Marvel set the comics world alight when they announced back in July that the main Thor title would be changing to a female lead character.
As the publishing giant takes increasing strides to represent more equality and diversity in their output (bizarre Spider-Woman aside), the news that Marvel’s main Thor title would soon feature a woman in the lead role still caused shockwaves throughout the comics world. Now we have our first look at the variant covers and a short preview of what to expect from Thor #1.
You can read a detailed interview with Thor artist Russell Dauterman over at marvel.com.
Thor #1 will be on sale on the 1st of October.
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!
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!