By TJ Dietsch
Prepare for a return to one of Marvel's most epic space adventure in August when writer Brian Clevinger kicks off AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET with artist Brian Churilla, a fresh take on the classic 1991 limited series by Jim Starlin with art by George Perez and Ron Lim.
"We basically took THE INFINITY GAUNTLET and boiled it down to its core components," Clevinger explains. "You've got Thanos, he's got way more power than a mortal should, he's going to reshape the galaxy for his own twisted desires, and he won't care how many lives are ruined or extinguished in the process. Now, the way all this actually goes down is so far removed from the original Infinity Gauntlet continuity that is almost seems crazy to let the two stories share titles."
With so much trouble in the universe and half its population vanishing out
|AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET teaser art by Ron Lim|
"They aren't necessarily the Avengers as you might think of them," notes the writer. "In fact, Earth's heroes don't even know Thanos is a threat until he's wiped out the 'real' Avengers. But being an Avenger isn't a matter of being on [the] roster, it's about doing what's got to be done to save lives and to stop evil. To that end we have motley crew of Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Hulk, Wolverine, U.S. Ace, and Doctor Doom. Hey, it's in his best interests to make sure the Earth is safe. There's no point in conquering a cinder!"
Fans of the original INFINITY GAUNTLET should not worry that this new four-issue limited series will step on the toes of their beloved tale. In fact, Clevinger had similar concerns"
|AVENGERS & THE INFINITY GAUNTLET #1 cover by Humberto Ramos|
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