Up now at my website The Comicologist is an article that I wrote on Thanos for the magazine ACE back in 2015.
Panels from The Infinity Gauntlet #1 © 1991 Marvel Comics. Pencils: George Pérez.
Inks: Josef Rubinstein & Tom Christopher. Colors: Christie Scheele & Ian Laughlin.
I’ve posted a version with images and one without, since the former is rather heavy on the graphics. That’s due in part to the article’s length, which in turn is a consequence of the breadth of the character’s publication history — or vice versa. You might want to wait to read it until after you see Avengers: Endgame if you’re not already familiar with the comics, although my guess is that any spoilers pertain more to last year’s Infinity War.
My hopes for Adventures in Comicology when I began setting it up as a blog to archive my writing on comics was that I’d get to roll out material largely in chronological order, to offer some retrospective commentary on the pieces if appropriate, and especially as regards more recent work to update and expand on what I’m republishing digitally with supplemental posts. Every feature I wrote for ACE has at least a sidebar’s if not an equally long sequel’s worth of stuff sitting in my files; heck, I still have material from the 2000-2001 print edition of Comicology waiting to see the light of day.
The Comicologist was spun out of Adventures in Comicology as a home for lengthier pieces that call for presentation outside of a traditional blog format, but unfortunately just as I began setting it up and relaunching the blog my attention was necessarily diverted again to the kinds of life matters that famously happen while you’re busy making plans.
When there is more to share you can be assured that I’ll mention it here.
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