A new variant cover for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy #1 showcases Thanos inside his custom coffin, adrift in space.
Thanos was killed in the opening pages of Infinity Wars by the warrior Requiem, later revealed to be Gamora. Although the Mad Titan was reduced to only a head, his voice has still played an important part in the story, haunting Gamora during her plans to change the universe.
The rebooted Guardians of the Galaxy series will introduce readers to a new roster for the team, which must deal with the aftermath of Infinity Wars. One of the group's first missions will be confronting the repercussions of Thanos’ death, including the discovery of his last will and testament and the threat of a new Thanos rising in his place.
Illustrated by Ron Lim and colored by Israel Silva, the variant cover introduces Thanos’ metal-looking coffin. It’s black, with long spikes along the side, and a massive skull at the base. That's a shoutout to Lady Death, the primary driving force behind Thanos and his genocidal plans. In other words, it’s a perfect resting place for the Mad Titan, at least for however long he actually stays dead.
Written by Donny Cates and illustrated by Geoff Shaw, Guardians of the Galaxy #1 arrives in January from Marvel.