Does Thanos Have the Ability to Love?
Examine the Mad Titan's relationship with Gamora in today's brand-new 'Thanos' #1!
In the aftermath of INFINITY WARS, Thanos is dead, his consciousness has been transferred to an unknown host, and the Universe is scrambling to catch up.
Gamora killed her surrogate father during the cosmic event, and she's gone rogue in the aftermath. But how did we get here? Starting today, discover the secrets of Thanos and Gamora's long history in Tini Howard and Ariel Olivetti's THANOS #1!
The deadliest assassin in the mighty Marvel Multiverse tells her very own story in the five-issue limited series. Did Thanos make Gamora who she is, or was she always the most lethal one around? How did the sinister Black Order come to be? Is Thanos actually capable of...love?
"One of my favorite things about working with an existing character is confronting them, in the narrative, with the things we think about them when we're reading their stories. And Thanos is not okay," Howard explains. "It's not really a secret to him, Thanos is brilliant—he knows he's crazy. But he's an insane person who is in charge of stuff, and that's pretty scary. But if everyone's too scared to ask him about it and he's not going to admit it himself... What kind of person would get him to confront his own madness? That's where Gamora comes in.
"I'm a sucker for a smart girl and the big angry guy who becomes her father figure. When I put some thought into what Thanos and Gamora's early relationship would have been like in an interpersonal sense, not the thousand-yard-overview we get in the old books, I go back to 'True Grit.' Or I think of team-ups like Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark from 'Game of Thrones,' you know? These classic duos where nothing threatens the big bad guy—except for a kid. And it's not because kids are cute and vulnerable, it's because they're honest. And they don't have a full understanding of the world around them yet, so they're somewhat unaware of nuance and danger. And Gamora's even more dangerous than a regular child—because Thanos has taken everything from her. She's got nothing to lose. And they share a moment in the first issue that I won't spoil here—that answers the question: why her? Why Gamora?"
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