Monday, April 30, 2018

Thanos Annual #1 Review - Marvel Monday

Writer: Donny Cates, Katie Cook, Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, Christopher Hastings, Ryan North
Artist: Geoff Shaw, Andre Lima, Araujo Flaviano, Armentaro, Katie Cook, Frazer Irving, Will Robson
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: April 25, 2018
Cover Price: $4.99
Review by: Dispatchdcu (Click for all his awesome reviews!)

Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

Guess who's late to the party? You!... unless you’ve been reading Thanos for the past year because it’s been the best book out for months now. I’m sorry you're just figuring this out now with the last issue... the annual... but you know what; get the trades. You won’t be disappointed.

Now, this annual is a bit different than most.. yet also kind of the same. You see; most annuals have stories that don’t tie into the main story. They’re just a side story, or stories, about the character but they don’t need to be read to continue with the book. Well, Thanos is done! So, this was it! However, this story is told by the Cosmic Ghost Rider..... kind of as a prelude to his own title!

We find out that throughout the many stories of Thanos, that the Cosmic Ghost Rider is, in fact, dead and standing around talking to us. But by the end of the story, we find out that he was actually talking to Odin the entire time at the gates of Valhalla and Odin is welcoming him in as the story ends.

It’s going to be continued in Cosmic Ghost Rider number 1, which is going to be like a spin-off. Let’s see if I can prepare you for your SAT: Cosmic Ghost Rider is to the TV Show Angel as Thanos is to..... if you said Buffy, you are totally right!

Throughout the annual, the stories of Thanos were just funny stories for the most part with some dark twists. They were all honestly pretty good. None of them tie together other than the fact that Thanos is basically an evil bag of goat testicles, but we all knew that anyway.

But, we had some killer art, even some amazing little kid cartoon art, as well as hilarious morbid stories about wishing people happy birthdays every year of their life and helping old women cross streets to ruin the future of the world... all for his love of death.

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Bits and Pieces:

Pick it up and read it. You don’t need any prior knowledge to read the issue and if you don’t, Thanos will come and wish you a happy birthday until your dead!


1 comment:

  1. Look at Jim doing a Marvel review, a proper Marvel review at that. This run of Thanos has been damn good! Lots of surprises along the way and with a Thanos that feels like Thanos, not a sad dad.