Doctor Strange has hit theaters, introducing us all to the next Infinity gem: the Time Gem. Locked inside the Eye of Agamotto, the time Gem allows Strange to defeat the entity Dormammu by trapping him in a Groundhog Day style time loop. For those who have not been keeping track, that leaves us with only one Gem left in the set: the Soul Gem.
Marvel sure does love their crossovers, don’t they? Well let’s go back to 1991 when they were less plentiful. The Infinity Gauntlet immediately begins with a prologue of the events from the Rebirth Of Thanos to catch the reader up to speed. The Titan, Thanos in order to do Death’s bidding has collected all six Infinity Gems which give him powers far beyond a God. Literally anything he wishes for or thinks of can be accomplished. Part of the reason Thanos has done this is to impress the lady Death and win her affection. As Martian Luthor Kang put it, “he literally has a hard on for Death”. There is enough weird psychosexual stuff going on here for Freud to write a book about. Thanos plan backfires though since the Infinity Gems made him an entity far beyond that of Death that she can only be subservient to him and not his equal.
Today’s panel comes from the pages of New Avengers #2, and it captures a moment which will undoubtedly come back to bite our heroes before too long (presumably in, oh, the summer of 2014).
Imagine the UN Security Council deciding that, in order to stop a meteor, it needed the help of a hurricane, a tornado, and some earthquakes. That’s one serious comet… and its the real life equivalent of the Illuminati reassembling the Infinity Gauntlet. This is gonna be cool.
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