Thanos #4 - Epiphany
(2004)

Marvel, 2003 Series
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Volume
4
Price
14.99 USD; 24.00 CAD
Pages
148
Publisher's Age Guidelines
PSR
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
0-7851-1355-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
759606113552 00111
Editing
Tom Brevoort; Marc Sumerak (assistant editor); Andy Schmidt (assistant editor); Nicole Wiley (assistant editor); Jeff Youngquist (collections editor); Jennifer Gruenwald (assistant collections editor); Meghan Kerns (book designer)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Thanos / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

Thanos / filler / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos

Indexer Notes

Same image as on the first page of the story from Thanos (Marvel, 2003 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Thanos / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age
Letters
typeset

[Thanos #1] (Table of Contents: 4)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos
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Epiphany! (Table of Contents: 5)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos; Adam Warlock [Him]; Ziran the Tester, a Celestial (flashback); Mentor [Alars] (flashback); Sui-San (flashback); Starfox [Eros] (flashback); Death (flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Black Panther [T'Challa] (flashback); Drax the Destroyer [Arthur Douglas] (flashback); Captain Marvell (flashback); Thor (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (flashback); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (flashback); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (flashback); Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor MacKenzie] (flashback); Thor [Eric Masterson] (flashback); Wolverine [James Howlett, Logan] (flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (flashback); Cloak [Tyrone Johnson] (flashback); Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (flashback); She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters] (flashback); Vision (flashback); Firelord [Pyreus Kril] (flashback); Nova [Richard Rider] (flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (flashback); Magus (flashback); Goddess (flashback); Rigellian soldiers
Synopsis
We find Thanos, after the events of Marvel: The End, flashing back over his life to decide upon his future, with perennial friend/foe Adam Warlock. Thanos decides to make up for the destruction of Rigel 3 at the hands of one of his doppelgangers (called Thanosi) by surrendering to the Rigellians.
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Indexer Notes

This series takes place after the events of Marvel: The End.

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Thanos / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus

Indexer Notes

This illustration comes from story page 20 of Thanos (Marvel, 2003 series) #2.

[Thanos #2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adam Warlock [Him]
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Rebellion! (Table of Contents: 8)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rigellian Grand Commissioner; Recorder; Adam Warlock [Him]; Thanos; The Enclave [Dr. Jerome Hamilton, Maris Morlak, Professor Wladyslav Shinsky, Carlo Zota] (flashback); High Evolutionary [Edgar Wyndham] (flashback); Man-Beast (flashback); Gamora (flashback); Pip the Troll (flashback); Vision (flashback); Thor [Eric Masterson] (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Quasar [Wendell Vaughn] (flashback); General Zygo; Rigellian soldiers; Galactus [Galan of Taa]; Hunger (cameo)
Synopsis
Thanos is imprisoned by the Rigellians and Adam Warlock recaps his history. The Rigellians have a problem on Rigel 18, Galactus, and Thanos volunteers to handle him as penance for his past actions.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Thanos / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos

[Thanos #3] (Table of Contents: 10)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus [Galan of Taa]
Reprints

Alone! (Table of Contents: 11)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus [Galan of Taa]; Eternity; Moondragon [Heather Douglas]; Thanos; Adam Warlock [Him]; Recorder; Hunger; Rigellian Grand Commissioner; Pip the Troll; an unnamed skeleton (possibly of Rune, an Ultraverse character)
Synopsis
Galactus flashes back to his origins while his calculations are revealed to us: Galactus has found a way satiate his hunger indefinitely! Thanos attempts contact (via Moondragon's powers) and learns part of the plan. Galactus causes a sun to go nova to open a portal to another realiy in order to obtain a peculiar fanged skeleton, which has one of the Infinity Gems on its breastbone.
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Indexer Notes

It is assumed that the skeleton is Rune's, since it has an Infinity Gem which he was known to have possessed.

[Thanos #4] (Table of Contents: 12)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos
Reprints

Hunger! (Table of Contents: 13)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele; Heroic Age
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hunger; Thanos; Adam Warlock [Him]; Galactus [Galan of Taa]; Punishers (Galactus' cyborgs); Recorder; Iron Man [Tony Stark] (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Drax the Destroyer [Arthur Douglas] (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (flashback); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (flashback); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (flashback); Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor MacKenzie] (flashback); Quasar [Wendell Vaughn] (flashback); Thor [Eric Masterson] (flashback); Wolverine [James Howlett, Logan] (flashback); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (flashback); Cloak [Tyrone Johnson] (flashback); Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (flashback); She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters] (flashback); Vision (flashback); Firelord [Pyreus Kril] (flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (flashback); Magus (flashback);
Synopsis
Hunger, an entity from outside our reality, reveals to us how he found out about our reality, and his plans to invade it. Meanwhile, Galactus sends his cyborg enforcers, the Punishers, after Thanos, Warlock and Pip. Thanos figures out Galactus' plans, and that someone is manipulating the devourer, but is it too late?
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[Thanos #5] (Table of Contents: 14)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos; Galactus [Galan of Taa]
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Entry! (Table of Contents: 15)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thanos; Pip the Troll; Galactus [Galan of Taa]; Hunger
Synopsis
Thanos vs Galactus for the fate of the universe!
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[Thanos #6] (Table of Contents: 16)

Thanos / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hunger
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Endgame (Table of Contents: 17)

Thanos / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Starlin
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Dave Sharpe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus [Galan of Taa]; Hunger; Thanos; Pip the Troll; Adam Warlock [Him]
Synopsis
The conclusion as Galactus and Thanos face Hunger.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Thanos
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Title Page]
    Thanos
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Thanos
  5. 4. [Thanos #1]
    Thanos
  6. 5. Epiphany!
    Thanos
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Thanos
  8. 7. [Thanos #2]
    Thanos
  9. 8. Rebellion!
    Thanos
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Thanos
  11. 10. [Thanos #3]
    Thanos
  12. 11. Alone!
    Thanos
  13. 12. [Thanos #4]
    Thanos
  14. 13. Hunger!
    Thanos
  15. 14. [Thanos #5]
    Thanos
  16. 15. Entry!
    Thanos
  17. 16. [Thanos #6]
    Thanos
  18. 17. Endgame
    Thanos
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Thanos
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