By Ben Morse
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 AND “Marvel’s The
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ problems just went from bad to cosmic, as Thanos revealed himself to be the mastermind behind the new Zodiac in AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3, on sale now.
|Avengers Assemble #3 art by Mark Bagley|
A Death-worshipping nihilist and hugely powerful alien conqueror, Thanos made his first appearance in 1973’s IRON MAN #55 and has spent the past several decades plaguing Marvel’s grea
Throughout his existence, Thanos has played the villain, the hero and all parts in between. Brevoort believes his towering sense of stature combined with this ambiguity makes him an ideal challenge for the most prominent heroes in the Marvel Universe.
“He’s a villain of such power and stature that he can give the Avengers a fight all by himself,” he notes. “There’s no such thing as a small Thanos story—he operates on an intergalactic scale. And he’s a fascinating, nuanced character, with passions and neuroses all his own that make him stand apart as an individual, and not just a cookie-cutter moustache-twirler.”
Thanos’ story continues in AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4, on sale June 13