Original Thor Returns to Marvel in June

Thor Odinson will headline a brand new series when Marvel gets its fresh start in May.

Thor Odinson is back. After years of being “unworthy” and with Jane Foster wielding the hammer in the pages of The Mighty Thor (which is excellent, by the way), the original god of thunder will return with a brand new first issue.

The new series, titled simply Thor, comes from longtime Thor writer Jason Aaron and artist Mike Del Mundo. Marvel promises “the start of a new mission for the god of thunder.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the Earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths…Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And he’ll need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable when none other than the Juggernaut joins the fray.

On the one hand, I still feel like I’m writing the same Thor story that began six years ago,” writer Jason Aaron said in an interview with Marvel. “But at the same time, God of Thunder had a very different look and feel and focus than Jane Foster’s story. And even though Thor Odinson is now reclaiming his mantle, this new volume will also be going in a very different direction. Thor has a completely new status-quo. Actually the entire landscape of his corner of the Marvel Universe has been changed in the wake of the ‘Death of the Mighty Thor’ arc in Mighty Thor. But there’s still a War of the Realms raging, and Thor isn’t looking to stand on the sidelines.”

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That certainly sounds like a good time. Aaron, of course, has been writing Thor since 2012, and has crafted a genuinely legendary run on the character, one that stands shoulder to shoulder with work done by the likes of Jack Kirby and Walt Simonson.

The new Thor series is part of Marvel’s “Fresh Start” initiative, which will see new first issues and new creative teams across the entire line.

Thor #1 arrives on June 13th.