About the Author
Jim Starlin introduced not only Thanos, but Shang-Chi and many other memorable characters. After seemingly killing both Adam Warlock and Thanos in one of Marvel's earlier multi-title cosmic arcs - for which he won two Eagle Awards - Starlin wrote Marvel's first graphic novel, The Death of Captain Marvel. At DC, under the pseudonym "Steve Apollo," he co-wrote Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes, including the series' pivotal 250th issue; he later wrote Batman, including the controversial "Death in the Family" storyline, and the Batman: The Cult miniseries, and collaborated with Mike Mignola on Cosmic Odyssey, exploring themes similar to those he introduced at Marvel. Returning to Marvel to write Silver Surfer, he resurrected Adam Warlock and Thanos, both of whom figured prominently in a veritable franchise of miniseries he both wrote and penciled: Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Infinity Crusade, Infinity Abyss and more, plus the Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch monthly. Less typical work included Daredevil/Black Widow: Abbatoir and the Punisher: POV miniseries. In his later DC work - including Rann-Thanagar War, Death of the New Gods, and the post-52 titles Mystery in Space and Strange Adventures - Starlin continued his explorations of cosmic themes. At Devil's Due Publishing, he wrote and penciled the miniseries Cosmic Guard/Kid Kosmos.