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In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos performs an energy projection feat. Becoming God, Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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It’s the Avengers, the New Warriors, the X-Men and more against the omnipotent Eternal, Thanos! The Mad Titan has become the most powerful being in the universe, and enslavement or destruction may be the only choices he gives it! The successive Starlin sagas that shook space and time start here!

First, the original comic that “Avengers: Infinity War” is based upon. Spectacularly, witness comic history in the pages of Marvel fiction. Indeed, “Infinity Gauntlet” changed the way we look at villains. Moreover, the graphic novel made Thanos an A-list villain in the Marvel Universe.

Gloriously, Jim Starlin and George Perez collaborate to bring a timeless story. “Infinity Gauntlet” is about omnipotence, the lust for power and nihilism. With the Infinity Gauntlet, the mad Titan has achieved godhood. However, his first act of supremacy is to obey Mistress Death’s wishes. To sum, the Thanos Snap erases half of the population of the universe! The graphic novel that started the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  • “Infinity Gauntlet.”
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics.
  • Language: English.
  • Print Length: 256 pages.
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  • Publication Date: September 28, 2011.
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Spectacularly, “Infinity Gauntlet” made us believe in villains. Moreover, villains can be the heroes of their own stories. In fact, this graphic novel is quality art with a focus on story-telling and action. Marvel comics gathered an ensemble cast under Adam Warlock’s leadership. In the end, this graphic novel will simply marvel you.

In fact, it is a good starting point for fans starting their Thanos collection. Moreover, “Infinity Gauntlet” was the inspiration for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Finally, the mad Titan emerges as the complex yet triumphant supervillain in the Marvel Universe. Also, this is the essential graphic novel in order to build your Marvel comics collection.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

This product has excellent reviews and has 4028 global ratings. In addition, it has an average customer review rating of 4.8 out of 5. There is a great satisfaction with the product.

On the one hand, one customer review said: “There’s a good chance you stumbled upon this review because you recently saw (or plan to see) the film, “Avengers: Infinity War,” and you’d like to know how things play out in the source material. First of all, if you enjoy comics, particularly the Marvel universe, then I definitely recommend picking up this paperback.”

“While many big events get overhyped and turn out to be disappointing, Infinity Gauntlet actually left many fans very satisfied. There’s a lot of story buildup, not tons of fighting, but we enjoy seeing so many characters coming together to defeat Thanos, a villain who is seemingly invincible. This book collects all 6 issues, which only seemed to have a minor contribution to the events that play out in the movie.”

The reviews were overall very positive with 50 negative reviews. In contrast, a problem cited by a negative review was the poor resolution on Kindle: “Don’t buy it on Kindle, many pages are in such terrible resolution they’re unreadable. And the Kindle program doesn’t have a zooming feature.”

Overall, this graphic novel was great.

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  • 15% discount on Paperback format.
  • Essential reading for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  • Poor resolution for Kindle format.

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I recommend this graphic novel as one of the greatest graphic novels in comic book history.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Marvel Day Series: Why Doctor Doom Is Marvel’s Greatest Villain

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In 'The Emperor Doom' graphic novel, Doctor Doom takes over the world and brings peace.
In “Avengers: The Emperor Doom” (1987) graphic novel, Doctor Doom takes over the world and brings peace. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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INTRO

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STAN LEE’S FAVORITE VILLAIN

Doctor Doom was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Originally, the character first appeared in Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (1962) #5.

Interviewed by leukemia survivor KJ Ricci, Stan Lee revealed Doctor Doom is his favorite supervillain. The legendary writer said he does not see Doom as a villain and would like to clear his name.

PER IGN: MARVEL’S GREATEST VILLAIN

IGN’S TOP 100 COMIC BOOK VILLAINS OF ALL TIME

In 2009, IGN counted down the Top 100 Comic Book Villains Of All Time from both DC and Marvel comics. The list features some of the best villains in the two universes such as Magneto, Thanos, Black Adam and Joker. The list even ranks our own Doctor Doom.

