1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2015
I have read the Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback more than any other comic that I own. I love how it has a galactic scope and intricate plot while still being a really messed up but simple story of a man who is in move. all be it, a man who manages to acquire the powers of a god. I realised at some point that picking this Omnibus up was far easier (and possibly a little cheaper) than collecting all the individual comics arc's that are contained within.
This omnibus starts WAY before the core infinity story with a whole lot of awesome Silver Surfer stuff that chronicles the return of Thanos from the dead then (in a two part Thanos solo book) his quest for the Infinity gems (Soul Gems) and his reasons for even bothering. then back to some silver surfer for the build up to the core story. After the core story we have the fallout and all of the tie in books related to it.
The physical aspects of this book are almost as epic as the story contained within. its HUGE. The spine is sewn not a glue gun mess like many books of this size (granted, marvel books are ALWAYS high quality) Under the dust cover we get the cover art with no text and on the back the variant cover art (again, no text)
its taken me DAYS to read and in my opinion is the best single event Marvel have ever written (far better than the recent 'Infinity' event) as well as being visually stunning while very much 'of the time' in terms of art style.
Don't forget this book will only become more expensive as we get closer to the end game of the cinematic universe wit a Thanos/Infinity gem showdown.
I love this book.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2014
It's difficult to convey how awesome this volume is if you're only buying online. When you receive this, the box is heavy as a rock. When you hold this beauty in your hand, it's like an arcane tome, or the phone book. The paper is of a very high quality, as are the vivid colors... very good printing.
The stories collected here are almost all relevant to the infinity gauntlet saga. The mini-series proper plus the silver surfer lead-in without which, I never really got the full picture of it. After the limited series is over, there is a collection of crossovers spanning a number of other series, related or not. Some are particularly unrelated and I skipped them altogether but most of them are worth reading. The silver surfer and doctor strange issues are actually very interesting, if not mandatory to properly conclude the story. I was surprised at how good the Hulk's episodes were as well, even though they aren't part of the big plot.
The only this thing is missing is the warlock mini-series and other material that was published later. That would have made for an even heftier tome so I understand the decision of not including it here.
Really good read, absolutely recommended. It's a must-buy if you have ever been interested in Thanos as a character.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2014
This contains the major Marvel showdown as all the earth's mightiest heroes reassemble to take their battle to the other side of the cosmos as it's in extreme danger. Thanos claims the six infinity stones for his gauntlet that controls time, space, soul, power, reality and mind. Will the Marvel heroes stop the Mad Titan?
SPOILERS: Marvel is currently hinted that this storyline will take place in Avengers 3 in 2018 and/or 2019 if it's a two parter. The X-Men and Fantastic Four are not joining in the film. But Andrew Garfield expresses his interest to appear as Spider-Man in it.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2015
Not even a quarter way through this Christmas gift from my wife, but already finding it to be a stunning addition to my collection. Well made and well presented, it feels and reads like a quality product.