While Infinity War had a number of shocking and amazing moments, the story is ultimately a simple tale of a man trying to build a glove out of six gems. True, the gems are fragments of infinite power and the man in question wants to use the glove to kill half the universe, but those are just details. Obtaining the gems for his glove presents some problems. One is being guarded by an entire planet of police, another is wedged into the forehead of a superhero, several are in undisclosed locations. But one of those gems, the Soul Stone, is not only hidden but has decided to impose a quite dick-ish test for any who may want to wield its power. So it’s time for us to talk about why the Soul Stone is such a dick.
I picked up my first comic books in 1990. There was an Amazing Spider-Man drawn by future Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen; an issue of Detective Comics