On the list, Doctor Doom ranked number three. In 2019, IGN would rank Doctor Doom as the greatest Marvel villain of all time citing his supreme arrogance and lust for power. Let’s look at reasons why this is the case.

 

Doctor Doom.
Doctor Doom. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

ORIGIN STORY

Doctor Doom’s origin story is one of tragedy and crime. Victor von Doom was born to gypsy parents. His mother dealt in the dark arts. Tragically, a bargain with Mephisto went awry and the demon claimed Victor’s mother’s soul. Victor studied magic in Latveria then science in America to reclaim his mother’s soul.

Victor Von Doom, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm studied at State University, New York. Apparently, Ben may have been responsible for Victor becoming Doctor Doom. Combining magic and science, Victor’s experiment failed and his face was scarred. Donning armor and mask, he became… Doctor Doom.

CHARACTER MOTIVATION

What makes Doom a great villain is the fact that he originally was not a villain. His dedication to saving his mother is understandable though the means he uses are abhorrent. In many respects, Doom is a product of his upbringing: tortured, lonely and violent.

Doom’s central motivation is his belief that the world can find peace only under Doomworld. In many respects, this is the belief of all tyrants which shows that Doom’s belief actually stems from those tragic circumstances that developed his lust for power. Why is Doom’s Marvel greatest villain? He has conviction and unmatched willpower.

Doctor Doom’s story is that of tragedy and crime. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

VILLAIN OR ANTI-HERO?

Early stories showcase Doctor Doom as an exclusive Fantastic Four villain. IGN even considers him a fifth member of the Fantastic Four as its necessary antagonist. What makes Doom an interesting villain are his motivations. Ultimately, though he always seeks ultimate power as his goal, his purposes are always devious.

Of course, his final goal is world domination but his methods are infinite. As head of state of Latveria, Doom uses the vast resources at his disposal to do war against the Fantastic Four and Marvel Earth. In some portrayals Doctor Doom has allied himself with the forces of good to face a common enemy. In “Infinity Gauntlet,” Doctor Doom even allied himself to the heroes who banded together to fight Thanos. However, it is always for a devious purpose.

POWERS: SCIENCE AND MAGIC

Doctor Doom is one of the most brilliant minds on Marvel Earth, rivaling Mister Fantastic in scientific expertise. A rarity, Doom has managed to unite both science and magic, upgrading his armor with spells, cosmic energy and other sources of power. What makes Doom so dangerous is his skill in both departments and his viciousness, since he is willing to go to any lengths in order to further his power.

Multiple times, Doctor Doom has succeeded in achieving ultimate power. Doctor Doom managed to steal the Beyonder’s power and become the Supreme Being of the Marvel Universe. In the “Avengers: Emperor Doom” storyline, Doom became the benevolent Emperor Doom who succeeded in bringing peace on Earth with the Purple Man’s psycho-prism. In the “Secret Wars” event, Doom stole the Beyonders’ power again, this time, to re-make reality in his image. Indeed, a feat not even Thanos has achieved.

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In ‘Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars’ (1985) #10, Doctor Doom becomes the Marvel Universe’s Supreme Being. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

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FAVORITE DOCTOR DOOM MOMENT: DOCTOR DOOM STEALS THE POWER COSMIC

In 'Fantastic Four' (1968) #57, Doctor Doom steals the Power Cosmic in order to challenge Galactus.
In ‘Fantastic Four’ (1968) #57, Doctor Doom steals the Power Cosmic in order to challenge Galactus. Photo/Marvel Comics

In a classic story from the ’60s, Doctor Doom proves his grandiloquence by trapping Silver Surfer and stealing the Power Cosmic.

In great Jack Kirby’s style, Doctor Doom utters his grandiloquent speech to challenge the Devourer of Worlds and world domination.

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Stan Lee Says Doctor Doom Is Not A Villain in Comicbook.
Doctor Doom in IGN.
The Top 25 Marvel Villains in IGN.
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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Vol 1 10 in Marvel Database.
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Feat: Thanos, ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ #1

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THANOS
EARTH-616

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, titled “God”, Thanos performs an energy projection feat. Thanos has become the Marvel Universe’s Supreme Being with the Infinity Gauntlet. Becoming God, Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy.

