Writer Donny Cates (Venom, Guardians of the Galaxy) and artist Nic Klein (Deadpool) are the new Thor creative team. Marvel Comics made the announcement Friday during its Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic-Con.
Cates and Klein take over from the departing creative team of Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo. Aaron has helmed Marvel's Thor series since he took over the title in 2012's Thor: God of Thunder. The publisher will relaunch Thor with a new number one issue when Cates and Klein begin their run.
"I’m incredibly excited and honored to be working on this with Donny,” Klein said in a statement. “Thor is one of my favorite comic book characters so I really tried to up my game to do Thor and all of Asgard justice.”
“In all my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined a world in which I was worthy of writing Thor,” Cates added. “From Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, all the way to the legendary run I am so foolishly following by the great Jason Aaron, it is beyond an honor to enter the golden halls of Asgard, and to pave the path (Far beyond the fields we know...) for the Thunder God himself. Know that you will have my best, true believers. For all of you. For Asgard. Forever.”
The new Thor #1 follows the events of War of the Realms, with Odin naming his son the new King of Asgard. Even though the Ten Realms have now found peace, a new threat called "The Black Winter" threatens to shatter this new era for the Realm Eternal.
The cover by Olivier Coipel and solicitation for Donny Cates and Nic Klein's Thor #1 can be found below.
THOR #1 (ongoing)
- Writer: DONNY CATES
- Artist: NIC KLEIN
- Cover: OLIVIER COIPEL
- A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY!
- The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long. The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.