It’s a big year for Thanos as the character has an original graphic novel on the way and an annual by none other than the Infinity Gauntlet dream team of Jim Starlin and Ron Lim.
This May, experience an untold tale of the Mad Titan in the THANOS ANNUAL – written by legendary Thanos scribe Jim Starlin and drawn by Infinity Gauntlet artist Ron Lim!
Learn how a devastating defeat in Thanos’ past sets into motion cataclysmic events that cannot be undone. Facing his own demise, Thanos welcomes the afterlife – expected to be greeted by his one true love, Death. He was wrong. At the edge of his life, Thanos is greeted by the malicious Mephisto!
“Jim Starlin and Ron Lim, the team that brought you the classic ‘Infinity Gauntlet,’ are reuniting in ‘Thanos Annual’ to tell a brand-new story that paves the road to Starling’s upcoming ‘Thanos’ original graphic novel,” says Marvel Editor In Chief Axel Alonso. “If that’s not essential reading in a year when Marvel Comics is bridging the gap to the cosmos, I don’t know what is.”
But Mephisto is not alone. A mysterious being waits for the Mad Titan. A mysterious being who will take him on an unparalleled journey through space and time – providing Thanos with important glimpses into his future. His greatest triumphs, and his most crushing defeats. Now, Thanos must face down Mephisto, the Avengers, and even his future self if he is to prepare for what comes next! But can he?
Events set in motion in Thanos’ past will have devastating consequences in August’s upcoming Thanos: The Infinity Revelation original graphic novel! Don’t miss one minute of the action as the legendary team that brought you Infinity Gauntlet re-teams for the THANOS ANNUAL this May!
Well this sounds like a massive issue for fans of the Mad Titan and Marvel’s cosmic characters in general. I love the idea of Thanos verses Mephisto too, that’s just awesome and has tons of promise for one knock-down, drag-out brawl between the two godlike characters.
Teaming Lim and Starlin is brilliant too as the pair basically redefined a minor character, who was more than a little goofy, into a universe-threatening powerhouse that could go toe-to-toe against anyone. And I’m sure I’m not alone in this one, but Infinity Gauntlet is a personal favorite of mine too. So obviously, this and this August’s Infinity Revelation OGN are books that I’ll be waiting for.
Grab your Ultimate Nullifier and get ready for more of the big, purple guy; Thanos Annual #1 hits stands this May from Marvel Comics.