Wednesday, October 12, 2011
There are a lot of universe-spanning villains in comics, but Thanos stands out because of his unique motivation. Sure, he wants to destroy half of all sentient life, but it is for more than just the sake of domination... he wants to impress the woman whom he has a major crush on - namely, the living embodiment of death! How do you reason with a guy who has that kind of sensibility? I like how Thanos has gone from a Captain Marvel villain to a nemesis for the entire catalog of marvel characters. I have read rumors that he will be making an appearance in next summer's Avengers film, and while I take those with a huge grain of salt, the idea does intrigue me - it would be interesting to see if he could be effectively translated into live action.