Infinity Wars #2 Review: Gamora Against the World

Posted by August 16, 2018 Comment

Infinity Wars #2
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Writer: Gerry Duggan, Artist: Mike Deodato Jr., Color Artist: Frank Martin, Letters: VC's Cory Petit, Cover by: Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin, Variant Covers by: J.G. Jones and Nolan Woodard; Javier Garron and Israel Silva; Yasmine Putri, Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa, Editor: Jordan D. White, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $4.99

Spoilers Ahead

We look back to Gamora killing Thanos under the guise of Requiem. This wasn’t the last she heard from Thanos, though, as Gamora still hears the voice of the Mad Titan. Whether this is his revenant spirit or her hallucination is unclear. In the present (sorta) Doctor Strange uses the Time Stone to save Star-Lord from Gamora. Strange then takes Turk Barrett off the board and relieves him of his Mind Stone. Back at the fight, the Avengers unite to restrain Gamora/Requiem.

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Infinity Wars #2 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin
Infinity Wars #2 cover by Mike Deodato Jr. and Frank Martin

While reading Infinity Wars #2, I remembered that Gamora is also known as the Most Dangerous Woman in the Galaxy. This comic definitely adheres to that identity.

It’s an action-heavy issue, with the Infinity Watch and the Avengers coming together to try and corral Gamora. Consequently, it flows quite quickly too. There isn’t a lot of dialogue, and the little there is avoids verbosity.

The comic aims to justify this apparent heel-turn on the part of Gamora. I’m not sure it succeeds in doing so, but Gerry Duggan does go further in his recontextualizing of the Guardians of the Galaxy as more space pirates whom occasionally save the universe as opposed to straight-up heroes.

Also… I think we get the explanation of the “Infinity Warps” here, and it’s a bit more macabre than I was expecting.

Mike Deodato Jr. puts in another strong issue of intense artwork. The bloodshed is abundant, and he depicts it well. The prominence of shadow does obscure some details, and I’m still unsure what is going on with the paneling half the time. That aside, the comic looks good far more than it doesn’t, and Frank Martin contributes an unnerving and dim color palette that adds to the grisliness of the comic.

Infinity Wars #2 is another good entry into this miniseries. There’s action, drama, and intensity. The art is good, the script is solid, and I came away from it feeling satisfied with what I read. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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(Last Updated August 16, 2018 2:18 pm )

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Josh is a longtime super hero comic fan and an aspiring comic book and fiction writer himself. He also trades in videogames, Star Wars, and Magic: The Gathering, and he is also a budding film buff. He's always been a huge nerd, and he hopes to contribute something of worth to the wider geek culture conversation. He is also happy to announce that he is the new Reviews Editor for Bleeding Cool. Follow on Twitter @joshdavisonbolt.

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