Infinity Wars #6
Each of the Infinity Stones provide an enormous amount of power, however, the cost may outweigh the purpose as it is modified by the cause and effect. The great Thanos once defeated the Avengers to gain the infinite power as he held all six stones. Then his adopted daughter, Gamora, murdered her father to regain the missing part of her soul. As Raquiem, Gamora followed her father’s footsteps in this 6-issue limited series “Infinity Wars”. However, at the end of Infinity Wars #6, Adam Warlock, who has always been ling to the Stones, made a decision that rewrote reality once again and describe how they will work going forward.
In this final issue, Loki realizes the enormous cost from cause and effect of Gamoroa’s actions that lead to the creation of the Warped Dimension and its new characters; like Arachknight, Iron Hammer and Soldier Supreme. The only way to save reality from collapsing destroying the universe, Loki decides to give the six Infinity Stones back to Adam Warlock. The Infinity Watch then used the Stones to restore the original 616 reality back to it once was and also saved the Warped Dimension as an entirely new universe for it to thrive.
Adam Warlock restored one reality and saved a newly created one. His work was not yet complete as he sees the Infinity Stones more than just than tools to “rule the universe”. Adam granted each of these Stones a “soul” of their own.
As the gems leave Adam Warlock to seek out their own destinies, I wonder; “What does this exactly mean? Will they let others use them for their own benefit? Will they seek revenge against those who manipulated the power? Or, will they become something else, an entity of their very own to “Rule the Universe”? The Infinity Stones have always been a game changer in the Marvel Universe. No doubt, the powers that be have another major event instore as we have not seen the last of the Infinity War saga!
Gerry Duggan and his talented artistic team have given their fans another intriguing Marvel storyline. There are consequences when time, space and other aspects of science is being manipulated by one’s selfish rationalization. Duggan did a good job taking that “What if” style of storytelling as we saw a different side of Gamora and grew to love some new characters. How will these new characters be used in future Marvel comic books? Who will be the creative team to take on this task?
The art by Mike Deodato…well, in short… I just did not care for the style. It felt that Frank Martin’s coloring was messy at times and not enough details to convey motion. The cover is great, but little to do with this issue.
Infinity Wars #6, a 50-page finale, tied up the loose ends. The creative team pulled some interesting strings that are sure to make cosmic fans happy.
Infinity Wars #6: Six New Souls
- Writing - 7/107/10
- Storyline - 7/107/10
- Art - 6/106/10
- Color - 5/105/10
- Cover Art - 8/108/10