Ignition indeed! This issue was pure awesomeness. For anyone who has been a fan of Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Quasar, Gladiator, The Inhumans... and even older Starlin stuff, this one had it all - plus a last-page shocker which is truly a "resurrection" done right. I was expecting the Magus to be the big-bad of this series, but boy was I wrong!
With all the Avengers and X-Men stuff getting so much attention, I forgot all about the Thanos Imperative, but sweet Jesus, it was so much better than I expected it to be. Pick it up if you haven't.
The story reeked of awesomeness and it shows that Dan Abnett can consistently deliver one major league cosmic event after another and still keep it fun, action packed and interesting. I think too that one of his strengths is to make all these characters so interesting and fun to follow.
Considering what is coming and who he loves, it may very well be that Thanos is going to head up the team that has to fight the Cancerverse.
Cancerverse. I love that name.