Film magazine Empire has just revealed that subscribers will be getting an extra-special treat when issue #140 bursts into their mailboxes later this month, in the form of an exclusive subscriber-only cover by current Mighty Thor comic book artist Russell Dauterman.
The black-and-white cover depicts Chris Hemsworth's Thor facing off against the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett). The art is much enlivened by the use of some vivid red on both the Thunder God's cloak and the magazine's masthead. The death goddess Hela, seen in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer destroying the Asgardian's hammer Mjolnir, looks especially fierce and is clearly not an entity to be underestimated.
The magazine's newsstand cover, which is due to go on sale on Thursday, August 10, has yet to be revealed.
Beneath its covers, the latest issue of Empire is also set to contains an eight-page report from the film's set in Australia as well as a 26-page round-up on all the film-related action from the recent Comic Con International in San Diego.
Opening November 3, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/the Hulk and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.