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Olivier Coipel’s Thor #4 Cover Delivers a Brutal Showdown Between Friends

Writer Donny Cates and artist Nic Klein’s critically acclaimed run on Thor continues next month as the crushing weight of Thor’s new responsibilities as King of Asgard AND Herald of Galactus lead to him facing off against one of his most trusted allies, Sif. Get your first look at this intense brawl in Olivier Coipel’s cover below as well as brand-new interior pages from Nic Klein and Matt Wilson. Plus, in this issue readers will finally meet the terrifying cosmic threat that has caused Thor to embark on his latest legendary quest… That’s right, the universe-destroying Black Winter has arrived!

Don’t miss a single issue of the Thor story that will be told in the pubs of Asgard for millennia to come. Thor #3 hits stands tomorrow and Thor #4 goes on sale March 11th!

Thor #4

Preview: Venom #23

Venom #23

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

VENOM ISLAND COMES ALIVE!

• They say there’s no rest for the wicked, and few creatures in the Marvel Universe are as wicked as CARNAGE.
• Face front, readers — the seeds of next year’s VENOM event are already beginning to grow…

Venom #23

Preview: Thor #3

Thor #3

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE BATTLE OF TWO STORMS!

It’s Mjolnir versus Stormbreaker as Thor’s old ally Beta Ray Bill makes a thunderous entrance! But what has put the two friends at odds – and can the King of Asgard convince the Korbinite to let him continue his bloody mission to save all that is?

Thor #3

Marvel Reveals the Covers to Their Two Free Comic Book Day Titles

Readers will get a chance to dive into some of Marvel’s most exciting titles on this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Marvel will put out two Free Comic Book Day titles, each containing two separate stories. Longtime readers as well as newcomers will be delighted to see our most popular characters from the X-Men to Spider-Man in extraordinary tales by our most acclaimed creators!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men will feature a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X! The second story will also foreshadow an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.

Free Comic Book Day 2020: X-Men

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom will provide two exciting tales connected to the coming major storylines in Venom, Amazing Spider-Man and Black Cat from top creators Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Jed MacKay, and Patrick Gleason and more!

Free Comic Book Day 2020: Spider-Man/Venom

Preview: Thor #2

Thor #2

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE BLACK WINTER AND THE DEVOURER KING!

Before him lies the Black Winter; behind, a trail of death wrought by his own hand. The God of Thunder hurtles through the cosmos, searching for the power to save Asgard and all existence. But no power in the heavens can save a god – a king – from his bloody duty.

Thor #2

Preview: Venom #22

Venom #22

(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Mark Bagley
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“VENOM ISLAND” PART II

• Donny Cates’ VENOM epic continues in grand fashion after ABSOLUTE CARNAGE, joined by industry legend and celebrated VENOM artist Mark Bagley.
• That’s all you’re getting out of us for this one, True Believers! After all, ABSOLUTE CARNAGE isn’t quite over yet…

Venom #22

Review: Thor #1 Begins an Epic Cosmic Adventure

Thor #1

With the end of War of the Realms and Jason Aaron’s epic run with Thor, it makes sense to restart the series with a new issue considering a new team. Thor #1 is a fresh start in numerous ways. It delivers a starting point for new readers and a new direction for long time fans.

Writer Donny Cates takes on guiding Thor in his new role as ruler of Asgard. Cates has been quietly shaping Marvel’s cosmic universe and here he seems to be bringing Thor into his grand vision. What’s impressive is how Cates does that all.

The comic is a new beginning. Even if you skipped Aaron’s run, you can start with this issue. Cates lays out the status quo and where the series is going. He’s able to do that and delivers a lot of emotion throughout. Cates gives us a good sense of Thor’s emotional state and the unease he has in his new role. This was a character of action and a blunt instrument at times. The concept of ruling and not being in the midst of battle is something new for him. You get the idea this is a character struggling to find his new role and balance in responsibilities and wants.

The art by Nic Klein is fantastic. Marvel has teased out Thor’s new costume and there’s an unexpected reason for it. If you’ve had issues with the look, by the end of the issue it makes much more sense as to the why. Klein is joined by Matthew Wilson on colors and Joe Sabino on lettering and the comic looks crisp and engaging. Cates’ script has a mix of action, quieter moments, and jaw-dropping scenes and the creative team delivers it all with beautiful art.

Thor #1 mixes action, emotion, and spectacle. The result is a debut issue that’s welcoming to new readers and should intrigue long-time fans. With unexpected twists and a whole new direction and status quo, this debut sends Thor off into the cosmos for adventure and excitement.

Story: Donny Cates Art: Nic Klein
Color: Matthew Wilson Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Thor #1

Thor #1

(W) Donny Cates (A) Nic Klein (CA) Olivier Coipel
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 01, 2020
SRP: $4.99

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.

Thor #1

Review: Venom #21

Absolute Carnage is over! What’s next for Eddie Brock and Venom? Venom Island begins here!

Story: Donny Cates
Art: Mark Bagley
Ink: Andy Owens
Color: Frank Martin, Erick Arciniega
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

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Review: Incoming #1

Get a look as to what’s coming in 2020 with Incoming #1. Marvel teases what we can expect in the months to come in this end of the year oversized comic.

Story: Various
Art: Various
Color: Various
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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