Monday, July 7, 2014
A look back (and forward) at Marvels Infinity Gauntlet
When I was a bit younger around the summer of 1991, Marvel Comics released a title crossing mini-series based around the demi-god Thanos. The story focuses on a glove called the Infinity Gauntlet that Thanos had created to control different aspects of the universe. The glove contains 6 different gems each of which controls a different aspect and grants its bearer complete mastery over one aspect of the multiverse: Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power.
The story line started in The Thanos Quest mini-series which was two issues that showed Thanos collecting the 5 gems.
Once he has the gems affixed to the glove Thanos becomes all powerful and desperate to win the affections of Death. Thanos decides to offer her a gift of love by completing a task she had given him. she wants him to erase half the sentient life in the universe including most of the X-Men Daredevil and the Fantastic Four. he does this quite literally with a snap of his fingers.