Want More Thanos After “The Avengers”?

Thanos RisingThe ending of The Avengers that teased the cosmic entity known as Thanos had many comic fans excited. If you’re not familiar with the character though, now is the time to learn about who he is and what sort of problems he could pose in both the film and comics.

Thanos has spent most of his time rambling around in the more cosmic comics, like Fantastic Four or Silver Surfer, but now Marvel is launching a miniseries as part of Marvel NOW! that’s all about Thanos. Thanos Rising, written by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi have been given the job of telling the story of a mad, bad guy in just five issues.

Prepare for a visceral tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny like you’ve never seen before as readers dive into the shrouded history of the most talked about villain of the Marvel Universe. Who is Thanos, and where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from? And how does this story set up one of the biggest events in Marvel history?

“The story of Thanos’ rise to power would make Shakespeare shudder,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The epic saga of a young boy, born in blood on a planet far, far away, who grows to become one of the most powerful and terrifying forces in the Marvel Universe, ‘Thanos Rising’ takes a cold, hard look at the eternal question: Are some people just born evil?”

“This is without a doubt one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever gotten to write for Marvel. It’s the origin of an outer space serial killer, the story of the universe’s weirdest romance and a grand cosmic tragedy, all wrapped up in one,” explained writer Jason Aaron. “This is me taking five issues to really dig into the head of a space-faring world conqueror, mass murderer and hopeless romantic. I love writing stories with villains as the main character, and this book is about Thanos all the way.”

Source: Geeks of Doom, Marvel
Reporter: Leo Johnson

 

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