What are the best Thanos comics ?

Considered as one of Marvel's most formidable villains, Thanos almost single-handedly caused the Infinity War and the terrible demise of many Avengers. But where did he come from and what motivates him? Here is a list of Thanos comics that reveals the origins and inner turmoil of the Mad Titan. 

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    #1Thanos Rising

    Thanos Rising

    Thanos Rising is a 5-issue comic book published by Marvel Comics. It debuted on April 3, 2013, as part of Marvel NOW!. It was written by Jason Aaron with artwork by Simone Bianchi. It tells the origin story of the Mad Titan Thanos. 

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    Andy Tang
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "A good story about Thanos's genocidal origins. Reveals why he wants to wipe out half of the universe - because of LOVE! 😍 He has a huge crush on Mistress Death 💀 and this is how she wants to be courted - him killing as many beings as he can. Talk about grand gestures. The big bufoon is just like the rest of us - a romantic, enormous and purple as he is. Great polished artwork, too. Arguably the best Thanos comic ever. "
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    #2The Infinity Gauntlet

    The Infinity Gauntlet

    The Infinity Gauntlet is a comic book storyline published by Marvel Comics, written by Jim Starlin and penciled by George Pérez and Ron Lim. It tells the story of Thanos' quest to collect the six Infinity Gems and attach them to the Infinity Gauntlet. 

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    Jose Simmons
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "I've read all six issues of The Infinity Gauntlet when I was a kid which I borrowed from a buddy. Now that the Infinity War movie has come out in theaters I'm feeling a tad nostalgic so I purchased The Infinity Gauntlet comics on Amazon. The movie isn't a faithful adaptation but who cares? They can't really fit 100+ superheroes in it. One of the best Marvel comics ever!"
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    #3 Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos

     Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos

    Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos is a two-issue comic book series written by Jim Starlin and drawn by Ron Lim. The story revolves around the rebirth of Thanos and the continuation of his Infinity Gauntlet quest as the Silver Surfer tries to stop him. 

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    Leo Huang
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "The first part about the Silver Surfer was pretty meh - but Thanos Quest was AMAZING! He's the meanest, most devious baddie in the Marvel Universe and the way that he acquired the 6 Infinity Gems (Now they're called Infinity Stones) from their bearers was incredible. My favorite Thanos comics ever. "
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    #4Annihilation

    Annihilation

    Annihilation is a 2006 crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics, the central miniseries written by Keith Giffen. It tells the story of several outer space-related characters in the Marvel Universe including Thanos, Galactus, and Drax the Destroyer. 

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    Jessica Day
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "The greatest Marvel comic series that has ever been written. Keith Giffen is a legend. The art by Abnett and Lanning is out of this world. The way that they wove the interconnected storylines of multiple Avengers was spectacular. It has the Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, the Techniarcy, Annihilus, Thanos, Galactus, and more. It's an extraordinary relaunch of the Marvel Cosmic Universe. "
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    #5Infinity

    Infinity

    Infinity is a comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics, written by Jonathan Hickman with artwork by Jim Cheung, Jerome Opeña, and Dustin Weaver. The story primarily involves the Avengers against an ancient alien race called the Builders.

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    Enrique Juárez
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "I consider "Infinity" the best Infinity Gauntlet comics of all time. It's a brilliant crossover event that inspired many key scenes in the movie including the introduction of the Black Order (Children of Thanos) and the war in Wakanda. "
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    #6The Thanos Imperative

    The Thanos Imperative

    The Thanos Imperative is a 6-issue comics series written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. The story involves the cosmic heroes of the Marvel Universe against the Fault, a rift in space-time and the Cancerverse, an alternate universe without death. 

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    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "Gorgeous artwork and a mind-blowing storyline. You have to read the series that precedes this though or else you might be lost. Thanos is DEATH! Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy were amazing! "
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    #7Marvel Universe: The End

    Marvel Universe: The End

    Marvel Universe: The End is a six-issue limited comic book series written and penciled by Jim Starlin and inked by Al Milgrom. The story revolves around The Heart of the Universe, a cosmic energy source that eventually falls in the hands of Thanos.

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    Rose Douglas
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "The End is another one of Starlin's epic space sagas where you see Thanos become the good guy for a change - well, at the beginning at least. And this time he wins! The events after the Snap is what makes this an excellent addition to the Marvel Cosmic comics. A must-read for Marvel fans. "
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    #8The Infinity Crusade

    The Infinity Crusade

    The Infinity Crusade is a six-issue comic book limited series written by Jim Starlin and published by Marvel Comics. A sequel to The Infinity Gauntlet and The Infinity War, the series portrays the war between Earth's superheroes and Adam Warlock. 

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    Michelle Morales
    Written on May 8, 2019
    "It's not the best of the Infinity storylines. That accolade still goes to the Infinity Gauntlet IMO. Ms. Marvel's origin is horrendous. It's super long and the heroes don't do much except converse about existential shit. Adam Warlock and Thanos are the only saving grace. Mildly disappointing."

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Best What are the best Thanos comics
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Thanos RisingBooks 18 Paid
2The Infinity GauntletBooks 14 Paid
3 Silver Surfer: Rebirth of ThanosBooks 8 Paid
4AnnihilationBooks 4 Paid
5InfinityBooks 4 Paid
6The Thanos ImperativeBooks 2 Paid
7Marvel Universe: The EndBooks 2 Paid
8The Infinity CrusadeBooks 1 Paid
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