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First appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet
The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 has finally started production, and there is more than a good chance that we finally will see Thanos finally don the Infinity Gauntlet. In fact, many of the Marvel movies that have already come out have been leading us to this latest Avengers movie.
However, this won't the first time we've seen the Infinity Gauntlet on the big screen. If you remember, it was shown ever so briefly in Thor: The Dark World. In the movie, we can see it in a scene where it appears to already have all of the Infinity Gems, but, from the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron movies, we know that at least two of the Gems shouldn't be. But, that's a debate for another blogger to tackle.
I'm here to talk about the first appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet in comics and it just so happens to appear in Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #44. There's at least one source that claims Infinity Gauntlet #1 is it's first appearance, but since that book came out nearly seven months after this issue of Silver Surfer, I can tell you that that source is not correct.
|From Thor: The Dark World
Thanos' reason for acquiring the Gems was to become an equal to his beloved, Death. But, after acquiring them, be became more powerful and, in her eyes, was her superior.
|From Silver Surfer #44
There's not a lot of sales data before the movie hype hit. This wasn't a comic that was on anyone's radar at that point. You could snag a high grade copy for a fraction of what they are going for now. Back in late 2013, a CGC 9.8 NM/M copy sold on eBay for $79.99, and a CGC 9.6 NM+ sold for less that twenty bucks.
|Value of Silver Surfer #44 on GoCollect
If you're looking for an even cheaper option, there are still a ton of raw copies out there that you can get cheap, but you have to have a good eye and be able to determine grades well. If you misjudge, you could end up paying more than the comic is worth after getting it graded. As always when buying raw, buyer beware. You never know if there's been restoration of any kind done to it. It's less likely with books from the Copper and Modern Age, but you never can tell.
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