So, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer…

The Avengers: Infinity War trailer has hit which means a tsunami of insufferable reaction videos from many, many wankers but it does look like huge fun. Take a look if you’ve not already seen it.

15 seconds or so of the trailer is made up of the Marvel Studios intro. There’s no mention of the film being based on this comic…

That comic was written by Jim Starlin and drawn by George Perez. Starlin is the creator of Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet, the concept of the Infinity Stones/Gems, Marvel’s version of Death, Pip the Troll, Gamera, Drax, and pretty much all the characters not created by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko which will appear in this film.

There’d be merry hell if say, the Lord of the Rings films had excluded Tolkien’s name from the marketing and I know the Marvel films have credits to the actual creators of these concepts and characters hidden in the endless trawl of credits that intersperse short teasers for future films or in-jokes, but it’d be nice to see a little bit of blowing up the name of creators to shine the light on them and give them the credit they deserve rather than just mindlessly cheer on the product of one of the largest multinationals on the planet.

So go read the comics. They’re fun and Starlin and Perez were having the time of their lives creating them. It’s also some of Perez’s best work. Trust me, it’ll make you look forward to the film more…

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