Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Thanos Imperative (Comic Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

Perhaps the single most shocking part of The Thanos Imperative is that it proves to be genuinely good. Something which by rights should be impossible given its content. The story effectively commits every single sin dragging down Marvel’s modern comics – Sudden disbandments of teams, sudden shock deaths of characters, reliance upon famed storylines to give the plot meaning and being a world shattering event comic mere weeks after the last one. It has everything set up to make it fail, yet somehow the direction and overall handling manages to somehow make this work.

Set two years after the events of Annihilation and War of Kings, the universe has been shaken to the core. Multiple crises have brought galactic civilisation to its knees, weakening the fabric between realities. When the beings who lurk beyond find a way to breach the thin veil, the nightmarish Cancerverse seeps through. A reality where Death had no dominion. As the Kree, Shi’ar and assembled fleets hold the line, the Guardians of the Galaxy find that their only hope may lie in a nihilistic Avatar of Death: Thaos the Mad Titan.

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