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June 14, 2012

Thanos: 2012′s most talked-about villain gets Marvel reprints

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Cover art for “Thanos Quest” No. 1. The two-issue mini-series was first published in 1990. Marvel has announced a reprint, right, slated for September. The new cover features concept art for “The Avengers.” (Ron Lim / Marvel Comics; Andy Park / Marvel Comics)

“Thanos: The Final Threat” | “Thanos Quest” | “Avengers Assemble” | “Infinity Gauntlet” | “Silver Surfer”

Thanos, the death-loving supervillain who made his big-screen debut at the end of “The Avengers,” is getting an extended life in print.

Marvel Comics is reprinting several series featuring the Mad Titan, including Jim Starlin’s “Thanos: The Final Threat” (which contains 1977′s “Avengers Annual” No. 7 and “Marvel Two-in-One Annual” No. 2 ) and “Thanos Quest,” a two-issue mini-series first published in 1990. “Thanos Quest” No. 1′s cover features Andy Park’s concept art for “The Avengers.”

The reprints are slated for a September release. Also out in September is Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley’s “Avengers Assemble” No. 7, featuring Thanos. In the meantime, Marvel fans hungry for more Thanos stories can pick up “Infinity Gauntlet” and “Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos” at comic stores.

Check out the cover art for these books using the links above. And read what Thanos creator Jim Starlin had to say about the character’s “Avengers” cameo here.

– Noelene Clark


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