Is Marvel Comics' Stormbreaker Stronger Than Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.

In a fascinating interview with Collider, Avengers: Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that Thor's new hammer in the film, Stormbreaker, was able to cut through the power of Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, making it one of the most powerful weapons in the universe.

With the power level of the film version of Stormbreaker established, we thought that it would be interesting to see how the film version of Stormbreaker stacks up against the comic book version of the same weapon. In other words, can the Marvel Comics Universe version of Stormbreaker stack up against the Infinity Gauntlet from the comics, as well?

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It all started with the very first cover to the first issue of Walter Simonson's legendary run on Thor back in 1983. The cover shocked readers by showing a strange-looking alien wielding Thor's famous hammer, Mjolnir, whose most famous attribute was the fact that only people who were "worthy" could lift it and in 1983, the list of people worthy enough to lift it could be counted on a single hand....

However, in that issue, we met a noble alien named Beta Ray Bill, who served as security for his entire alien race, which was traveling the universe in a convoy of space ships while trying to find a new world to settle after their own was destroyed. They ended up traveling too close to Earth and Earth's defenses saw the convoy as a possible invasion. Thor and Beta Ray Bill clashed with each other and in the process, Thor was separated from his hammer. At this point in time, when Thor was separated from his hammer for more than a minute, then Thor would transform back into his Donald Blake human form and the hammer would become a walking stick.

A shocked Beta Ray Bill picked up the walking stick and then accidentally activated the power within by showing that he was actually worth of wielding the hammer!

Odin being who he is, he could not pass up the opportunity to turn this into a contest. Essentially let Thor and Beta Ray Bill duke it out to see who was the worthiest between the two. The winner would get Mjolnir. However, after a large battle, it seemed that the two were shockingly evenly matched. It seemed like Beta Ray Bill might technically have been the winner of their fight because he woke up sooner after they beat each other to the point of unconsciousness, but it was about as much of a tie as you could possibly get in a fight.

This, in Thor #339, Odin decided to simply create a weapon that was just as good as Mjolnir. So he had the famed weapon-making troll, Eitri, create a new weapon called Stormbreaker that Beta Bay Bill could wield, with all of the same powers and attributes of the original Mjolnir...

Stormbreaker is incredibly powerful. Over the years, Beta Ray Bill has used the powers of the hammer to defeat Ego the Living Planet...

He has literally destroyed a small planet in a battle with Galactus' herald, Stardust (from Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter by Kieron Gillen and Kano)...

And when he got past Stardust, he even succeeded in using the hammer to crack Galactus' armor!

Clearly, then, Stormbreaker is an astonishingly powerful weapon in the comic book universe. The question, though, is how does it compare to the Infinity Gauntlet from the comics?

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