New Marvel Hire Donny Cates Says Writing Thanos Comic Gave Him Nightmares

New Marvel Hire Donny Cates Says Writing Thanos Comic Gave Him Nightmares

Posted by August 18, 2017 Comment

Donny Cates signed a Marvel EXCLUSIVE contract exactly one month ago. And we learned he’d be taking over Thanos from Jeff Lemire just two days later. Today, Cates revealed that he already suffers nightmares from his job.

We already know most of the titles Marvel is publishing in November, but that hasn’t stopped Marvel from slowly doling its November solicits out to hungry media partners to use as EXCLUSIVE web content. Amongst todays various titles being rerevealed is Thanos by Donny Cates and Geoff “Jeff” Shaw. But in a shocking twist for a publisher-sanctioned fluff interview, Cates bared his soul about how the writing process on Thanos has affected his life at home.

“I’m not exaggerating whatsoever when I tell you this book has given me nightmares,” Cates told website IGN in a candid interview about the upcoming comic. “It’s been hard to shake this one off when I clock off for the day. ”

Cates also shared some details on what the series will be about, and it sounds like it’s fulfilling Legacy’s promise as a breath of fresh air from the recent doom and gloom of books like Secret Empire, where the bad guys win and everyone suffers. “We’re going to show you what happens when Thanos wins. And just how…horrific that would really be. For everyone.”

Check out the full interview at IGN for more info and actual context for the quotes we cherry-picked for this article. Thanos hits stores in November.

THANOS #13
DONNY CATES (W) • GEOFF SHAW (A/C)
THANOS WINS Part 1
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words… THANOS WINS. Now… see what happens when he does.

(Last Updated August 18, 2017 3:48 pm )

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