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The last of the Eternal Titans, Thanos has long held the title of Marvel’s galactic overlord. Now, discover the Titan behind the tyrant.

Legend of Thanos

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"Thanos the First"

In Iron Man (1968) #55

The first appearance of Thanos! Iron Man finds himself embroiled in a war between the Titans, an ancient alien race, and Drax the Destroyer.

Thanos Vs. Avengers

In Avengers (1963) #125

Thanos takes on Earth’s Mightiest! The Mad Titan deploys a starship fleet armed to the teeth against the Avengers.

Thanos: Worshipper of Death

In Silver Surfer (1987) #38

Thanos continues his rampage against innocent alien races. At the behest of Drax the Destroyer, Silver Surfer locates Thanos to take down the villain once and for all.

The Thanos Quest

In Thanos Quest (1990) #1

Thanos stands over his Infinity Well and contemplates his awesome might. But what cosmic power has Thanos yet to achieve? The mad Titan's quest for the Soul Gems begins here!

Infinity Gauntlet

In Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #1

Thanos reconstructs reality with the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. Half of Earth’s heroes are wiped out. Mortal men achieve cosmic power beyond comprehension.

Enter the Abyss

In Infinity Abyss (2002) #1

Seven heroes from each corner of the galaxy band together to take down Thanos. But as the overlord increases his following every day, will the heroes get close enough to stop him? Written and penciled by comic superstar, Jim Starlin!


In Thanos (2003) #1

Thanos is met by Adam Warlock of Counter-Earth and explains his complicated history. Before he was a tyrannical overlord, Thanos was a young Titan prince born with the “Deviant Syndrome.”

Ultimate Thanos

In Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) #38

The Fantastic Four of the Ultimate Universe take on Thanos and his hordes! The FF align themselves with a team of alien warriors.

Thanos Reborn

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #25

The universe trembles when it learns of Thanos’ return. After emerging from a cocoon, and with his powers stronger than ever, Thanos must face the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thanos Imperative

In The Thanos Imperative (2010) #1

Marvel’s cosmic heroes unite against a common foe. Will Silver Surfer, Nova, the Inhumans, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, be able to control a newly-resurrected Thanos?

Birth of a Titan

In Thanos Rising (2013) #1

Thanos’ childhood is recounted in this origin series. Jason Aaron writes the gripping story that uncovers the pathos behind the galaxy’s most malign.

Infinity Trilogy

In Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014)

Thanos stars in Part 1 of his Original Graphic Novel odyssey! The revelatory waters of the Infinity Well lead the Titan on a new quest, with a once-sworn enemy at his side. Written and drawn by cosmic maestro Jim Starlin!

Current Ongoing

In Thanos (2016) #1

The Titan is heading for an unexpected reckoning…with his family! Take an ongoing walk on the dark side of the galaxy, following the deadly trail of destruction left in the wake of…THANOS!