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Arthur C. Clarke
Brian Michael Bendis, Olivier Coipel
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Philip Reeve
The Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos - Jim Starlin, Scott Edelman, Ron Lim, Mike Zeck I wish I had (re)read this before reading [b:The Infinity Gauntlet|398916|The Infinity Gauntlet|Jim Starlin|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1174432459s/398916.jpg|529720]. This is, after all, the direct prologue. In the pages of Silver Surfer, Thanos is resurrected. Then, in a story originally published as the two part Thanos Quest, he goes on a mission to collect all six infinity gems. I am convinced that I read Thanos Quest before. I really liked it then, and I liked it every bit as much now. It's narrated by Thanos, a job I think few writers could pull off. How to make him just over-the-top enough to be amusing, without lapsing into Dr. Evil territory? It's a tough balance, but he manages it. He's very good at that. He's also good at giving a truly cosmic feel to his stories. A fitting prelude to Infinity Gauntlet, which is one of the better crossover storylines from any company.