With War of the Realms in the rearview mirror, Jason Aaron is nearing the end of his multi-year run as writer of Marvel's Thor titles. This month brings the release of Thor #16, Aaron's final issue on the main series, but his swan song will actually take place in King Thor, a four-issue miniseries that reunites him with his Thor: God of Thunder collaborator, Esad Ribic.
King Thor will pick up the story of the future God of Thunder first introduced in Aaron and Ribic's Thor: God of Thunder, and feature the final confrontation between Thor and his villainous brother, Loki. And if that wasn't enough to get you excited, Loki will look to even the odds in the fight by wielding Gorr the God Butcher's Necrosword.
Today, Marvel Comics released the first look at King Thor #1, and the three pages waste no time by getting right to the final battle between Asgardian brothers. The first page shows what remains of Asgard, as King Thor's three granddaughters -- Frigg, Atli and Ellisiv -- walk through the ruins with their weapons at the ready.
From there, the final two pages show King Thor and Loki in the heat of battle, with Mjolnir and the All-Black Necrosword getting a proper workout. Unfortunately for King Thor, Loki is able to drive the Necrosword through his stomach, leaving the King of Asgard in pretty bad shape.
King Thor #1 by writer Jason Aaron, artist Esad Ribic and colorist Ive Svorcina goes on sale Sept. 11. The cover and solicitation copy can be found below:
KING THOR #1 (OF 4)
- JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C)
- SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY!
- The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era.
- 32 PGS./RATED T+