Marvel Comics announced on Wednesday Thanos Rising, a new miniseries by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi that will offer what would appear to be an authoritative, modern origin of the cosmic villain who was introduced to millions of moviegoers in the closing moments of The Avengers. Beginning in April, the story of Thanos' rise to p
If you think about it, Darkseid and Thanos would probably get along. Their similarities, most notably their obsession with death (or in Darkseid's case, Anti-Life), have often linked the two in fans' minds
Memo to the actor who played Thanos in the Avengers movie: Don't count on any job security, because Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige feels like there's some recasting wiggle room for when the character reappears to cause more trouble in future movies - even if he's not saying exactly when (and where) that will be.Talking to MTV News, Fiege refused to elaborate on when the Purple Titan will show up next, but teased that the studio doe
Over the past year, Joe Keatinge has found success as the writer of Glory and Hell Yeah for Image, but last week, Marvel announced that they'd tapped him to tell the origin of one of their toughest villains in Thanos: Son of Titan. With the character's sudden prominence in Hollywood (spoilerzzz), it's a pretty big step for Keatinge, which is why I spoke to him about his plans for the book, his
Marvel's Director of Communications - Publishing & Digital Media Arune Singh introduced the members of the publisher's "Next Big Thing" panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday: Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, editor Sana Amanat, talent scout C.B. Cebulski, writer Marjorie
Many people met him for the first time during his mid-credit appearance in the record-breaking officially-third-most-successful-movie-ever The Avengers, but even for those of us who've been familiar with the character for a long time, there's still one question to be answered about Thanos: What makes him tick? A new mini-series aims to answer that for everyone.Joe Keatinge, known for his Image series Hell Yeah! and Glory, takes on the mantle of Thanos' biographer in the five-issue
One of the most accepted truisms in super-hero comics is that there's not a whole lot of new stuff to be found underneath Earth's yellow sun. With seventy years of heroes, villains, selfless acts and dastardly schemes, plenty of creators have come up with bold new ideas, only to find out that they were done years ago. Probably by Jack Kirby.
But that's not necessarily a bad thing. A lot of the fun of super-hero comics comes from taking those old elements and seeing a new spin on them. Whether they're obvious and intentional stand-ins -- like The Authority's Apollo and Midnighter as Superman-and-Batman -- or creations that try to slip by unnoticed, there are plenty of bootleg versions of super-heroes out there, and some of them actually become great in their own right. And those are the characters we're spotlighting today with a look at The Top Five Greatest Knockoff Characters In Comics!