In case you weren’t aware, this year marks the 90th anniversary of Donald Duck. Disney honored the fowl with a new animated short last week. You can expect the celebration of everyone’s favorite temperamental duck to continue throughout the year. But I don’t think anyone would have expected a What If…? one-shot pondering the question What If…? Donald Duck Became Thor

That’s right, Marvel has announced the crossover with Disney I don’t anyone could have expected. This isn’t the first time Marvel has crossed over with another Disney property resulting in another character wielding Mjolnir. Back in 2021, Disney+ released The Simpsons short The Good, the Bart, and the Loki where Lisa was able to lift the magical hammer leading to hilarious results.

The one-shot comes courtesy of writers Steve Behling and Riccardo Secchi and artist Lorenzo Pastrovicchi. In addition to the main cover by Pastrovicchi, variant covers by other acclaimed artists will also be available, most notably the legend himself, Walt Simsonson.

Donald Duck Became ThorOfficial press release below:

Later this month, the highly anticipated Uncle Scrooge and the Infinity Dime #1 hits stands, marking a historic collaboration between Marvel Comics and Disney storytelling! Following that landmark issue, the Marvel mythos continues to be infused with Disney magic in new What If…? one-shots. Following July’s Marvel & Disney: What If…? Donald Duck Became Wolverine #1, Donald Duck embarks on another Marvel Comics adventure in September’s MARVEL & DISNEY: WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME THOR #1!

MARVEL & DISNEY: WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME THOR #1 is inspired by Thor’s legendary first Marvel Comics appearance: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Larry Lieber’s Journey Into Mystery #83. Crafted by a team of acclaimed Disney comic creators—writers Steve Behling and Riccardo Secchi and artist Lorenzo Pastrovicchio—MARVEL & DISNEY: WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME THOR #1 puts a quack-tastic twist on this foundational comic story as pop culture’s most iconic duck wields Thor’s hammer in an epic battle against alien invaders!

IS THIS FOWL WORTHY OF THE HAMMER OF THOR?! When Donald Duck chaperones Huey, Dewey and Louie on an archaeological trip to search for ancient Viking artifacts, he finds more than he bargained for! He comes across the Stone Ducks from Saturn preparing for an invasion. But everything changes when he discovers an enchanted cane that causes an egg-ceptional transformation, gifting him with the POWER OF THOR! Can he learn how to use his new abilities in time to save Duckburg before he changes back? Find out in this mind-twisting retelling of the Mighty Thor’s thunderous origin!

“When we saw the designs for the Stone Ducks of Saturn and The Destroyer we literally laughed out loud,” Editor Mark Paniccia shared. “I can honestly say I never thought I’d see something like this in my career. I gotta pinch myself to make sure it’s not a dream.”

Check out covers for MARVEL & DISNEY: WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME THOR #1, including a piece by definitive Thor writer and artist Walt Simonson that homages one of his most iconic Thor covers, and preorder them at your local comic shop today!

Following MARVEL & DISNEY: WHAT IF…? DONALD DUCK BECAME THOR #1, fans can look forward to even more unexpected crossovers between Marvel’s greatest heroes and Mickey Mouse and friends.

Donald Duck Became Thor





Variant Cover by WALTER SIMONSON

Variant Cover by PEACH MOMOKO

Donald Duck Thor Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO

Donald Duck Thor Virgin Variant Cover by PHIL NOTO

Black and White Variant Cover by LORENZO PASTROVICCHIO

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