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Infinity Gauntlet #5: Review

Nov 1991
Jim Starlin, Ron Lim

Story Name:

Astral Conflagration

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Infinity Gauntlet #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The clash between Thanos and the Cosmic Beings causes astonishing havoc throughout the universe. During the conflict, Mephisto reveals his true scheme by attempting to seize the Infinity Gauntlet for himself, but he fails, Thanos is stopped from destroying him by Mistress Death who has once and for all rejected his love. The angered reaction causes the downfall of all of Thanos’ foes. Then comes Eternity to challenge the all-powerful Titan, and after a brief conflict, Thanos triumphs and stands at the center of reality, while his body sits comatose on his throne. The zombie Nebula takes the opportunity to pull the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos’ unconscious body and put it on, restoring her true form and banishing Thanos and Terraxia to the depths of space. Terraxia suffocates without air and Thanos is pulled through a mystic portal to Earth. There he meets with Adam Warlock, Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer and the heroes they’ve managed to rescue: Hulk, Thor, Firelord, Drax, and Doctor Doom. By revealing that Thanos always subconsciously supplies the means for his own defeat, Warlock persuades the Titan to join them against Nebula. The five recovered heroes attack first and are easily locked in stone by Nebula. She then faces Thanos, Strange, the Surfer and Warlock.
Other characters appearing in this issue: Eros. Galactus, the Watcher, Kronos, Lord Chaos, Master Order, the Stranger, Love and Hate, two Celestials, Epoch. Annihilus and minions.

Ron Lim
Joe Rubinstein
Christie Scheele
Ron Lim (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Bruce Banner)
Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)


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