Best Thanos Stories from Marvel Comic Books

Geek Hut have collected The Best Thanos Stories from Marvel Comic Books. If you enjoyed Thanos in the MCU Infinity War movies this is the list for you.

Check out the other adventures featuring Thanos in the Marvel Universe as he tries to destroy it by harnessing the power of the Infinity Stones.

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The Ultimate Thanos Comic Collection


Infinity #1-6, New Avengers #7-12, Avengers #14-23, Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite Comic #1-2

Writers: Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung and Jerome Opena

Infinity Crossover vol 1:

The comic world’s most anticipated blockbuster cosmic event is compiled in this book, as the Marvel Universe marches towards Infinity!

The mad titan Thanos makes his world-shattering return, and his armies fire the opening shots of a galactic war that will be fought both on Earth and in deep space – with our heroes caught between both battles!

As Thanos’ secrets are revealed, the Inhumans’ city of Attilan falls, and the Illuminati find themselves on the front line!

And as every Origin Site on Earth goes active, the Builders enter the Marvel Universe. Collecting Infinity #1-3, Avengers #18-20, New Avengers 9-10.

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Infinity vol 2:

The outbreak of war on two fronts: Earth and Space, with our heroes torn between them!

Plus, the world shattering return of Thanos!

Collecting Infinity #4-6, Avengers #21-23, New Avengers 11-12.

Read the full article The Marvel Infinity Crossover

Avengers Vol.3: Infinity Prologue:

Prelude to Infinity! All of the Origin Sites go active as the Earth begins to communicate with something much more ancient than human civilisations.

The Terror scientists of A.I.M. unveil the S7 program. Plus, the High Evolutionary stakes his claim on the Children of the Sun.

Hyperion learns the true cost of the decisions he’s made at the Origin Site in the Savage Land. And the return of techno-titan Terminus!

Read the full article The Marvel Infinity Crossover

Infinity Companion

Captain Marvel #15-16, Thunderbolts #14-18, Avengers Assemble #18-20, Infinity: The Hunt #1-4, Mighty Avengers #1-3, Nova #8-9, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #3-4, Infinity: Heist #1-4, Fearless Defenders #10, Secret Avengers #10-11, Guardians Of The Galaxy #8-9, Wolverine & The X-Men Annual #1

Writers: Kelly Sue Deconnick and Brian Michael Bendis

Infinity Companion: Infinity has arrived on Earth! The Thunderbolts, S.H.I.E.L.D., Fearless Defenders, Superior Spider-Man, Luke Cage’s all-new Mighty Avengers, Wolverine’s Jean Grey School and all the Marvel Universe’s other superacademies face off against Thanos’ invading hordes.

Read the full article The Marvel Infinity Crossover

The Death Of Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel #34, Marvel Spotlight #1 and #2, and Marvel Graphic Novel #1

Writers: Jim Starlin and Steve Englehart

As Protector of the Universe and de facto defender of Earth, the Kree Captain Mar-Vell has triumphed over foes large and small.

But when Mar-Vell is diagnosed with cancer, he finds himself face-to-face with a foe that even his vast might can’t defeat … and both he, and a universe that loves him, must rally together to accept the inevitable.

Plus, look back at the seminal battle with Nitro that infected Captain Marvel years before – and, in the midst of a battle with Titan’s planet-sized computer system, now corrupted by the madness of Thanos, witness the budding romance between Mar-Vell and his true love Elysius!

COLLECTING: Captain Marvel (1968) 34, Marvel Spotlight (1979) 1-2 and Marvel Graphic Novel 1: The Death of Captain Marvel

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The Infinity War

Infinity War #1-6, Warlock and the Infinity Watch #7-10 and Marvel Comics Presents #108-111

Writer: Jim Starlin Art: Ron Lim and Al Milgrom

After Adam Warlock’s return in Infinity Gauntlet, his worse half the Magus wasn’t far behind!

The struggle for ultimate power over the universe continues when a stockpile of evil twins overwhelm the Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, New Warriors, Alpha Flight and more! Will the universe be saved, destroyed… or both?

Collects Infinity War #1-6, Warlock and the Infinity Watch #7-10 and Marvel Comics Presents #108-111.

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Thanos Returns

Thanos Vol. 1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Mike Deodato

Thanos, possibly the most diabolical individual in the Marvel Universe, is back – and he’s out for vengeance on all who would oppose him!

Unfortunately for the Mad Titan, he’s also heading for an unexpected reckoning…with his family.

Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, and follow the deadly trail of destruction left in the wake of…Thanos! He is pure evil.

He is unstoppable. And it’s time for someone – anyone – to take him down.

Thanos Wins

Thanos #13 to #17

Writer: Donny Cates Art: Geoff Shaw

Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words: ‘Thanos wins.’

And now, it looks as though that disturbing thought is about to become a horrific reality!

See what happens when the Mad Titan gets his way! Will he cause the cosmos to spiral downward into chaos and death… or will something very different happen?

As Thanos journeys to the end of time and his moment of complete victory, he still won’t be happy with what he sees!

