When Marvel Comics announced earlier this summer that they were relaunching Thor, it didn’t come as much of a surprise, Marvel does this sort of thing every couple of months after all. But turning the God of Thunder into the Goddess of Thunder?! Now there’s something newsworthy. Thor #1 hits the comic book store shelves next month, marking the first appearance of the new Thor with lady parts. It’s quite a bold and brazen new direction for the character, but can it succeed? Writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman are betting on it, and so is Marvel. And if you want to bet on it to, then you should check out the following press release and accompanying gallery of covers, variant covers and interiors.
Here’s the press release from Marvel Comics:
It’s the story that has been seen the world over, and today Marvel is proud to present your very first look inside THOR #1, the new series from New York Times-bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and rising star artist Russell Dauterman (Cyclops)! Prepare for an all-new era of the God of Thunder as a brand new female hero explodes into the Marvel Universe!
The great hammer Mjölnir lies on the surface of the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens – even the Mighty Thor! Something dark has befallen the Thunder God, leaving him unworthy and unable to lift his magic hammer. With an army of Frost Giants invading Earth, the Odinson may not have the strength to stop them – and the hammer will be lifted by an all-new Thor! A mysterious woman unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before!
“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” says writer Jason Aaron.
Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, Thor is the first of an exciting wave of titles that push the Marvel Universe forward in exciting new directions! Prepare for a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before as the biggest creators in the industry bring you bold new stories featuring the most popular characters!
Who is this mysterious new God of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! No fan can afford to miss the comic that has everyone talking. Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe this October in THOR #1!
Check out this gallery of Thor art!