Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 105
  1. #1
    Mild-Mannered Reporter
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    29,013

    Default REVIEW: Thanos Rising, #1

    "Thanos Rising" #1 by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi unveils the early years of Marvel's cosmic warlord.


    Full review here.

  2. #2
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Imnottelling!
    Posts
    24,941

    Default

    Hmmm, I was on the fence about getting this today, and was going to flip through the comic at my shop, but after seeing this review, I might skip it.

  3. #3
    Assimilation or Death Omega Alpha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,166

    Default

    I agree entirely with this review. So far, I'm not convinced this book needs to exist.
    That's right! Al Gore invented the internet, let's all go kick his ass!

    I got your inconvenient truth right here, motherf*&%!


    Donald M.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    304

    Default

    I don't know, it was a decent start, nothing spectacular. Somewhat ambiguous, as expected. Too short, though, looking forward to seeing how it plays out.

    Regarding that girl who is following Mr. T. around, I don't like the idea of anyone pulling the Titan's strings, even if he is too young to be bothered by it.

    Anyway, I'm in, will pick up the next digital copy next month or whenever.
    Not only DAT, but also dis, dat, and de oder ding dere.

  5. #5
    Deadliest Man Alive
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Bummed to read this review (which was very well-written itself, by the way). I may still go pick up the book just to give Aaron the benefit of the doubt -- I owe him that for "Scalped" alone.

    James, I might quibble with your premise that a prequel starring an epic badass when he was still human and "sympathetic" is inevitably a letdown. The Star Wars prequels back up your point, and maybe this book does too, but the origin of the Saint of Killers in Preacher was pretty great. I'd also say that "Casino Royale" taps a similar vein (a young, comparatively innocent Bond suffers a betrayal and loss and becomes the cold-blooded ladykiller we know) and kills it. I guess those guys were already semi-badasses, which might make things more interesting, but what about Spike's origin story in Buffy ("A Fool for Love" I think)? That episode was amazing.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Legion_Quest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southampton, UK
    Posts
    3,353

    Default

    Wasn't too bad.

    The art was nice, and Aaron tells a typical, but with a slight twist, story.

    It doesnt appear to contradict too much as far as I can remember about Thanos' back story so far, but as the review says, is this story really needed at all?

    It's a cash in, but a decent job of one so far.

    spoilers:
    I'm assuming the girl following him is Lady Death, the other kids being able to see her because they were about to die?
    end of spoilers
    I Will Raise my Throne above the Stars of your Gods

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Jason Aaron ruins another mythical character, seeing young thanos talking about having a girlfriend was so repulsive. The mother trying to kill him at birth, ugh Jason Aaron should stick to crime, his superhero titles pretty much all suck.

  8. #8
    Administrator Expletive Deleted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    16,520

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Legion_Quest View Post
    It doesnt appear to contradict too much as far as I can remember about Thanos' back story so far, but as the review says, is this story really needed at all?
    I'll wait and see what they do with Thanos's mother. When they revealed what he'd done, back in the '90s Silver Surfer series, I remember being really shocked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Legion_Quest View Post
    spoilers:
    I'm assuming the girl following him is Lady Death, the other kids being able to see her because they were about to die?
    end of spoilers
    That's the obvious choice, but my guess is spoilers:
    The Dragon of the Moon
    end of spoilers.
    Expletive Deleted

  9. #9
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    6,463

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaine View Post
    Jason Aaron ruins another mythical character, seeing young thanos talking about having a girlfriend was so repulsive. The mother trying to kill him at birth, ugh Jason Aaron should stick to crime, his superhero titles pretty much all suck.
    other than Thor God of thunder which is f##king supurb and some of the best the title has been in years and years

  10. #10
    Junior Member doglee80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    138

    Default

    I dug the issue. Thanos as a little kid scared the hell out of me! Lol

  11. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by doglee80 View Post
    I dug the issue. Thanos as a little kid scared the hell out of me! Lol
    Seeing Thanos as a little kid is definitely strange. Unnerving even. Even when he's just a little baby. I've seen Simone Bianchi take some flak here on the boards, but his artwork really shines here. He often makes his characters grotesque and disproportionate at times -- perfect for Thanos though.

    I thought this issue was pretty ho hum. Not bad, but not exactly anything great. It doesn't feel like Thanos yet, as the CBR review said. I reviewed Thanos Rising #1 as well, with some pictures from the comic book, for anyone interested.

  12. #12

    Default

    I picked this up because I was curious about Thanor for a while now and it looked cool. I thought it was really cool, personally. But this is coming from someone who was mostly unfamiliar with Thanos, so I guess I can see why some people think this isn't essential. I will keep reading, though.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Legion_Quest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southampton, UK
    Posts
    3,353

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Expletive Deleted View Post
    That's the obvious choice, but my guess is spoilers:
    The Dragon of the Moon
    end of spoilers.
    Too obscure. Isn't this meant to be new reader friendly introduction stuff?

    It being what I thought fits with him in a very 'on the nose' Marvel NOW kinda way.
    I Will Raise my Throne above the Stars of your Gods

  14. #14
    Gamebreaker Wellman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,613

    Default

    My only issue is that everyone of the people in this issue are Titan based Eternals, who should be extremely difficult to kill even as kids making me question how any of their kids could get massacred by some lizards.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Paladin King's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,579

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Movieartman View Post
    other than Thor God of thunder which is f##king supurb and some of the best the title has been in years and years
    .....and Ghost Rider....and PunisherMAX....and Wolverine: Weapon X.....

    I'd truly love to hear how Jason Aaron "ruined" those characters.
    For the best in comic reviews visit:


    WEEKLY COMIC BOOK REVIEW

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •