Writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw will take over Thanos for "Legacy," picking up with #13 in November, in which its revealed what happens when Thanos actually wins.
"No one has risen higher and fallen faster than the Mad Titan," Cates explained to IGN. "Over the years Thanos has come closer to victory than probably any other Marvel villain and has been met with defeat every single time. I mean, he famously killed half of all life in the universe and still wound up on the wrong end of the scorecard. Time and time again, we have seen Thanos falter on the edge of glory. And I for one think it’s about damn time the devil got his due."
"We’re going to show you what happens when Thanos wins," he continued. "And just how…horrific that would really be. For everyone."
"I can’t tell you much in the way of what, exactly, precipitates Thanos' victory in our story, or even the modality by which it’s achieved," Cates continued. "But I can tell you that this is perhaps the strangest and most unbelievably brutal story I have ever written. I'm continually shocked by the things Marvel lets me get away with on this."
"I’m not exaggerating whatsoever when I tell you this book has given me nightmares. It’s been hard to shake this one off when I clock off for the day. And let me tell you… having Thanos, especially this Thanos in your head when you close your eyes is not something I would inflict on anyone."
Here's the full solicitation for Thanos #13:
DONNY CATES (W) • GEOFF SHAW (A/C)
THANOS WINS Part 1
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words… THANOS WINS. Now… see what happens when he does.
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