How much energy projection does it take for Thanos to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy?

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos performs an energy projection feat. Becoming God, Thanos snaps his fingers to erase half the population in the Milky Way galaxy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

THANOS HAVING BECOME THE MARVEL UNIVERSE’S SUPREME BEING SNAPPED HIS FINGERS TO ERASE HALF THE POPULATION, OR 1018 HUMANS, IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY WITH THE INFINITY GAUNTLET.

THANOS GENERATED 4.3076389*1039 JOULES PER SECOND OF BIOCHEMICAL ENERGY, DELETING 1.5*1041 BYTES OF INFORMATION, THE EQUIVALENT OF 7.80369365942 TIMES THE ENERGY RADIATED BY STARS IN THE MILKY WAY AND ANDROMEDA GALAXIES. ENOUGH TO SHATTER A LARGE STAR.

ENERGY PROJECTION FEAT:

MULTI-GALAXY

Energy Projection: Multi-Galaxy 75%

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Thanos has conquered the Infinity Gems and become the Supreme Being of the Marvel Universe with the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos snaps his fingers in order to erase half the sentient life in the universe. In reality, he erased half the sentient life in the Milky Way galaxy.

We will use this statement to estimate Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet snap.

THANOS’ INFINITY GAUNTLET SNAP


In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Thanos snaps his fingers with the Infinity Gauntlet to erase half the population in the universe. In reality, in ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #2, we find out from Issac’s transmission to Starfox on Titan that when Thanos snapped his fingers, he erased half the population in the galaxy. Since Titan is located in the Milky Way galaxy, we know it is half the population in the Milky Way galaxy.

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #2, Issac tells Firefox, Drax and Starlord that Thanos erased half the population of the Milky Way galaxy.In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #2, Issac tells Firefox, Drax and Starlord that Thanos erased half the population of the Milky Way galaxy. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

In addition, in ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Silver Surfer crashes into Doctor Strange‘s Sanctum to alert him of Thanos’ menace. After the Thanos snap, Silver Surfer’s cosmic awareness estimates that Thanos erased “billions upon billions” of lives.1

In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #1, Silver Surfer's cosmic awareness estimates Thanos erases "billions upon billions" of lives.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #1, Silver Surfer’s cosmic awareness estimates Thanos erases “billions upon billions” of lives. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

NUMBER CRUNCHING



Since Thanos erased half of the population in the Milky Way galaxy, we can state that he deleted their genetic information. Let’s calculate the bytes of information in the genomes of all the humanoid races in the Milky Way galaxy. There are 96 races in the Milky Way galaxy. Assuming they are either humanoid or semi-humanoid, we can estimate the bytes of information in their genetic codes by using humans as a reference.

According to BiteSizeBio, the human body stores 150*1021 bytes of genetic information. Of course, alien races likely contain more or less genetic information. However, since we want an estimate for humanoid or semi-humanoid races in the Milky Way galaxy, we will assume they are more or less human.

Since the Silver Surfer stated there were “billions upon billions” that were erased, we assume the total humanoid population in the Milky Way galaxy is 109 * 109 = 1018 humans.

Information = (150*1021 bytes)(1018 humans) = 1.5*1041 bytes.
Biochemical Energy = (1.5*1041 bytes* 1 day * 1 J/K * 310.15 K)/(24 hr * 3600s * 0.125 byte) = 4.3076389*1039 J/s.

ENERGY PROJECTION


Thanos generated 4.3076389*1039 J/s of energy projection. Thanos had to generate a Multi-Galaxy Level of Energy Projection since he likely deleted half the population in the galaxy with 7.80369365942 times greater than the energy radiated by the stars in the Milky Way and Andromeda.

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Calculations for Thanos, ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ #1

Energy in Milky Way and Andromeda = 5.52×10^38 J/s.
Genetic Information In Human Body = 150*10^21 bytes.

