Things haven’t been looking good for Jane Foster Thor, and now, we learn Odinson Thor is finally coming back in a new #1 in June. It’s all part of Marvel’s “Fresh Start,” but longtime Thor scribe Jason Aaron will write, while Mike Del Mundo will provide art.
The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the Earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths…Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And he’ll need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable when none other than the Juggernaut joins the fray.
Aaron is excited about the new take. “On the one hand, I still feel like I’m writing the same Thor story that began six years ago in the pages of THOR GOD OF THUNDER #1. But at the same time, GOD OF THUNDER had a very different look and feel and focus than Jane Foster’s story,” he explains. “And even though Thor Odinson is now reclaiming his mantle, this new volume will also be going in a very different direction. Thor has a completely new status-quo. Actually the entire landscape of his corner of the Marvel Universe has been changed in the wake of the ‘Death of the Mighty Thor’ arc in MIGHTY THOR. But there’s still a War of the Realms raging, and Thor isn’t looking to stand on the sidelines.”
He’s also excited to work with Del Mundo again after their Weirdworld collab.”I loved the beautiful craziness he brought to the page when we did WEIRDWORLD together, and things are even wilder and more beautiful here. There just aren’t many artists in comics today whose work I love and admire more than Mike’s, so I feel incredibly fortunate to be launching this new direction for Thor with Mike by my side.”
Del Mundo is also excited we’re told. Maybe even super excited. “I’m super excited about this new journey! Working with Jason on WEIRDWORLD was so much fun and badassery and I’m getting that same excitedness and feels with this new THOR series—with added thunder!”
Will this bring joy and peace to the comic book world? let us know in the comments!
Not the right artist for this title IMHO. Him on Avengers with Waid is what made me avoid that title. IMHO Thor needs a artist that draws in the classic superhero style – like the artists working over at DC.
I agree with LT that Del Mundo isn’t the right artist for this (as Avengers showed); while I like his work despite the different look itself, his storytelling simply doesn’t work for these sort of heroes (it lacks the Kirby genetics).
My first thought looking at the cover is that it seems the new hammer can transform into all sorts of weapons (could it end up being Jarnbjorn transformed by Mjolnir’s intelligent storm?). I suddenly want to see an early teamup/reunion of Thor Odinson and weapons-bag Hercules together throwing the entire armory at some beastie!
So a riff on Aaron’s Thor Corps from Secret Wars?
I would rate Aaron’s run on Thor pretty highly but once he’s done here it’s likely I’m done with Marvel Comics.
It’s the lone holdout Marvel title that I still follow. I like Del Mundo’s dreamy painterly visuals for what that’s worth. Don’t see him on for more than an every-other-arc or just #1-5 out of the gates and then the revolving door starts up again.
I mean, set me straight True Believers, but is anybody really into Thor comics right now that aren’t into it mostly for Aaron anyway? or y’know maybe the movies?
Stated picking up Thor when Jane Foster picked up the hammer. Not feeling this next step, although I respect and appreciate Aaron’s long run.
I’m actually pretty excited about a Jason Aaron/Mike Del Mundo Thor run. Aaron has not disappointed me with the stories yet, and he always scores some great artists for the title. Del Mundo is particularly suited for the fantasy genre, so I’m optimistic. Now Marvel, please don’t relaunch this series with a $4.99 #1. That’s a sure way to dump readers fast!
Weirdworld was pretty decent
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