WARLOCK BY JIM STARLIN TP
(W/A) Jim Starlin
At '70s Marvel, no one mastered the startling scope and high-concept complexity of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin! And his work on Adam Warlock set the tone for star-spanning spectacle that is considered a high-water mark to this day. Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity. Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock's conflicts weren't just knuckle-grinding throw-downs - they were epic, existential struggles for his very soul. Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems; the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll; and an all-out struggle to save the universe joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man! Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, WARLOCK (1972) #9-15, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2.
Ok, so I talked a lotta shit about Jim Starlin for years and years, but that was before I discovered Warlock. True, he may be riffing off of Kirby and Druillet, but DAMN if this wasn't one of the most epic space action dramas I've ever read!! Themes of duality, the consequences of war and the value of a soul follow Warlock as he treks from one end of the galaxy in search of his deadliest foe--MAGUS! Drop a tab and get ready to be transported to the infinite reaches of the stars--70's style!!