With Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters, you might want to read up on the inspiration for the big Marvel film, so we’ve assembled this list of the essential comics to read based on key elements from the movie. If you want to know more about the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos, the attack on Wakanda, and the fractured state of the Avengers, then check out these reads.
If you only read one book on this list, this is the one. The definitive Thanos story and one of the most eye-popping stories in Marvel Comics’ history. Jim Starlin and George Perez’s six-part cosmic masterpiece explores the motives and machinations of Thanos with deft plotting, unfolding the Mad Titan’s quest for power like a horror story, culminating in a desperate all-out assault by earth’s heroes on a giant, intergalactic monument to death Thanos has crafted to win the heart of his true love, the personification of death.