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Thanos Rising #1 Review
April 8, 2013 By Holly Clarkson
Thanos Rising #1
I’m sure by now all of you have seen the clip at the end of The Avengers. Many people probably just wondered “Why is Red Skull purple?” Well folks, I’m here to tell you that was Thanos, an Eternal who was born on the moon of Saturn, Titan. If you haven’t read Infinity Gauntlet (which you should), then obviously Thanos is a mysterious character that you probably don’t know a lot about. I read most of the comics Thanos appears in and I still don’t know a lot about him. He is obsessed with Death, who just so happens to be a smoking hot broad in the Marvel Universe. He’s DYING to meet her. Get it? Boom. The new limited series coming out by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi is called Thanos Rising. As the title strongly hints, the series is about how Thanos became the self-obsessed death-loving purple people eater that we all love to hate. I just picked up the first issue, and it is pretty good. The story starts with the mother of Thanos giving birth to the aforementioned monster. And she isn’t bad looking; she looks like a regular Eternal, except she’s smoking hot. When she sees her baby looks like something Barney pooped out she decides to try to kill it. She fails, no spoiler alert needed there. The story then picks up with Thanos in his awkward Middle School phase, not sure whether to woo women or tell them about that time he dressed up as Tinky Winky for Halloween.
Tinky Winky grows up to be one of the biggest threats to the Avengers and the world, so put that in your stomach and watch it. Like “put that in your pipe and smoke it”, but the teletubby version. The story gets really interesting later on, when Thanos the nerd makes friends and decides to go exploring with them. Obviously it doesn’t end too well. It’s a really good take on how Thanos originated, and definitely helps give you a better look at the next big Marvel movie villain. The art is very well done as well; Thanos’ eyes are creepier than Michael Jackson working at Build-A-Bear-Workshop. I definitely recommend picking this issue up before it goes off the shelves; it is worth the four bucks you’ll spend on it. Plus you’ll look super smart in front of your friends when you go see a Marvel movie and Thanos shows up. On a side note, the title Thanos Rising could be taken MANY “mind in the gutter” ways, but I’ll leave that up to you.
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