Christopher Cantwell and Luca Pizzari Pit Thanos Against Marvel’s Illuminati in New Mini-Series

Chris Cantwell and Luca Pizzari bring the Mad Titan back to Earth to battle the Illuminati in a brand new four issue series this November.

Thanos focuses his rage against the current members of the clandestine group, including Mr. Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Emma Frost, and Blue Marvel, as he searches for something that he believes was stolen from him by the heroes.

Cantwell said “I’ve had the honor and joy of writing some of Marvel’s greatest villains, so you can imagine how excited I am to not only tackle the Mad Titan himself, but pit him against some of the most powerful brains and fists out there—this latest lineup of the Illuminati. But I think folks will find the backdrop of this story quite unexpected, mischievously funny, and heartbreakingly human, for what has drawn Thanos back screaming into the universe is a singular pain and desire for connection that he believes only one essence in existence (and non-existence) can give him… while this being is in turn grappling with some deeper questions about what they are, and what they want to be. Plus, Thanos hot-wires a pickup truck.”

Pizzari “…could tell right from reading the first panel description that this book was gonna be something else. I never even met Chris before and yet it’s like he wrote this book reading my mind; there are a lot of characters I’ve always wanted to try my hand on. Thanos himself is, of course, unbelievably fun to draw, I’m constantly telling myself to make him bigger and bigger!”

The first issue of the new Thanos series arrives on November 8 with a cover by Leinil Francis Yu and a George Perez Infinity Gauntlet homage variant by Phil Noto.

Check out both covers below and be sure to check back with Conskipper for all of your Thanos and Marvel Comics news.

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