I donâ€™t know if you saw a little film last year called The Avengers. I know it flew under a lot of peopleâ€™s radars, so Iâ€™m not surprised if you missed it. If you were one of the few people who went to see The Avengers and you stuck through the credits you got a quick shot of Thanos, one of the major bad guys in the Marvel Universe. Well, Marvel comics has been pushing Thanos to the forefront ever since the movie came out with a big role in the first arc of Avengers Assemble, and now heâ€™s getting a limited series detailing his origin titled Thanos Rising. The series comes out in April and features the writing talent of Jason Aaron (Wolverine and the X-Men, Astonishing Thor) and art by Simone Bianchi (Wolverine, Shining Knight).
This will be the first time Aaron and Bianchi have worked together, so we get arguably Marvelâ€™s best writer teaming up with a fantastic artist with a beautiful painted style. Add in a big time character and you get one exciting mini-series. Check out the cover for the first issue of Thanos Rising below and make sure you pre-order this series from whatever source you get your comics from.
Over at Marvel.com you can read a Q & A with Aaron and Bianchi that goes into Thanos Rising. Aaron explains that the series takes the pieces set down by original Thanos creator Jim Starlin and fills out those pieces with some of his own. The series will show how Thanos became one of the baddest mothers in the universe, and is sure to touch on his relationship with sweet lady Death.