If you didn’t already know, on Wednesdays (Aka New Comicbook Day) I work at Richmond Comix on Richmond’s South Side, where they are nice enough to give me a Pick of the Week! I post that pick on Instagram and Twitter, and then review that book/series here on Thursdays! Nick’s Pick this week is Thanos God Up There Listening.
If you read the last big Marvel Event; Infinity, you know about Thanos’ Inhuman born son, Thane. This book picks up where Infinity left off in his story. Thane stands in the remains of the desolated Inhuman city where he lived his whole life. Now burdened with the violent results of his powers emerging thanks to the Terrigen Bomb unleashed by Black Bolt. Ebony Maw, one of Thanos’ Black Order seemingly haunts Thane as he denies his relation to Thanos, and seems confused on what direction his life will take. Ebony Maw offers him a chance to learn of Thanos’ history and Thane’s own future as the venture together into space at the end of issue #1.
In issue #2, Thane finds himself on an alien world where the inhabitants cringe at the mention of Thanos, and find a being who possesses the ability to share a psychically “recorded” memory with others. It seems Ebony Maw had commissioned him to be near Thanos and record events in the Mad Titan’s life. He now offers to share those memories with Thane, starting with Thanos’ quest to destroy Ego the Living Planet! The recorded memory is so real, Thane can feel the heat from flames, the cold of space, and even feels Thanos can sense him. Is he wrong, or can the memory representation actually sense/interact with him?
The series is only four issues, so we won’t have to wait long for answers! All in all, I really enjoyed the first two issues, and can’t wait for the third! Rob Williams does a great job with the narrative and really makes me interested not only in Thane, but the story of Thanos versus Ego as well. The only draw back to the book is that while issue one’s art is all Iban Coello (who kills it!), but the second issue jumps between Coello, Neil Edwards, and Paco Diaz, which makes it a bit choppy when reading. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Infinity, Marvel Space stories in general, or fans of Thanos! Can’t wait to see all of this mini series and more work from Rob Williams and Iban Coello in the future! Come back next week for more reviews, or check out some of the other stuff here at Blackhole-Comics.com!
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