover story.

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2 thoughts on “The Infinity Gauntlet (1991)

    graemewilliams87 said:
    April 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    If you liked this you should definitely check out Starlin’s Captain Marvel and Warlock runs in the 70’s and Thanos origin from Iron Man 55 which I blogged about here https://graemesliterarytimemachine.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/1973-iron-man-55-thanos-drax-and-jim-starlin/

    He did a lot of work with Thanos into the 00’s including Marvel The End. It wasn’t until recently that other writers started to really take direction with Thanos and even still Starlin is doing a series of his own graphic novels.

    I would say the height of Starlin’s work is Infinity Guantlet and the Death of Captain Marvel. One of Marvels greatest writers of all time, in my opinion.

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      EHT Comics responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Great article! I’ll have to check out The End.

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