Since 2012, writer Jason Aaron has been redefining Thor, taking the character through some of the most enjoyable journeys he’s been on since the days of Walt Simonson . Starting with Thor: God of Thunder and following the character through a series of events that left him unworthy to wield Mjolnir or the mantle of Thor, Aaron has given provided some interesting insight on what it means to be a god and added to an already deep mythology. Now, as the Death of the Mighty Thor story comes to its conclusion, Aaron is putting the Odinson back into play as the God of Thunder with the help of artist Mike Del Mundo in a new Thor series launching in June.
The new arc will see Thor in a familiar role: the protector of Midgard. It seems some valuable, and presumably powerful, Asgardian artifacts have been scattered across the Earth and while Thor goes to collect them, he crosses paths with the Juggernaut who wants them for his own reasons.
Aaron’s long history with the book as seen many changes, but according to the writer, bringing the Odinson back into the role of God of Thunder seems like another chapter of an epic story:
On the one hand, I still feel like I’m writing the same Thor story that began six years ago in the pages of Thor: God of Thunder #1. But at the same time, God of Thunder had a very different look and feel and focus than Jane Foster’s story.
According to Aaron, even though the time of Jane Foster as Thor has passed, her legacy and the events that began under her watch are still set to play a role in this new 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.
Thor #1 will be on shelves June 13th as part of Marvel Comics line-wide relaunch!