You may have noticed that Marvel.com’s content has taken an upswing lately … in addition to their creator blogs and the wikipedia-like character index, they’ve also started posting themed cover galleries. While previous galleries have focused on current comics, like the Marvel Zombies-related books and Civil War, the most recent one goes back into Marvel’s past, as they recap and feature covers related to the return of Thanos and The Infinity Gauntlet:
The actual Infinity Gauntlet story starts with Cloak and Dagger #18, kicking directly into Infinity Gauntlet #1 as Thanos, along with his new consort Mephisto, begins adjusting to godhood. After playing with lives and making small displays of power, the now-omnipotent Thanos makes his grand gesture to Death: He wipes out half the sentient life in the universe.
Of course, with the recent return of one of Thanos’ key enemies and the New Avengers Illuminati book, there’s probably a marketing angle in there somewhere … but it’s also a fun look back for those of us who haven’t read their Infinity Gauntlet comics in awhile.