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Preview: Thanos: Death Note #1

Thanos: Death Note #1

(W) Christopher Cantwell, J. Michael Straczynski (A) Ron Lim, Andrea DiVito (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
SRP: $4.99

• Spinning out of Donny Cates & Nic Klein’s THOR comes an all-new Thanos one-shot, with Ron Lim’s return to the Mad Titan!
• Thanos is missing, presumed dead. But Thor has seen a vision of his return. And it is enough to make even a God fear. To prepare himself, to prepare the universe, Thor desperately searches for answers in Thanos’ past… and finds a glimpse of the Marvel Universe’s dark future.

Thanos: Death Note #1

Preview: Thanos: Death Note #1

Thanos: Death Note #1

(W) Christopher Cantwell, J. Michael Straczynski (A) Ron Lim, Andrea DiVito (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
RATED T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
SRP: $4.99

• Spinning out of Donny Cates & Nic Klein’s THOR comes an all-new Thanos one-shot, with Ron Lim’s return to the Mad Titan!
• Thanos is missing, presumed dead. But Thor has seen a vision of his return. And it is enough to make even a God fear. To prepare himself, to prepare the universe, Thor desperately searches for answers in Thanos’ past… and finds a glimpse of the Marvel Universe’s dark future.

Thanos: Death Note #1

Thanos’ Dark History with Asgard revealed in Thor #29

In the opening arc of Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s hit run of Thor, fans witnessed a disturbing vision of the Mad Titan Thanos laying waste to the Marvel Universe! Since then, Thor has done everything in his power to prevent this future from coming to pass, but has it been enough? Find out as this brewing plot comes to the forefront in a brand new arc starting December titled “The Legacy of Thanos.” The arc will be penned by guest writer Torunn Grønbekk who will join returning series artist Nic Klein for an adventure starring Thor and the Valkyrie Rúna. The arc will spin directly out of Thanos: Death Notes, the oversized Thanos one-shot hitting stands in November, and it will serve as a pivotal prelude to Cates and Klein’s future plans for Thanos’ upcoming conquest.

When a universally loathed foe kidnaps Thor’s baby sister Laussa and drags her so deep beyond Hel that not even Sif’s All-Sight can see her, the God of Thunder must call upon the one ally who has traveled so far into the unknown before: Rúna. But what dark secrets of Asgard’s bloody past lay beneath the frozen waters?

Check out the cover below and pick up the start of this thrilling new arc of Thor on December 7!

Thor #29

The Mad Titan Revisits his Brutal Past and Embraces his Darkest Future in Thanos: Death Notes!

This November, Marvel will publish a special one-shot starring one of the most iconic comic villains of all time—THANOS! Thanos: Death Notes will be an oversized issue containing riveting stories about the Mad Titan’s life and begin the path towards his next conquest. This issue spins directly out of Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s Thor run where Thor recently beheld a terrifying future involving Thanos and vowed to use all his power to prevent it. Thanos: Death Notes will be brought together by an incredible lineup of creators including J. Michael Straczynski, Torunn Grønbekk, Kyle Starks, Christopher Cantwell, Andrea Di Vito, Travel Foreman, and one of the character’s most definitive artists, cosmic extraordinaire Ron Lim!

Thanos is missing, presumed dead after the chilling events of Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribić’s Eternals. But Thor has seen a vision of his return. And it is enough to make even a God fear. To prepare himself, to prepare the universe, Thor desperately searches for answers in Thanos’ past…and finds a glimpse of the Marvel Universe’s dark future.

See the universe tremble once more when THANOS begins his next era in Thanos: Death Notes #1 on November 30th.

Thanos: Death Notes

Review: Eternals #10

Eternals #10

In Eternals #10, Kieron Gillen starts to lay the foundation for his upcoming event featuring the Eternals, Avengers, and (Not yet) X-Men with the help of some larger than life visuals from Esad Ribic and Matthew Wilson. This comic is Ocean’s 11 with godlike beings meets Thanos tortures the shit out of Phastos and deals with his parental issues and general hatred of the Earth. The Mad Titan’s storyline continues to be the best part of Gillen and Ribic’s Eternals run as he isn’t openly attacking and conquering Earth or other planets/worlds, but using subtler means and his new role as Prime Eternal to erase his parents from existence forever.

