Marvel released a preview for their upcoming Thor relaunch starring the as-yet-unidentified female mid-season replacement Thor. Unfortunately, the preview just consists of three decompressed pages of a shadowy female figure picking up Thor's Hammer and the old, male, unworthy Thor battling Malekith and some frost giants with an ax, and six fucking variant covers. So you'll have to wait until the book hits stores on October 1st before you actually learn anything useful, which means it was a complete waste of my time to write this article, and a complete waste of yours to click on it. But hey, at least we're wasting time together.
Now that you're here, you might as well enjoy some repetitve hyperbole from Marvel's press release department (summary: Thor is a girl, the Marvel Universe will never be the same again, buy our variants) followed by the unrevealing preview pages:
It’s the story that has been seen the world over, and today Marvel is proud to present your very first look inside THOR #1, the new series from New York Times-bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and rising star artist Russell Dauterman (Cyclops)! Prepare for an all-new era of the God of Thunder as a brand new female hero explodes into the Marvel Universe!
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!
Retailers: As Thor continues to garner unprecedented media attention from all corners of the mainstream press, retailers are strongly encouraged to check their orders on this highly anticipated first issue.
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