Friday, October 15, 2010

The Thanos Imperative #5(of 6)

Overall: The Guardians of the Galaxy and Thanos manage to narrowly defeat Lord Mar-Vell's Revengers(a twisted version of the Avengers)thanks to Revenger Scarlet Witch betraying her teammates and helping Thanos and crew to escape. Meanwhile, the cosmic beings of the Marvel Universe and the cosmic beings of the Cancerverse are still locked in a stalemate, however, even more powerful god-like characters are heading towards the Marvel U to break the tie. The heads of the Negative Zone(Blastarr), the Kree(Medusa), the Shi'ar(Gladiator)and a few other inter-galactic big-wigs decide that their best plan of attack was to head to the front lines and support the cosmic beings. Nova disagrees and feels that the best thing to do is to head into the Cancerverse to try to find the Guardians and Thanos and assist them, since Thanos is the prime target of Lord Mar-Vell. Thanos and the Guardians manage to arrive at the spot in the Cancerverse where their version of the Death abstract was killed, and before they can figure out a way to undo Death's... well, death, Mar-Vell and another batch of Revengers arrive on the scene, giving us the long awaited evil Captain Marvel vs good Thanos battle. The two powerhouses battle for a while before Thanos betrays EVERYBODY, by telling Mar-Vell if he was to grant Thanos the cold embrace of death, he would summon the Marvel U's Death abstract so Mar-Vell could destroy it, thereby eradicating the threat of death in the Marvel U.

For the most part I've really enjoyed this mini-series. The whole reversal of life being evil and death being good has made for quite the compelling story. BUT(you had to know that was coming!)this issue just never really came together like the previous ones did for me. Something just seemed to be missing... Maybe it was the fact that the heroes on the Marvel side of the Fault stood around and debated instead of doing anything, or maybe it was the way-too-easy way the Guardians escaped the Revengers the first time around. Even still, the story itself is top notch, and I really have enjoyed it immensely. Thanos's betrayal at the end was unexpected, but well within his character. I see him pulling one final double-cross, this time on Mar-Vell to end this mini-series and win it for the Marvel U, but who knows how this one will come to a close. Since next issue should be story and action heavy, I'm already predicting a 10 out of 10 score! As for this issue though, it'll have to get a...

Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Well, I think I've found my new desktop wallpaper!

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