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Thanos Returns This April

The Mad Titan gets a limited series for his latest tale!

Cosmic fans, get some confetti ready because you'll likely want to celebrate. Last week Marvel released a teaser simply stating "BIRTH." Now we have an idea what that's about. Thanos is not only coming back with his own limited series called THANOS RISING in April, but it's being written by Jason Aaron (who is currently killing it on THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) and the very talented artist Simone Bianchi.

The limited series will dive into the cosmic villain's earliest years on his home planet Titan and showcase the course of events that turned him into such a formidable foe. The timing couldn't be any better since so many people are now itching to learn more about Thanos after that mid-credit scene in The Avengers. .

Aaron shared some details about the upcoming comic with

This is not a super hero story. There are no good guys swooping in to save the day here. This is the origin story of a very bad dude. A cosmic mass murderer.

Aaron also said he thinks run will stay true to Jim Starlin's original ideas for the Mad Titan while expanding on some parts of his origin, and even diving into Thanos' odd romantic history.

Thanos fans, are you psyched to see this team take a shot at the character?


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Posted by zackattack529


Posted by MadeinBangladesh

ohhhhhhh S*****T!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Grey56

@Mucklefluga: Thank golly I'm not the only one who feels this way. I can't abide Marvel's treatment of cover art whenever they get an itch in their pants.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

great can't wait to read it.

Posted by Grey56

@FoxxFireArt:Charming. Thrill me with whom you believe to be more erstwhile in spending more of Marvel's capital on. On second thought - don't.

Posted by FatFriar_16

I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THANOS!!!!!!! But, now... everyone "loves" Thanos...... So, it's getting kinda awkward. =\

ANYWAY!!!!!!! I'M STILL EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD XD XD

Posted by mk111


Hey now! Love should be spread!

Posted by FatFriar_16

Is it going to lead up into Drax's story at all? That would be a decent way to end this series... with Thanos destroying Drax's life.

Posted by mk111


You don't hate Drax, do you?

Posted by thanosrules

Very excited about this!

Jason Aaron also talks with MTV Geek about this mini-series in this video...

Posted by FatFriar_16

@mk111: Yeah, but now all of the original Thanos fans will be dealing with a whole new generation of fanboys. How many of them actually remember the original Infinity Gauntlet and SS story-lines?!? Still, I like the character so much that I'm still glad they've been able to keep "The Nihilist" around even if he is turning into a sort of pop sensation.

Posted by FatFriar_16

@mk111 said:


You don't hate Drax, do you?

lol... No. He's another one of my favorite characters. Their stories play off of each other in an awesome way. Drax's whole life is kind of kicked off by what Thanos has done to him.

Posted by mk111


Oh, okay. Thats cool then. Yeah, Drax and Thanos always appear in the same comics. Drax's obsession with Thanos can get a bit annoying, but I can understand why Drax would hate him.

Posted by feargalr

Awesome sauce

Posted by FatFriar_16

@mk111: And, since they said there would be no real heroes in this story. It would be neat if after they describe what had made Thanos into Thanos, they finished with the beginnings of another origin story (Drax's) that probably wouldn't have ever happened without the corruption of the titan. They could just allude to it if the series isn't long enough to describe it all, that would be wicked.

Posted by BritishMonkey

This makes me very very very happy.

Posted by zombietag

jason aaron

Posted by CrimsonAlchemist

Can't Wait!! It's been so long since Thanos had a limited I thoroughly enjoyed the last one.


This book will be mine,dammit!

Posted by MSBoyd23

@Mercy_: They've only got three years to get the general public up to speed, after all...

Posted by Smurfboy


Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Gosh I want this so bad...Thanos is just the perfect villain. This is something I would definitely not trade wait for.

Posted by GreenScar1990

I'm not sold on this just yet. Personally, if anyone should be writing Thanos' story in depth, it should be his creator Jim Starlin. Other than him, there's few that I would consider being worthy enough to write the Mad Titan. I'm a bit nervous about Jason Aaron being the wirter.

Don't get me wrong, his Thor: God of Thunder series has been great thus far, but his previous run on Incredible Hulk was total, absoulte garbage! Now do you see why I'm not so sure if he'll be able to write Thanos as well as we hope he will.

Posted by Pyrogram


Posted by King-Stranglehold da first

I know I'm late, but I cant fcking wait!!!

Posted by Novemberx2



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so basically after age of ultron its a thanos event? (sigh marvel you've announce 2014 event before your 2013 event has even begun)

Posted by DonFelipe

@Mucklefluga said:

@Grey56 said:

I didn't even require an explanation. Thank you for sharing.

- Also, Marvel, please stop putting that damn ugly red banner on the books which takes away from the art form. It's ridiculous and I don't give two bits over what ridiculous overhaul you're going through to make money. Just make good stories and combine it with great art - voila. It's not like you needed them in the 60's-80's.

Yes! Those damn banners ruin the covers!

The advantage of the red banner is that all the useless info that is on the red banner doesn't ruin the actual cover. What I don't get why most comic book publishers have to put the bar code on the front of comic books and not on the back. There is no bar code on the front of ordinary books (or any other products)... where possible it's always on the back or side (of the item/box/package). Just my 2 cents...

Posted by DonFelipe

@k4tzm4n said:

Aaron shared some details about the upcoming comic with

This is not a super hero story. There are no good guys swooping in to save the day here. This is the origin story of a very bad dude. A cosmic mass murderer.

This is going to be good! Who needs superheroes anyway...?

Posted by Randallsilver

Fantastic! I've been collecting comics with Thanos for many years (even have the first appearance in Iron Man #55), and I can't wait for a new series with my favorite super- villain.

Also, I agree with Grey56: please stop that ugly red banner thing

Posted by Grey56

@DonFelipe:It's a positive spin on how to view the banner - though I don't know that I wouldn't prefer the organic color of the natural background interrupted by the product being peddled. I do however completely agree that the bar code could probably be better served on the back cover.

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