Friday, July 27, 2012

Let Me Discuss Some Comic Minutia With You For A Second

The Infinity Gauntlet makes the Cosmic Cube look like a block of baloney. All the Cosmic Cube can do is alter a current reality - in effect, creating just another alternate timeline, just one desired by the holder of the cosmic cube. It's just one more universe in a multiverse.

It's a nuisance device perfect for a small thinking nihilist like the Red Skull. The Cosmic Cube is beneath the notice of a major player like Thanos. That is why the above house ad annoys me so much.

The Infinity Gauntlet allows you to control ALL REALITY over time, over space and over the human soul. You can rebuilt the multiverse from scratch or just kill every single living thing that there has ever been. Now THAT is weapon for a GOD like Thanos.

The Infinity Gems. There are six of these gems, each has a distinct color and power. The green soul gem grants the power over the soul, orange is time, purple is space, blue is mind, yellow is reality, and red is power. Each gem, in and of themselves, has a vast amount of power, and grant the user with the power to control and manipulate each one of these things. When collected and mounted in a gauntlet, the combined gems become a weapon of unimaginable power, and grant the user control over every aspect of the gems. The wearer can warp reality to their fitting, manipulate time, and so on. Not even the combined power of the cosmic gods are enough to defeat such a weapon.

Trying to remake the Cosmic Cube in the image of the Infinity Gauntlet is some weak ass bullshit. I didn't expect Marvel to go there but they did. Somebody fix this. I hope this is just one device that leads to the Infinity Gauntlet because to use this sad little cube as the one thing that everyone fights over in the next Avengers movies will annoy me.

I didn't read all those great comics about the search for and use of the Infinity Gauntlet to just forget that it ever existed as a cosmic device of great power. It's one of the cornerstones of Marvel's Cosmic Universe. I will not enjoy the movies with this fact rattling around in my brain.


Hobgoblin238 said...

Agree with you totally Cal! The INfinity Gauntlet, War, and Crusade is essential Marvel reading. The Gauntlet is the ultimate power in the universe. Better than anything DC has. In fact does DC have anything like that?

Will said...

Thanos used the Cube be a god, one with the universe
until Captain Mar-Vell smashed the cube

Kal said...

Oh yeh, I forgot to mention that the cube is useless if you misplace it or drop it or get it smashed in your hands.

M. D. Jackson said...

What's more powerful than the Infinity Gauntlet?

The other one, maybe? (gauntlets usually come in pairs, you know)