Jason Aaron is currently bringing to a close his long-running and revered stint on Thor with the release of War of the Realms, but the writer announced yesterday just how exactly he'll close things out. Turns out it'll be with King Thor, a new four issue mini-series which will reunite him with acclaimed artist Esad Ribic. Ribic previously collaborated with Aaron on his first Thor story, so it's only fitting that he returns to draw it all to a close.
Revealed exclusively by CBR, this new series will flash forward to tell what is effectively the 'last' Thor story. It will see the Odinson face off against an older Loki, one who is now in possession of the Necrosword, and it pretty much sounds like the perfect conclusion to both characters' respective journeys.
The synopsis reads as follows:
"The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era."
No word on any more details yet, but the comic is set to drop in September. Here's hoping it provides the closure Thor fans have been waiting for!
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