More than 20 years after it was first published, The Infinity Gauntlet miniseries is still considered a classic, revered by critics and fans alike. Marvel Studios has already begun referencing moments from the storyline in its cinematic universe, including the gauntlet appearing in Odin's Trophy Room in Thor. And when Thanos made his cameo in the mid-credits teaser of The Avengers two years ago, sales of The Infinity Gauntlet trade paperback reportedly skyrocketed in anticipation of the storyline being adapted for a future film. Serving as yet another reminder of its the storyline's ongoing popularity, later this month, Marvel is publishing Thanos Annual #1 by Jim Starlin and Ron Lim, dubbed by Marvel's solicitation as the legendary team that brought you The Infinity Gauntlet." But like a lot of major comic book events, The Infinity Gauntlet is not without its flaws, and some may want to think twice before demanding the story get the big screen treatment. The mini is filled with questionable character moments and contrived plot developments, and it hasnt aged quite as well as some think. Its not a terrible storyline, but the way some people buzz about it, one would think The Infinity Gauntlet was one of the greatest stories Marvel ever produced. People are unquestionably overrating the quality and iconography of The Infinity Gauntlet. The following 10 reasons expose the series for its many flaws and problems.
Mark is a professional writer living in Brooklyn and is the founder of the Chasing Amazing Blog, which documents his quest to collect every issue of Amazing Spider-Man, and the Superior Spider-Talk podcast. He also pens the "Gimmick or Good?" column at Comics Should Be Good blog.