Total Information In Humanoid Population = Information = (150*10^21 bytes)(10^18 humans) = 1.5*10^41 bytes.
Biochemical Energy = (1.5*10^41 bytes* 1 day * 1 J/K * 310.15 K)/(24 hr * 3600s * 0.125 byte) = 4.3076389*10^39 J/s.
Comparison = (4.3076389*10^39 J/s)/(5.52×10^38 J/s) = 7.80369365942.

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SOURCES

Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 1 in Marvel Database.
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 2 in Marvel Database.
Titan (Moon of Saturn) in Marvel Database.
Extraterrestrial Races & Planets in The Appendix To The Handbook Of The Marvel Universe.
How Much Information is Stored in the Human Genome? in BiteSizeBio.
Energies in an Expanding Universe in San Jose State University.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Infinity Gauntlet #1.

Battles Of The Week: Thanos vs The Cosmic Entities (Villain vs Team)

BATTLES OF THE WEEK

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OUR REVIEW RATING SCORE:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Writers and Artists

Jim Starlin and Ron Lim.

SYNOPSIS FOR “ASTRAL CONFLAGRATION”

Thanos has claimed omnipotence and conquered the heroes of the Marvel universe in order to win Death’s love. Now, he must face the cosmic entities of the Marvel universe in a battle unlike any other.

Will the universe survive the cosmic confrontation?

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THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY: THANOS VS THE COSMIC ENTITIES!
In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities.
In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

Enter the contestants at Thanos’ temple in space. On the left side is Thanos and on the right side are the cosmic entities.

Let’s look at the stats.

THANOS – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
SUPER SPEED: UNIVERSAL-TRAVEL+
DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
FIGHTING SKILLS: COSMIC
INTELLIGENCE: INFINITE
PARAPHERNALIA
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WEAKNESSES
  • Love of Mistress Death.
  • Hubris.
In 'Infinity Gauntlet' (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the cosmic entities.
COSMIC ENTITIES – EARTH-616
SUPER-STRENGTH: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING+
SUPER-SPEED: UNIVERSAL-TRAVEL
DURABILITY: GALAXY+
ENERGY PROJECTION: UNIVERSAL-BUSTING
FIGHTING SKILLS: TEAM COSMIC+
INTELLIGENCE: UNIVERSAL+
PARAPHERNALIA
  • None.

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THE FIGHT

In space, the cosmic entities have challenged Thanos for the Infinity Gauntlet. Thanos and the cosmic entities fight in a conflagration that may threaten the universe.

The battle to decide who is the omnipotent being!

DAMAGE SCALE



The fight starts with Thanos going berserk. He attacks with a universe-busting attack that destroys entire solar systems.

THANOS UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACKS (x11): 12 DAMAGE PTS (x11) = 132 DAMAGE PTS.






On the following pages, it is an all-out battle between Thanos and the cosmic entities. The two celestials attack Thanos with planets, who pulverizes them. Then, Lord Order and Master Chaos attempt to reality warp Thanos. Thanos responds with a Reality-Warping attack. Mistress Love and Sire Hate attempt emotional manipulation.

2 CELESTIALS SOLAR-SYSTEM-BUSTING ATTACK: 10 DAMAGE PTS.

THANOS SOLAR-SYSTEM-BUSTING ATTACK (x2) = 10 DAMAGE PTS (x2) = 20 DAMAGE PTS.

MISTRESS LOVE AND SIRE HATE EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION ATTACK (x6): 6 DAMAGE PTS (x6) = 36 DAMAGE PTS.


The cosmic entities with Mistress Death and Mephisto attempt a final concerted attack. However, Thanos responds with a universe-busting attack.

COSMIC ENTITIES UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACK (x12): 12 DAMAGE PTS (x12) = 144 DAMAGE PTS.


THANOS UNIVERSE-BUSTING ATTACK: 12 DAMAGE PTS.

In the end, Thanos imprisons the cosmic entities in a force field on his rebuilt Temple.

