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Comicguy1


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As in, FINISHED! I know that he is going to be doing another Infinity book or trilogy, and I think that he just keeps cranking them out at this point. It's kind of sad. How many has he done at this point? I thought that the one with Annihulus was going to be his final word on the character, and his final say. I know that Jim created Thanos (Or is that Co-Created? I heard some controversy about that.), but he's gone to the well too many times at this point, and he seems to be repeating himself. I consider Starlin to be possibly the GREATEST cosmic writer for Marvel ever, but I think that after Thanos Quest, The End, The Infinity Gauntlet, his work on The Thanos series before Annihilation, and all of the other Infinity and Thanos stories that he did, that he had his say (More than, at this point.). Also, he seems to write Thanos as the Bestest and most powerful character ever, who can either beat or outsmart anyone, and that gets kind of annoying. So, he did so,easy great work, but it's time to move on.


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Reverend Meteor


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    As in, FINISHED! I know that he is going to be doing another Infinity book or trilogy, and I think that he just keeps cranking them out at this point. It's kind of sad. How many has he done at this point? I thought that the one with Annihulus was going to be his final word on the character, and his final say. I know that Jim created Thanos (Or is that Co-Created? I heard some controversy about that.), but he's gone to the well too many times at this point, and he seems to be repeating himself. I consider Starlin to be possibly the GREATEST cosmic writer for Marvel ever, but I think that after Thanos Quest, The End, The Infinity Gauntlet, his work on The Thanos series before Annihilation, and all of the other Infinity and Thanos stories that he did, that he had his say (More than, at this point.). Also, he seems to write Thanos as the Bestest and most powerful character ever, who can either beat or outsmart anyone, and that gets kind of annoying. So, he did so,easy great work, but it's time to move on.


I wish he would quit doing Thanos as well.

Almost all Thanos stories since the 90's seem to follow this outline:

1. Thanos is the smartest person in the room blah blah blah
2. Adam Warlock is the ultimate outsider and has some sort of cosmic significance yadda yadda
3. Everyone in the story that is not Thanos or Adam Warlock is irrelevant
4. Thanos and Adam Warlock begrudgingly team up to fight some menace that one or both of them created






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Tiamat


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Member Since: Thu May 21, 2009
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Sadly I agree with you both. His modern work is made even worse when he writes and pencils.
He seems a bit more grounded when he works with other artists. The Thanos annual being a good example. But the framework that Reverend points out is still there.
Maybe its just nastalgia that keeps me hoping. I still would really like to meet him at a convention. But he never seems to come down south.


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Iron Man Unit 007


Member Since: Thu Oct 20, 2011
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Ever since Marvel the End I consider all of Starlin's infinity stories to be in an alternate universe that I call the Starlin-verse.

Marvel The End had the premise that heroes would no longer come back from the dead after Thanos fixed things, however heroes and villains still return.

His latest trilogy had a merging of two universe and an overwrite of Adam Warlock. The alternate version becomes the new Living Tribunal and restores the original Adam Warlock but the main MU doesn't seem to acknowledge Warlock-Tribunal's existence.

So let Starlin keep his private universe and write Thanos.

I'd rather see him focus on the Dreadstar TV series project, personally.


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Reverend Meteor


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I think his own comments support that assertion. I read an article where he said Marvel has 3 Thanoses (Thanosi?): The one in the movies, the one he writes and the one that other writers write.







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Aang


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From his Formspring page.
Tom, who's more powerful: Galactus or a Celestial? I'd put my money on Galactus over any single Celestial.
http://www.formspring.me/TomBrevoort
Sweet.
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swmcbf

I hope they use the Metamorphosis Odyssey as a limited series with-in the show.

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He is doing a Dreadstar program!!?


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D. Strange


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I enjoyed his Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy series.

I'm not saying it was the best he ever did. I'm not saying it will be a major classic. I did enjoy it.

It also had an interesting concept. I think he has a lot more besides Thanos rattling around in his head, but that is who he gives priority. Understandable since that is what is marketable.

There are so many parts of cosmic Marvel he could do that have no Thanos, that I would like to at least get a glimpse at his views of.

For that matter, I always wanted to see Starlin give an earnest run at Green Lantern.

He just gets stuck in the Thanos routine whenever he comes to Marvel.


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JesusFan


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Much the sdame can be said about the being Thanos was based upon, as darkseid has the classic Jack Kirby view, upcoming movie, and all other writers of him.

Starlin work with the Thanos/In betweener/warlock during time of Magus to me was top notch, and the First IG saga was also really good.


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Iron Man Unit 007


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Starlin has talked for sometime of getting a Dreadstar TV show going.

last I heard it was in the early rough stages, emphasis on early/rough.

But the adventures he had in the Milky Way with Aknaton and crew could easily be a season. Then the next one starts with him on Caldor and meeting Syzygy and ends with him getting into the war for Season 3.


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zvelf


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    Starlin has talked for sometime of getting a Dreadstar TV show going.



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    last I heard it was in the early rough stages, emphasis on early/rough.



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    But the adventures he had in the Milky Way with Aknaton and crew could easily be a season. Then the next one starts with him on Caldor and meeting Syzygy and ends with him getting into the war for Season 3.


Dreadstar was a great series up until the end of Lord Papal. After that, it had no real direction. Anyway, for a tv series to do it justice would require a huge budget - like Game of Thrones level, which it isn't going to get.




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Iron Man Unit 007


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Well after the Lord Papal and Vanth recovering from that we did get an interesting aftermath that showed how things had changed and not quite for the better.

After that, Starlin began to step aside to write other things but he did resume the writing to wrap up Syzygy Darklock.

Under Peter David they became wandering intergalactic adventurers with some direction and some humor. Almost felt like a precursor to Firefly.




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