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Warlock and the Infinity Watch got own title in December 1991

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm •  Published: December 27, 2012

The success of the “Infinity Gauntlet” miniseries led to the hero Adam Warlock getting his own title (with a team of cosmic adventurers by his side) in “Warlock and the Infinity Watch” #1 in December 1991.

This is the last in my series looking back at the comic books of 1991.  In this post, I’ll look at the comics I bought in December 1991, and at some of the other comic books that were available.  I’m using the newsstand option at Mike’s Amazing World of Comics as my reference guide for this.  When I remember, I’ll share details about how and where I bought comics at the time.  In the case of Valiant Comics, I’m using a shipping list from Valiantfan.com.

At the conclusion of the “Infinity Gauntlet” miniseries, Adam Warlock is in possession of the six Infinity Gems, which give the bearer near-infinite power.  To prevent this power from corrupting him, Warlock splits the gems up among himself and five allies; the last member remains secret from the rest of the group.  Jim Starlin, who wrote the “Infinity” series for Marvel, and artist Angel Medina were the creative team.

Also out this month (though I don’t think I bought it until a little later) was “Star Wars: Dark Empire” #1 from Dark Horse Comics, which was the first shot at a full-on revival of the Star Wars universe in comic books.

Other Marvels bought this month were Amazing Spider-Man 359, Captain America 397, Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher Hearts of Darkness #1, Incredible Hulk #390, Spider-Man 19, and a host of X-books: Wolverine 51, X-Factor 75, X-Force 7, X-Men 5.

From DC, I got Armageddon: Alien Agenda #3, the Ray #1, Robin II #4 and Superman 64.  I’m pretty sure I also got the new issue of the Sandman, #35.

Valiant was becoming more key to me; though I believe I missed this month’s Magnus, I got Rai #1, Solar #7, Harbinger #3 and X-O Manowar #2.

Want to share your thoughts on anything you bought in 1991 or your comments on the comics of the era?  Let me know!

- Matt Price

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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