Monday, August 23, 2010

The Infinity Gauntlet #4

The Infinity Gauntlet #4 - Comic of the DayLet the "Cosmic Battle on the Edge of the Universe" begin!

The Infinity Gauntlet #4 starts readers on a battle filled joyride beginning with the plain and simple cover of Thanos all alone taunting his opposition to "Come and get me!" As we enter the comic of the day the battle is just beginning. Thanos freezes time and is about to dismiss the distraction of battle with one thought when Mephisto steps in and persuades Thanos to fight the battle with nothing but the "power" gem. Convinced this display of slight courageousness will impress his beloved Death, Thanos resumes time and begins to take on the Marvel heroes.

The whole battle is amazing. Seeing Marvel's best just attack Thanos and do their worst, while not really harming him at all, is quite amusing. There are several scenes of note throughout the battle.
  • Namor and She-Hulk are dispatched by a bit of moss (or something like moss) that begins to grow all over their body until they are covered and dead.
  • Doom gets messed up while he tries to swoop in and steal the Infinity Gauntlet after Thor has knocked Thanos down. Thanos sends Doom flying like a Mario bouncing ball of fire.
  • Wolverine sticks Thanos with his claws but Thanos quickly turns Wolvy's bones into rubber and Wolverine flops to the ground. Donezo!
  • Cyclops' head is trapped in a clear box which stops his blasts and suffocates him to death.
  • Vision's machine-wired heart is ripped out.
  • Quasar's hands and wrists are melted away rendering him powerless and hand-less.
  • Iron Man's head is ripped off by an evil Thanos like woman named Terraxia created by Thanos to make Death jealous.
  • Terraxia also beats Spider-Man to death with a stone.
  • Thanos shatters Captain America's shield by way of a hammer-fist, and shatters Thor after he is transformed into glass.
The comic book ends after a failed attempt by the Silver Surfer to snag the Infinity Gauntlet off of Thanos' hand. When the Surfer misses Warlock summons the big boys and Thanos is left staring down the Universes most powerful entities.

The Infinity Gauntlet #4 is pure entertainment and complete Thanos domination.

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