Infinity Gauntlet v2 #1-5

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Infinity Gauntlet v2 #1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Thu May 25, 2017 5:01 pm

INFINITY GAUNTLET v2 #1 (July 2015)
By Gerry Duggan & Dustin Weaver

APPEARANCES:
Nova (Eve Bakian), Anwen Bakian (Eve’s daughter), Menzin Bakian (Eve’s husband), Fayne Bakian (Eve’s younger daughter), Eve’s father, Zigzag (family dog), Thanos, Nova Corps (corpses), Annihilation Wave

SYNOPSIS:
The Bakian family scavenge for food in a decimated world, secretly spied on by Thanos. At night they chat about how Eve (the mother/wife) was a member of the Nova Corps, but the Corps failed to stop the Annihilation Wave from killing everyone. They get into an argument about whether Eve is dead or not, but they’re interrupted by attacking Annihilation bugs. The family is separated, the grandfather is killed and Anwen finds an Infinity Stone inside a bug (not that she knows what it is). As soon as she touches it her mother returns. Meanwhile, Thanos watches them while holding another Infinity Stone (I’m sure he knows what he has).

INFINITY GAUNTLET v2 #2 (August 2015)
By Gerry Duggan & Dustin Weaver

APPEARANCES:
Nova (Eve Bakian), Anwen Bakian (joins Nova Corps, also future variant), Menzin Bakian (joins Nova Corps), Fayne Bakian (joins Nova Corps), Zigzag (joins Nova Corps), Thanos (also a time-traveling variant), Star-Lord, Gamora, Nova Corps (corpses), Annihilation Wave

SYNOPSIS:
The mother deputizes her family as Novas. She begins to teach them how to use their Nova suits but they’re attacked by bugs. They fight them off and retreat to the Nova bunker, but find all the Novas have been killed and the Infinity Stone they had is gone. Meanwhile, Star-Lord tells Gamora he found an Infinity Stone surrounded by dead Novas. In the near future, Thanos and Anwen fight, both wielding Infinity Stones. Thanos retreats to the present and reports to himself that he failed (again). The reported-to Thanos kills the returning Thanos and decides to take a different direction.

INFINITY GAUNTLET v2 #3 (October 2015)
By Gerry Duggan & Dustin Weaver

APPEARANCES:
Nova (Eve Bakian), Nova (Anwen Bakian), Nova (Menzin Bakian), Nova (Fayne Bakian), Nova (Zigzag), Eve’s father, Thanos (also a time-traveling variant corpse), Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Drax, Magus/Adam Warlock, Annihilation Wave

SYNOPSIS:
Drax finds Thanos’ corpse, but realizes Thanos isn’t really dead, and leaves to go DESTROY him. Thanos, using the Time Stone to travel to the recent past, spies on the Bakian family then offers the food at night. When Annihilation bugs attack Thanos returns and helps fight them off. Nova returns and is wary of Thanos. They all return to the Nova bunker and decide to use the Infinity Stones they have to locate the missing other Stones. They find Star-Lord and Gamora, attack them, and trade the Stone for three Nova suits. They team up to find the other Stones, but retreat from more attacking Annihilation bugs. Nova uses the Stone again and locates Adam Warlock, who has another Stone. That night, Thanos chats with Anwen, trying to change her mode of thinking so if he has to fight her in the near future, his chances are improved. They find Groot, who gives them another Stone and joins them.

INFINITY GAUNTLET v2 #4 (November 2015)
By Gerry Duggan & Dustin Weaver

APPEARANCES:
Nova (Eve Bakian), Nova (Anwen Bakian), Nova (Menzin Bakian), Nova (Fayne Bakian), Nova (Zigzag), Thanos, Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Drax, Magus/Adam Warlock, Warstar, Scathe, Pn’Zo, Annihilation Wave, bystanders

SYNOPSIS:
The group arrives in Magus City where Adam Warlock refuses to hand over the Soul Stone. Everyone fights, Drax arrives, Thanos kills Adam, takes the infinity Stones for himself (one is still missing) and kills Drax.

INFINITY GAUNTLET v2 #5 (January 2016)
By Gerry Duggan & Dustin Weaver

APPEARANCES:
Nova (Eve Bakian), Nova (Anwen Bakian), Nova (Menzin Bakian), Nova (Fayne Bakian), Nova (Zigzag), Thanos (also a future variant), Star-Lord (joins Nova Corps), Gamora (joins Nova Corps), Groot (joins Nova Corps), Annihilation Wave

SYNOPSIS:
Star-Lord, Gaora and Groot become Novas to distract the Annihilation bugs while the family looks for the Reality Stone. Meanwhile, Thanos fights a near future version of himself, who reveals where the Reality Stone is. Everyone arrives at the same place and Thanos ends up fighting a Reality Stone-wielding Anwen. She tricks Thanos, making him think she handed over the Reality Stone, but she actually used the Stone to create a new Death Stone. Thanos dies and Anwen enters the Soul Stone to retrieve her mother.

NOTE:
No mention of Domains, Doom or anything Batleworld related. The handbook entry on Battleworld says that Adam Warlock is the Baron of New Xandar (where this mini says it takes place), so that’s nice.

They’re mostly called Infinity Stones in this mini, but are also called Infinity Gems once or twice. The Nova Corps construction a gauntlet to use the Stones/Gems, and it also transforms into Infinity Armor.

The way Thanos is using the Time Stone here is different than how Doom resets things over in Inhumans: Attilan Rising. Here, Thanos is creating localized variants that can interact with each other (and of course, he keeps killing his own variants) and he picks the option he likes best. In Inhumans: Attilan Rising, it’s a linear “things happen, start over” type of thing. This one’s messier, basically.

Chronologies!

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Re: Infinity Gauntlet v2 #1-5

Post by Somebody » Fri May 26, 2017 5:56 am

...isn't this at odds with Gillen's Siege, where Doom has basically mined the timestream to STOP anyone time-travelling?

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Re: Infinity Gauntlet v2 #1-5

Post by Col_Fury » Fri May 26, 2017 6:13 am

To be fair, Thanos is using an Infinity Gem to do it. Don't Infinity Gems still work within their own reality? Isn't that how Doom was defeated, or part of it, I think, if I remember right?

Also, it really does seem to be localized time manipulation, and not full-on time travel here.

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