Just a day after soliciting it in Diamond’s Previews magazine, Marvel has cancelled Thanos: Son of Titan, the five issue miniseries that delves into the origins of the character in the Marvel Mailer to retailers. Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Rich Elson have already been moved to other projects. Editor Steve Wacker downplayed the announcement on his Twitter: “For those interested, plans have indeed changed on Thanos. Nothing too dramatic, we just jumped the gun a bit. Joe Keatinge and Rich Elson both have projects coming up in the Spidey office that we’ll be announcing soon. They’re bloody great!”
Thanos was created by Jim Starlin, who is on record as being unhappy with Marvel’s exploitation of his character without any compensation.