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Infinity Gauntlet #6: Review

Dec 1991
Jim Starlin, Ron Lim

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The Final Confrontation

Review & Comments

3 stars

Infinity Gauntlet #6 Review by (May 22, 2021)
Comments on tie-ins by Rob Johnson:-

When Nebula wishes everything back to the way it was before Thanos got rid of half the population of the universe, various heroes including Hulk find themselves back on Earth.
Hulk #385 continues from that point, but he is 1 who remembers what happened (possibly because he was with Nebula at the time). However the widespread end-of-the-world panic had empowered a being called Gestalt who brought out the worst in everyone. Hulk fights him, but it's actually the realisation that the world isn't ending (and the missing are returning, including Rick Jones) that makes Gestalt fade away (never to be seen again).
But after Warlock makes Nebula lose the Gauntlet Dr Strange re-calls Hulk and some others to stop Thanos getting it again.

The end of Sleepwalker #7 occurs here too as Nebula's action brings SW's human host Rick Sheridan back.

The other 2 tie-ins are epilogues.

Silver Surfer #60 isn't billed as an official tie-in but it repeats the bit where Adam Warlock banishes Dr Strange, Silver Surfer and Thor back to Earth and continues with DrS advising the other 2 that they they'll just have to hope that Adam will be a better 'god' than Thanos or Nebula. Surfer then continues on to his own adventures, in that issue meeting a recent foe Midnight Sun.

DrS, Sorcerer Supreme #36 *is* bannered as an Infinity Gauntlet Epilog but seems to be set some days or weeks later after Warlock has been practising with the Infinity Gems. Pip and Gamora are worried about him and come to get Strange to intervene. Adam intends to remove the base instincts from all sentient life in the universe to make everyone good. Strange tries to persuade him it wouldn't be a good idea, then they battle Gems vs Strange's collection of artefacts. Eventually Stephen lets Adam experience the future he plans, and Warlock comes to his sense. But at the end Eternity says he's going to put him on trial.

This leads directly to Jim Starlin's next series Warlock And The Infinity Watch.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Infinity Gauntlet #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The all-powerful Nebula faces her combined foes (though unable to see Adam Warlock) and seals Thanos in stone, taunting him over his nihilistic rule. To reverse the chaos, she wills that, with the exception of her possession of the Infinity Gauntlet, everything goes back to the way it was 24 hours earlier. Suddenly, all the vanished people of the universe are returned to their lives, all destruction is reversed, and no one retains memory of the events of this day. One thing she overlooked was that she was dead 24 hours earlier…but she remembers in time to prevent Thanos from retaking the Infinity Gauntlet. Her other oversight was that the Cosmic Beings are free and ready to do battle. While all madness breaks loose on an infinite scale, Warlock expands his soul to fill the Soul Gem and, when Nebula has defeated her foes, causes disharmony to force Nebula to remove the Gauntlet. This causes a scramble among all those present for the powerful prize and it is Warlock who obtains it and puts it on. He reverses all the new destruction and pledges himself to a wise rule of the universe.

In an epilogue, Warlock and his companions Pip the Troll and Gamora visit Thanos, living in contentment on a peaceful pastoral world.

Other characters appearing in this issue: Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, Eros. Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Vision, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Quasar, Cloak and Dagger, Namor, Hawkeye, Sersi, Drax the Destroyer, Firelord. Galactus, the Watcher, Kronos, Lord Chaos, Master Order, the Stranger, Love and Hate, two Celestials. Mentor, Mary Jane Watson, Rintrah, Doctor Doom. 

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


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