Last week, a teaser for a new series at Marvel appeared online that had us scratching our heads, but now it makes sense. Marvel has officially announced that writer Jason Aaron and artist Simone Bianchi will tell us the origins of Thanos The Mad Titan in a new ongoing series titled Thanos Rising. The new series starts in April and Aaron wants you to know this isn’t your typical Marvel comic.
“This is not a super hero story. There are no good guys swooping in to save the day here. This is the origin story of a very bad dude. A cosmic mass murderer.”
If you remember way back in July of last year, Marvel already had a Thanos origin series in the works titled Thanos: Son of Titan. The series was even advertisted in Marvel Previews but was pulled at the last minute from all orders and cancelled outright. This seems to explain its disappearance.