TOTAL


THANOS’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -248 DAMAGE PTS

DURABILITY: UNIVERSAL

COSMIC ENTITIES’S NEGATIVE DAMAGE: -254 DAMAGE PTS

DURABILITY: GALAXY

OUTCOME: THANOS WINS BY INCAPACITATION

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THANOS IN COMICS

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate.

In ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ (1991) #5, Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet faces the combined cosmic powers of Galactus, Chronos, Master Order and Lord Chaos, Stranger, Epoch, Mistress Love and Master Hate. Photo/Marvel Comics

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SOURCES

Thanos (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Infinity Gauntlet Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. ‘THANOS’ (2018) #17 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

At the end, Thanos has conquered the universe. Only one being remains to oppose Thanos’ reign: the Fallen.

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2. ‘KING IN BLACK’ (2021) #3 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Knull has invaded Earth with his symbiotes and killed Venom. Not even the power of the Avengers, Thor Odinson and the Fantastic Four is enough to stop him. Can the Silver Surfer come to the rescue?



3. ‘FUTURE STATE: SUPERMAN: WORLDS OF WAR’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Earth mourns Superman who has vanished. In his absence, Smallville has been taken over by Superman worshippers. Sadie, a girl from Gotham City has come to commemorate.

Elsewhere, Superman fights for his life in gladiatorial combats on Warworld. What is Superman’s plan?



4. ‘BATMAN: THREE JOKERS’ (2020) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Batman, Barbara Gordon and Red Hood have all had scarred run-ins with the Joker. They realize there are three Jokers and they have to hunt them down.

In the hunt, the Jokers have surprises up their sleeves. Can the heroes find the Princes of Crime without crossing the line?



5. ‘DOOMSDAY CLOCK’ (2018) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Ozymandias’ plan to unite the world against a common enemy failed and it resulted in the deaths of 3 million people. With the disappearance of the Watchmen, and the discovery of Ozymandias’ involvement, the world is on the verge of the Apocalypse.

Now a new Rorschach, the Comedian and Marionette emerge in order to find God.



6. ‘FUTURE STATE: TEEN TITANS’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The Teen Titans stand on the ruins of Titan Tower in New York. As they mourn their dead, Nightwing must uncover the clues to the destruction.

As the Titans are on the brink of dissolution, Nightwing must find Red X and find out the truth.



7. ‘HEROES REBORN’ (2021) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

In an alternate reality, the Squadron Supreme are the real heroes. They are the only force that stands between the Avengers and destruction.

Will they be enough?



8. ‘AVENGERS’ (2021) #41 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

The battle to decide who will be the all-new Phoenix. Heroes and villains are pitted against each other in tournament style. The Phoenix chooses the combatants and there must be a winner.

Only one can emerge victorious.




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

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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.

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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.

My Comics Reading List April 2021 (DC And Marvel)

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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1. ‘THANOS’ (2018) #13 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Thanos has conquered Chitauri Prime, homeworld of the Chitauri. A Chitauri counselor informs him that a creature resembling the Phoenix has bypassed their defenses and is coming. Thanos smiles as he admires the death the creature is bringing.



2. ‘THOR’ (2020) #6 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

The Black Winter has come to claim Galactus. Unable to fight off the Black Winter, Galactus requests his herald’s help, King Thor. However, King Thor realizes Galactus has duped him. A battle to the death follows.



3. ‘SUPERMAN’ (2020) #18 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The revelation that forever shook the DC Universe! Superman makes a decision that changes his personal life, and the lives of family and friends. Could there be an enemy that is at the origin of this decision?



4. ‘KING IN BLACK’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

In New York City, Eddie Brock protects his son against the coming threat. The Avengers are monitoring an extra-dimensional invasion of Symbiote Dragons from space. As Venom sends his son in the bunker, the Symbiote Dragons invade Earth. Knull has arrived.



5. ‘FUTURE STATE: JUSTICE LEAGUE’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The new Justice League investigates murders in the Hall of Justice. It appears the Legion of Doom was murdered there.

The new super-team has to create some rules in order to function more efficiently.



