Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thanos Vs. Darkseid
Karen: Today's question is: Thanos or Darkseid? Not who's more powerful, but who do you like more, who do you find a more compelling character?
Karen: Of course, Darkseid came first, created by Jack Kirby for his Fourth World series of books at DC in the early 70s. As the ruler of Apokolips, his initial struggles involved the New Gods, and also Superman. But he has branched out from that and become a major league villain who has popped up in a variety of titles.
Karen: Thanos came after Darkseid and was definitely inspired by him, and Metron, another New God character. Created by Jim Starlin, Thanos first appeared in Iron Man, and soon became the enemy of Captain Marvel, and later, Warlock. But just like Darkseid, his schemes have brought him into conflict with many of the Marvel universe's heroes.
Karen: One could argue that both of these villains have become over-exposed. Yet they remain wildly popular. Personally, I like both but I'd have to go with Thanos as my favorite. I find his motivations, his twisted love of death and entropy, to be more interesting. But let's hear from the rest of you. Who do you like more, and why?