Hello again boys and girls. Today I will be reviewing The Thanos Imperative #1. A fun ride through the marvel universe cosmic space world. Lots of space battles. Lots of space explosions. And of course, THANOS.
So lets talk about the book. When last we saw our kooky gang of misfits, Adam Magus, the evil version of Adam Warlock, had just detonated a bunch of Ships, worshippers and believers and caused the fault to rip open allowing beings from the cancerverse to start invading ours. The explosion also awoke Thanos, a captive on the Guardians of the Galaxy's home base, to break his bonds and start rampaging. Thanos quickly dispatches a few combatants but is brought to heal by the crafty Rocket Raccoon and his telepathic buddies. Meanwhile, various monsters and creatures most foul are entering our universe and immediately attacking the first things they see. That happens to be Nova, Quasar, the Shi'ar royal guard and the Inhuman Royal family, who came to investigate. The battle is noticed by the Silver Surfer. Meanwhile, Lord Mar-Vell, leader of the invasion, summons the Revengers, evil cancerverse versions of the Avengers, to attack the heroes. Meanwhile, the Guardians decide that the only way to stop the cancerverse from invading is to destroy it. To do that, they need to give the world that cannot die something it so desperately needs, death. They will send Thanos and a small entourage into the cancerverse for a little demolition project. As the group warps into the cancerverse, Thanos collapses. Before the accompanying heroes can blink, they are attacked by the cancerverse Defenders. And that's the book.
So let's talk opinions. If you guys read my review of the prequel, you guys know I'm a big Thanos fan and a huge fan of the marvel cosmic universe. I was deeply impressed by the prequel. It got me very excited for this storyline. With this issue, however, I am not as impressed. The story itself felt a little slow. Nothing really happened. If you cut out all the random paneling from left to right, you have approximately six solid pages of story. The art, however is still phenomenal. Thanos looks great. The explosions are colorful and very nice to look at. The cancerverse Defenders look awesome, especially cancerverse Hulk. I'm still looking forward to the next issue in hopes of some massive battle scenes. Support team Death. Down with eternal life and the cancerverse.
Overall, I would rate this book a 7 out of 10. The art is sweet. Thanos is unleashed. (Unconscious, but unleashed). The last page splash is worth the entire book. If they had a bit more plot, it would be a much better book. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.