Marvel fans may recall a chilling vision in the first arc of the current Thor title from writer Donny Cates and artist Nic Klein that saw the Mad Titan wielding Mjolnir embedded with the Infinity Stones and laying waste to the Marvel Universe. This long standing plot point comes to the forefront in a new story arc entitled “The Legacy of Thanos” arriving this December.

Penned by guest writer Torunn Grønbekk who will join returning series artist and newly christened Stormbreaker Nic Klein, the arc “will spin directly out of Thanos: Death Notes, Thanos one-shot hitting stands in November, and it will serve as a pivotal prelude to Cates and Klein’s future plans for Thanos’ upcoming conquest.” No additional members of the creative team were mentioned in the press release.

Here’s how Marvel describes the story arc:

When a universally loathed foe kidnaps Thor’s baby sister Laussa and drags her so deep beyond Hel that not even Sif’s All-Sight can see her, the God of Thunder must call upon the one ally who has traveled so far into the unknown before: Rúna. But what dark secrets of Asgard’s bloody past lay beneath the frozen waters?

Grønbekk expressed great excitement in the official press release:

“There is something incredibly inventive and bold about Donny and Nic’s Thor, and it’s been an absolute delight to guest-write a story for this run. It’s turning out to be just the kind of thing I love – big swings, solid character moments and deeply human solutions. Also, Nic is impossibly good. There is a special kind of joy to see his pages come together. I don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun making comics!”

“The Legacy of Thanos” begins in Thor #29 arriving in comic stores on December 7, 2022.

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