Jim Starlin on Creating Thanos, Killing Robin and Split with Marvel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGzUnhvcROs



I'm sorry he didn't talk about his EPIC ILLUSTRATED and DREADSTAR work. Among my favorites. I wish he went more into the behind the scenes about his interaction with creators at Marvel in the 1970's/1980's, but still informative.

Thanos is a ripoff of Darkseid.
Mongul at DC is a ripoff of Thanos, who is a ripoff of Darkseid. And Starlin created both ripoffs. Both both approaching the popularity of Darkseid.

Overall, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, Starlin had a remarkably high ratio of quality material.