Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Infinity Watch

I don't think I've mentioned this on my blog before, but I am a big fan of the Warlock and the Infinity Watch series, even though it was around when I was only 2+ years old. Still, I have a lot of issues and love the series. Basically, it starts with the end of Infinity Gauntlet, when Adam Warlock wielded the power of the Gauntlet. There was a trial and the Living Tribunal decreed that the Gauntlet should not be held by any single individual as it is too powerful, so Adam had to find people that he could convince to protect the gems. He gathered together Gamora, Pip, Drax and Moondragon and gave them gems (Time, Space, Power and Mind, respectively), keeping the Soul Gem, something he had held before, to himself and secretly giving the Reality Gem to an unknown party, later revealed to be Thanos. Then, the team split apart and Adam left them all. Eventually, they realized that they needed to stick together, as they were taken down relatively easily by Bi-Beast, looking for revenge against Adam Warlock. I loved the dynamics in the team. You have Adam Warlock, who says he is beyond good and evil, although he honestly is more good than evil and does a lot of good, Gamora, the most dangerous woman in the universe, who is incredibly scary to be around, and the only person who cannot use her gem at all, Moondragon, an arrogant telepath and telekinetic, who is also the daughter of Drax, the Destroyer, who had intelligence, and then when fighting against Moondragon, was mind-crushed, and his resurrection didn't bring his mind back with him, forgetting who he is, and that Moondragon is his daughter, and being a complete idiot with unlimited physical power, and finally Pip the Troll, who is a prankster who loves getting drunk and teleporting around like crazy. The team fights amongst itself every single issue and it is a crazy dynamic. They eventually get another member on the team, Maxam, who does some weird stuff, and I don''t like him as much. Still, they are incredibly powerful and fight each other and random other stuff until Marvel brought forth the Ego Gem and a bad decision for them, and killed off the Watch.
That being said, I hate how the members of the Illuminati in MUN, the upcoming VS set, all have a version where they are on the Infinity Watch (a likely assumption given that they all have a version where they are a protector of an Infinity Gem), as they are not the Infinity Watch. They protect the Infinity Gems, sure, but they are not the Infinity Watch. The Infinity Watch is a team that I love that was crazy and fun for the 42 issues they were around. The Illuminati are not them, and I hate how they are given the Infinity Watch affiliation.

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