Reply #266 - April 28, 2018, 02:26 AM
I quite enjoyed it. I was very pleased we saw the return/fate of the Red Skull. Captain America was quite striking, having ripped off his American flag (as the symbol of what America can/should be, I always quite enjoyed when he either quit being Captain America or wrapped himself in the American flag and opposed the US government, to showcase a moral stand). The only thing that annoyed me was that there was no Death. The whole point of Thanos wiping out half the universe in the comics was as a tribute to Death (a tribute he only truly started after murdering his own mother, then slaughtering his children). Come on, the worship and desire to be the husband/consort of Mistress Death is part and parcel of the whole mythology. I can only hope the golden skinned aliens in the last guardians of the galaxy end credits really did create Adam Warlock, a character so intrinsic to the Infinity gems and the entire Thanos mythology. I'm also holding out hope for the sociopathic eternal Eros, brother of Thanos. He had some sweet stories and interactions with his god brother.
I fucking loved the story of how Thanos' mother tried to murder him as soon as he was born. How she looked into his eyes and saw the deaths of galaxies. I want to see that in part two. Also his brother. Eros/Starfox is much more interesting in a way. How a sociopath learns to play the role most suited for him to get what he wants. His brother is far more honest. There is no lies. There is no deception. There is only Thanos.
Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, published a new book before he left Marvel. It was supposed to be the first in a new Thanos trilogy, but sadly this was not to be.
I mean, it could still happen, but the bloke's 68 as I type this. He may not live long enough to release the final two, so for now we have to console ourselves with the first (and possibly only) part of the new trilogy. Thanos: The Infinity Siblings.
I enjoyed reading it.
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'