Thanos Thursday! Seriously Menacing...
from artist: Joe Rubinstein
September 10, 2020
Is this not a menacing image? The Mad Titan Thanos, clutching the infinity gauntlet and taunting you to bring it on. That's why this week Thanos has taken over 'Thor's-day claimed it as Thanos Thursday!read moreabout Thanos Thursday! Seriously Menacing...
Legendary Marvel Comics inker Joe Rubinstein was there for the original Thanos: The Infinity Gauntlet limited series in 1991. Now he has combined this iconic figure with another of his best-known works, the cover of Wolverine #1 from 1982.
“This portrait of Thanos is particularly sinister if you know the story of what he’ll do with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet…” shares Rubinstein.
A little back story for the casual fan...
First drawn for publication by Herb Trimpe, the character Wolverine later joined a refreshed X-Men team, where writer Chris Claremont and artist-writer John Byrne expanded on the character's development. Artist Frank Miller collaborated with Claremont and helped revise the character with a four-part limited series from September to December 1982, inked by hall of fame artist Joe Rubinstein. The Wolverine mini-series, and in particular the cover of issue #1, is one of Joe’s most recognized works.
Almost 10 years later, from July to December 1991 Marvel Comics published the storyline “The Infinity Gauntlet,” a six-issue limited series written by Jim Starlin, pencilled by George Pérez and Ron Lim, and inked by Tom Christopher, Bruce N Solotoffcross and Joe Rubinstein.
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"The Wolverine #1 cover is iconic, voted one of the 100 best covers of all time. This print (Thanos) is variation on theme, and one of a few I have done of characters I am fortunate to be associated with. In each print the character is featured in a similar pose, an homage to one of the most successful series I have been part of. I envision the whole set of prints making a very menacing gallery." – Joe Rubinstein
About the artist...
Josef "Joe" Rubinstein, born in Germany 1958 is a Hall of Fame comic book artist whose storied career spans more than four decades with notable credits that include the acclaimed 1982 Wolverine mini-series, the Infinity Gauntlet series and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Joe is known to be the artist to have given artist Art Adams (the Uncanny X-Men) his first professional work and nurtured the careers of Kyle Baker (Plastic Man), Jose Marzan, Jr. (The Flash) and Dale Keown (The Incredible Hulk). Joe’s record-setting post on Marvel Comics' saw him ink more pencillers than any other inker in history (and more than 2,500 comic books). He currently enjoys exploring painting techniques and creating portraits.
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