I suppose congratulations are in order for Joe Keatinge: His head-turning work on Rob Liefeld’s Glory and his own Hell Yeah! have landed him a gig at Marvel, chronicling the earliest adventures of cosmic heavy Thanos in Thanos: Son of Titan. If you’ve been following Glory and Hell Yeah! – both of which have trade paperbacks collecting their initial arcs out in August – you know already know that Joe’s one of the most exciting new writers in comics. If you’re not familiar with Joe, though, and you haven’t checked out Glory and Hell Yeah! – you should rectify that immediately. Both series are insanely awesome and while Thanos: Son of Titan is essentially retroactive continuity for a character that has been around since the early ’70s, Glory and Hell Yeah! take place right here, right now. If you can’t wait for the trades, both Glory #28 (Joe and artist Ross Campbell’s sixth issue) and Hell Yeah! #5 are out later this month.
That Eric Stephenson is a classy dude.
He also had some kind words to say about another fella, Jim Starlin, the creator most associated with Thanos. He suggests you pick up Starin’s Image Comics published creator owned series, ‘Breed. I concur. I also suggest you check out his Dreadstar, recently published in an edition by Dynamite.
Starlin’s work has had a major impact on me - as a kid when I first read THANOS QUEST, INFINITY GAUNTLET, INFINITY WAR, WARLOCK AND THE INFINITY WATCH and more recently as I dove into 1970s Marvel Comics and was blown away by the original WARLOCK run. So, yeah, I can’t stress enough how you should give his work a good, hearty read if you haven’t already.
USAToday broke the big news that I’m writing THANOS: SON OF TITAN, an origin mini-series about the Marvel Universe’s big bad, illustrated by the amazing Richard Elson.
Its been surreal. I was of the perfect age when THANOS QUEST/INFINITY GAUNTLET hit and I became enamored with the character instantly. In fact, in a really bit of odd kismet I had just dug into the original WARLOCK run by Starlin when Avengers came out and, well, that stinger’s not a spoiler anymore, right?
Anyway, point being, when they asked me to write it, I was in the absolute perfect obsessed-with-Thanos headspace. I’m beyond stoked.
This is definitely a passion project in every single possible way. Huge thanks to the folks over at Marvel for making this happen!