Witness the Mad Titan’s greatest glory – and ultimate shame!

And no matter what form Thanos’ victory takes, is there any way that anyone – or anything – can possibly survive?

Collecting: Thanos 13-17

Marvel: The End

Marvel: The End #1-6

Writer: Jim Starlin Art: Jim Starlin and Al Milgrom

Thanos Ends the Marvel Universe. A grave threat from beyond space and time swiftly approaches the Earth – imperiling the very nature of the entire universe!

This catastrophic, existence-ending event forces Earth’s mightiest heroes and villains to join forces to fend off Armageddon.

But amid ever-shifting alliances and internally warring factions, will they succeed in their quest to save all of eternity?

Led by the demigod Thanos (who is admittedly not only quite mad, but something of a continual threat himself to both Earth and eternity), Earth’s superhumans must stand shoulder-to-shoulder to face the most terrifying threat that they’ve ever encountered: Nothing less than the end of all that ever was!

Thanos Ends the Marvel Universe. COLLECTING: Marvel Universe: The End 1-6

Thanos and Annihilation War

Annihilation: Prologue #1 and Annihilation #1-6 d #1-6

Writer: Keith Giffen Art: Andrea Di Vito, Scott Kolins, and Ariel Olivetti

Annihilation War Book 3

The epic collection of the cosmic event concludes! One empire has fallen. Two heroes are dead. It all comes together here!

Individually, the Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Ronan and Nova have faced down the Annihilation Wave…and lost!

Now, they must unite those who remain or die by Annihilus’ hand!

The Annihilation has only begun! Plus: Get caught up on all the players in the Annihilation event – Annihilus, Nova, Ronan, the Silver Surfer, the Super-Skrull, Thanos and more – courtesy of the Xandarian Worldmind files of the Nova Corps!

Collecting Annihilation #1-6, Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1-2, and the Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files handbook.

Thanos: Death Sentence

Death Sentence Prose Novel

Writer: Stuart Moore

A new life for the Mad Titan! Thanos’s pursuit of the Infinity Gems has always defined him. But when the Marvel heroes defeat him once again, Thanos’s beloved Mistress Death grants him one final chance.

Stripped of his powers and his old skin, Thanos embarks on a cosmic walkabout to reassert his power over himself and the Multiverse.

This all-new, original tale explores the inner life of one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe.

Haunted by family – or the semblances of it – the Mad Titan may become something else entirely. Will he maintain his illusions of grandeur, or is this a new path for a lost god?

The Thanos Imperative

The Thanos Imperative #1-6

Writer: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

The dangerous cosmic fissure known as The Fault has ripped opened a portal to the Marvel Universe, spilling out the demented forces of a horrific mirror universe where there is no death and life prevails unchecked – the Cancerverse!

From this dark realm, the evil Lord Mar-Vell – a twisted version of the legendary Captain Marvel – leads his army to claim our universe for their own!

Nova, the Silver Surfer, Quasar, Gladiator and more of the greatest cosmic champions of the Marvel Universal rise to stop them, but when even they cannot stop the forces of the Cancerverse, the fate of the universe lies in the hands of the cosmos’ never-say-die underdogs, the Guardians of the Galaxy!

Facing a threat like none other, Star-Lord and company cook up an all-or-nothing plan to bring their prisoner, the mad titan Thanos, into the Cancerverse to unleash hell!

With everything on the line, the fate of the universe rests in the hands of one of Marvel’s greatest villains!

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Adam Warlock vs. The Magus

Strange Tales #178 to #181, Warlock #9 to #15, Marvel Team-Up #55, Avengers Annual #7, Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2

Writer: Jim Starlin Art: Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom

At ’70s Marvel, no one mastered the startling scope and high-concept complexity of cosmic adventure like Jim Starlin!

And his work on Adam Warlock set the tone for star-spanning spectacle that is considered a high-water mark to this day.

Starlin evolved Warlock to the next level, imbuing the character with the inner demons of a man-god on the brink of insanity.

Forced to confront an evil version of himself and the nihilistic menace Thanos, Warlock’s conflicts weren’t just knuckle-grinding throw-downs – they were epic, existential struggles for his very soul.

Featuring the first-ever assembling of the Infinity Gems; the debuts of Gamora and Pip the Troll; and an all-out struggle to save the universe joined by the Avengers, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man!

Collecting STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, WARLOCK (1972) #9-15, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL #2

Secret Wars: Infinity Gauntlet: Warzones!

Infinity Gauntlet #1 to #5

Writer: Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver

Think your life is hard? Anwen Bakian’s family lives in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, scrounging for food and avoiding giant bugs intent on eating them. Mom left years ago to join the Nova force and never came back.

So it’s just Anwen, her dad, her sister and her grandpa against the huge insects. That is, until she finds a mysterious stone that may or may not hold incredible cosmic power. Collecting: Infinity Gauntlet

The “Warzones!” Infinity Gauntlet tie-in to Secret Wars is a fantastic miniseries from Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver. Obviously an out of standard continuity Thanos appearance, but an excellent read for fans.

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