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EXCLUSIVE: Aaron & Ribic's King Thor Battles [SPOILER] For the Final Time

Though Jason Aaron's final Thor story kicks off in August, he's not done with Marvel's Thunder God just yet. In September, Aaron and artist Esad Ribic join forces once more for King Thor, a four-issue story millennia in the making.

In King Thor, not only do the pair revisit the future for another tale starring the Marvel Universe's one-eyed God of Thunder, they're telling the story of Thor and his brother Loki's final battle.

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Making matters more difficult is the fact that when King Thor and Loki clash, the Asgardian trickster god has a new weapon in his already formidable arsenal: the Necrosword. And, as longtime readers of Aaron's epic run know, the Necrosword is uniquely powerful, and deadly even to Marvel's immortal gods. Though King Thor appears to have allies to help him; judging by Ribic's cover for the first issue, his granddaughters, Frigg, Atli and Ellisiv, will be by his side as he faces his evil sibling for the final time.

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Below, CBR has the exclusive first look at Ribic's epic cover for King Thor #1 along with the full solicitation copy for the issue. Plus, we have the debut of Gerardo Zaffino's variant cover for the four-part miniseries' first issue.

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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+

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