Who is Thanos from DC Comics

#WTF: DC pays MUCH (!) Better than Marvel - the creator of Thanos is amazed at the generous "Batman V Superman" check
By Andreas Staben - 01/31/2017 at 3:24 PM

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At least fans of superhero comics definitely know his name: James "Jim" Starlin! The American illustrator and author has been involved in many popular series from Marvel Comics since the 1970s and has been hired time and again by major competitor DC Comics.

As a co-inventor of various characters from the “Avengers” and the “Justice League” universes, among others, Jim Starlin receives a (profit) share if one of his creations is used in new comic series, films or other media. Usually the parties are silent about such deals, but when he received a check from DC the other day, Starlin was so delighted and surprised that he posted the following on Facebook:


To his own amazement, Starlin made a handsome sum for his involvement in "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice", more money than for the use of his (co) creations Thanos, Gamora and Drax in Marvel films combined.


When you consider that he received the "Dawn Of Justice" obolus for using the character Anatoli Knyazev (played by Callan Mulvey), the generous reward is actually amazing, as the super villain, also known as KGBeast or just The Beast, plays in Zack Snyder's blockbuster only played a minor role.


Knyazev's small appearance as an opaque mercenary / agent next to Superman is no comparison to the prominent position of Starlin's possibly most famous figure, the titanic mutant Thanos, in the Marvel world.


The head villain, voiced and faced by actor Josh Brolin ("No Country For Old Men") in Guardians Of The Galaxy, will return in later films in the franchise, as will Drax (played by Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana ).


The latter two will definitely be there when Star-Lord, Groot and Co. start their next cinema adventure in “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” on April 27, 2017. And Jim Starlin will be cashing in again. His piece of the Marvel cake is not as big as his DC parts, but maybe he watches the "Guardians" differently than "Batman V Superman" directly in the cinema ...

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