Rising star Donny Cates returns to the Mad Titan to bring the story bridging the gap between his best-selling “Thanos Wins” and the worldshattering INFINITY WARS! How did Thanos’ journey back from the future lead to the events of INFINITY WARS PRIME? Now it can be told!
AIPTA highly enjoyable issue that’s rewarding for Marvel fans who have read it all. It ties into so many stories, kicks off an exciting new path for Thanos’ journey, and even comes with an excellent backup that’s poignant and beautifully drawn. This is a one-shot not to miss, especially if you’re a Marvel Comics completist.
ComicosityI want more Thanos Legacy and I want it now. I’m doing my best not to spoil the contents of this issue, but I am WILDLY intrigued as to where they are taking this. These creative teams are not playing it safe by any means, and this truly feels like a comic where the balance of the Marvel Cosmic titles will shift…oh, and there’s Cosmic Ghost Rider using Hellfire in a way I’ve never seen before, so “must read”.
ComicBook.comThanos Legacy tells the story of what happened to Thanos between the end of the "Thanos Wins" story, and the time when Gamora killed him in Infinity Wars. It's an insightful look into the mind of the Mad Titan, and it definitely gets you excited for what's to come with the storyline going forward, especially given the massive cliffhanger at the end. I also want to give a special shout out Brian Level because the art is fantastic, especially the few frames he gets with Cosmic Ghost Rider.
Comic Book CorpsThanos Legacy was a quicker read than I anticipated. I read it again immediately upon finishing it the first time and noticed that even though the story was setting up a larger narrative, it never wasted a panel or a word. Everything serves a purpose, and that is a huge testament to the creative team. One of my favourite things about the issue, aside from the pacing, is that the way the beginning and end juxtapose one another. One brother sits on his throne, the cold blue of his eyes hidden from the reader and replaced by an equally telling darkness. Thanos’ expression is ominous and stoic. The other brother is hooded. His blood soaked hand holds the will of his brother, and yet Level draws equal attention to the look in his eyes. This powerful imagery was one of my favourite aspects of the book. It works even better because Cates begins the book by declaring Thanos the end of everything and ends with the words ‘His will.’ The idea that even in death he will still win and still end everything is chilling. It was on my mind from the moment that his head first hit the ground. His legacy will undoubtedly be full of unforeseen circumstances, and this issue does a commendable job of making the wait for the answers a pain. I believe that Thanos Legacy was worth the wait and I’m giving it 8 out of 10.
Graphic PolicyThe issue is a solid start and it’s the back-up story from Duggan, Smith, and Redmond that really stand out. Overall, it feels like a chapter in Marvel’s cosmic grand plan and one that if you’re into that side of the Marvel Universe you’ll want to check out. The fact it’s also a good starting point makes it stand out as a comic to check out this week.
Monkeys Fighting RobotsThanos Legacy #1 connects the dots and smacks you in the face with more questions. What more could you ask for in a book?