It looks like Marvel has done the utterly impossible by turning Guardians of the Galaxy—a movie based on an obscure SF team of misfits—in a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, $65 mil at the BO certified feel good movie of the summer.

And their also releasing a bunch of comics that will keep the characters as fresh on the page as the screen. Among them is Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, a standalone graphic novel by Jim Starlin, the greater of GotG mainstays such as Gamora and Thanos. To make sure movie fans are aware of the book, Marvel has just released a newly lettered preview of the book, which goes on ales next Wednesday, 8/6. The story features Thanos and Warlock in the kind of cosmos battle for life and death Starlin is best known for, with guest stars along the way: the Guardians of the Galaxy, Silver Surfer, the Badoon, the Annihilators and—because this is a book by Jim Starlin—Death.

The book is part of a new line of oversized, original Graphic novels—a genre Marvel hasn’t had much presence in in recent years, but one they are putting some muscle behind. THe book also includes a code for a digital edition redeemable via the Marvel Comics app or online at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.
Written by JIM STARLIN
Art & Cover by JIM STARLIN
On Sale 08/06/14!









  1. I certainly hope it’s more standalone than the last Starlin Infinity Whatchacallit I picked up– at Half Price, to be sure– whose cover made absolutely no mention of being “Book 1 of a continued story.”

  2. Starlin hasn’t put out a great story since Infinity Gauntlet, but his recent work is nothing if not nostalgia-inducing, and I like remembering the good days of Starlin.

    Too bad GotG sucked and Thanos looked like a lumpy Star Wars character circa the Special Editions.

  3. skottie – You are honestly the first person, on or off-line, that I’ve seen state that GOTG ‘sucked’. I found it refreshing and rather full of fun and even some emotion. It felt it was the best Marvel movie to date, including Avengers, as it is completely standalone.

  4. Since it’s a book…

    Thanos: The Infinity Revelation
    by Jim Starlin (Text by), Frank D’Armata (Illustrated by), Andy Smith (Illustrated by)
    On Sale Date: August 5, 2014
    9780785184706, 0785184708
    $24.99 USD / $27.99 CAD
    Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
    Ages 13 And Up, Grades 8 to 17
    Marvel 112 pages
    7.750 in W | 11.250 in H | 0.500 in T | 1.050 lb Wt 197mm W | 286mm H | 13mm T | 476g Wt
    Status: Forthcoming
    Announced 1st Print: 10K

    (And GotG wasn’t worth the cost of 3-D, but it was well made, enjoyable, and succeeded. Every character was explained, there were lots of good action scenes, and a bit of heart.)

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