Writers Donny Cates and Gerry Duggan will team with artist Brian Level for Thanos Legacy #1, a one-shot detailing what happened to the Mad Titan following Cates' "Thanos Wins" story arc, along with the villain's connection to Requiem, the mysterious new character playing a role in Infinity Wars.
“Donny is cooking up a 20 page story that answers the questions you’re definitely going to have regarding the mind-blowing events of Infinity Wars Prime…while Gerry Duggan is writing a story about the connection between Thanos and Requiem," editor Jordan D. White told Marvel.com. "Both shine new lights on the villain of Infinity Wars and how the story comes from what came before.”
“Thanos Legacy is a kind of thematic sequel to the ‘Thanos Wins’ storyline that Geoff Shaw and I created. It follows the missing time from the end of Thanos’ journey at the end of everything to…well, you’ll see,” Cates explained. “It’s an absolute blast to step back into the Mad Titan’s story and to give voice to my favorite monster again. If you dug ‘Thanos Wins’, this is a story you won’t want to miss! Things are about to get brutal again.”
Cates and Shaw's run on Thanos introduced the Cosmic Ghost Rider, who traveled to the present-day to bring the Mad Titan to a dystopian future where he ruled as King Thanos. Future and current-day Thanos' fought together against the Fallen Silver Surfer before our Thanos murdered his future counterpart, all for the hand of Lady Death.
Requiem is billed as the primary antagonist of Infinity Wars, which will spin out of the Infinity Countdown miniseries that sees heroes and villains from across the Marvel Universe vying for the six Infinity Stones.
Thanos Legacy #1 by Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan and Brian Level goes on sale September 5 from Marvel Comics.