In 2004, Marvel's mad Titan, Thanos, got his own series, courtesy of Jim Starlin and his eventual artist, Ron Lim (he of SILVER SURFER and INFINITY GAUNTLET fame). Thanos is a dangerous villain who is in love with Marvel's Death, who usually shows up as a female in a hood and a robe, sometimes with a regular face or just as a pure skeleton.
|Death's skeletal form, Thanos, Death's "human" form|
But she's Death, so she can take on whatever form she wants. And in THANOS #7, she takes on this form.
It's different enough to avoid lawsuits, obviously, but isn't that obviously a takeoff of Death of the Endless, from Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN series?
|Art by JH Williams III|
'Cause I think so!
Thanks to Back Issue Ben for the scans!
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