To Raise The Magus: Thanos #6 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Gamora and the young Magus are on Halfworld, and Gamora is plagued by visions of her father, Thanos. Gamora finishes her story of her early days with Thanos for Magus. When she left off, young Gamora had just ambushed and attacked Thanos. She gets a blow on him before he gains control of the fight. They both then see Lady Death, but it is just another illusion from the Magus. Once Thanos sees through it, the fight between he and Magus continues in earnest. Back on Zero Sanctuary, Ebony Maw and Proxima Midnight fight through the mutinous crew and discover that the thrusters of Zero Sanctuary are active. The ship is still in Thanos’ control, and it has been turned into a missile.

Thanos #6 cover by Jeff Dekal
Thanos #6 cover by Jeff Dekal

Thanos #6 concludes this miniseries exploring Gamora’s early days under the care of the Mad Titan. The battle between Thanos and Adam Magus reaches its crescendo, and Thanos must decide what to do with both Magus and Gamora.

The conclusion to this showdown is good, as is the ending to the story in the present with Gamora and Kid Magus. The part of the story focusing upon Ebony Maw and Proxima Midnight has no real meaningful conclusion beyond seeing how they come back into the service of Thanos. Even that isn’t especially interesting.

However, that is merely a small part of this comic, and the rest of it gels far better.

Thanos #6 art by Ariel Olivetti, Antonio Fabela, and letterer VC's Joe Caramagna
Thanos #6 art by Ariel Olivetti, Antonio Fabela, and letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna

Ariel Olivetti finishes strong, doing justice to the final fight between Thanos and Magus. Olivetti also manages to wring an impressive amount of emotion out of the massive and stone-faced Mad Titan, and that is no mean feat. Antonio Fabela brings a vibrant and explosive color palette to this finale, and it suits Olivetti’s style most impressively.

Thanos #6 is a fitting finish for this miniseries. We get to see how Gamora and Thanos turned into the fated deadly duo we know they must become, and we get to learn how his initial duel with Magus concludes. It’s a great read and is worth a recommendation. Check it out.

Thanos #6 comes to us from writer Tini Howard, artist Ariel Olivetti, color artist Antonio Fabela, letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna, and cover artist Jeff Dekal.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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