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!
(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?
(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.
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
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
(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.
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Stefano Landini (CA) Nic Klein Rated T In Shops: Dec 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
• Valance has escaped the clutches of the Empire, and finally has a lead on who’s REALLY behind the mysterious crime syndicate, the Hidden Hand. In the process, he’s uncovered a mystery about his own past. • Darth Vader… AND members of the Rebellion, desperate for one last arms deal with The Hidden Hand. • Will Valance be able to finish the job and kill Vader? Will Vader crush the Rebellion once and for all? Or will The Hidden Hand continue to walk between the raindrops and escape them all? Check out the thrilling finale to find out!
A peal of thunder shakes the heavens as Thor Odinson takes on his new role as the king of Asgard! Donny Cates, the mad mind behind Absolute Carnage and Cosmic Ghost Rider, and artist Nic Klein are bringing the thunder in a new Marvel epic! Now, prepare for the reign of a new king with this Thor #1 trailer featuring Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, Editor Wil Moss, and writer Donny Cates!
The War of the Realms has ended, and the gleaming realm of Asgard finds itself at peace. However, the illusion of security is shattered when a cosmic cataclysm takes its toll on Asgard and its people. In order to prevent further disaster, All-Father Thor makes an impossible choice, leading him to wield power the likes of which he’s never dreamed of before.
Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein is on sale New Year’s Day in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!
Raise your swords and let the mead flow because Donny Cates and Nic Klein’s Thor #1 hits stands on January 1st! It’ll be an event that will be talked about in Asgard for ages to come and we’re celebrating all week long with plenty of awe-inspiring covers. Check out the wraparound variant cover below featuring a classic pinup piece by iconic Thor artist and industry legend John Buscema!
Thor #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein is on sale this January in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!
The superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Nic Klein will take the King of Asgard to new realms of glory next year and we’re celebrating this thunderous new era with cover reveals by your favorite artists! Witness the God of Thunder’s fury in Woo Dae Shim’s electrifying Thor #1 cover below!
Thor#1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein is on sale this January in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com!