Marvel sent out a press release yesterday announcing a new Infinite Comics from writers Rob Williams and Judy Blume along with artists Paco Diaz, Iban Coello, and Neil Edwards titled "Are You There God? It's Me Thanos." Launching on Tuesday, the book will see the Mad Titan deal with issues like getting his first period, buying his first bra, and exploring his religious identity. The comic will be set in the aftermath of Infinity, though it appears it will be a drastic departure in tone.
"We're really excited to see Thanos realize his full potential as a character by helping young girls come to terms with puberty," explained Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso in a statement that we're not sure whether to consider creepy. "It's a difficult subject that only a genocidal space despot is equipped to properly handle, in our opinion."
All six issues will be available for purchase right away, which makes us wonder why it's not just released as a single comic (answer: $$$$). Check it out on the Marvel Digital Comics App on July 1. Here's the press release, which we just kinda skimmed over before writing this article, though we're sure we got everything right:
In the aftermath of the universe shaking INFINITY event, Thane, Son of Thanos will rise. But will it be as a hero, or a villain? Today, Marvel is pleased to announce THANOS: A GOD UP THERE LISTENING, an all-new 6-part Marvel Infinite Comic series launching this Tuesday 07/01! Fan-favorite creator Rob Williams and artists Paco Diaz, Iban Coello and Neil Edwards explore Thane’s journey following the events of INFINITY.
Under the watchful eye of Thanos’ advisor, the Ebony Maw, Thane has travelled the galaxy in search of answers. Is he truly the son of the Mad Titan? And is he destined to follow in his father’s evil footsteps? The lost biography of Thanos’ black deeds has been uncovered. As Thane begins to explore his father’s legacy, he’ll discover not everything is as it seems. Meanwhile in the past, two titans clash as the cosmic war between Thanos and Ego the Living Planet sends shockwaves across the heavens. As the story of their bloody battle in the cold depths of space is revealed, Thane will learn a devastating secret that will haunt him in the present day!
Can a man fight his own destiny? The time has come where Thane must choose what man he will become. A hero…or a villain?
Designed specifically for mobile devices, Marvel Infinite Comics represent the latest form of comic book storytelling using tablets and smartphones as a new canvas. Set in current continuity, each Marvel Infinite Comic is perfect for new and old readers alike and provides an exciting new reading experience while staying true to the medium’s greatest strengths!
Available right at your fingertips, all six issues of Thanos: A God Up There Listening will be available for purchase this Tuesday, 07/01 on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® & AndroidTM devices) and online in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!
Pre-Order THANOS: A GOD UP THERE LISTENING now and get all 6 issues as soon when as soon as they’re released!