6. ‘FUTURE STATE: IMMORTAL WONDER WOMAN’ (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

In the distant future, Batman is dead. Wonder Woman visits the cave and is visited by Batman’s spirit. He urges her to continue her fight for good. Diana came to pick up a belt Batman left for a time when he would no longer be.

Leaving the Batcave, Wonder Woman witnesses an event in the sky…



7. ‘AVENGERS’ (2020) #40 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

The cosmic firebird of destruction called the Phoenix has returned to Earth, seeking a host.

A global competition follows on Earth, to see who will be the next Phoenix!



8. ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ (2018) #32 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

On Earth 0, The Batman Who Laughs has created Dark Knights that are counterparts of the Justice League. The Justice League must fight them in Bat-caves.




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Feat: Thanos, Thanos #5

IN GODS, MONSTERS AND INFINITE POWER

THANOS
EARTH-616

In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, titled “Entry”, Thanos performs a durability feat. In an attempt to reform his evil ways, Thanos seeks to aid Galactus in ridding himself of his cosmic hunger. Thanos believes Galactus is being manipulated by an outside force, and when he boards Galactus’ ship, there is a battle!

How much durability does it take for Thanos’ force field to withstand Galactus’ blast?

In 'Thanos' (2004) #5, Thanos' force field withstands a blast from Galactus.
In ‘Thanos’ (2004) #5, Thanos performs a durability feat. Thanos’ force field withstands a blast from Galactus. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

GALACTUS USED THE POWER COSMIC TO CREATE A BLAST OF 100,000,000° CELSIUS THAT DESTROYED THANOS’ FORCE FIELD.

GALACTUS’ BLAST EFFECTIVELY GENERATED THE EQUIVALENT OF A SUN WITH THE POWER COSMIC. THE BLAST DESTROYED THANOS’ FORCE FIELD PRODUCING 3.846*1026 WATTS, ENOUGH TO DESTROY MULTIPLE CONTINENTS.

DURABILITY FEAT:

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Calculations for Thanos, ‘Thanos’ #5

(3.846*10^26 J)(1 Ton of TNT)/(4.2*10^9 J) = 9.1571429*10^16 Tons of TNT


SOURCES

Thanos Vol 1 5 in Marvel Database.
Thanos (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Galan (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.

Marvel Day: In “Blood And Thunder”, Thor Succumbs To The Warrior Madness And Goes On A Rampage To Destroy The Nine Realms

MARVEL DAY

THOR HAS SUCCUMBED TO THE WARRIOR MADNESS! UNIVERSE BEWARE!
In ‘Thor’ (1993) #468, Thor has succumbed to the Warrior Madness. Photo/Marvel Comics

IN CRISES

WHAT IS THE WARRIOR MADNESS?

In ‘Thor’ (1969) #167, Thor must face judgment by All-Father Odin for falling to the Warrior Madness in battle. By the law of Odin, the Warrior Madness is called the Sin Unpardonable and is punishable by sacrifice. Though Lady Sif intercedes and cries it was out of love that Thor succumbed to the Warrior Madness, Odin does not grant Thor mercy.

Thor must search the universe for Galactus even if it takes an eternity. In ‘Thor’ (1996) #502, while waiting for the end of the Onslaught saga, Thor explains to Red Novell the chants he was intoning at night: Thor was trying to enter the Warrior Madness, though he did not succeed, which would increase his super strength ten-fold. However, the Warrior Madness is Berseker Rage and threatens Thor’s sanity.

In ‘Thor’ (1969) #167, Thor must face judgment by Odin for falling to the Warrior Madness in battle. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

THOR’S WARRIOR MADNESS WAS LOVE FOR THE MIND VALKYRIE

In ‘Thor’ (1993) #468, Odin has asked Thor to depart for the Heavens in order to seek peace after his recent trials. Odin is concerned about Thor’s well-being and wishes he were on Asgard. Elsewhere, Thor has gone mad and is talking to the Mind Valkyrie. She tells him that Thor has been misused and that he ought to seek revenge not only on Asgard, but also on the Nine Realms. Thor agrees and he talks frantically, he is observed from afar by Beta Ray Bill and Lady Sif, his betrothed. Beta Ray Bill counsels Lady Sif to stay away from Thor but she decides to intervene.

