The Illuminati and the Infinity Gems

#1 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio

.... WHAT HAPPENED?! Each of the Illuminati (Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, Professor X, Dr. Strange, Black Bolt, and Namor) had one of the gems.

So yeah. Where are these gems, and how come they haven't been used during the events that have come and gone? Did somebody up in the creative department at Marvel just forget about it?

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#2 Posted by GTG12 (1575 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah ive always wondered that too....
#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

They just had an arc about this in the main Avengers series, lol

#4 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

They spread them amongst themselves so that nobody could use them, including themselves.

#5 Posted by PowerHerc (84159 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all a plot device. 
#6 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:
" They just had an arc about this in the main Avengers series, lol "
Well, that's what I get for dropping that series. Not good enough to make me want to pick it up again, though.

@PrinceIMC said:
" They spread them amongst themselves so that nobody could use them, including themselves. "
I know. But come on. Why not use the gems if the alternative is Earth's destruction?
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#7 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: It was surprisingly ok, but the art just doesn't do it for me. At least they didn't forget about it. 
#8 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
" @Gambit1024 said:
" They just had an arc about this in the main Avengers series, lol "
Well, that's what I get for dropping that series. Not good enough to make me want to pick it up again, though.

@PrinceIMC said:
" They spread them amongst themselves so that nobody could use them, including themselves. "
I know. But come on. Why not use the gems if the alternative is Earth's destruction? "
Because the next step after saving the world with them is conquering the world with it. It's why Captain America smashes Cosmic Cubes whenever he can.
#9 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:
" @JediXMan: It was surprisingly ok, but the art just doesn't do it for me. At least they didn't forget about it.  "
Honestly, I simply didn't care about any of the characters. The writing just left me thinking "eh, it's okay...." - same for the art. I traded that and other titles I wasn't enjoying for some better comics (New Avengers, Thor, and possibly Captain America were traded for New Mutants, Fear Itself, and possibly GL: Emerald Warriors. Gotta pick and choose)
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#10 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio
@PrinceIMC:

Doesn't have to be that way. All that power shouldn't be given to one man; but dispersed amongst six, they can keep each other in check.
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#11 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
" @PrinceIMC: Doesn't have to be that way. All that power shouldn't be given to one man; but dispersed amongst six, they can keep each other in check. "
Well they also didn't want anyone else to know they had the gems. Black Bolt didn't even tell Medusa, she was kinda mad when she found out. Someone could try to steal them....like the Hood who got stupidly close to getting them all.
#12 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan said:
" @Gambit1024 said:
" They just had an arc about this in the main Avengers series, lol "
Well, that's what I get for dropping that series. Not good enough to make me want to pick it up again, though.

@PrinceIMC said:
" They spread them amongst themselves so that nobody could use them, including themselves. "
I know. But come on. Why not use the gems if the alternative is Earth's destruction? "


lol i almost dropped the series because of romita jr's artwork, i think he's done with the series now though :p

#13 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Random guy at Marvel: "Hey guys, what are we doing with the Infinity Gems?"

Executive at Marvel: "Goddamn, are those nerds asking for that crap again?"
Random: "Yeah boss, should we have another story arc involving them? How about we give to some random street level character?"
Executive: "Nah screw it, just include a paragraph about in a few issues and maybe they'll eventually forget about it."

Just my two cents :P
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#14 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: Well that's Bendis for ya. The dude can't write a team book, IMO. New Avengers isn't all that great either. Thor hasn't been good either, but his new series had a pretty strong first issue. I haven't been keeping up with Cap. Fear Itself was pretty awesome, but I didn't get to read the second issue. Have you read Journey Into Mystery? 
#15 Posted by AssertingValor (5393 posts) - - Show Bio

Professor X with the mind gem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that would be a scary thought! oh shit i think he read my mind! help! get him out of my head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......................................
#16 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11660 posts) - - Show Bio

jus some dumb aasss writers that haven't done their homework. I'ts happened before

#17 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio
@DH69 said:
" @JediXMan said:
" @Gambit1024 said:
" They just had an arc about this in the main Avengers series, lol "
Well, that's what I get for dropping that series. Not good enough to make me want to pick it up again, though.

@PrinceIMC said:
" They spread them amongst themselves so that nobody could use them, including themselves. "
I know. But come on. Why not use the gems if the alternative is Earth's destruction? "


lol i almost dropped the series because of romita jr's artwork, i think he's done with the series now though :p

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... oh crap. I thought he said "New Avengers." WHY DO I SKIM?! I dropped that at the third issue....

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said:
" @JediXMan: Well that's Bendis for ya. The dude can't write a team book, IMO. New Avengers isn't all that great either. Thor hasn't been good either, but his new series had a pretty strong first issue. I haven't been keeping up with Cap. Fear Itself was pretty awesome, but I didn't get to read the second issue. Have you read Journey Into Mystery?  "
Haven't read Journey into Mystery. I just got Fear Itself. I'm about a month behind in my reading... I have a stack of comics on my shelf just waiting to be read. I'll get to it soon.

I dropped Thor. I wasn't really enjoying it since #600, and this last arc was just pure crap.
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#18 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

What else everyone forgets (including the writers) is that the gems won't work in unison anymore. 

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#19 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan:  It's pretty good. They're taking Loki into a new direction. The last I read of Thor was JMS's run a few years back. 

@DH69: Is he finally done? It was so bad, lol. I think Bryan Hitch drew the last .1 issue, no?
#20 Edited by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

" @JediXMan:  It's pretty good. They're taking Loki into a new direction. The last I read of Thor was JMS's run a few years back. 

@DH69:

 Is he finally done? It was so bad, lol. I think Bryan Hitch drew the last .1 issue, no?

"

yeah im pretty sure romita jr is done ive seen previews for the next 2 issues and its not his stuff. Its not much of an improvement but im pretty sure its Chris Bachalo doin it now.
#21 Posted by JediXMan (30666 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" What else everyone forgets (including the writers) is that the gems won't work in unison anymore.  "
How come? They worked when Reed combined them. But that's not what I was asking; the gems on their own are powerful, so I see no reason why the Illuminati shouldn't use them.
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#22 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan: 


Eternity & Thanos - Infinity War #6

The thing is, the gems are dangerous, and I think the greatest minds on Earth understand that. The reality gem should not be used without the use of the other gems because it can destroy all of existence. The Soul Gem is often said to be even more dangerous, taking the soul of anyone touching it. It is also much more sentient than the others, has it's own devious purposes and should not be handled. It's the only gem I've seen leave a bearer, speak, and operate on it's own against it's bearers will.

That being said, with the proper knowledge, there is no reason that they couldn't use the Power, Mind, Space, or Time gem. I think they are worried about them falling into the wrong hands and I also think the writers forget about the above pic and have the characters not use them for fear of them being gathered together again (even though continuity wise, they shouldn't work in unison). 
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#23 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio

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