Marvel Day: Having Saved The Universe From Mad Thanos, Adam Warlock’s Soul Rests In The Soul Gem Dimension

MARVEL DAY

In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1977) #2, Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll and Gamora rest in peace in Soul World. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

IN EVOLUTION

MAD TITAN THANOS PLANS TO DETONATE ALL THE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE TO WIN DEATH’S LOVE

In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Adam Warlock saves the universe from mad titan Thanos using the Soul Gem. Adam Warlock arrives on a planetoid in space and finds out that Gamora is dying. He learns Gamora attempted to prevent Thanos’ plan and was struck down. Adam learns of Thanos’ plan and heads for Earth for help. Captain Marvel and Moondragon arrive at Avengers Mansion. Iron Man and Vision sense a foreboding.

Suddenly, Moondragon senses a star’s detonation light years away. She exclaims: “It has begun!” Suddenly, Adam Warlock arrives at Avengers Mansion. He tells the Avengers of Thanos plan: Resurrected, Thanos in order to win Death’s love, has gathered the six Infinity Gems and plans to detonate the stars. Moments later, Starcore, the orbital tracking station, announces news of an alien armada on track to Earth. The Avengers realize it is Thanos and depart on Moondragon’s Space Cruiser.

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, Thanos detonates a star using the Soul Gem.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Thanos detonates a star using the Soul Gem. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THE AVENGERS FIGHT THANOS AND HIS ALIEN ARMADA

The Avengers seem outmatched by Thanos’ alien armada. Thor and Iron Man head into space in order to stop the invasion. Meanwhile, the rest of the Avengers land on a replica of Sanctuary II in order to take the fight to Thanos.

However, Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel head to the original Sanctuary II on the other side of the sun. Thanos begins to detonate the sun.

 

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, the Avengers fight Thanos and his alien armada.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, the Avengers fight Thanos and his alien armada. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

STRUCK BY THANOS, ADAM WARLOCK’S FUTURE SELF STEALS HIS SOUL INTO THE SOUL GEM TO PREVENT THE BIRTH OF MAGUS

Adam Warlock and Captain Marvel arrive on Sanctuary II. Captain Marvel speeds through the window and is momentarily stunned. Mad at the deaths of Gamora (his former love) and Pip the Troll, Adam Warlock punches Thanos. Thanos responds with two attacks that leave Adam for dead. In the meantime, the other Avengers arrive. As Thor battles Thanos, Iron Man destroys Thanos’ synthetic Soul Gem. Thanos teleports away.

Moments within death, Adam Warlock’s future self appears before him. He means to steal his soul in order to prevent the birth of Adam’s future evil self, Magus. Tortured, and having lost love, Adam seeks peace. He accepts his future self’s offer. Adam’s future self uses the Soul Gem to send Adam Warlock’s soul into Soul World. There, he is reunited with Gamora and Pip.

In 'Avengers Annual' (1977) #7, Adam Warlock's future self steals his soul to prevent the birth of Magus.
In ‘Avengers Annual’ (1977) #7, Adam Warlock’s future self steals his soul to prevent the birth of Magus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

GUIDED INTO SPACE BY MOONDRAGON’S DREAMS, SPIDER-MAN AND THING FREE THE AVENGERS FROM THANOS

In ‘Marvel Two-In-One Annual’ (1977) #2, Adam Warlock saves the universe from Thanos and finds rest in the Soul Gem dimension. Moondragon sends telepathic calls to Spider-Man for aid under the form of dreams. The dreams show the battle between Thanos and the Avengers and the danger posed to the universe. In order to resolve his dreams, Spider-Man heads to ask Thing for help. Thing believes Spider-Man’s story and accepts to help. Spider-Man and Thing take the Fantastic Four’s shuttle craft and head for “the giant space ark” on the right side of the sun.1

They arrive and are tractor beamed aboard Sanctuary III. The two heroes battle but are quickly subdued and knocked unconscious. As they awake, they find the Avengers in a room and held in stasis. Another battle follows and Spider-Man attempts to flee. However, as foreseen by Master Order Spider-Man soon returns to the site of the battle and destroys the machine that was holding the Avengers captive. The Avengers are free! But Spider-Man still has to retrieve Adam Warlock’s Soul Gem.

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FREED FROM THE SOUL GEM BY SPIDER-MAN, ADAM WARLOCK’S SOUL TURNS THANOS INTO GRANITE THEN FINDS PEACE IN SOUL WORLD


SOURCES

Avengers Annual Vol 1 7 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Two-In-One Annual Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Avengers Annual #7.

Super Power: The Six Infinity Gems Are Multiversal Artifacts Created By The Celestials

SUPER POWER

Comics Explained

IN MARVEL MULTIVERSE

THE INFINITY GEMS ARE ARTIFACTS FROM MARVEL’S PRIMORDIAL UNIVERSE

In ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1972) #2, Adam Warlock is featured with the Soul Gem for the first time

Today we talk about six primordial super powers. I speak of the Infinity Gems.

The Infinity Gems first appeared in Marvel continuity in ‘Marvel Premiere’ (1972) #2, which featured the first appearance of the Soul Gem and the power of Adam Warlock.

In ‘Infinity Wars’ (2018) #6, it is revealed that the Infinity Gems are primordial artifacts that were originally created by the Celestials in the Prime Universe. It is found that the Infinity Gems actually do not have power in that dimension, and are delivered from that dimension to the Marvel Multiverse.

