I Love Ya But You’re Strange – The Birth of the Thanos-Copter!
Every week, I will spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories (basically, we’re talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature.
Today, we look at Spidey Super-Stories #39, the comic that gave us one of the greatest Thanos images ever…
Yes, thank the writing team of Spidey Super-Stories, Nick Sullivan; Michael Siporin and Jim Salicrup and the art team of legendary artists Win Mortimer and Mike Esposito for the image of Thanos fighting The Cat (Hellcat without, well, the “hell,” as this issue came out well after Patsy Walker became Hellcat) while flying in a helicopter labeled “Thanos.”
Avengers sequel screenwriters, hello!!!
The rest of the story is more standard Cosmic Cube fare, like a kid finding the Cube and Thanos getting it from him…
Although yes, this does also give us the visual of Thanos fighting a little kid in a Jughead beanie.
But then Thanos has the Cube and the story goes about as you expect…
Still, Thanos rocking the Thanos-copter will forever hold a place of esteem in my heart. Marvel should make that into a poster pronto!!
Our pal, Buttler, mentioned a panel at the end that he liked, so I’ll add that in here now – Thanos in handcuffs on his way to jail…
That should totally be how Avengers 2 ends! The Avengers eating shawarma and Thanos being led away by cops in handcuffs.
By the way, in case you’re interested in an ACTUAL history of Thanos, CBR just did a good one recently. Check it out here.