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2011, January, Modern-Age, Thanos Imperative Vol 1, Thanos Imperative (Event), Joe Quesada/Editor-in-Chief, Aleksi Briclot/Cover Artist, Dan Abnett/Writer, Andy Lanning/Writer, Miguel Angel Sepulveda/Penciler, Miguel Angel Sepulveda/Inker, Jay David Ramos/Colourist, Joe Caramagna/Letterer, Bill Rosemann/Editor, Richard Rider (Earth-616)/Quotes, Peter Quill (Earth-616)/Quotes, Thanos (Earth-616)/Appearances, Richard Rider (Earth-616)/Appearances, Guardians of the Galaxy (Earth-616)/Appearances, Peter Quill (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mantis (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan (Earth-7528)/Appearances, Rocket Raccoon (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vance Astro (Earth-691)/Appearances, Cosmo (Dog) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Galan (Earth-616)/Appearances, Norrin Radd (Earth-616)/Appearances, Beta Ray Bill (Earth-616)/Appearances, Kallark (Earth-616)/Appearances, House of Agon (Earth-616)/Appearances, Karnak Mander-Azur (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ronan (Earth-616)/Appearances, Medusalith Amaquelin (Earth-616)/Appearances, Triton (Earth-616)/Appearances, Gorgon Petragon (Earth-616)/Appearances, Maximus (Earth-616)/Appearances, Crystalia Amaquelin (Earth-616)/Appearances, Wendell Vaughn (Earth-616)/Appearances, Nova Corps (Earth-616)/Appearances, Irani Rael (Earth-616)/Appearances, Qubit (Earth-616)/Appearances, Robert Rider (Earth-616)/Appearances, Xandarian Worldmind (Earth-616)/Appearances, Namorita Prentiss (Earth-TRN343)/Appearances, Death (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mar-Vell (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Wendell Vaughn (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Revengers (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Henry Pym (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Carol Danvers (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Anthony Stark (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Galactus (Earth-10011)/Appearances, Many-Angled Ones/Appearances, Shuma-Gorath (Multiverse)/Mentions, Blastaar (Earth-616)/Mentions, Homo sapiens/Appearances, Spartoi/Appearances, Elder Gods/Appearances, Asgardians/Appearances, Kree/Appearances, Titanians/Appearances, Halfworlders/Appearances, Zen-Whoberis/Appearances, Taa-ans/Appearances, Zenn-Lavians/Appearances, Korbinites/Appearances, Inhumans (Inhomo supremis)/Appearances, Strontians/Appearances, Rigellians/Appearances, Homo superior/Appearances, Homo mermanus/Appearances, Abstract Entities/Appearances, Shi'ar (Race)/Appearances, Earth-10011/Appearances, Earth-616/Appearances, Fault/Appearances, Knowhere/Appearances, Hala (Planet)/Appearances, Attilan/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Quantum Bands/Appearances, Mjolnir/Appearances, Nega-Bands/Appearances, Godslayer/Appearances, Stormbreaker/Appearances, Universal Weapon/Appearances, Silver Surfer's Surfboard/Appearances, Cosmic Cube/Appearances

Thanos Imperative Vol 1 6


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Richard Rider (Earth-616)
I remember you said to me once, you said... 'if death ever comes your way and won't let you pass... make sure you scream right back in his face.'
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I said that?
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Richard Rider (Earth-616)
You did.
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Rich, you really shouldn't trust anything I say. Most of the time, I just make stuff up.
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Richard Rider (Earth-616)
I know. Let's scream in his face anyway.
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Appearing in "The Thanos Imperative (Part 6 of 6)"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Thanos Imperative (Part 6 of 6)"Edit

Thanos has surrendered to Lord Mar-Vell, asking for Oblivion to release him from life. Mar-Vell obliges him, as he summons the Many-Angled Ones to restrain him and the Guardians while the Necropsy ritual is enacted.

As the ritual goes underway, the combined forces of Universe-616 try holding the line at the Fault. The Nova Corps, led by Quasar, valiantly do their best to assist, while in communication with Namorita, Worldmind and Major Victory on Knowhere. Just then, Major detects a sudden energy spike in the Cancerverse.

Back at the site of the Necropsy, Richard Rider arrives just in time to save the Guardians. But to fend off the Revengers, he asks Worldmind to give him every scrap of the Nova Force, even if it meant that he'd be depowering the Nova Corps and Quasar. As Rider continues his fight, Thanos remarks to Mar-Vell that he was far less noble than his counterpart. Mar-Vell sneers that his other self was a fool, to die when he should've lived. However, Mar-Vell discovers too late, that in bringing Thanos to the brink of Death, he has summon Death herself, who quickly kills him and the Revengers, as well as crippling the Many-Angled Ones, estimated to give them eons to recover. This causes the Cancerverse forces at the Fault to either fall back into it or be disintegrated.

Once the deed is done, Thanos pleads with Death to speak to him, to release him from life so that they could be together, but is ignored. Death walks away from him, with a tear in her eye. Seeing that Thanos is about to lose it, Rider and Star-Lord send the Guardians back home, planning on keeping Thanos in this universe before it collapses on itself. The Mad Titan has become enraged, blaming Star-Lord for this and vows that he will kill everything in their universe. The two heroes then charge, armed with both the Nova Force and the Cosmic Cube.

Three days later on Hala, the various cosmic heroes gather to honor those fallen. Quasar and Rocket Raccoon walk through the cemetery, where statues of Adam Warlock, Phyla-Vell, Drax, Star-Lord and Rider have been erected, as they lament what's been lost; the Nova Corps and Namorita are taking it hard at the loss of their Nova Prime, even if he survived in a universe that can't be revisited. Rocket can only lament why Star-Lord and Rider had to be such heroes.

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  • Nova, Star-Lord, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more make their valiant last stand in this, the end...of everything! The war against the abominable Cancerverse reaches its climax. Only Thanos can decide the fate of two universes—but what choice will he make? Star-Lord believes he can use The Mad Titan as a weapon, but when you’ve deployed a weapon that absolute, can you ever stop it again? The staggering and shocking finale to the cosmic event of the year comes here, in the book that Aint It Cool News calls “A great-looking, great-reading the best classic Marvel manner."

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