San Diego Sound Bytes with Jim Starlin: The Comic Source Podcast

In this episode;

Jace chats with comic creator Jim Starlin. From his early days creating the mythos of Thanos to Dreadstar and beyond, Starlin has been a true giant in the medium, Hear him talk about being a part of the new generation of talent coming into comics in the late 60’s & early 70’s as well as his reaction to seeing Thanos on the big screen for the first time.


  1. Intro
    1. Background with Comics
    2. Previous Work
  2. Thanos Comic Book Origins
    1. Give us a quick overview of your conceptualization of Thanos
    2. What was it about the character that kept you coming back?
    3. Why do you think he was so popular with readers?
  3. Moving to the Big Screen
    1. When did you realize or where notified that the MCU was building on a lot of the concepts you created?
    2. Having Thanos at the heart of the first big story you conceptualized as a creator, how did you feel the first time you saw him on the big screen?
    3. The motivation for the character are a bit different in the movie in terms of his desire to “cull” there is no personification of Death that he is trying to honor, how do you feel this worked for this version of the character, any feeling he is less layered?
    4. Adam Warlock, Silver Surfer and so many others are such cosmic characters & a big part of your classic Infinity Gauntlet mini-series how do you feel the cosmic scope of the story was still captured so well in the film?
    5. What aspect of the MCU Thanos do you feel most accurately captures the essence of the character you conceived of originally? Ambition, ruthlessness, strength of will, single-mindedness of purpose?
    6.  Your own story for Thanos must have evolved over the years as you continued to build upon the earliest ideas you had for the character through the Infinity Trilogy to your final Thanos Graphic Novels Infinity Finale, Conflict & Siblings. Can you talk a little bit about how the character evolved in your own mind over the years?
    7. Despite the way Endgame finishes, never say never when it comes to comic book characters, do you feel like the MCU version of the character has enough of a foundation to return for future stories much as the comic book version has so many times?
  4. Future Projects
    1. Upcoming projects
    2. Ominous Press – Dreadstar Omnibus
  5. Anything else to share?


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