Lady Sif meets with Thor and Thor informs her he has found a new consort. As he points to the Mind Valkyrie, Lady Sif realizes there is no one there and Thor is talking to himself. Sensing foul, Thor hits Lady Sif. A battle follows between Thor and Beta Ray Bill. Seeing that he cannot protect her, Beta Ray Bill gives Lady Sif the Norn Stones and urges to flee to seek allies or even inform Odin. Lady Sif promises to return then she departs. Thor lands one more hammer strike on a befallen Beta Ray that shatters the asteroid. As the Thunder God is about to deliver a final blow, Silver Surfer arrives.

 

In ‘Thor’ (1993) #468, Thor has succumbed to the Warrior Madness. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

SILVER SURFER VS THOR

Visiting the area, Silver Surfer sees Thor as he is about to deal the final blow on Beta Ray Bill. A vicious battle ensues with a no hold-back Silver Surfer.

Seeing that Beta Ray Bill is gravely injured, Silver Surfer transports him to safety on his cosmic board. Finally, Thor emerges victorious. Silver Surfer is on the ground and as Thor is about to land the final blow, Adam Warlock and Pip the Troll arrive.

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THOR WITH THE POWER GEM AND THE MIND VALKYRIE FIGHT DR. STRANGE, SILVER SURFER AND THE INFINITY WATCH

In ‘Thor’ (1994) #470, Thor possessed by the Warrior Madness is armed with the Power Gem and must fight Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer and the Infinity Watch on Asgard. The heroes arrive on Asgard and attack Thor and the Mind Valkyrie who has taken form. Thor is able to withstand the initial brunt while the Mind Valkyrie deals with the Silver Surfer’s cosmic shock. Then, with a powerful hammer strike, Thor turns the battle.

Sensing the seriousness of the situation, Dr. Strange and Adam Warlock attempt an attack. They deal the Thunder God “a karmic-mystic attack!”1 Though writhing in pain, Thor taps into the power gem and returns their attack through a feedback. Only the Silver Surfer remains standing. With a final hammer blow, Thor fells Silver Surfer. Sensing defeat, Pip the Troll teleports everyone to Thanos’ sanctuary.

In ‘Thor’ (1994) #470, Thor possessed by the Warrior Madness is armed with the Power Gem and must fight Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer and the Infinity Watch on Asgard. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

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SHOWDOWN ON ASGARD: THANOS VS ODIN

In ‘Warlock And The Infinity Watch (1994) #25’, Thanos takes on All-Father Odin on Asgard. Photo/Marvel Comics

ODIN HELPS CURE THOR OF HIS WARRIOR MADNESS

In ‘Thor’ (1994) #471, All-Father Odin helps cure Thor of his Warrior Madness. Thanos has imprisoned Thor in a cube of pure force and they have two hours before he is free. Odin sensing the threat to the Realm that Thor poses, inclines to destroy him. However, Dr. Strange intercedes and Adam Warlock tells him that Thor must be freed from his bondage. Once again, Odin plunges into Thor’s psyche.

He is transported before an imposing mountain. He climbs the mountain and finds Thor at the top, bound in chains. As Thor laments he has been there for a long time, Odin explains that the All-Father’s righteousness and his tampering with Thor’s soul in the past, have forged the chains. Odin breaks the chains. The Mind Valkyrie appears and states she is in her domain and Thor cannot be freed. Odin battles the Mind Valkyrie. Uneasy with the situation, Thor intervenes and defeats the Mind Valkyrie. Both Thor and Odin are transported back to Asgard. Thor thanks his friends and bids them farewell.

In ‘Thor’ (1994) #471, Thor defeats the Mind Valkyrie to be cured of his Warrior Madness. AP Photo/Marvel Comics.

SOURCES

Thor Vol 1 468 in Marvel Database.
Thor Odinson (Earth-616) in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 167 in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 502 in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 470 in Marvel Database.
Thor Vol 1 471 in Marvel Database.

FOOTNOTES

  1. Thor #470.