So you think you know everything about the Mad Titan, Thanos, right? You're even proud of yourself for guessing that he was the hidden baddie at the end of last summer's Avengers movie. Well Marvel is betting you don't know squat about Thanos and this April, the true origin behind the most villainous force of the year is revealed in Thanos Rising #1, kicking off the all-new limited series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Jason Aaron (Thor: God Of Thunder) and artist Simone Bianchi (Wolverine).
Marvel is warning all true-believers to prepare for a visceral tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny like you’ve never seen before as readers dive into the shrouded history of the most talked about villain of the Marvel Universe. Who is Thanos, and where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from? And how does this story set up one of the biggest events in Marvel history?
"The story of Thanos' rise to power would make Shakespeare shudder," said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. "The epic saga of a young boy, born in blood on a planet far, far away, who grows to become one of the most powerful and terrifying forces in the Marvel Universe, 'Thanos Rising' takes a cold, hard look at the eternal question: Are some people just born evil?'
“This is without a doubt one of the creepiest stories I've ever gotten to write for Marvel. It's the origin of an outer space serial killer, the story of the universe's weirdest romance and a grand cosmic tragedy, all wrapped up in one,” explained writer Jason Aaron. “This is me taking five issues to really dig into the head of a space-faring world conqueror, mass murderer and hopeless romantic. I love writing stories with villains as the main character, and this book is about Thanos all the way.”
So get ready to learn all of Thano's secrets this April when Thanos Rising #1 hits bookshelves and comic shops this April.