Infinity Gauntlet by Jim StarlinAs the people handling the marketing for the film were only too eager to share, when Avengers: Infinity War opened a few weeks ago, it was the culmination of some ten years and 18 films worth of build-up. While the script was hardly written—or even imagined —way back when the first Iron Man film opened, the building of a cohesive, coherent Marvel Cinematic Universe which would eventually all come into play in a single epic film has been evident for a long time. The binding threads have been the villain Thanos, who briefly appeared in the two previous Avengers movies and the first Guardians of The Galaxy movie, and the Infinity Stones, brightly colored baubles that served as the maguffins or Easter eggs in many of the films. The timing of the release seems to indicate that it was done specifically to tie in with the film, but the book is neither the original source material nor something unique produced to more closely reflect the movies. Rather, it is a collection of a four-issue, all-ages, out-of-continuity miniseries that was originally produced in On page one, Thanos is in possession of the omnipotence-granting artifact, and he immediately uses it to make a bunch of people disappear from Earth. Joining them, against their will, is Doctor Doom.
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Since its initial publication, the series has been reprinted in various formats and editions. The roots of the series date to concepts developed in comics Starlin wrote and drew for Marvel in the s, primarily Thanos and the Infinity Gems. Starlin returned to Marvel in as the writer for Silver Surfer volume 3 beginning with issue 34, assisted by Lim on pencils. Their storyline developed through the next sixteen issues and the two-issue spin-off limited series The Thanos Quest before concluding in The Infinity Gauntlet. At the start of The Infinity Gauntlet , the alien nihilist Thanos has collected the six Infinity Gems and attached them to his gauntlet. When Thanos uses his powers to kill half of the living beings in the universe, Adam Warlock leads Earth's remaining heroes against him. After the Infinity Gauntlet is stolen by Thanos' villainous granddaughter Nebula , Thanos aids the remaining heroes in defeating her.
Despite first being released just over 25 years ago, Marvel Comics' collection of The Infinity Gauntlet was the highest-selling graphic novel of , according to the year-end report from Diamond Comic Distributors. It seems that a good number fans either wanted to do their homework before going into the film, or were left wanting more coming out of it. Either way, it's safe to say that Thanos effectively won While The Infinity Gauntlet is the only Marvel title in the top-selling graphic novels list, Image Comics dominated the rest of the list with 6 titles, and DC Comics had three titles in the top 10, as Hollywood Reporter noted. Diamond's sales charts are compiled based on orders made by comic book retailers worldwide, as well other outlets who purchase stock through the company.
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