Official Press Release
People often ask me what’s the most important Marvel book to read right
now. A case could be made for THE ULTIMATES, which is changing the way we
look at superhumans in widescreen style. Others could point to NEW X-MEN,
which has both streamlined and expanded our notion of what the X-Men can
be. Then there’s the identity-revealing twists unfolding in DAREDEVIL,
CAPTAIN AMERICA and IRON MAN.
But there’s one book that, for my money, may just be the most overlooked
book of the bunch: THOR. First writer Dan Jurgens kills Odin. Then he
promotes Thor to ruler of Asgard. And then — if all of that wasn’t enough
— he actually moves the home of the Asgardians directly over New York
City! So now, similar to the vibe going on in THE ULTIMATES, you have
world governments and religious orders both upset and obsessed with the
And did you see, in last week’s issue, how Thor cut off the arm of his
opponent? I mean, does that sound like the same-old, same-old to you?
Anyway, check out the cover and the first three pages of THOR #54, on sale
September 4th, and you’ll see that this is one book that guarantees the
Your Man @ Marvel,
Marketing Communications Manager
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