DC’s version of Marvel’s Infinity Stones are known as the God-Aspects and if they combine, they could create a threat far scarier than Thanos.
Warning! Contains spoilers for action comics #1043!
the Infinity Gauntlet scenario showed how terrifying Thanos and the Infinity Stones maybe but DC Comics‘ version of the stones are even scarier. DC and Marvel have been known to constantly borrow ideas for character ideas and events. Based on the latest issue of Action Comics, DC may be borrowing the basis of Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet storyline for their next big event after Dark Crisis.
The Infinity Stones are six gems that each grant their user control over a given aspect of the universe. The Infinity Stones formed from one of the oldest beings in the universe, which split into six pieces through loneliness. In the most iconic storyline that features them, the Mad Titan Thanos gathered all the Infinity Stones into the Infinity Gauntlet and used the Gauntlet’s vast power to wipe out half of all life in the universe. While he was eventually caught and this massive loss of life reversed, this event had a huge impact on the Marvel Universe. Now DC seems to be introducing its own analogue of these Infinity Stones, but when combined they can bring even more destruction than Thanos.
In the latest issue of Superman’s massive War World saga, Action comic #1043, by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Riccardo Federici and Will Conrad, the Phaelosian storyteller Byla tells Superman the story of the mad god Olgrun. Olgrun was the eldest of the gods and among their best and worst. He created many wondrous worlds, but he was also gripped by an anger and madness so powerful that he threatened to destroy the Universe. The other gods waged war on him and eventually succeeded in defeating him, dividing him into seven parts known as the God Aspects. These divine aspects have each spawned their own world, one of which is War World. If these aspects are ever combined, then Olgrun will be resurrected, either as a great hero or as the ultimate destroyer destined to return the universe to darkness.
War World leader Mongul is currently seeking the Aspect at the center of his world to gain its power for himself, but it is not unreasonable to expect that once he gains one , he is tempted to collect the others as well. Considering Mongul’s resemblance to Thanos and God-Aspects’ similarity to the Infinity Stones, it seems like the current War World story in Action Comics may lead to DC’s version of the Infinity Gauntlet event. However, instead of only half the universe being wiped out when the Infinity Stones are assembled, the entire DC Universe can be eradicated once the Aspects are united and Olgrun returns. Plus, a gruesome Elder God will likely be much harder to defeat than a powerful alien warlord like Thanos or Mongul.
DC’s ongoing Dark Crisis event already pits DC’s heroes against the great primordial darkness from which the Multiverse emerged. The Darkness uses a variety of powerful villains under its control, but Olgrun is likely more powerful than all of them, meaning his resurrection would be even more threatening than the current Crisis. If the DC versions of the Infinity Stones are always together and Olgrún comes back to life, then the DC Universe will be in even more danger than the Marvel Universe was when Thanos controlled the Infinity Gauntlet.
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action comics #1043 is available now from DC Comics.
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