Marvel has told retailers they better put enough orders in for this one. Something tells us they’re right. Here’s the PR speak:
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!
You may remember from the media blitz which followed the “THOR IS GONNA BE A WOMAN OMG,” but Jason Aaron is the writer on this book and Russell Dauterman is the artist.
Don’t know about you, but I’m getting very excited looking at that hammer. Below is the specific order information for all the covers.
THOR #1 (AUG140777)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS (AUG140778)
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS (AUG140779)
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140780), SARA PICHELLI (AUG140782),
ANDREW ROBINSON (AUG140781), FIONA STAPLES (AUG140783) & ESAD RIBIC (AUG140784)
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale 10/01/14