There are two things that are infinite in the Marvel Universe – the love for heroes and the obsession for villains. What do you get when you mix the two? Thanos is known as the god of chaos and doom of the Marvel Universe. The purple eternal has got the balls to take down absolutely anyone and the brains and brawn to back it up. The only guy who has balls close enough to challenge the balls of Thanos is the Punisher. He is just that awesome. And Marvel has taken the two most amazing beings of their universe, merged the two to create something even more amazing. Presenting – Marvel Comics Update – Thanos becomes the Punisher of the Marvel Universe!!!
The Cosmic Ghost Rider storyline is heading to topsy-turvy town. Frank Castle witnessed the end of the world as he knew it when Thanos took apart the entire Avengers and destroyed the Earth. Frank Castle was the last man standing and he made a deal with the devil, quite literally in fact. He made a deal with Mephisto for more power in exchange for his soul. Castle would then go on to become the very thing he despised himself, a puppet of the universe conqueror, The Mad Titan.
During that journey, he also dipped his hands into the everlasting Power Cosmic as a herald of Galactus. Imagine all that power with a guy who has been consumed with Vengeance to the very core of his soul. Now imagine taking away that power and putting it within Thanos. That is what we are talking about right now.
The newly realized poster for the fifth issue of the Cosmic Ghost Rider storyline has shown us the next best thing Marvel has decided to offer to us. Thanos is seen in Punisher gear and has embraced the mantle to his very emblem itself. He now sports guns and ammo like an 80’s contra soldier in a battle within the stars.
The miniseries that is Cosmic Ghost Rider has taken an interesting turn. Frank Castle wants to stop Thanos from ever destroying the universe in the first place. When Thanos took over creation as its sole ruler, everything went to shit. He sat on the throne as a lifeless universe stood before him. The Mad Titan won but in that journey, he took the essence out of the cosmos itself. The universe was now truly dark, morbid and merciless. Not something Thanos had in mind but it couldn’t be helped. As long as he is the victor, he doesn’t give a damn. That is Thanos for you.
But how does Castle stop something that has already happened? He travels back to the past of course! Frank Castle aims to kidnap a baby Thanos and teach him into becoming a noble soul. For Castle, stopping Thanos from becoming the genocide-loving madman is all that matters now. But playing with time can have serious consequences. Time is not something to be changed. The Time Stream flows in one direction for a reason. But Frank Castle wants to change it nonetheless, even though his actions might be the factor that pushes Thanos into becoming the guy he is known as today.
Uatu the Watcher, Galactus a future version of the Guardians of the Galaxy warning him not to do it, he goes into the past to do the inevitable anyway. Will Castle do it right this time or does his actions are the key factor that pushes him over the edge? Only time will tell us the secret.
Thanos last appeared in the MCU in the Infinity War. The official synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things