JUST IN: Thanos co-creator Jim Starlin teams up with artist Alan Davis for The Infinity Conflict, an original graphic novel set for release in November.
According to Comicbook.com, the story will find Thanos in possession of the Reality Gem. Adam Warlock will play an integral role, as will Thanos’s brother Eros. Not much is known beyond the details provided in the initial report, which you can read here.
In addition to co-creating Thanos, Starlin also created or co-created Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Shang-Chi, and the first iteration of the DC supervillain Mongul. His most notable works, including The Infinity Gauntlet and its sequels, were massively successful and put Thanos in the upper echelons of Marvel’s extensive roster of villains. The Mad Titan will appear on the big screen in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
Starlin’s relationship with Marvel is a complicated one. The comic book giant reportedly skimped on financial compensation for the use of Thanos in the MCU, a move about which Starlin has spoken openly. More recently, Marvel Comics executive editor Tom Brevoort clashed with Starlin after the latter noted the similarities between a new series and his upcoming trilogy of Thanos-centric stories.
Davis, a celebrated artist whose career spans decades, is best known for writing and drawing the DC Elseworlds stories JLA: The Nail and JLA: Another Nail. He has also worked with Marvel titles such as Captain Britain, The Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and Dark Reign.