Cap suggested twice that I lead this discussion, so here it is. I decided at the last minute to put these series in a thread of their own rather than to fold them into “What Comic Books Have You Read Today?” (The “plus” is the various series leading up to and in between the OGNs.) Here’s a look at what’s ahead.
Infinity Abyss #1-6 (2002)
Marvel: The End #1-6 (2003)
Thanos #1-6 (2004)
Infinity Revelation OGN (2014)
Thanos vs. the Hulk #1-4 (2015)
Infinity Relativity OGN (2015)
Infinity Entity #1-4 (2016)
Infinity Finale OGN (2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1-5 (2017)
Infinity Siblings OGN (2018)
Infinity Conflict OGN (2018)
For completeness’ sake, I’ll move what I posted yesterday about Thanos Annual #1 (2014) here: “It’s by Starlin and Lim, and features Thanos from two different periods in his life (after his first major defeat by Captain Marvel and between panels of Infinity War #5). It ‘foreshadows’ events of Starlin’s early 2K series (as well as events of the non-Starlin ‘Annihilation’ series), but is too complicated for a Starlin novice. Even for a Starlin fan it’s not essential, but I enjoyed it.”
THANOS: THE INFINITY ENDING: I don’t have a lot to say specifically about this story, other than that it brings closure (yet it is also open-ended) to characters Starlin has been working with, off and on, for four decades. If this is Starlin’s last word on these characters (he has said so and there’s no reason for me to believe it is not), I’m okay with that.
Now if he’d revisit Dreadstar I would be truly happy.
So I read it too, last night. And I don't have much to say. I feel like I've read most of this before, theme-wise and plot-twist-wise, which is only underscored by all the time travel, where we actually re-experience comics we've read before. It was ... familiar.
Maybe I'm just tired of Starlin's take on the universe. But one thing I will never tire of is Alan Davis' art. The guy is just astonishingly good. He could illustrate Flipper and I'd linger on every page. (I bet he draws awesome dolphins.)
Thanos Too, Electric Boogaloo!
Richard Mantle said:
- Thanos Messiah
- Children of Thanos
- God Emperor of Thanos
- Heretics of Thanos
- Chapterhouse Thanos