So this Thanos story is about his attempts to get the Cosmic Cube. As a character, he’s always trying to grab some shit that don’t belong to him and use it to be all-powerful, mostly to impress Death.
But Captain Marvel shatters the cube, and Thanos is taken by Death, who has still never spoken to Thanos, but now we know she can laugh at him.
Isn’t that the way? You try like Hell to impress a chick and she just laughs at you.
Incidentally, this issue was written by Steve Englehart, NOT Jim Starlin.