However, the scenes where Thanos isn’t monologuing, threatening or generally being a force are a blast with Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic in full blockbuster mode with Kingo, Sprite, Makkari, and Ajak slipping in via Sersi’s earrings as she dines (and flirts) with Namor. With the exception of one out of place face for Captain Marvel, Ribic’s god-like take on his figures works for this era of Avengers that has heavy hitters like Phoenix, Starbrand, and of course, Thor on the team. There’s a natural rhythm to Iron Man and Namor’s sniping, and Esad Ribic shows he can do comedy too with a hilarious reaction shot to Namor basically telling him he’s meeting Sersi in the hot tub. Then, on the other hand, Ribic channels classic children’s comics with the team’s distraction of Starbrand.

Eternals #10 is really a feast of tones with the Machine’s narration tying it all together, and as usual having all the best lines. Eternals’ huge cast of characters is an argument for the monthly series with characters like Ikaris and Thena, who featured prominently in the book’s first arc, taking a secondary, yet heroic role in this issue. This is because they’re more traditional heroes/fighters, and the infiltration of Avengers Mountain is all about the stealth and veneration of Celestials. Their deep connection to the Celestials makes Makkari and Ajak perfectly suited for this mission and to play more of an active role in the narrative. There’s even an flashy sequence using Makkari’s super speed that’s a nice riff on an old puzzle video game trope with ethereal colors from Wilson.

Makkari and Ajak are even more importantly to the big picture of Eternals and the Marvel Universe as a whole because of their history with the Avengers beginning back in 1,000,000 BC that was elucidated in the wonderful Eternals: Celestia one-shot. The Eternals have a complex relationship with the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes that is contextualized in a timely data page that could lead to so much thematic goodness and sets up a metaphor for the Avengers that goes beyond dysfunctional family, sports team, or super-celebrities. (That’s more the Mark Millar/Bryan Hitch Ultimates.) However, the Avengers/Eternals conflict is more in the appetizer period thanks to all the sneaking around and flirting. But if Kingo’s pop culture references hold true, this is going from religious-tinged heist to punch-up very soon.

Eternals #10 uses the focus of an infiltration mission to flesh out its large cast’s personalities while also sowing the seeds for a conflict with the Avengers with Esad Ribic’s art ranging from statuesque deities to light comedy. While this is going on, Gillen continues to craft Thanos’ arc as he wields moral dilemmas and family trauma as weapons instead of finger snaps and flashy jewelry. Kieron Gillen’s take on Thanos is quickly becoming one of my favorites as he continues to add new wrinkles to the usual Big Bad formula. I can’t wait to see what devilish conundrum he comes up with next.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Esad Ribic 
Colors: Matthew Wilson Letters: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.4  Recommendation: Buy

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Unboxing: One:12 Collective Thanos

Thanos has arrived as part of Mezco Toyz‘s One:12 Collective ready to show why he’s the most powerful being in the Marvel Universe.

The figure has an interesting gimmick with a light-up Infinity Gauntlet but does it pull it off?

What’d we think? Find out!

Get your own:

Mezco Toyz (waitlist)
Amazon


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Five New Comics Featured on comiXology Include the Pulse and Thanos

There’s five new comics on comiXology today. Four are from Marvel and one from Harlequin. You can start shopping now or check out the individual issues below.

Pulse Vol. 1: Thin Air

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Mark Bagley
Cover by Mike Mayhew
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Collects Pulse (2004) #1-5.

It’s an inside look at the Marvel Universe’s most notorious newspaper, the Daily Bugle! Former super hero and current private investigator Jessica Jones has just been offered a new job: a position with the Bugle’s new super-hero section, The Pulse! Jessica’s first assignment: to uncover the true identity of a former Bugle reporter’s super-powered murderer! How is millionaire industrialist Norman Osborn involved in the case? And how will Jessica’s shocking discovery affect the entire Marvel Universe?

Pulse Vol. 1: Thin Air

Pulse Vol. 2: Secret War

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Mike Mayhew
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Collects Pulse (2004) #6-9.

Jessica Jones and Luke Cage’s lives have been destroyed by the events of the Secret War, so what is Jessica going to do about it? Fans of SECRET WAR – feel THE PULSE as it pounds out more gritty intrigue even as it welcomes a new artist: award-winning comics superstar Brent (RISING STARS, ASTRO CITY) Anderson! Guest-starring: Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Nick Fury and more!

Pulse Vol. 2: Secret War

Thanos: Epiphany

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Al Milgrom, Jim Starlin
Cover by Jim Starlin
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Collects Thanos (2003) #1-6.

The most powerful, enigmatic villain in the Marvel Universe takes center stage in a galaxy-spanning tale woven by his creator, Jim Starlin (MARVEL UNIVERSE: THE END). He’s held ultimate power in his hands, only to see it all slip away time and again. His attempts at conquest and destruction have all been thwarted. So what inner demons drive the mad Titan known as Thanos towards his goals — and what hidden desires now pull at his heart and mind?

