Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mini-Comic-Review - Thanos #1

Name - Thanos #1
Published by - Marvel Comics
Written by - Jeff Lemire

Art by - Mike Deodato

Coloring by - Frank Martin
Letters by - Clayton Cowles

Well, the first issue of this new Thanos series is as was expected. If you are getting here knowing nothing about him except from the cameos from MCU movies, your curiosity will increase even more and you will begin to love him. And if you are already familiar and already love Thanos, well, you will buy this series no matter what I say. In reality, this first issue is mostly introductory, setting the stage for the next Thanos epic, which is inevitable to come.

This story follows the Mad Titan's latest journey into the marvel universe and follows almost directly from his adventure in Civil War II. Thanos returns to Black Quadrant to take back his throne in the only way he knows, through destruction. In this issue, we also get acquainted or more like reacquainted with his family members as all of the unique players are introduced in a way and their journey to reckoning start here. But the plot does lack volume and is quite slow so far.

Mike Deodato's art is somewhat unbalanced in my opinion throughout this issue. At times it is simply brilliant and charismatic portraying the true nature of the bleakness of the cosmos and the evilness of the characters presented here; while at other times his art completely feels out of place and too over-the-top to actually be enjoyable.

Despite my reverence for Thanos and high expectations from Jeff Lemire, I wasn't really expecting much from this due to various reasons. But I am glad to be wrong, as this book is quite fun. There are lots of room for improvement which only makes me more eager to check out where this story actually goes.

This gets 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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