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An Absolute Home Run from Cates and Team that Perfectly Gets to the Core of Thanos as a Character
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2018
Easily one of the best and most entertaining Marvel books I have read in the last few years. Donny Cates picks up the mantel of Thanos scribe from Jeff Lemire and finishes the Mad Titan's solo series with an all time great character study of the Infinity War villain. When a Cosmic Ghost Rider arrives in the present to recruit Thanos for a mission in the far distant future, the Mad Titan is unwilling to be summoned like a mercenary. However, when he is effectively kidnapped Thanos finds out the person requesting his help in the future is none other than King Thanos: a future version of the Titan himself who has wiped out all life in the galaxy and defeated all of his longstanding enemies. Now kept company by only a broken Hulk (turned into Thanos' mad dog) and the undead Cosmic Ghost Rider (Frank Castle of all people who steals the show), Thanos has one last goal to achieve with the help of his younger self: defeating the Silver Surfer who has become the new wielder of Mjolnir. The book is a nonstop joy ride of amazing and over the top moments that also completely get to the heart of what makes Thanos such an enduring and engaging villain. The Cosmic Ghost Rider spin off series can't come soon enough as it provides a new take on the Punisher that is riotously entertaining. The collection also includes the hysterical Thanos Annual which sees Frank relaying some of Thanos' most despicable deeds outside of killing Marvel heroes (including an insane short story where the Titan shows up to pester a random Earth kid every year on his birthday).