In the past couple decades, Thanos has been depicted either wielding or pursuing the Infinity Gauntlet (in stories including, well, The Infinity Gauntlet), but Marvel's latest teaser shows him with another super-powerful cosmic weapon and object of his affection: The Cosmic Cube.
This image, promoting Avengers Assemble #7, might also be further reflecting the world of the Marvel Studios films; as was one of the stated goals of the series, which is set in the classic Marvel Universe but intended to be friendly to new readers coming to comics from the movies. Thanos was introduced in the mid-credits scene of Marvel's The Avengers and a Cosmic Cube, called "The Tesseract," played heavily into the plot of both that film and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Avengers Assemble #7, by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley, is scheduled for release on Sept. 12.
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