Thanos: Epiphany

Thanos: Samaritan

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Ron Lim, Al Milgrom
Cover by Jim Starlin
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Collects Thanos (2003) #7-12.

At the very edge of existence, Thanos has a fateful encounter with his lost love, Death, which causes him to re-evaluate his goals and his approach to attaining them. Meanwhile, a co-op of alien races Thanos has victimized forms a Super Posse to bag the Mad Titan once and for all!

Thanos: Samaritan

His Pregnant Princess Bride

Written by Catherine Mann
Art by Yu Mahara
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Erika, a princess of a small country in Northern Europe, is traveling to America. She needs to tell billionaire Gervais that she’s pregnant with his child. Three months ago, Erika met him in England and they spent a night together. She never intended to see him again but feels obligated to inform him of the baby. She’s shocked when Gervais is delighted by the news and proposes to her. But as the fifth sibling in her family, she has no claim to the throne! What could Gervais possibly want with her?

His Pregnant Princess Bride

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Funko Reveals Venom Pen Toppers

During their Funkoween, Funko has revealed Pop! Marvel: Venom Pen Toppers. The pen toppers feature Miles Morales, Thanos, Rocket Raccoon, and Captain Marvel all Venomized!

Order yours now!


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Unboxing: Marvel Legends Thanos (The Infinity Gauntlet)

From the classic comic story The Infinity Gauntlet, Hasbro has released this Thanos figure sure to snap right into your collection!

The figure is based on his classic comic look featuring alternative hands and alternative head.

What did we think? Find out!

You can get your own:
Amazon
Entertainment Earth
Big Bad Toy Store
ToyWiz


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Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Deluxe Thanos

Marvel Legends Thanos

Gather ‘round, kids. Here’s a story of how I almost passed up on what turned out to be a really great figure. So, when the Deluxe Thanos was previewed a few months back, I thought that it looked really good, but I figured I’d pass. While I have a pretty substantial Marvel Legends collection, and while I also have few qualms about getting another version of a character (or even the same character twice, if they go on two separate teams in my set-up), I thought I was set for Thanos. I had the MCU regular and armored versions, the previous Thanos BAF, and the Walmart Exclusive with the Infinity Gauntlet hand. Even though I thought that the King Thanos head looked great, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pick up the figure.

However! As the figure was hitting shelves, Target ended up having a 25% off a single toy coupon (both in store and in the app). With a small credit that I had already and the additional 5% percent I got off for having a Red Card, I thought it would be worth it to apply a fairly significant discount to the figure. And I’m glad I did.

The Deluxe Thanos is an excellent representation of the character. He’s big, both height-wise and in terms of mass, and definitely captures the Perez/Lim look of the character from The Infinity Gauntlet. The colors pop in a tremendously comic-accurate way. The heads are great, and I love the two interchangeable versions of the Gauntlet, particularly the “snap” hand. In fact, I thought that the “snap” hand and figure in general were so true-to-page that I included a photo of the figure next to that particular scene in the trade. It’s a fantastic adaptation. To give you some sense of the size and scale of the new version, I took a couple of pix next to other Thanoses (Is that right? Thanosi?) for some perspective.

Marvel Legends King Thanos

In display terms, I opted to use the King Thanos head. This is the future version of the Mad Titan that hails from the 2016 Thanos series; that series, incidentally, also brought us the introduction of Cosmic Ghost Rider (pictured) and The Fallen One/Silver Surfer (out now as a Walgreens exclusive; I’m still looking). In my (deeply irrational) mind, it made sense to go with the different version for the display. He does look damn cool with the Cosmic Ghost Rider.

I really appreciate that Hasbro is putting out these Deluxe figures, even though I know I probably won’t be gunning for all of them myself. (Contrary to what my wife might think, even I have my spending limits). But I’m glad that they exist, and I’m glad that they bring some wider character selections to the line. In fact, I’m hopeful that this might even be the avenue that manifests what is possibly my personal longest-asked-for Legend, Lockjaw. (Hell, how about a Pet Avengers boxed set? We’ve had versions of Zabu, Redwing, Ms. Lion, and Lockheed; give us Lockjaw and Throg, throw in Cosmo, and we’re golden).

Overall, this is a really good piece of work. Collectors that might have missed earlier offerings have a chance to add Thanos to their collection, and insane people like me can add another version to their universe. It’s another solid win.

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