Today’s Thanos Annual #1 is bloody brilliant, with the Cosmic Ghost Rider, the future Frank Castle cursed by Mephisto, telling stories about many of the various actions of destruction and cruelty that Thanos enacts across the universe. And it’s pretty brilliant to have this out the same week as Avengers: Infinity War comes out. If only they could get their act together and have people selling it in cinemas? No, that would make too much sense…
And so we get tales from Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela, Chris Hastings, Flaviano and Federico Blee, Kieron Gillen, Andre Araujo and Chris O’Halloran, Katie Cook and Heather Breckle, Ryan North, Will Robson and Rachelle Rosenberg, and Al Ewing and Frazer Irving, each depicting a further cruelty… to be fair, far crueler than the Thanos of the movie who acts from a more altruistic means, albeit it with the same outcome.
But what we also get is an ending that seems designed to line up the upcoming Cosmic Ghost Rider spinoff series to follow on from the Thanos series by Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett.
Though you will have to wait until July…
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #1
(W) Donny Cates (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Geoff Shaw
EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF THANOS!
Frank Castle was the Punisher. A deal with the devil made him Ghost Rider. A deal with Galactus made him cosmic. A deal with Thanos made him…DEAD?!? Not to worry, he’s coming back, and he’s got a plan to make the universe a better place that’s going to lead him into an even CRAZIER adventure than he’s ever been in! Join hot new comic (and cosmic?) writer Donny Cates (THANOS, DOCTOR STRANGE) as he pushes his wildest creation past the breaking point!
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
THANOS ANNUAL #1
(W) Donny Cates, Kieron Gillen, Al Ewing, Ryan North, Christopher Hastings, Katie Cook (A) Katie Cook, Frazer Irving, Andre Araujo, Will Robson, Flaviano Armentaro (A/CA) Geoff Shaw
STARRING COSMIC GHOST RIDER!
Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe…and if anyone would know, it’s the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan…or by anyone else!
Parental Advisory In Shops: Apr 25, 2018