Thanos: The Infinity Revelation #1

Thanos: The Infinity Revelation #1

Writer: Jim Starlin Artist: Jim Starlin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

There is an imbalance in the universe. And since his latest return from oblivion, Thanos himself feels...incomplete. Now, the so-called Mad Titan would put both wrongs right. The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead Thanos on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. A crusade that will bring confrontation with the Silver Surfer and the galaxy's mightiest heroes, the Annihilators. An odyssey that will change everything. Cosmic maestro Jim Starlin returns to his signature character in a tale of death and rebirth that will transform the Marvel Universe once more!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Aug 8, 2014

    Overall I cannot recommend this book enough, everyone will take something out of it. Whether a long time fan or a new convert to Marvel cosmic (thanks to a certain movie that came out recently) it is a joy to read. An intriguing story with great characters, good action and a plot that leaves you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Book Herald - Dave Aug 13, 2014

    A quick note for newer fans of Thanos. It's not entirely necessary, but I believe you will be able to enjoy Infinity Revelation more with a passing familiarity to Infinity Gauntlet and modern Marvel Cosmic. Starlin does a great job of seamlessly integrating his book with a long history, but you'll definitely get the most out of Infinity Revelation if the history is known to you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 5, 2014

    Thanos is big news these days and what could be better than having Jim Starlin return to the character? Starlin has told many epic stories with the character and it's great to revisit his take on the character. The story obviously doesn't take place during the current timeline but we do get a nice completely self-contained story. This is the Thanos that likes to contemplate things. There is a big massive cosmic journey that only Thanos and Starlin could pull off. Fans of the character, especially during Starlin's time, should definitely check this out. This story might not be for everyone but if you dig Thanos, you'll want to see how this adventure play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Anthony Behan Aug 15, 2014

    Thanos The Infinity Revelation is an extremely smart, challenging and superbly drawn book. It may not be to everyone's tastes but it is a love letter to fans of classic Marvel cosmic stories and to Starlin's two most endearing creations and it achieves its goal of reminding readers why Thanos should be feared and respected. In the end it may not answer every question or provide the outcome some readers may want but as Thanos himself reflects, it is much more about the journey than the end goal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Gregory L. Reece Aug 11, 2014

    The cosmic metamorphosis, the universe-altering event, that unfolds in Starlin's story looks on the surface like any other crisis across infinite worlds, like the same sort of cosmic reordering that comic book readers have grown accustomed to over the years, the same sort of galactic show-down with god-like powers that Starlin himself has given us so many times before. But, as is sometimes the case when Starlin is at his best, the revelation here is personal before it is cosmic. The personality, and the madness, of Thanos and Warlock shape reality itself; the universe, like the nothingness that came before it, is desecrated by their self-awareness. And as it turns out, the greatest transformations in this story occur not among the stars, not in the above and beyond, not in the court of Infinity and Eternity, but in the characters themselves. For a cosmic-themed comic book like this one, that is truly a revelation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ian Mondrick Aug 8, 2014

    That's not to say that the book doesn't have warts. The price tag is a bit prohibitive ($24.99 hardcover / $19.99 digital) for what feels like two long issues) and the ultimate consequences of this tale have seemingly no ramifications on future storylines, so only the long-time Infinity consumers will find it worthwhile. Nevertheless, it's a great chapter in a long-storied character, and required reading for Gauntlet enthusiasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Aug 5, 2014

    The scope of this story is epic, and when it's all over, Starlin makes sure to point out that while everything might still look the same, there are some very subtle differences; differences that play right into Starlin's aforementioned reclamation, but also serving as the groundwork for possible future storylines. "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" makes great use of its one hundred pages, and is a terrific welcome home for one of comics' first fan-favorite creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Aug 21, 2014

    Ever since his post-credits scene in The Avengers, Thanos has been something of a hot property, and following his recent appearance in Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy, interest in him has never been higher as people desperately scramble to find out more about the smirking, purple-skinned Titan. This may not perhaps be the best jumping-on point for newcomers to gain an understanding of Thanos " particularly the Emperor Palpatine-eque Josh Brolin version " but for long-time fans of the character, this provides a unique insight into the inner workings of his psyche, and shows a master comicbook craftsman carving out something truly memorable with some of his favourite tools. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 5, 2014

    It's a trip down memory lane to see Jim Starlin take on Thanos again, and for the most part, this graphic novel is a surprising triumph - probably because the artist's vision is so absolute. There's so much comic book philosophy and grandeur that's tossed around like stardust in The Infinity Revelation, even if the titular revelation is still somewhat difficult to follow. But long-time fans of Marvel's cosmic lineup will highly enjoy this nostalgia-fest - and may even pick up a convert or two along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Aug 8, 2014

    If you enjoyed Starlin's previous work with Thanos, definitely give this book a read. It is well worth your time. If that wasn't your cup of tea, don't expect anything else here. This, while entertaining, left me wanting a lot more and having a number of unanswered questions. Will Starlin be given the opportunity to create a modern Infinity trilogy with these characters, or is The Infinity Revelation a one-off story? Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 4, 2014

    In the end, this OGN entertained me, especially when looking at it as a contained story and not a part of any continuity. The ties to continuity did not enhance this OGN at all, though I would argue the primary fan of this tale would be looking for continuity ties anyway. Starlin's Thanos is entertaining and his take on the Mad Titan will feel right at home for readers of Infinity Gauntlet. I will note again this is not the Thanos from Infinity or Thanos Rising, but if you are looking for a return to the “good ol' days”, you will most likely enjoy this tale. I'll be giving this one multiple reads, as the concepts are definitely worth visiting more than once, and any time Mr. Starlin wants to return to write and pencil Thanos I will be back to read more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Sep 4, 2014

    The more psychedelic pages of this book are worth the price of admission alone. This is pure Marvel Cosmic awesomness. Its not exactly the powerful story I wanted, but serves as a great addition to an already insanely appealing part of the Marvel universe. Thanos will always be alluring in a way most cant quite explain, and nobody seems to draw him like Jim Starlin, its just a shame many have written him better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    coby Aug 9, 2014

    Coby's Top 5 Comic of the Week

    I'll admit Jim Starlin is one of those classic creators who I've yet to get around to reading more of, and this week's new OGN, Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, has made me regret that. For someone who made his name in the 70s, Starlin's art looks just as good and modern as anything else out there right now. I don't know if this is worth the 20$ price tag, but it was definitely a trippy, satisfying story, and everything you'd expect from one of the legendary creators of the Cosmic Marvel Universe. Then again, 20 bucks is about how much a ticket to the movies costs nowadays, and I felt like I got just as much entertainment value out of The Infinity Revelation as I would have from any movie. The story is right up my alley and is everything the Cosmic Marvel Universe should be. If the Guardians of the Galaxy were more like this, I'd have a lot more LOVED bullets and a lot less HATED ones....

  • 8.5
    Jack Hastings Mar 17, 2017

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