Update 2/18: Marvel ha released a couple more Dustin Weaver design sketches for Infinity Gauntlet. They are added to this story above and below.
Original story: Boxers, wrestlers and MMA competitors fight over belts, so why should fighting over a glove be any different?
Marvel has pulled back the curtain on another of its Secret Wars teasers Tuesday, revealing via Hero Complex of a new Infinity Gauntlet series set in the confines of Battleworld. Written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by Dustin Weaver, the series sees a young woman named Anwen who discovers one of the Infinity stones and has what the series writer calls "a post-apocalyptic-coming-of-age-action-adventure yarn."
And yes, an Infinity Gauntlet series wouldn't be complete without Thanos.
"I’ve been a fan of Jim Starlin’s since buying his comics off of spinner racks as a kid. He’s been a big time influence on me," Duggan said of the writer of the original Infinity Gauntlet series. "The difference here is that this version of the Mad Titan is a little bit more mysterious…and our heroes don’t know to fear the name Thanos."
Duggan describes Dustin Weaver's take on Thanos as "more grizzled," noting that Marvel is encouraging them to "play rough" with the characters.
"In the case of this series, you’ll see some old ideas and characters in a new way, while being introduced to brand new concepts," says Duggan. "There’s one idea in particular that I would love to tell you about, but Marvel holds all the Infinity Stones and would erase my answer from this timeline."
One new idea he did talk about is the new character at the center of this, Anwen. Describing her as an "inexperienced" young hero for Marvel, art with the Hero Complex article shows the character wearing a red version of the Nova helmet and costume. Duggan currently writes the ongoing Nova series, so this would seem to be a spiritual continuation of that through Secret Wars.