20 Apr 2018


Matt C: The movie event of the year is almost upon us!

Something that had been inconceivable for many of us growing up reading comics, a cinematic version of an event book is arriving, where a multitude of superheroes team up to battle potentially insurmountable evil. It's astonishing to think how a decade ago, Samuel L. Jackson popping up for a post-credits scene in Iron Man, talking up the 'Avengers Initiative', would lead to Avengers: Infinity War, where the likes of Thor, Captain America, Star-Lord, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and so many more, all join forces to defend the universe from the megalomaniac demigod Thanos.

Ah, Thanos. Who is he, and where did he come from? The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been teasing his presence since a brief, mid-credits appearance in 2012's The Avengers, and while his origins are likely to be somewhat different to his comics counterpart (don't expect to see Starfox showing up anywhere!), we've prepared a series of articles that take a look at a few of his pivotal comic book moments along with some glorious cover images featuring the 'man' himself.

So beware over the next week: the Mad Titan is coming!

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