Thanos Annual #1
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Thanos Annual #1

Writer: Donny Cates, Katie Cook, Al Ewing, Kieron Gillen, Christopher Hastings, Ryan North Artist: Geoff Shaw, Andre Lima, Araujo Flaviano, Armentaro, Katie Cook, Frazer Irving, Will Robson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Thanos is likely the most evil being in the universe...and if anyone would know, it's the all-new Cosmic Ghost Rider. Let the spirit of vengeance be your guide on a tour through the worst of the worst, as he reveals the most heinous deeds ever perpetrated by the Mad Titan...or by anyone else!
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  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 25, 2018

    As far as annuals go, Thanos wins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Shaun Martineau Apr 27, 2018

    Thanos Annual#1is filled with some of Marvel's best colorists, writers, and artists. It delivers a variety of visual and tones of humor that still pale in contrast to how evil some of the tales get. This is a stellar moment in Thanos' comic book history and it's a great way to kick off theAvengers: Infinity Warseason. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Apr 25, 2018

    THANOS ANNUAL #1 is a phenomenal issue. Packed to the gills with world-class writers and artists, it's an issue that can't be missed by Thanos fans. It comes out just in time for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR too, for all you MCU fans out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 26, 2018

    Stealthily,Thanos Annual#1is just a great collection of intelligent and darkly humorous sci-fi shorts that just happen to take place in the Marvel Universe. It features some of its most clever writers and artists that have an eye for both humor and violence on a large and small scale and makes you realize that reading stories about Thanos is like staring into the abyss or being one of those dumbasses that looked at the solar eclipse without those special glasses. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 30, 2018

    Pick it up and read it. You don't need any prior knowledge to read the issue and if you don't, Thanos will come and wish you a happy birthday until your dead! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Apr 25, 2018

    Plus there is a teaser at the end of the book for Donny Cates' Cosmic Ghost Rider. So you should definitely buy this book.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Apr 27, 2018

    "Thanos Annual" #1 is a mixed bag of short stories, but one that has a couple of great highlights. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 26, 2018

    In the end, I didnt hate the experience, but I cant quite recommend it either. Its just that much of a mismatched product. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    TheImageIsStrong May 3, 2018

    I really enjoyed this Thanos annual. Obviously a little biased as Cates is my favorite writer I really enjoyed his story and Shaw's excellent art! Also the lead up to Cosmic Ghost Rider is gonna be great and also looking forward to his upcoming Venom run.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Apr 26, 2018

    An entertaining read for sure. Multiple stories make up this book, like most annuals. Most of them are pretty entertaining and show how messed up Thanos can be. The only thing I didn't really get but found funny at the same time was the whole birthday haunting of that guy. I initially hated that story, but after I read everything I found it pretty humorous. Overall, a pretty cool book for Thanos fans.

  • 9.0
    Dispatchdcu Apr 25, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Guess whose late to the party? You!... unless you’ve been reading Thanos for the past year because it’s been the best book out for months now. I’m sorry your just figuring this out now with the last issue... the annual... but you know what; get the trades. You won’t be disappointed.

    Now, this annual is a bit different than most.. yet also kind of the same. You see; most annuals have stories that don’t tie into the main story. They’re just a side story, or stories, about the character but they don’t need to be read to continue through more

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  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Apr 25, 2018

    Pretty entertaining stuff. It's not needed but it sure did put a smile on my face, make me laugh or freaked me out by the darkness of it. Very good mix of stories with matching sets of artists. You don't need to buy it but the Cosmic Ghost Rider should be on your list.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Nov 10, 2018

    A thoroughly impressive anthology of Thanos stories. It neatly splits the difference between black humor and existential dread. While not every strip in here is all-time great, they are all well above average. And some of them ARE all-time great. The combination sets this firmly above most of Marvel's other recent Annuals, and it delivers a superb capstone to top off the Thanos series.

  • 8.5
    Spock's Brain Jun 5, 2018

    This was a lot of fun! All of the stories clicked for me except the kid-Thanos cute thing, which I had to quit reading and skip, because I was not feeling it. The other stories are all quiet little tales of Thanos' destruction of entire worlds and individual lives, bound together by narration from Cosmic Ghost Rider. Marvel has long served up lame, inconsequential, and bland annuals--this, while not earth-shaking, was a great read, and not some superfluous junk they just needed to publish. Highly recommended!

  • 8.0
    SpiderKnight Nov 24, 2018

    Thank god this annual wasnt completely pointless. Midway through reading this, i thought i was just wasting my time, but then no, this book actually sets up something. That alone was worth the read.

    This annual contains SIX independent stories and Cosmic Ghost Rider narrates those stories.

    STORY #1

    Probably my favourite of them all. Written by Donny Cates and art by Geoff Shaw. I loved the twist in this story. The art by Geoff Shaw is neat as well but the colours by Antonio Fabela felt rushed at some panels.

    STORY #2

    By Chris Hastings. Its ok. I really hope this story isnt canon. I mean Thanos texting using a smartphone and wearing an apron? Yikes! Its a typical Hastings story. The art more

  • 5.0
    Caped-Comic-Reviews May 5, 2018

    It was a typical Marvel Annual really with a bunch of inconsequential stories, most of which were boring if I’m brutally honest. I only bought this comic because I enjoyed Donny Cates’ run on Thanos, but this just served as a disappointment, especially since Cates only wrote one short story within the book. As for the art it was mixed,some of the art was really good (Geoff Shaw) some of it really sucked. I don’t recommend this book as it’s certainly not worth $4.99 and if you’re looking for a good Thanos story you could definitely one elsewhere with more value for money

  • 10
    shatterstar Apr 25, 2018

  • 10
    Greg Hound Apr 29, 2018

  • 9.5
    Herushalaim May 1, 2018

  • 9.5
    endangered May 2, 2018

  • 9.0
    thorstone Apr 25, 2018

  • 9.0
    mglsts Apr 27, 2018

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Apr 30, 2018

  • 9.0
    Herptydoo May 3, 2018

  • 8.0
    Ronin Jul 2, 2018

  • 7.5
    Omer May 17, 2018

  • 6.5
    iPodwithnomusic May 11, 2018

  • 6.0
    CesarCastanha Apr 27, 2018

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 29, 2018

  • 5.5
    Raspiutin Aug 28, 2018

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