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Marvel Cancels Thanos: Son of Titan - Let the Panic and Speculation Begin!

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, July 27 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Marvel Cancels Thanos: Son of Titan - Let the Panic and Speculation Begin!

The unexpected cancelation of Thanos: Son of Titan casts a shadow of uncertainty over the entire future of the comic book industry!

Source: Bleeding Cool


Thanos has been getting a lot of attention since appearing in a post-credit scene in The Avengers and having his helicopter stolen by The Outhouse Newsroom. Sales of his first appearance shot up on ebay, old stories like Thanos Quest were reprinted, and most believe that Thanos will play a huge role in the Avengers sequel and possibly the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Or at least, they believed that until today.
The Outhouse reported on Jim Starlin's displeasure with not recieving a free ticket to The Avengers earlier this year, and the Thanos creator's anger over having to shell out $22.50 for a 3D theater seat and a small popcorn has led to a quest for vengeance that may change the course of the Marvel Movieverse forever, as Marvel has just announced that the Thanos: Son of Titan miniseries by Joe Keatinge and Richard Elson, has been canceled.
Back in May, Starlin had this to say about The Avengers:
"It's nice to see my work recognized as being worth something beyond the printed page, and it was very cool seeing Thanos up on the big screen. But this is the second film that had something I created for Marvel in it - the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor being the other - and both films I had to pay for my own ticket to see them. Financial compensation to the creators of these characters doesn't appear to be part of the equation."
Comic book creators have long been given the proverbial shaft when it comes to movie ticket compensation. The Outhouse can shockingly reveal that Jack Kirby, who co-created most of the Marvel Universe, was not given a free pass to a single Marvel movie made after 1994.
This is the first time, however, that a publisher has shown any signs of backing down in a creator challenge. In fact, the reaction of major comics publishers to creator complaints is usually to publicly humiliate and dishonor the creator, as DC Comics has done to the venerable Alan Moore with its Before Watchmen series of comic prequels, toasters, and black magic hexes.
Marvel has not given any reason for the cancelation, only sending out the following message to retailers:
THANOS SON OF TITAN #1 (OF 5) & VAR (AUG120580-1, $2.99, FOC 09/24/12) has been canceled.
What this means for the future of Thanos in Marvel is uncertain. It could be that Marvel is looking to remove focus from Thanos to avoid a potential legal struggle with Starlin, in which case they will probably replace him with another galactic supervillain, like Galactus, Cyclops, or Mitt Romney. Or it could be that Marvel is simply preparing to launch an all out assault on Starlin by exploiting his character more than it ever has been before, in which case we can expect Gaynos, the newly revealed homosexual alien supervillain, to be featured in a same-sex space-marriage issue very soon.
Stay tuned for details, which we will report on as soon as Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston digs up more dirt.


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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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