Throwback Thursday [15]: The Infinity Gauntlet

I’m not a comics enthusiast by any stretch of imagination, but I’m a graphic novel reader. Over the last few years, however, I’ve followed the Marvel Comics Universe with great passion. I started off as a Thor fan, but since being introduced to other cast, I really can’t pick a favourite. I suppose I love them all.

In April, Avengers fans were treated to the last movie of the franchise, Endgame. It was a phenomenal hit; hordes of fans witnessed the end of an era. Ever since its release, I’ve watched and re-watched the movies almost religiously. As in, there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t watch a Marvel movie.

I’ve always known my husband was a collector back in the day. What I didn’t realize was that he owns a treasure trove of nerdgasmic proportion. One Saturday night, the kids and I decided to raid his stash and found The Infinity Gauntlet – which for us, is the holy grail of Marvel Universe. I could talk about what the series is about but this post would be too long.

So today, I thought I’d share with you this first edition, six-issue limited series that was first published in 1991. I wish I can tell you that it holds some financial value, but let me tell you that it does not. For me, it’s the shared love we all have for the characters and the story line. Many a dinner discussion has been about the movies and finding plot holes and inexpiable occurrences that needed explanation. I suppose the time my family spent together talking about the movies is priceless enough. We looked forward to each movie release. For the first time in a long time, we can actually agree on which movies to watch.

How about you? Does your family share a similar passion for something?

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