Thursday, May 11, 2006

No, sweet Jeebus, no! Anything but that!

Thanos

Comics: They don't make 'em like they used to.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, man. I REMEMBER that. The bizarre name, plus the accompanying artwork (Drax the Destroyer being turned inside out) made an impression on my ten-year-old brain that has lasted the thirty years since.

Post the next panel! Please, post the next panel!


Doug M.

5/12/2006 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Vic said...

I'd actually support the Death Penalty in the UK if it was death by Time-Mind-Sync-Warp.

5/12/2006 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Jon H said...

Who wrote that, and when did it come out?

(Actually, I really wish the comicsblogosphere as a whole would more often mention publication dates rather than just issue #s. The date carries so much context that doesn't come with the issue #, especially considering renumberings and short-lived series. Hardcore fans may have a mental map of issues-to-dates, but I don't.)

5/12/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"First, be assualted by fists of shattered illusions and broken promises!"

Man, Jim Starlin.

I read this story the other day. This and Warlock are really the nadir of Marvel's "trippy" phase.

It's funny how barely 20 years later Thanos actually calms down into a more standard villain, though I do miss the days when he'd get a whole page in the middle of a story to rant about how he had no heart but he had DREAMS.

5/12/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Jon: That's Captain Marvel #28 from September 1972 (or 1973?) written and drawn by Jim Starlin. And I may have to post what happens when Drax experiences the Time-Mind Sync-Warp, because it's freaky!

5/12/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous JEM said...

Man, I am still flipped out by that '70's Starlin work. Anyone else think his CM and Warlock stuff deserve the Masterwork treatment?

5/12/2006 03:05:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Reed said...

"Let's do the Time-Mind Sync-Warp agaaain..."

5/12/2006 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous JR said...

It's too bad they don't have a Captain Marvel or Warlock essential. I know the latter probably doesn't have the biggest of followings at the moment but it'd be great to see some more cosmic-wayout-ness in the stores. Enough with the everyman/street level thing! Godland is so lonely all by itself...



...but then I guess that's part of why it's a good book.

5/13/2006 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Omar Karindu said...

If I recall correctly, this particular chunk of the story was guest-scripted by Mike Friedrich, not one of Marvel's most...uhm...talented writers.

5/13/2006 04:07:00 PM  
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