Friday, April 5, 2013

Thanos Rising #1 (of 5)

Thanos Rising #1 - 365 Days of Comics
Thanos Rising #1
Not a huge fan.

Not of Thanos, but of Thanos Rising #1.

Like many children of the late 80's and early 90's, I love Marvel's The Infinity Gauntlet series. Not only does Thanos prove to be a bad-ass, but he also proves to be capable of love and hate...just like me! We're basically the same person. Or so I thought until I read Thanos Rising #1.

Based on the events that take place early in Thanos' life, as documented by Jason Aaron in Thanos Rising #1, Thanos was a strange kid who liked to draw (similar to me, so far so good), who's mother hated him (okay this is where we vary), and who eventually avenged the deaths of his friends by murdering a bunch of lizards (and similar again).

After reading issue one I have decided that I like a large bulky Thanos, not a skinny little lizard hater.

Jason Aaron's plotting is good enough, but the story he has to tell is boring. Simone Bianchi's art, on the other gauntletless hand, is not doing it for me. His figures look a bit off and their faces all seem doll like or lifeless. Lifeless works for Thanos, but not the other characters. In fact, I really enjoy the cover of Thanos' face. Bianchi has it in him, he just didn't put it in Thanos Rising #1.

Thanos Rising #1 - Rating 6/10 - Skip It


Dan said...

This makes me sad. Although i am not ordering Infinity Gauntlet to reread

Doc Thompson said...

The Infinity Gauntlet series?Why?It had one rediculas momment after another.