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Thanos #17

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Based on 5 critic ratings.


Thanos and his future self take on the most powerful opposition to his reign left in the universe – Norrin Radd. Can even two Thanoses crack his Cosmic Shell?

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    It’s hard to get even more insane with every issue, but Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw again find a way to get it done with Thanos. Issue #17 pits a Mjolnir-wielding Silver Surfer (yes, that’s real) against both versions of Thanos at once, and it all hits the fan. While Cates’ dialogue and ability to truly utilize a character’s history is second to none, it’s Shaw that emerges as the rock star in this issue. This art is as gorgeous as it is grotesque, providing a cosmic thrill that a comic rarely can. Think about putting the brutal violence of Mad Max: Fury Road into the world of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies. That’s the playground where Thanos resides. This is the definition of heavy metal.

  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    This issue was a masterpiece, its everything you could ever want in a comic book especially if you are a Thanos fan. Its fan service at its finest, and it knows that and runs with it in the best ways possible. If you arent reading this comic then you are missing out on a damn fun read.

  • 95


    Thanos is a book that needs to be experienced. I didn’t buy the hype until I read it but the art and the writing hooked me in. Go out and get every issue of their run starting at issue #13. Unfortunately, the run will end with #18 and the annual for Marvel’s Fresh Start; however, Cates has many other books and each of them are of great quality. What I’m saying here is basically pick up a Donny Cates book — you won’t regret it.

    As always Cates and Shaw are a must read. If you see the name Donny Cates on the cover of a comic, then you know it’s going to be good. And Thanos #17 is no exception to that rule.

  • 94

    Comic Crusaders

    This one has ten times the action and goes all out in a Thanos Berserker! Is the Silver Surfer overconfident as he wields mighty Mjolnir? Can Thanos conquer his foes or has he bitten off more than he can chew this time? It’s the Thanos story you’ve been waiting for as Marvel’s over the top intergalactic bad guy goes for the gusto. No one will be disappointed with this issue!

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    Fortunately, Thanos Wins was not just a title to the story, but a fact. Nor did the fight between the Surfer and the two Thanos’ disappoint. It was gritty, gruesome and awesome. Now, what is the real payoff? What does Cates have in store for the conclusion to this bloody epic tale? Personally, I can’t wait to find out.

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