THE INFINITY GAUNTLET

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #1, Thanos finds out about the six Infinity Gems from Death's realm.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos finds out about the six Infinity Gems from the Infinity Well in Death’s realm. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, upon his resurrection, Thanos gazed at the six Infinity Gems from the Infinity Well in Death’s Realm. He realized the Gems’ true nature and set out to acquire them. They were a remnant from the universe’s creation that in solitude, originally split in six fragments with different primordial super powers: soul, mind, power, time, reality, space.

Read on!

The Infinity Gems were kept by the In-Betweener and by members of the Elders of the Universe who, on the contrary, were not aware of the true essence of their Gems. The mad Titan Thanos then gathered these gems into the Infinity Gauntlet. He took the Soul Gem from the In-Betweener, the Power Gem from the Champion, the Time Gem from the Gardener, the Reality Gem from the Collector, the Space Gem from the Runner, and the Mind Gem from the Grandmaster. During the Infinity Gauntlet saga, Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to remove from existence half of the population of the universe in order to gain Death‘s love. In the end, Thanos was defeated when Adam Warlock was able to gain possession of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Infinity Stones, Marvel Database

Let’s look at some battles in comics where other Marvel beings used these primordial super powers.

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IN ‘SILVER SURFER’ (1991) #47, ADAM WARLOCK USES THE SOUL GEM TO RETURN SILVER SURFER AND DRAX THE DESTROYER FROM SOUL WORLD BACK TO THEIR BODIES

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1991) #47, Adam Warlock exiles Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer from Soul World back into their bodies. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In a plot by Thanos, Drax the Destroyer attempts to conquer Soul World. He defeats Gamora. However, Adam Warlock bests him in combat.

Using the primordial super power of the Soul Gem, Adam Warlock sends Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer from Soul World back to their bodies.

In ‘Silver Surfer’ (1991) #47, Silver Surfer and Drax the Destroyer return from Soul World back into their bodies. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN ‘WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH’ (1993) #13, MOONDRAGON USES THE MIND GEM TO KNOCK OUT THE HULK WITH A MIND BLAST

In 'Warlock and the Infinity Watch' (1993) #13, Moondragon uses the Mind Gem to knockout Hulk with a mind blast.
In ‘Warlock and the Infinity Watch’ (1993) #13, Moondragon uses the Mind Gem to knockout Hulk with a mind blast. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘Warlock and the Infinity Watch’ (1993) #13, Drax the Destroyer and Hulk get into a fight in Reno over Hulk putting an end to what Drax the Destroyer calls his music. Hulk thinks through the fight and realizes that he has to end the fight due to the collateral damage and his own publicity. As the battle goes on, Hulk stops the fight and tells Drax to put down the boulder he was about to smash Hulk with. He says he gives up and that Drax the Destroyer has won the fight.

The two talk things over. As Drax talks about music he finds a closed shop with musical instruments behind the window. Seeing how badly Drax wants them, Hulk breaks the window. Drax retrieves a saxophone. The two engage in friendly banter but soon reach a disagreement when Hulk in trying to be on friendly terms with Drax taps him on the back. Drax responds with a punch!

Moondragon comes in looking for Drax the Destroyer. Moondragon uses the super power of the Mind Gem to knock out Hulk with a mind blast.

OUTCOME: MOONDRAGON WINS BY KNOCKOUT

IN ‘SHE-HULK’ (2004) #11, TITANIA POWERED BY THE POWER GEM KNOCKS OUT SHE-HULK WHO REVERTS TO HER JEN WALTERS FORM

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem attacks She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, She-Hulk is having problems with changing back and forth to her Jen Walters form. Doc Samson arrives at her apartment and takes her to Avengers Mansion.

Titania has received the Power Gem from the Champion of the Universe, whom She-Hulk has bested in combat. She arrives at Avengers Mansion and defeats Doc Samson. Then, she faces She-Hulk.

In 'She-Hulk' (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem beats down She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem beats down She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion. AP Photo/Marvel Comics
In 'She-Hulk' (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem knocks out She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion who reverts to her Jen Walters form.
In ‘She-Hulk’ (2004) #11, Titania powered by the Power Gem knocks out She-Hulk at the ruins of Avengers Mansion who reverts to her Jen Walters form. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

She-Hulk deals Titania a punch that creates a blast. But Titania blocks it. She-Hulk remarks “it’s…not…possible!”1 She notices the Power Gem on Titania’s forehead. Titania grins then responds with the primordial super power. She responds with a haymaker. Then, she smashes She-Hulk through several stories of a building. She-Hulk lies on the floor and her left hand is seen to revert back to her Jen Walters form.

OUTCOME: TITANIA WINS BY KNOCKOUT

SUPER FEAT OF THE DAY: IN ‘WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH’ (1992) #1, THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE LIVING TRIBUNAL AND ADAM WARLOCK WOULD LAY WASTE TO REALITY

In 'Warlock and The Infinity Watch (1992) #1, the confrontation between the Living Tribunal and Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet would lay waste to reality.
In ‘Warlock and The Infinity Watch (1992) #1, the confrontation between the Living Tribunal and Adam Warlock with the Infinity Gauntlet would lay waste to reality. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SOURCES

Infinity Stones in Marvel Database.
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Marvel Premiere Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Wars Vol 1 6 in Marvel Database.
Silver Surfer Vol 3 47 in Marvel Database.
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 13 in Marvel Database.
She-Hulk Vol 1 11 in Marvel Database.
Warlock and the Infinity Watch Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. She-Hulk #11.