Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: Thanos: Titan Consumed
In Avengers: Infinity War, a threat emerged from the cosmos – Thanos, a ruthless warlord who plans to collect all six Infinity Stones. Joined by his formidable allies, he will be near-unstoppable at achieving his goal. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man must join forces and fight side by side to stop Thanos, while the fate of the Earth and the universe lays in the balance.
In this new, original novel by best-selling author Barry Lyga, learn the origins of the most feared force in the universe, and discover how Thanos became the Titan consumed by his quest for power.
I live in CST. I got this from my university’s mail services at around 11:00 am and got back to my apartment at around 11:05 and began reading it then. I literally just closed the book and finished reading it in its entirety 7 minutes ago as it stands right now as I am typing this (5:55 pm). It was such a great book. Easy read, and very enjoyable. Admittedly as it stands right now, I don’t think the book is Canon to the MCU, but it presents interesting information nonetheless and if you love the MCU as much as I do, then you’ll definitely enjoy this book.
Also first review for any product I’ve ever ordered off this website ever. I hope it was good! 99% of the stuff I’ve ordered off here are math textbooks. I say this because I really loved this book and I hope that you, another reader, will too 🙂
This was either a five-star book, or a three-star book, so I went down the middle. There is a lot I loved about it, but also a big issue that weakened the story. Infinity War did a good job of building Thanos despite having only one film to do it in, but he was still mostly one-dimensional as an antagonist. The ultimate ecoterrorist who also loved his daughter. Liga never manages to make me sympathize with Thanos (as I did with Loki & Killmonger), but he does make him a more complex and fully formed character.
The worldbuilding, the society, and Thanos’ life on Titan are all expertly crafted and take up more than half the book. It was time well spent! The book absolutely shines throughout this part. Liga goes into detail about how Titan is structured, and where the flaws are in that structure. This was the closest I felt to identifying with Thanos. The tried and true Daddy issues are his foundation, but Liga builds upon that very well with his outsider status. The people of Titan come in many hues, but not purple. That is the color of death (hello, foreshadowing!) and Titans, despite being so technologically advanced, are superstitious about it. Very realistic. I also liked how the book focuses on Thanos’ super genius intellect, which was completely set aside in the film, that further ostracizes him from his people. He reminds me of Ultron. Thanos is the only one who can see, through calculation and data analysis, what will befall his homeworld. But, his moral compass is too skewed to see how his people were sure to react, or why his “solution” is wrong.