The Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin

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  • Have you read Starlin’s take on Adam Warlock? Psychedelic seems his second name 😉

    I do wait for Endgame, as I think it will be a real endgame in more than one meaning – a goodbye to some of the actors and characters who’d been with us in MCU since the beginning… Really looking forward to the movie! 😀

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    • As far as I know, no one beats Grant Morrison when it comes to Psychedelic. Dude has an insane imagination, even Neil Gaiman would be jealous. I haven’t however read any Adam Warlock-centric story. I’m a bit hesitant about checking out all the spin-offs/crossovers that were released within this event. I do have the huge Infinity story, but I might not have all the background plot lines from stories like Infinity War and what not to fully appreciate it hahah

      You’re definitely right there! I wonder what the MCU will be like post-Endgame. Especially now that they have Fox in their pockets now. I wonder if they’ll even dare tease the X-Men/Fantastic Four in Endgame, maybe as an after-credit scene or something. Endgame is soooo going to break massive records no matter what hahahah

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      • I’m waiting for Wolverine in Endgame 😉

        As for Starlin’s Warlock story, it’s from 70. 😛 It’s worth checking out, Morrison learned from Starlin how to make a crazy storyline 😉 Starlin’s Warlock is one of a kind: bombastic, psychedelic, soap-opera-in-space type of thing 😉 I read it once, and it’s enough, but there’s no denying it’s a powerful and surprisingly thought-provoking story – despite its cheesiness 🙂

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  • I read this and all the attendant crossover books so I got the whole story back in ’14. (I was going to say much later, but after checking, nope, it was that long ago, aye yi yi!)
    I only gave it 3 stars though. I’m glad I read it, as it was the first big comic crossover after some of DC’s universe cleanup stuff, but it never impressed me enough to go search out the torrents for the Infinity War and the Infinity Crisis.

    I am looking forward to the movie, as that will mean I can watch both parts together, all at once.

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    • Ohhhh snap! You actually know what the original story is like. So you actually understand how insane it would be if Disney’s Marvel movies were to ever be loyal to the source material. There’s too much cosmic-level event going on to make this work in a movie. Which probably proves your point about why movies shouldn’t adapt any book whatsoever hahah

      I don’t think I’ll look into picking up all the little stories related to this huge one since there really is a bunch of them and that I’d rather do that for something DC related for now hahah

      Ahhh you’ll be having a solid 5+ hours of movie time in that case hahah There are rumours that Endgame plans to have an “intermission” in it… It’s likely to be THAT long hahahah Definitely excited for it no matter its length. 😀

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      • Working backwards here.

        So Endgame might be Sound of Music length eh? I’m ok with that. Get it all out of the way instead of trying to make a trilogy out of it. They certainly have enough material if they wanted it.

        Infinity Gauntlet had the 40+ comics so the only way to really get a handle on it is to torrent the “complete” thing so it is curated for you already. I can’t imagine trying to find the individual comics in paper and read them now. That sounds like work.

        I’m honestly surprised that the MCU has attempted the Infinity Gauntlet already. I know it has been 10 years but still. I guess it is better to strike while the iron is hot instead of trying to create even more heros to shove into it.

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        • It might actually be longer than Sound of Music but it remains to be seen what the final product will be like. And yes, I think a two-part Avengers movie was already ambitious enough. The end of this movie will also mark the end of many actors, inevitably, and the beginning of a new era for the MCU, so I guess we could say the length is justified.

          Oh yes, the inside of The Infinity Gauntlet volume I read here tells you the order of all the paperbacks worth checking out and there’s almost 30 different volumes to pick up if you want the WHOLE experience…

          Ah yes, but they did after all adapt the source material for the movies too, and worked without some key superheroes/villains too. Dr. Doom for example should’ve been quintessential to this run, as well as Silver Surfer, but they don’t have the rights for either of them. One thing is for sure, superhero movies aren’t likely to die away anytime soon hahahha

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  • Laahaan!!! I feel I haven;t been here in ages! Lol.
    Oddly enough, my seven year old was giving me a detailed story about Thanos the other night. I wasn’t sure if he had it right or not but he was well int it!

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  • Nice review. I guess talking about the Gauntlet’s the thing to do right now. I even talked about the series and event on my end. It’s a cool event overall.

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  • Haha, guess what? This is on my reading pile…and I still haven’t got around to reading it! I intended to read after seeing Infinity War but alas as you know, I tend to get side-tracked with other things! Definitely going to prioritise it after I see Endgame, which I’m very much looking forward to – but to be honest, the excitement factor for the Marvel movies has diminished a little in recent years. I thing back to how excited I was for the first Avengers all those years ago and I don’t feel the same level of hype – I’m more interested in seeing in how the Worlds of DC unfolds at the moment as that’s in it’s relative infancy just like the MCU was back then.

    Once again another wonderful review Lashaan, those apt and beautifully written closing words about “poetic dialogues” and “volatile artwork” are inspirational. You’ve asked me in the past to teach you – I think it’s more a case of me being the pupil! Teach ME!

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    • The whole Infinity War event is pretty huge too so I think there will be plenty of reading material for you to visit after Endgame. I do look forward to what Marvel will do after Endgame! But I can assure you that it’s no the same Thanos and the scale of this war is huge and implicates way more than what the movies could do.

      Hahaha you’re too kind, good sir. I still believe your writing style is much more exciting and poetic in itself! You always have great word selection and know exactly what you want to say to the 5th degree!

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  • I read this comic years ago, shortly after finding the original six issues in a bundle for $6, and in decent condition too. Completely worth it. I really should re-read it some time before Avengers: Endgame comes out.

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