Writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic are bringing us Marvel’s retooling of the iconic Thor in the new ongoing series Thor: God of Thunder. We’ve got an early look at issue #1, which you can check out here below.
These Marvel NOW! titles are in current continuity for the Marvel Universe so they aren’t complete reboots. They are new set ups for the characters that introduce them in a fresh way, so this initiative is supposed to be a great place for lapsed fans and new to comics fans to jump on board. Marvel is attempting to bring all of their initiatives together with these new titles. Marvel NOW! titles are at the core of the Marvel ReVolution which is an initiative to take the traditional comic book in a new direction utilizing new technology and new ideas. Basically, we can read ‘em on the iPad, and all of the other portable devices.
According to Marvel the plot for Thor: God of Thunder goes like this:
Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves. The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!
So, check out these images from Thor: God of Thunder #1: