Donny Cates and Nic Klein have been deemed worthy to take over Thor after Jason Aaron’s epic run on the title. The duo will relaunch on all new Thor title next year, along with colorist Matthew Wilson.
“In all my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined a world in which I was worthy of writing Thor,” Cates said. “From Stan Lee and Jack Kirby all the way to the legendary run I am so foolishly following, by the great Jason Aaron, it is beyond an honor to enter the golden halls of Asgard, and to pave the path (far beyond the fields we know…) for the Thunder God himself.”
The news comes out of New Yokr Comic Con, where the successor to Cates’ run on Guardians of the Galaxy was also announced. In addition t the above cover by Olivier Coipel, Marvel also shared some of Klein’s designs for the God of Thunder:
“I’m incredibly excited and honoured to be working on this with Donny,” Klein said. “Thor is one of my favorite comic book characters, so I really tried to up my game to do him and all of Asgard justice. The direction we‘re taking this is hopefully going to be as exciting for readers as it is for me to draw. Stay tuned, True Believers!”
Here’s how Marvel describes the series:
The prince is now a king. All Asgard lies before Thor, the God of Thunder. And after many months of war, the Ten Realms are finally at peace. But the skies above the Realm Eternal are never clear for long… The Black Winter is coming. And the God of the Storm will be powerless before it.
Look for the first issue in January.