We get further details from Jim Starlin on his new 100-page graphic novel Thanos: The Infinity Revelation.
We learn that the graphic novel takes place in regular Marvel continuity, and that Andy Smith is inking with colors by Frank D'Armata.
Starlin answers "yes," when questioned by Newsarama if the book takes place within the contempary Marvel universe and hints different time periods with three books.
In fact, this is one of three projects I’m doing at Marvel, and they’re all interconnected in their own way and together lead to certain points. They’re all three standalone stories, but they all head in the same direction even though they take place in different time periods.
Other details include that Adam Warlock and Thanos will be friends, with Starlin comparing the two to "Cagney and Lacey."
And it’s the story of undefined obsession and the end results of that obsession cause a catastrophe. After all, they call Thanos the Mad Titan --- even Adam Warlock, the closest thing Thanos has to a friend, trying to hold things together.
So Thanos and Adam Warlock’s relationship is about Warlock attempting to keep the Mad Titan’s damage down to a minimum. Thanos appreciates Warlock because of his perceptions and the way he looks at the world. They fit together like a Cagney & Lacey–type team.
As seen in the preview art, we see some cosmic heavyweights with the Silver Surfer as well as the cosmic abstracts, The Living Tribunal, Infinity and Eternity.
Well, they worked into the story quite easily, these abstract god-like creatures, because basically the story is about universal change. Thanos and these gods—Infinity, Eternity and the Living Tribunal – all sense it coming, and it’s actually Thanos’ actions which precipitate it and then he and Adam Warlock have to deal with the results.
The graphic novel will also feature the Guardians of the Galaxy with Starlin hinting Drax's role.
"Thanos: The Infinity Revelation" hits in 2014.
It’s a very brief encounter at the beginning, and it’s more so with Drax than the team. Thanos, quite literally, wants to consult with Drax on a certain subject.