Truer than is should be
I guess that's because he's been there before, but back then, he was in charge.
Case in point, The Infinity Gauntlet.
Back in 1991, Jim Starlin returned to Marvel to follow up on the importance of the Infinity Gems that he introduced years before, and by doing so, he wrote Thanos collecting them all Pokemon-style and fastening them onto a guantlet.
He was essentially God.
That brings us to today's edition of Back-Issue Spotlight, where I focus on the IG tie-ins, specifically the Silver Surfer issues.
Today is part one of those tie-ins, Silver Surfer#55.
Silver Surfer#55 (Vol.3) (Sep '91) "The Universe According To Thanos: Part 1 Genesis" By Ron Marz And Ron Lim.
I don't know how in synch Ron Marz and Jim Starlin were right before IG, but if you were a regular reader around the time that Marz took over for Starlin, than you'd see Thanos had been working his way up to this point for a long while.
The late 40's, were about Warlock coming back onto the scene after a long self-exile because Thanos himself had also returned.
And now Thanos had the all-powerful Infinity Guantlet in his possession....and the entire MU was fucked.
Running concurrently with the main event title, this issue focuses on the inital attack on Thanos by the Marvel heroes from the Silver Surfer's point of of view. And much like we saw in Infinity Guantlet#3, it doesn't go well for them:
So yeah, they're not doing too hot.
Warlock sends Surfer in too late, and after seeing what Thanos has done, Surfer and Warlock fall apart.
Thanos takes out Warlock, the same way Warlock did him years earlier.
By turning him to stone. Is that called Irony, or just revenge? Hmmm.
After disposing of Mephisto too, that just leaves Surfer.
Of course Thanos decides instead of just killing Surfer right there and then, he'll make him suffer by letting him live to see what he plans on doing next. And he does, after causually stripping the Surfer of his powers.
Thanos uses the Infinity gems to remake the universe in his own image.
Any life is created are soley used and treated like cattle; meant to die as a means of honoring her.
At this moment, Surfer knows all is lost.
The next part after this is all about the Surfer trying to fight Thanos and end this nightmare only for him to realize.......it's all a dream. Yeah, totall DALLAS ending here folks.
All-in-all, a really good read....that is if you enjoy the Surfer being psychologically assaulted, then yeah, good clean fun or the whole family;)