From the pages of The Thanos Imperative, the evil prophet of the Universal Church of Truth has been reborn! The Magus once sacrificed dozens of worlds to the dark gods of the Cancerverse. Now the Magus has deified himself, with Earth as his pulpit, and mankind as his enslaved congregation! Can the Annihilators and the Avengers work together to stop him, when the Annihilators are prepared to destroy the Earth to save the galaxy?

Story by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Tan Eng Huat & Andrew Hennessy
Colors by Wil Quintana
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Cover by John Tyler Christopher

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  1. Interesting…

  2. I don’t think it was mentioned in last issues solicit either but I hope to god the Rocket Raccoon and Groot backup still exist and is still drawn by Tim Green.

    • If the book still costs 3.99, it better have the Rocket Raccoon back-up

    • The back-up is still there, and it’s still great “with Post-Apocalypse hair.”

      I”m still mixed on the main feature: enjoying it enough to keep buying, especially now that the Magus is involved, but don’t really think it’s one of DnA’s better stories . . .

    • I feel its an unfortunately by-product of these 4 issue mini-series. 4 issues is just not enough space to tell a satisfying story of this scope. In a perfect world we’d have an Annihilators ongoing.

      I assume this is the last DnA penned Marvel Cosmic series. I’m rather disheartened that all the magic and building that started in Annihilation has finally pittered out. It was a good run, but I guess Marvel doesn’t want my dollars any more.

    • I have a feeling as well that this might be the end of the DnA Cosmic road, especially as it seems that Nova is returning without them, The optimist in me wants to think that by tossing The Avengers in here, Marvel might hook enough new readers to justifiy continuation, but, yeah, the fact that the group never got a chance at an ongoing probably isn’t good news. Also the fact that Hickman seems to have taken over stewardship of the Inhumans from DnA.

      Honestly I’m having a similar problem with their Resurrection Man over at DC — enjoying it, but it’s not wowing me like I want it to — though issue three was stronger . . .

  3. With Post-Apocalypse hair, indeed! Am I the only one who would totally buy those Rocket Raccoon action figures with Build-A-Groot collectable pieces? As usual I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading the back up. It gets 6 stars out of 5.

    I’m also mixed on the main feature. The Magus/Church of Universal Truth plot is way more interesting that the last mini-series. But boy was there a lot of exposition in this issue. It was mostly a dozen different characters explaining the plot. The art, which I don’t care for in general, was not so good. I want to like this Annihilators stuff more than I do. It’s been passable enough that I continue to justify buying it for the back ups.

  4. I really like the story but I’m not sure what it is about the art but it is just not doing it for me. But i cant wait to see how the next issue is going to end the story.

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