Thanos Imperative #3
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So let’s talk about the book. The battle at the fault continues. The Galactus engine does something and one of the cosmic entities is destroyed. Our universe’s main line of defense begins to fall back. Nova, gaining some cosmic awareness from the dying entity, learns some of the plans of the cancerverse villains. To counteract these plans, he creates a strike force of power (Quasar, Beta Ray Bill, Gladiator, Ronan, Silver Surfer and himself) for a stealth mission. Meanwhile, inside the fault, Star-Lord and his crew are taken by the Vision to Titan, the last point of resistance in the cancerverse. There, our heroes learn how the cancerverse came into existence. Lord Mar-Vell infected all of the heroes of this universe and used them to do a dark ritual, killing the avatar of death, and as a result, killing death itself. This caused the demons and monsters to be released. That is his purpose in our universe as well. To find death’s avatar (Thanos), and kill him. To stop him, Thanos must reverse the ritual. However, before that can happen, Drax snaps and attacks Thanos, putting an anti-matter disc on him and disintegrating him. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Visually stunning, as usual. Beautiful colors adorn every page. Storywise, starting to pick up. We’re beginning to get some revelations as to what is going on and how this story will end. Even with all of the characters, we still had time for some good individual characterization. Lord Mar-Vell’s origin made perfect sense and I can’t wait for him to go one on one with Thanos. The cosmic stealth team visual gave me a Right Stuff flashback. (That’s an 80′s space movie for all you youngins out there.) I like that the sarcasm is still being incorporated into the writing. It adds some lightness to a very dark situation. Next issue should see a bit more space fighting and I’m personally looking forward to when the Revengers take on Nova’s band of cosmic bruisers. (I’m just wondering who Marvel plans on “sacrificing” to give this story lasting relevance.) That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Good origin story. Sets up for a few big battles that should be visually stunning.||Too many characters and everyone want to be in the show. Drax/Thanos battle was bad.|