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Thanos #16

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The secret origins of King Thanos’ right-hand man, the cosmic spirit of vengeance, Ghost Rider! Just who IS this madman and how did he become allies with the most evil man in the Universe?

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22 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    There are so many reasons for me to recommend the is book. If you are a fan of Ghost Rider or Punisher, this is a no-brainer to pick up. Obviously, I don’t know the whole story as this is where I am jumping on but Thanos #16 makes me want to go back and start at the beginning. Bottom line, this book is outstanding and very entertaining. The whole story line of the three devils is a well used plot device and I applaud Cates for using it effectively. Oh, by the way, it was just announced that Cosmic Ghost Rider is getting his own mini-series this summer, so you might want to get a head start and jump on this book.

  • 100

    Let’s just go ahead and get this out of the way: Thanos #16 is a fantastic comic book. Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw deliver once again, some how making their cosmic heavy metal parade of Marvel’s mythos even more engaging and insane than the week before. Most of this issue is spent telling the story of Frank Castle’s transition into the Cosmic Ghost Rider, and finishes up with a war between Thanos and a god-like Silver Surfer. Each page of Thanos #16 is witty in its dialogue, nearly flawless in its art, and gives Marvel fans something they never ever thought they’d see. This book is crazy in every sense of the word, and it’s worth much more than the price of admission.

  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    This issue not only delivers on just being an origin it also sets up Cosmic Ghost Riders upsoming solo series and does way more world building than I ever expected. So much goes on in this issue that under a lesser writer it could come off rushed and chaotic yet Cates handled this issue with such grace and you can tell him,Shaw,and Fabela are having a blast pouring their love into this story.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Thanos Wins is perhaps the most unique story going right now. In retrospect, you know you’re not reading the book of a protagonist. And yet you can’t help but cheer for Thanos in certain ways. Donny Cates is bringing his “A” game in order to give you a Thanos, unlike anything you’ve ever read about the Mad Titan. This is amazing storytelling and art from top to bottom. Thanos definitely is winning here!

  • 80


    Now, there’s a worthy cliffhanger. Thank you for that, Donny Cates. Geoff Shaw is also impressive in this issue, as he draws cosmic battles, the Silver Surfer and his Annihilus horde and even action hero Galactus. That’s not a joke, we really do get to see Galactus toting a gun and trying to save the universe. The vast majority of the issue deals with the identity of the cosmic Ghost Rider serving King Thanos in the far future, but it can’t quite reconcile what we know about that character and the madman he’s become in this timeline. This Ghost Rider is a fun creation, but that revelation about who he used to be just isn’t playing very well. Fortunately, Shaw’s artwork was so impressive that it manages to make up for that shortcoming. Cates and Shaw have also done a great job of keeping Thanos true to himself in both incarnations. This is a series that deserves to continue past the next Marvel relaunch.

  • 47

    Multiversity Comics

    I want to like Donny Cate’s apocalyptic take on the Mad Titan, but the current story is too bogged down in details to be wholly satisfying.

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