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June 5, 2010

Ye Olde School Cafe’:The Infinity Gauntlet pt 2

I hope everyone had an awesome holiday weekend full of picnics and also remembrance for those who’ve fallen in the line of duty. That being said, it’s time to continue our travels into space to watch Thanos try and impress Mistress Death with his newest piece of  jewelry, the Infinity Gauntlet! If you’re not a big cosmic fan (you’re crazy), you can still check this book out, because odds are, one of your favorite heroes makes an appearance anyway. To recap, Thanos has forcefully taken control of the Infinity Gems and affixed them to what amounts to a fancy glove. He is using this “Gauntlet” to cause havoc all over the universe. Adam Warlock is now informing Earth’s heroes of the situation and how he plans to counter it….

While the Earth is still reeling from major atmospheric catastrophe, we see Thanos and Mephisto still trying to figure out what it will take to please Mistress Death. Thanos is astonished that she is still blowing him off, but Mephisto seems to start to understand, though he keeps it to himself for now. Back on Earth, we see scientists a-plenty trying to figure out what’s going on. In the end, they find out that Earth has been knocked out of its orbit and is moving away from the sun. In the meantime, our heroes are slowly but surely making a battle plan to confront Thanos. The Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Dr Doom, and Dr. Strange are heading to Avengers Headquarters to rally the troops. After they successfully do that, we see Warlock and the Surfer travel to the outer reaches of space to converse with Epoch and Quasar. In the blink of an eye, all of this galaxy’s cosmic deities appear and voice their opinions. Of course, Galactus thinks he should be running things, and when Warlock calls him out, he blasts him in the face. Warlock immediately reappears and tells Galactus that it will take more than raw power to stop Thanos.

The enigmatic Watcher appears before Thanos, and it is then that he realizes that forces are gathering to try and thwart his plans. He scoffs at the chances the heroes have, and when Death still will not give him the attention he thinks he deserves, he creates a woman for his needs. He calls her Terraxia the Terrible. Adam Warlock makes his plan, and then sends his troops to battle while he and the Surfer wait to see the outcome. Immediately, the army of heroes attack Thanos, but he turns them away with ease. At first, we see Thanos whip everyone without much effort, but then Mephisto tells him that slowly beating these heroes down might impress Death. Thanos unwittingly agrees to let the champions free and start anew. Drax and Hulk actually get a few good shots in on Thanos before he slaps them around, then Doom gets blasted in the face for his troubles as well. Wolverine, Cyclops, the Scarlet Witch, etc, etc, they all get put down violently by the mad Titan. Cloak comes close to slowing Thanos down for three seconds or so, but he gets imploded. Thor actually seems to be making a dent in Thanos, but then with a flick of the wrist, Thanos turns him into glass and shatters him into a million pieces. Quasar doesn’t even get off a shot before he wilts under the power of Thanos. Adam Warlock and the Silver Surfer are waiting for just the right moment to spring their plan out in space. They wait until the exact second that Thanos tries to clobber Captain America, and then the Surfer flies at supersonic speed and reaches for the Gauntlet. He barely misses, and then Adam Warlock has no choice but to let the cosmic pantheon try to stop this behemoth!  As the big guns are getting ready, Cap takes a pimp slap from Thanos, and then the mad god has a talk with himself about how foolish he was to let them get that close to dethroning him. We see Galactus, the Celestials, even Eternity himself standing about Thanos with their high and mighty faces fixed on the ultimate power in the universe.

Thanos turns to face them with a scowl on his face. He can’t believe that anyone, even these powerful beings, would even try to stop him.

And this is where we will end this week’s column, but if you want to see an all out brawl with heavyweights from across the galaxy, then tune in next week for the conclusion to this insane battle of giants!

Billy Dunleavy
billy@comicattack.net

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4 Comments



  1. “Thanos is astonished that she is still blowing him.”

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

    : D


  2. Billy

    @Andy- …death is such a whore. *_*



  3. If anyone has not read this story it’s a serious must have for the collection


  4. Eli

    Awesome! Just beautiful. This story is one of the all time greats. Thanos really does some foolish things, for him, during that battle, trying to impress death. The part with Cap is pretty cool, albeit small. Cap faces certain death at Thanos’ hands, but he stands tall, ready to face down the Titan no matter the outcome.

    Good stuff, looking forward to the conclusion!



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