Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Infinity Gauntlet #2

The Infinity Gauntlet #2 - Comic of the DayThe second issue in the story of Thanos and his power mitten's attempt to sway Death's favor and love in his direction focuses on the universe effecting destruction Thanos causes by sheer mental rage. The key points in this comic of the day are the emergence of Adam Warlock (an extremely powerful being who has battled Thanos before), the awareness of Galactus and other beings of his power such as Odin and Zeus, and the assembling of all the remaining heroes of earth.

Destruction wise, the devastation on earth is not limited to the west coast of North America breaking off and falling into the Pacific and Japan being covered by water, but Trumps Atlantic City casino is also destroyed by a tsunami. Oh the humanity! Oh...and some suns and planets explode, too.

The Infinity Gauntlet #2's memorable moments were quite strange ones. Example number 1: I noticed that Alf was on television just as it was during The Infinity Gauntlet #1. You may think they Jim Starlin is doing a great job keeping his story tight, but then you notice early on in The Infinity Gauntlet #2 that the Human Torch is marked as a dead hero, yet later in the issue he is helping save people from the disasters around earth. I double checked but there seems to be an error made. The only possibility is that the second flamed flier is a different character. There is no second example...

One last thing to take away from The Infinity Gauntlet #2 is that the Wachowski brothers read this issue. There is a scene in The Infinity Gauntlet #2 where Thanos removes the mouth of his brother just as Agent Smith removes the mouth of Neo in the Matrix. No way can two people have the same idea separately...
  • Armageddon/ Deep Impact
  • the Losers/ A-Team
  • the Killers/ Knight and Day
  • Cop Out/ the Other Guys


Unknown said...

Thank you, that Human Torch thing was driving me nuts. Maybe you can help me out here, never read much Marvel before NOW and just started Infinity Gauntlet. so at the start of issue 2 when they are rescuing people from the plane She Hulk says to Thor(who isn't actually Thor if I'm reading things correctly)"It's too much Viz!" so who is Viz?

Teemu said...

'Viz' is Vision of the Avengers. The Human Torch here is the WWII era android who was resurrected (kind of) and was hanging out with the West Coast Avengers at this time. So, not Johnny Storm, but in fact the inspiration for him to pick up that name in the 60's.