Friday, March 11, 2016

The Infinity Entity #1

   This is one of those comics where I imagine the editors at Marvel sitting around and saying, "What kind of comic can we create that we know Chuck will buy?"

   So they cooked up a new comic starring Adam Warlock, written by Jim Starlin, drawn by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer, and set part of it in the earliest days of the (modern) Marvel Universe.

   So I didn't even have to pick up The Infinity Entity at the comics shop - it leapt off the racks and into my waiting arms!

   (Or perhaps it just seemed that way.)

   It's set between the events of the original graphic novel by Starlin, Thanos: The Infinity Relativity and the upcoming Thanos: The Infinity Finale - but (so far) this story stands alone, so reading those previous books is not required.

   The story picks up with Adam undergoing some strange experiences as he finds himself lost in space and tries to unravel the cosmic mystery that his life has become.

   That leads to an encounter with the early version of a certain well-known team - and a surprisingly one-sided fight.

   I'm not sure what to make of the "new" Warlock, but I'm thrilled to see him back in action and being written by Starlin, who created the definitive version of the character in the '70s.

   The art is terrific and the story is compelling - what more could you want?

Grade: A


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