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« on: May 06, 2013, 01:35:28 AM »

I pulled this off of Wikipedia.  I wonder how much it would cost to find and collect all of these stories?

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Publication history

Thanos' first appearance was in an extended storyline that spanned Iron Man #55 (Feb. 1973), Captain Marvel #25-33 (bi-monthly: March 1973 – Jan. 1974), Marvel Feature #12 (Nov. 1973), Daredevil #107 (Jan. 1974), and Avengers #125 (July 1974). He returned in an extended storyline that spanned Strange Tales #178-181 (Feb.–Aug. 1975), Warlock #9-11 (Oct. 1975 – Jan. 1976), Marvel Team Up #55 (March 1977), and the 1977 Annuals for Avengers and Marvel Two-in-One (Thanos does not actually appear until the end of Warlock #9). He was also featured in a short backup story in Logan's Run #6 (June 1977) and had a small role in the Death of Captain Marvel graphic novel (April 1982).

The character was revived in Silver Surfer vol. 3 #34 (Feb. 1990) and guest-starred until issue #50 (June 1991), while simultaneously appearing in Thanos Quest #1-2 (Sept.–Oct. 1990) and Infinity Gauntlet #1-6 (July–Dec. 1991). Thanos had a recurring role in Warlock and the Infinity Watch #1-42 (Feb. 1992 – Aug. 1995). This was followed by crossover appearances in Infinity War #1-6 (June - Nov. 1992), Infinity Crusade #1-6 (June - Nov. 1993), Silver Surfer vol. 3 #86-88 (Nov. 1993 - Jan. 1994), Warlock Chronicles #6-8, Thor #468-471 (Nov. 1993 - Feb. 1994), Secret Defenders #11-14 (Jan.–April 1994), Cosmic Powers #1-6 (March–July 1994), and Cosmic Powers Unlimited #1 (May 1995).

Thanos appeared in a connected storyline in Ka-Zar vol. 2 #4–11 (Aug. 1997 - March 1998), Ka-Zar Annual (1997), and the X-Man and Hulk Annual (1998), before featuring in Thor vol. 2 #21–25 (March – July 2000) and the 2000 Annual. The character was next used in Captain Marvel vol. 4 #17–19 (June–Aug. 2001), Avengers: Celestial Quest #1-8 (Nov. 2001– June 2002), and the Infinity Abyss #1-6 (Aug. - Oct. 2002).

In 2004 Thanos received an eponymous title that ran for 12 issues. In 2006, the character played an important role in Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4 (June - Sept. 2006) and Annihilation #1-6 (Oct. 2006 - March 2007). The character was re-introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 #24-25 (April–May 2010) and played a major role in The Thanos Imperative: Ignition (June 2010) and The Thanos Imperative #1-6 (July–Dec. 2010).

The character returned in Avengers Assemble #1 (March 2012).[4] A mini-series titled Thanos: Son of Titan by Joe Keatinge was planned for publication in August 2012, but was cancelled.[5]

The character's origin will be revisited and expanded in an upcoming miniseries by Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi titled Thanos Rising. The first issue was released in April 2013.[6]
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 01:43:38 AM »

Hmmmm.  Well for starters....more than I would spend on eBay.   Grin



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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »

You want nothing ... NOTHING to do with those first few appearances of Thanos. Stay away. If you think too hard on them, he is ruined as a character. He was nothing like he is today. Well, his first couple of appearances at least. Ever see his helicopter?



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Yes, just to avoid confusion when he parked at the mall, the great Thanos had his name printed on his helicopter.  
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Can't think about this too much hahaha

You want some good stories, just start with THANOS QUEST, a two-part ... mini-trade (I forgot what Marvel called those. They were like a double sized issue of a comic, but had a glued spine like a trade) and then go from there. That is after Starlin really found "who" Thanos was, even though there are some cool Warlock related stories as well, the Thanos we know really started in Quest and ran through the first couple Infinity Gems mini's (Gauntlet and War. Not included Crusade which was god-awful).

Kinda surprised that Wiki didn't mention MARVEL: THE END. A story that happens between ABYSS and his own THANOS title. That's odd. Kinda relative if you read THANOS I think. At least the first part (though they do a decent job of recapping it on the first issue)
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 05:10:23 PM »

That first major arcing storyline involving Captain Marvel, the Titans, and the Avengers was pretty dang good. Don't avoid it all. It's a fantastic read. I happened to be able to buy it up cheap at ComicCollectorLive.com maybe only a couple months before the big Thanos reveal in the Avengers movie, so I got lucky.

Thanol. He said anol.


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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 05:22:49 PM »

That first major arcing storyline involving Captain Marvel, the Titans, and the Avengers was pretty dang good.

Didn't say that. I said the first few appearances of Thanos. He was nothing like he is today. Especially in that Iron Man issue and those DD's. And dude, if you like Thanos in a helicopter ... well, that's on you.  Cheesy But yes, of course, his Captain Marvel and Warlock stories are classic cosmic stuff
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 01:58:51 AM »


Thanol. He said anol.


LOL!  Oops.

Ok, fixed!
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