Legendary comic book creator Walt Simonson will return to the adventures of The Mighty Thor for the character's upcoming back-to-basics revival as part of the Marvel Legacy publishing initiative. Simonson will pencil a story in Thor #700, due to hit stores on Wednesday, October 18.
Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso shared a glimpse of Simonson's contribution to the issue in a post to Twitter, revealing a page of Simonson's pencils from his story. Longtime Mighty Thor scribe Jason Aaron echoed the announcement in a subsequent tweet, confirming that he's writing the story that Simonson is drawing.
Simonson was of course responsible for writing and drawing one of the most beloved runs on Thor from 1983-1987. Over the course of his run he introduced the fan-favorite character Beta Ray Bill, and countless other elements to the mythos that would go on to influence the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.
Take a look at the solicitation for Thor #700 below.
MIGHTY THOR #700
- JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, WALTER SIMONSON, OLIVIER COIPEL, CHRIS BURNHAM, JAMES HARREN AND MORE! (A)
- WRAPAROUND Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
- LH VARIANT COVER BY STEPHANIE HANS
- BLACK & WHITE WRAPAROUND VARIANT COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
- LEGACY HEADSHOT VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
- VARIANT COVER BY ADAM HUGHES
- 1965 T-SHIRT VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY
- TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
- MOVIE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
- HOW-TO-DRAW VARIANT COVER BY CHIP ZDARSKY
- DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
- The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES! Story by Robbie Thompson and a TBA artist!
- 64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99