Following the release of the super-sized Mighty Thor #700 last week, Marvel Comics has now released a closer look at a new look that was teased within the issue for Thor Odinson.
In a double-page spread from artist Russell Dauterman, the Odinson appears in a new costume with a golden hammer and his Destroyer arm also being gold. Lot of other characters and teases appear in the spread that features threads of fate that Norn Queen Karnilla sees before her untimely death in the issue.
“The Death Of The Mighty Thor story has only just begun, but two THOR characters are already dead!” teases editor Wil Moss. “In THE MIGHTY THOR #700, the monstrous Mangog kills Thor’s goat Toothgnasher and Malekith’s dark army kills Karnilla, Queen of the Norns. Before she dies, though, Karnilla sees where the threads of fate are leading, and thanks to a gorgeous double-page spread by writer Jason Aaron, artist Russell Dauterman and color artist Matthew Wilson, readers get to see what’s coming too.”
“We’re not going to explain the meaning behind all the various images on that double-page spread,” Moss said. “But we want to hear our readers’ best guesses! Drop us a line at MHEROES@marvel.com, and mark your emails ‘Okay To Print’!”
While the rest of the “The Death of the Mighty Thor” arc will provide some more answers likely, some might be seen beyond the pages of the Thor series.
“You see a lot teases for upcoming stories here,” writer Jason Aaron said. “Some of those stories will play out in the pages of THOR. Others will play out elsewhere, some across multiple titles. Between THOR #700 and MARVEL LEGACY #1, I’m really setting the stage for the biggest stories I’ll be doing for Marvel in 2018. Probably the biggest stories I’ve ever done for Marvel, period. You see a lot of that set-up here, and I’m beyond excited for everybody to see where it’s leading and what it means for Thor, not to mention the rest of the Marvel Universe.”
Dauterman’s sketches below give a closer look at this possible new Thor look that could be coming in a future storyline.
Mighty Thor #701 continues the story on November 15.