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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 Marvel.com.

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?

Source: Marvel.com

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Posted by Scott757

sweet!

Posted by broo1232

Ahh I so want this but my budget might not stretch.

Posted by Shika1Dude

origin story?? Hmmm I smell a reboot

Posted by Yung ANcient One
So it wasn't Thanos Jr. (+)
Posted by Ninjaduck88

Is this the same as what Son of Titan would have been?

Posted by mk111

Thats cool for Thanos fans, but wasn't this canceled? And after he was made to be a chump in Assemble, I hope this does him justice.

Edited by Grey56

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.

Posted by Lvenger

Heads up buddy this new mini series might begin the process of redemption for Thanos after Bendis ruined him.

Posted by mk111

@Lvenger:

I sure hope so. Bendis was so incompetent.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Hmm. Not sure I can afford to add this to my list, what with Age Of Ultron happening at the same time. I'll think about it. Thanks for letting us know. :)

Posted by TDK_1997

Not gonna buy it!

Posted by impossibilly

Sweet! This is what I hoped it would be when the BIRTH teaser was released!

Aaron + Bianchi doing Thanos: Year One? Just take my money now.

Posted by Mucklefluga

@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!

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Marvel produces way too many spin off titles for characters that don't deserve them.

Posted by Loki9876

cool

Posted by CRTrobinson

Am I the only one who hates Simone Binachi's work? I literally can't stand his art!

Posted by __transgojobot__

::sigh:: We're not even a month into 2013 and 'rise' has twice reared its silly head again. First the new Ghost in the Shell animation, and now this title.

Posted by mk111

@FoxxFireArt:

I don't see why Thanos doesn't deserve one. At his best, he is one of the coolest Marvel villains. Granted, at his worst, he can be pretty lousy.

Posted by dondave

Awesome, definitely buying this

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Posted by GothamRed

Love thanos, should be fun

Posted by neiliusprime

Thanos origin stories? I'm down!

Posted by broo1232

That cover is more than epic.

Posted by judasnixon

If he is half as cool as one armed, one eyed, crazy, old man Thor. I might have to check it out.

Posted by kid Apollo

wow thanos origin story, ill pick it up for sure

Edited by wmwadeii

I see over the course of the next 2 years a lot of stories like this. Also more involving the Gaurdians. Gotta get everything and everyone familiar with the events leading up to Avengers 2

@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.

I don't mind it for an issue or two. I hate what DC does more when they are just placing adds at the top of their comics (save Africa, Arrow, Dark Knight, etc). Marvel does a better job of this by just changing their logo on the cover. Maybe they can just create a new Marvel NOW logo similar to how DC has The New 52 just as an add-on to the cover title.

Posted by Killemall

@Lvenger said:

Heads up buddy this new mini series might begin the process of redemption for Thanos after Bendis ruined him.

haha I am gonna read the sh*t out of it, again again if it does.

If Thanos is actually redeemed i am gonna get 5 copies of the whole series, its my promise to the writer :)

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@CRTrobinson: @CRTrobinson said:

Am I the only one who hates Simone Binachi's work? I literally can't stand his art!

WHAT is possibly bad about thease

Posted by laflux

@Killemall said:

@Lvenger said:

Heads up buddy this new mini series might begin the process of redemption for Thanos after Bendis ruined him.

haha I am gonna read the sh*t out of it, again again if it does.

If Thanos is actually redeemed i am gonna get 5 copies of the whole series, its my promise to the writer :)

Gah- its my job to alert Killemall to things like these.

Consider yourself warned >.<

Posted by Lvenger

@laflux:

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

<3

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Cool

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Dammit Marvel! I was finally starting to narrow down my pull list but you keep teasing more series that I want!

Posted by sora_thekey

Has his origin not been told?

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Posted by mk111

@sora_thekey:

It has, but never in great detail.

Posted by jloneblackheart

@sora_thekey: It's been told, but never played out. Brief stories. There is plenty to elaborate on.

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Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

@CRTrobinson said:

Am I the only one who hates Simone Binachi's work? I literally can't stand his art!

I think you are

@G_Money_Christmas said:

Dammit Marvel! I was finally starting to narrow down my pull list but you keep teasing more series that I want!

Exactly

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

This makes sense that this is a limited series

Posted by nappystr8

Sigh, I was really hoping for Thanos Jr., that would have been super trippy. Oh well this still looks solid, and Jason Aaron has grown on me hugely. If this is a limited series I will probably pick it up. And besides, if its an origin that means Starfox will show up. I love that dude.

Posted by Killemall

@laflux said:

Gah- its my job to alert Killemall to things like these.

Consider yourself warned >.<

Also Marvel writer could we please get a back story on Reality - 9047 crazy a$$ Thermos :p he was badass, even manage to beat Tom Defalco's avatar on panel :p

Say what you will Thermos was a badass :)

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Posted by Green ankh

I hope Surfer and Adam Warlock are soon to follow.

Posted by Arevish

Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi.

Do you REALLY need more informations?

Posted by ThanosIsMad

YES *insert M. Bison gif*

Edited by wr3h

:D

Posted by WaveMotionCannon

I'm there

Posted by Mercy_

Prepare for Thanos overload in prep for Avengers 2 in 3...2...1...

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Posted by deadpool25mm

Finally ! Thanos!

Posted by HushoftheWind

Richard Rider Nova better be coming back this April too dammit

Posted by Cavemold

3.99 0f course~

Posted by DaltonMunnal

I love the cover, minus the obnoxious Marvel Now crap.

Posted by Cavemold

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.

SOLD!

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