Thanos’ goal was to collect all the Infinity Stones to snap the Gauntlet and generate the blip that wiped out half the life in the universe. That event and the subsequent ones in the Infinity Saga of the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe (MCU) we already know, but what we had no idea is that the Mad Titan collected the stones in the wrong order.
In the MCU, Thanos first got the Power Gem, after they finished Xandar where the NovaCorps protected her. Then, she snatched the Tesseract from Loki, where she was hiding the space gem. In Knowhere, she took the one from the Reality to the Collector, he obtained the Soul by sacrificing Gamora on Vormir and after defeating Iron Man and Doctor Strange, the sorcerer gives him Time. Finally, he tore from her forehead the Mind Gem to Vision on Earth.
However, neither in the movies nor in the comics (his first Gem in the comics was the Soul Gem) did Thanos collect the Gems in the correct order. According to a report published on the website of screen rantin the 1995 Rune/Silver Surfer, the energy vampire shows a much more efficient way to obtain them and that offers zero resistance.
What is the correct order to collect the Infinity Stones?
The call ultraversea shared comic universe owned by Malibu Comics, was brought into Marvel when the house of ideas bought Malibu in 1994. This caused the two universes to intersect in Rune/Silver Surfer, written by Chris Ulm and Dan Danko and illustrated by Henry flint.
In the story, the Infinity Stones are scattered across the Ultraverse and the energy vampire Rune seeks to gather them for his own purposes.
The Living Tribunal accuses the Silver Surfer of stopping Rune, and as he briefs the Surfer, readers learn that Rune began his quest by obtaining the Time Stone. Then, using his abilities, Rune stopped time and stole the five remaining Stones from their respective owners, and neither could do anything about it..
This proves that Rune’s method is more efficient and resourceful in obtaining the Gems, exposing a serious flaw in Thanos’ original plan. But we’re thankful for the adventure that Marvel Studios showed in their MCU.