Thanos #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 24
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• Thanos is pure evil.
•  Thanos is unstoppable.
•  It's time to take him down.
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  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Carlos Melendez Jun 19, 2017

    But I think what works most about this issue and is really impressive is Lemire manages to find a way to humanize Thanos without compromising his character or writing him out of character proving this series and this character truly do have more layers to them then appears. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 31, 2016

    Overall, this comic gifts Thanos with profound gravitas and makes him seem indestructible – it's hard to believe that he'll die from an illness. He's such a grand and powerful being that it'd be underwhelming for him to die from such a cause, though he's ruined one of his best chances of finding a cure. The artwork is incredible from start to finish, giving off the feeling of a doom-and-gloom space adventure perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Dec 27, 2016

    In my head space, Thanos has replaced Star Wars: Darth Vader as the go to place to find a meditation on the nature of cosmic villainy, and I really cant think of a greater compliment than that. If Kevin Feige and the Russo Brothers want a narrative model sheet to find their voice and inspiration for the cinematic Thanos, they should look no further than Lemire and Deodatos cosmic masterpiece of brutality. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Robert Reed Dec 22, 2016

    Anchored by some fun exchanges between father and son,Thanos#2 works great as a dark space opera. Jeff Lemire's voice for Thanos feels perfect for a being discovering a new vulnerability. The artwork by illustrator Mike Deodato and colorist Frank Martion is what gives the comic such a foreboding tone. There's always a sense of oncoming dread, and it givesThanosa dramatic weight that a story revolving around the Mad Titan deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Dec 25, 2016

    Issue #2 is another solid Thanos adventure. All the plot threads are winding toward each other. Action breaks up the less spectacular scenes of scheming and talking. It’s also nice to see Marvel do something that isn’t aimed at 13 year olds. I’m not against that tactic, per se, but they’ve been a mostly one-note company with their Disney-friendly tone lately. The stakes are often so low that we’re worried about the high school chemistry grades or love lives of Marvel’s teenage heroes. It’s refreshing to see Thanos mercilessly murder a few thousand innocent people every now and again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Dec 29, 2016

    Thanos has been dead before and has resurrected several times. Is this time any different? Only time will tell, but his family has a vested interest in his demise. I wouldn't be surprised if others from the Marvel U join the crusade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Jan 5, 2017

    I'm hoping this book was just a bridge from a really promising start to some compelling action, but I can't rate this this as high as I did the previous one. See you next month in hopes I was right. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 22, 2016

    Mike Deodato renders an imposing Thanos, but too often his characters and environments are stiff and lifeless. There's too much reliance on photo-reference and CG elements. Read Full Review

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