There are few weapons or artifacts within the Marvel Universe that may match the sheer energy of the Infinity Gauntlet when it’s housing all six Infinity Stones, although there’s something that’s the Infinity Gauntlet’s precise equal: the Infinity Collar – making it simply as harmful because the very weapon Thanos first launched in his most impactful storyline to this point.
The Infinity Gauntlet made its Marvel Comics debut within the appropriately titled occasion, Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin and Geroge Pérez. It’s a big glove comprised of uru steel with the capability to channel immense ranges of vitality, because it was particularly designed to face up to the facility generated from utilizing all six Infinity Stones without delay. Thanos wielded the Infinity Gauntlet earlier than he misplaced it to Adam Warlock, who then dispersed the Infinity Stones amongst his newfound workforce of heroes collectively generally known as the Infinity Watch. Since then, the Infinity Gauntlet has made appearances right here and there all through Marvel Comics canon, and has even taken quite a few totally different varieties when contemplating the alternate realities inside Marvel’s multiverse which have their very own ‘Infinity Gauntlet’. Nonetheless, the Infinity Collar positively stands out as being the oddest, as it’s fairly actually a canine collar that homes all six Infinity Stones and can be utilized hands-free.
In Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #4 by Chris Eliopoulos and Ig Guara, the Pet Avengers are tasked with amassing the Infinity Stones earlier than Thanos does, because the Mad Titan evidently needs one other shot at utilizing them to overcome the universe (and/or courtroom Mistress Demise). When the Pet Avengers gather the final Gem, Thanos arrives at their location and instantly launches an assault. After Thanos proved his dominance, the Pet Avengers determined at hand over the Gems. Nonetheless, when Lockjaw had all six collected in his collar, the Inhuman canine was capable of make the most of the facility of all of them mixed by his newly-formed Infinity Collar, which made the Pet Avengers greater than a match for Thanos.
Whereas Thanos himself didn’t have an Infinity Gauntlet with which to battle Lockjaw and his Infinity Collar, it’s attention-grabbing that the one time the Infinity Collar is used in-canon is in a efficiently received battle towards Thanos. Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet are virtually synonymous, so utilizing an alternate model of the Infinity Gauntlet towards him is sort of like a meta-statement, as if to emphasize the comparable energy of the Infinity Collar by exhibiting how simply it took down the Infinity Gauntlet’s unique wielder.
Although regardless of potential meta-commentary or underlying themes of succession in terms of highly effective artifacts within the Marvel Universe and who wields them, the principle takeaway from this comedian collection is the chilly undeniable fact that the Infinity Collar is one thing that exists. Not solely that, however the very nature of its existence means it’s on-par with the likes of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet, and followers will simply have to come back to phrases with the truth that the Infinity Collar – a weapon that basically turns its wielder right into a cosmic god – was actually designed for use by a canine.