Good news, curious comic fans and non-comic fans confused by the post-credits scene in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: you're about to learn the origin of Thanos, aka the grinning cosmic being in the post-credits scene in Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi's Thanos Rising #1 will finally clue the world in on where the character came from.
“This is without a doubt one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever gotten to write for Marvel. It’s the origin of an outer space serial killer, the story of the universe’s weirdest romance and a grand cosmic tragedy, all wrapped up in one,” explained writer Jason Aaron. “This is me taking five issues to really dig into the head of a space-faring world conqueror, mass murderer and hopeless romantic. I love writing stories with villains as the main character, and this book is about Thanos all the way.”
“The story of Thanos’ rise to power would make Shakespeare shudder,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “The epic saga of a young boy, born in blood on a planet far, far away, who grows to become one of the most powerful and terrifying forces in the Marvel Universe, ‘Thanos Rising’ takes a cold, hard look at the eternal question: Are some people just born evil?’
Thanos has been kicking around the Marvel Universe since 1975; however, we don’t really know THAT much about him. Perhaps his involvement with the Marvel Cinematic Universe influenced the House of Ideas to finally tell his full story. Will you be picking it up?