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Infinity Gauntlet
Thanos Quest 1, 2
Infinity Gauntlet 1-6


Thanos Quest # 1: "Schemes and Dreams"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: Ron Lim 
Inker: John Beatty
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Thanos gets permission from Death to pursue the Infinity Gems. He frees the In-Betweener from the prison created by Chaos and Order and takes the Soul gem,  leaving the In-Betweener to the mercy of Chaos and Order. Thanos engages the Champion in battle and forces him to give up the Power gem. Thanos confronts the Gardener and is forced to kill him to get the Time gem.


Thanos Quest # 2: "Games and Prizes"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: Ron Lim 
Inker: John Beatty
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Thanos continues his quest for the Infinity Gems. He uses the Time gem on the Runner and takes the Space Gem from him. Thanos then tricks the Collector into trading the Runner for the Collector's Reality gem. Finally, he beats the Grandmaster at his own game and takes the Mind gem. With all the six Infinity Gems, Thanos has become the supreme being in the universe, but he still can't win the heart of Death.

Infinity Gauntlet # 1: "God"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: George Perez 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein/Tom Christopher
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
The Silver Surfer crash land in Dr. Strange's Sanctum and tells him of Thanos' return and rise to ultimate power. Thanos seeks to impress Death by displaying his new  omniscience: constructing a colossal monument to Death, showcasing the tortured form of Nebula, and finally snuffing out half of the life in the Universe. Meanwhile, Warlock and Pip are adjusting to their newly resurrected bodies.

Infinity Gauntlet # 2: "From Bad to Worse"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: George Perez 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Various forces around the Universe deal with the loss of half their population and rally against the mysterious force that has done so. Thanos summons his brother Starfox to his side. Adam Warlock gains Dr. Strange's trust and together with the Silver Surfer and Doctor Doom they prepare to battle Thanos. Frustrated with his inability to please Death, Thanos unleashes a devastating wave of destruction that sweeps across the Universe, causing Earth-wide catastrophes.

Infinity Gauntlet # 3: "Preparations for War"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: George Perez 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Warlock and company gather an army of heroes. Warlock and the Silver Surfer attend a Cosmic Summit (Eternity, Watcher, Kronos, Lord Chaos, Master Order, Living Tribunal, Celestials, Galactus, Stranger, Love and Hate), where Eternity is unable to convince the Living Tribunal to interfere since he believes in natural selection where Thanos may replace Eternity. After a bit of persuasion, the Cosmic Powers decide to join forces with Warlock. Thanos create a mate called Terraxia in hopes of making Death jealous. The Heroes attack!

Infinity Gauntlet # 4: "Cosmic Battle on the Edge of the Universe"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: George Perez/Ron Lim 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein/Bruce N. Solotoff
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
Thanos, using a bit of advice from Mephisto, decides to make the battle a bit more fair by reducing his omniscient power in hopes of impressing Death. Still, the Heroes battle in vain and are decimated. Warlock's plan was to distract Thanos and use the Silver Surfer to seize the Infinity Gauntlet, but it fails. The Cosmic Powers are sent in to attack Thanos.

Infinity Gauntlet # 5: "Astral Conflagration"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: Ron Lim 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein
Jay's Rating: JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
The Cosmic Powers unleash an all-out assault on Thanos, but unfortunately he perceivers. Eternity finally challenges Thanos and Thanos seizes control of this reality, leaving his body aside. Nebula seizes the opportunity. She grabs the gauntlet and puts it on, becoming omniscient. Thanos, with no other choice, sides with the remaining heroes for an assault on Nebula.

Infinity Gauntlet # 6: "The Final Confrontation"  
Writer: Jim Starlin 
Penciller: Ron Lim 
Inker: Joe Rubenstein
Jay's Rating: JJJJ
Synopsis: 
Nebula stand defiant against Thanos and the heroes of Earth. The Cosmic Power decide its their turn to attack her. Their unrelentless attack gives Warlock time to enter the Soul gem and merge with the other gems. Warlock causes the Infinity Gauntlet to feedback and Nebular must remove it. Its a mad scramble for the Infinity Gauntlet, but Warlock rises with it! He sends the heroes back to Earth and Nebula to Titan to face the punishment for her crimes. Thanos retires to a peaceful life of farming.

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