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New Exiles Member To Be Thor: Ragnarok-Inspired Valkyrie

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, January 08 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

New Exiles Member To Be Thor: Ragnarok-Inspired Valkyrie

Valkyrie rounds out the five member team.

Source: i09

When Marvel announced the return of Exlies last week, one of the team members was notably absent in order to let comics news outlets get two news stories out of it. And what do you know? We fell right into their trap.

The fifth member of the team will be Valkyrie, inspired by the character's turn in Thor: Ragnarok. The design, from series artist Javier Rodriguez, blends the classic comics outfit with Tessa Thompson's portrayal in the film. According to series writer Saladin Ahmed, the character will get to be explored in ways not shown in the film, specifically maiden-wooing.

Valkyrie's a character who's always appealed to me. Her iconic warrior-woman look — spear! sword! flying horse! — but also the juxtaposition of a kickass ancient fantasy hero operating in contemporary New York City. She's a classic Marvel heroine, but the Exiles version of Valkyrie is a bit different from what we've seen in comics thus far. Our Valkyrie is known as the Lone Defender of Asgard, and she's a tankard-draining, maiden-wooing, giant-slaying thunderbolt of a woman. Though she's not technically from the Marvel Cinematic Universe reality, she's basically the literalization of the larger-than-her-physical-frame swagger that Tessa Thompson displayed in Thor: Ragnarok, turned up to 11.

Exiles #1 is set to release April 25.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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