New Thanos Reprints Out From Marvel In September


The creator of this season's most talked-about Marvel superhero, Thanos, is back with two new reprint titles in September. The work of the legendary Jim Starlin will appear in "Thanos: The Final Threat" and "The Thanos Quest", one-shot reprints.

(spoilers ahead)

It was news to Starlin that his character Thanos made an appearance at the end of "The Avengers" movie; as he told Hero Complex at the time:

"It’s nice to see my work recognized as being worth something beyond the printed page, and it was very cool seeing Thanos up on the big screen...But this is the second film that had something I created for Marvel in it — the Infinity Gauntlet in “Thor” being the other – and both films I had to pay for my own ticket to see them. Financial compensation to the creators of these characters doesn’t appear to be part of the equation."

Perhaps since then, Marvel has reached out to the writer/artist about the issue. It'd be great to see Starlin involved in some new Thanos-related Marvel work, especially in light of future movie projects focusing on the big mean purple dude. Thanos will also be featured in an "Avengers Assemble" issue that month, written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley. Andy Park's concept art for "Marvel's the Avengers" graces the cover of "The Thanos Quest."

Here's the covers for "Thanos: The Final Threat" and "The Thanos Quest", as well as the full press release:

Thanos Reigns Supreme in THANOS: THE FINAL THREAT #1 and THANOS QUEST #1 – Out This September!

He’s the most talked about villain of the year, and this fall Marvel is bringing fans everything you need to know about Thanos in Thanos: The Final Threat #1 and Thanos Quest #1! From creator Jim Starlin, Thanos: The Final Threat #1 follows the Mad Eternal as he gathers the cosmic Infinity Gems in a bid for interplanetary power! Can even the combined might of the Avengers, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and others stand up to Thanos might? But that’s not all! Jim Starlin and Ron Lim continue the son of Titan’s quest for power in Thanos Quest #1! Except this time, he’s looking destroy half the population of the universe, and rule all he surveys! And with a cover featuring the concept art from Marvel’s The Avengers by Andy Park, no fan can miss out!

Finally – don’t miss out as Thanos deals the Avengers a mighty blow in the pages of Avengers Assemble #7 by the chart topping creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley! Thanos has his sights set on Earth, and it’s Mightiest Heroes so it will be up to the Avengers AND the Guardians of the Galaxy to band together and save the Marvel Universe! But will it be enough?

Get in on all the intergalactic action with Thanos: The Final Threat #1, Thanos Quest #1, and Avengers Assemble #7 coming to comic shops everywhere, the Marvel Comics app and the Marvel Digital Comics Shop this September.

Need more Thanos in your read pile, but can’t want to wait until the Fall? Check out the Infinity Gauntlet TPB & Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos TPB, available now at your local comic shop!



Art & Cover by MARK BAGLEY



Written by JIM STARLIN

Art & Cover by JIM STARLIN



Written by JIM STARLIN

Art by RON LIM

Cover by ANDY PARK


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