Chris Samnee’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger Sketches

Chris Samnee's recently announced series, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, written by Roger Langridge, is scheduled to drop in July, but it looks like it's been in the works for a while.  Today, Chris posted a whole bunch of development drawings on his blog.  Here are just a few of them, but they make me excited for this book. Make sure you get over there to see the rest. It's going to be a gorgeous book.

I love seeing these kinds of drawings, and you get a sense of how Thor's costume actually works, which is interesting, because you forget that the design has some purpose after just looking at it for all these years.


  1. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Of the thousands of new books coming in July, this might be the one I’m most excited about. This is gonna be fun. 

  2. I love his sketches, especially the little jokes that he put in (I like the fish saying "Hello" in the Namor Sketch). I also really like how he’s drawn the original iron man armor, definitely going to be looking out for this 

  3. Oh my.

  4. I’m with Paul. This is the most exciting title Marvel’s annouced last weekend. I think my only regret is that it’s a Thor title as opposed to an Avengers title. I mean, have ya’ SEEN those Iron Man, Antman and Hulk sketches??

    Egads, this title has absolutely wonderful potential.

  5. The Iron Man armor is bad ass…it’s got the first prototype vibe to it while still looking modern.

  6. Cool.  So, I’m assuming that this is an out of continuity Thor book?  If so, that’s awesome, and I’m on board fo sho!

  7. Oooh sweet.  I wasn’t sure there was a need for a second Thor book, even out of continuity, but when the talent justify it,  who can argue?

  8. Can I switch my Thor subscription to this?

  9. tony stark/iron man looks soooo dope!

  10. Iron Man looks good but I keep hearing Jay (from Silent Bob fame) yelling, "Fly Fatboy!  Fly!" in my head when I see the aerial shot.

  11. Awesome. Think i’ll have too many books to pick up in july.

    Definently looking forward to this one though.

  12. I wasn’t going to get this originally, but these sketches are making me have second thoughts. Who am I kidding? If Samnees drawing, I’m buying.

  13. I really cant get over iron man, its so effing awesome! screw that aerodynamic slick metal body suit that marvel announced a few months ago, bulky, mech, hulkbuster-esque suit all the way

  14. Fuckinawesome!

  15. I just made a little ‘ooooo’ noise like that alien toys in Toy Story. I would like this book now-ish, does that sound good?

  16. HOLY SHIT! Someone put this man on an Avenger book. Stuart Immonen is good but this guy’s got the golden touch!~

  17. July solicits show this will be a $2.99 book and coming out twice that month. Sa-sa-sold!

    @Mangaman – I would agree except I love Immonem. But I love Samnee. But I love Romita JR. Gah.

  18. Ever since The Mighty, I’ve been taking note of Chris Samnee as an artist and I have to say I really enjoy his work.

  19. @OttoBott
    They should make another Avengers title!! (… Or just boot Deodato from Secret Avengers…)