As with the last book review this is posted in full on http://thefoundingfields.com/ and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.
Something too easily forgotten about Marvel is that, despite their supposedly more relatable and realistic heroes than DC Comics, they have a vast universe to explore. Godlike entities which are avatars of basic building blocks of life, vast alien empires, demi-god warlords and items of unfathomable power. The Infinity Gauntlet is one of the big stories which focused squarely upon several of themes points, set on a scale rarely seen prior in comics and exploring concepts surprisingly nuanced for a something of its era. Also there’s no heroes constantly beating one another to death because they’re not using their brain-cells, no “each issue SOMEONE DIES!!!” gimmick, no character assassination, no “No more mutants” moments and no writer infighting dragging down the story’s quality. So it’s already better than almost every major Marvel event we’ve had in the last seven years.
Following on from the ThanosQuest series, and quickly filling in the reader on necessary details ofthat comic: The mad titan Thanos has gathered together the infinity gems, itemsof vast power giving their user total command of one aspect of reality. Withall of them in his possession Thanos now has the power of a god. His goal? To appeaseMistress Death and end the supposed imbalance between life and death by killinghalf of the universe. He does just this before the heroes even begin toconfront him, with a snap of his fingers no less. Led by the manipulative AdamWarlock, the remaining Earth heroes join up for a suicide mission to try and removethe infinity gauntlet from Thanos’ possession. And this time there really is nohope of victory.