Thanos Rising #5

Thanos Rising #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Thanos' Rise is now complete.... setting the stage for Marvel's massive, universe changing event: INFINITY!

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Aug 29, 2013

    The Thanos rising series maybe over but that doesnt mean we wont be seeing this villain. By now all of you have heard about the Infinity event. Well Thanos is on the first cover so clearly he isnt going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Charles Joy Aug 29, 2013

    After this amazing mini-series, one thing is for sure – Thanos is no longer simply a fool suffering unrequited love…He has risen, and once again will descend to the depths of infinity – battling his truth, and embracing his destiny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Alden Diaz Aug 30, 2013

    Of course, no comic book epic is complete with gorgeous art to accompany it, and Bianchi delivers this aspect perfectly. His work is amazingly detailed, and I found myself taking a pause between pages to admire his work. I think that the colors really fit the story well, and they contribute to the overall tone in a big bad way. I really look forward to more of Bianchi's work. I think that he REALLY rocks hard sci-fi like this story. Another important aspect of the art is the expressive nature of Bianchi's characters. You can see the pain just as vividly as you can imagine it because of Aaron's words. Stellar work. Pick up these issues, or wait for the trade. It doesn't really matter which. If you're even remotely interested in Thanos, this is a MUST READ. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Aug 31, 2013

    The only negative I can find in THANOS RISING is that most audiences may only discover it in the collected edition – because RISING is a meal meant to be digested slowly. Aaron told his story over one man's lifetime, each issue opening with the Mad Titan in a new phase of his life. In reading month to month, you felt this passage of time – you spent those four weeks ruminating on the last issue, reactions and opinions gestating, growing along with the release of the newest chapter. There's no doubt that RISING will read well in a trade paperback – I'm sure that's how it was intended to be read – but it was a rare example of a modern comic book that felt serialized, that felt like it was to be consumed in parts. THANOS RISING is sure to alienate older fans and potentially turn off more casual ones, but for anyone willing to look past what the characters in the book are telling you to be true, RISING is a delightfully rewarding experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 30, 2013

    Overall, Thanos Rising is a completely solid, though somewhat unmentioned, tie-in to Infinity and a great character study on a villain who, though treated expertly in the past, could easily fall into typical galactic conqueror tropes in weaker hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Aug 28, 2013

    This story was never going to have a happy ending, but it was still an unexpected and enjoyable journey into the mind and motivations of the Mad Titan. If you havent followed every issue, you should make sure you grab the collected edition. Aaron crafted a disturbing, well-done backstory for a villain who is incredibly compelling and worthy of his reputation. It will be interesting to see if any of his additions are evident in Jonathan Hickmans Infinity saga. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2013

    Ultimately, Thanos Rising is guilty of trying too hard to humanize an inhuman character. Nor does it emerge as truly essential reading for Infinity. Still, Aaron made some interesting additions to Thanos' origin that will hopefully come into play in other stories down the road. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 29, 2013

    After a less than spectacular start, Jason Aaron's Thanos Rising has incrementally improved as it recounts the tragic tale of a man led astray by a woman. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 29, 2013

    A five-part miniseries to tell readers, "Thanos is a lonely bastard" seems a bit severe and a little to close to the failed model executed through the "Star Wars" prequels. I'm not sure what benefit Thanos' legend gained from the grade-school adventures of the mad Titan, but this issue, like "Revenge of the Sith" does a decent job of elevating the evil titular character to expected levels that should have been present earlier. Mind you, Jason Aaron hasn't failed in delivering a compelling story, but Thanos is compelling enough without any backstory -- especially backstory that isn't particularly electrifying. I'd like to see Aaron handle the Mad Titan again, but with a more animated artist and in a more cosmic setting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Stuart Conover Aug 31, 2013

    So there you have it. ‘Thanos Rising' is over. The only thing we may have gotten out of it is that either Death doesn't really exist in comparison to every other story we've read or that whatever Thanos is doing right now is by his own hand and not for her. Or this won't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Now let's just hope they don't screw up Thanos in the upcoming ‘Infinity' story line. Read Full Review

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