Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Thanos Imperative #1 (of 6)

The Thanos Imperative #1 - Comic of the DayI haven't really been keeping up with the Marvel galactic wars involving Nova, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and other cosmically powered Marvel heavyweights, but I will gladly pick up any title which features the mad titan, Thanos.

Thanos is such a great character because he is directed evil. He is not one of those villains that just commits crimes, or wrongs worlds just because he can; rather, Thanos has always had the aim to kill life throughout the universe to impress his beloved Death. Death, in Marvel's case or maybe just in the eyes of Thanos, is a woman. Thanos is all dead flowers and stale marshmallows over Death, so he will gladly do anything to give her what she wants.

Thanos has just returned from the dead, a fate he accepted since it brought him by the side of his mistress, and now has the rage of a...well, a mad titan. He did not want to return to life.

In the comic of the day, The Thanos Imperative #1, Thanos directs his captors to unleash him on an alternate universe that threatens the core Marvle universe. The alternate universe, known as the Cancerverse, is a universe without death. Apparently, there aren't any dead bodies, graves or urn salesmen (Are there urn salesmen any where? "Get you're urn!" I imagine them at baseball games.).Though the Canserverse lacks death, they seem more than willing to bring it to the main universe so that they can expand their bursting with life universe.

In the end the overall story doesn't concern me much. I just want to see Thanos get all cosmic on someone's ass.

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