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It’s a shining, golden, new age for the Thunder God and Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel are back to lead the charge! Thor and Sif dive deep into the heart of the fractured World Tree to reclaim an artifact from beyond time and space, an artifact that attracts the attention of the Silver Surfer. And when a herald such as he arrives on Earth, the arrival of his master is certain to follow. Prepare for the return of the World Eater…prepare for the return of Galactus!

Fans can’t miss an all new behind the scenes look at the highly anticipated major motion picture with a sneak peek at some of the art!

Story by Matt Fraction
Art by Olivier Coipel & Mark Morales
Colors by Laura Martin, Justin Ponsor & Peter Steigerwald
Letters by Joe Sabino
Cover by Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, Laura Martin, Travis Charest & Walt Simonson

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  1. Ok, the early word on the art in this book has me. And Fraction’s early Thor work and Fear Itself #1 have proved that his latest Thor arc was just a momentary dip in quality.
    This looks like some damn fine fun. 

  2. Yes! Silver Surfer in Thor with Coipel? Yes, please. Oh god, let me get the Simonson cover. 🙂

  3. Thank God Olivier is back!!

  4. This is going to be so damn great. 

  5. Olivier Coipel back on Thor, count me in. Awesome.

  6. I swear I read this last week. But it had a movie Thor cover. Am I going crazy?

  7. I am starting to think Fraction is not for me. I will give this a shot because I love Coipel and I will keep reading Fear Itself, but this will need to wow me.

  8. Met coipel at KAPOW and he really sold me on the series and the way he described the first arc without spoiling sounds dope

  9. I’ll need to see what the reaction to this is. Have a VERY heavy week and was a bit ‘meh’ on Fraction’s recent Thor stuff… Very much a ‘we’ll see’.

    The amazing art may help, though.

  10. I’m just going to add to the chorus of “hell yeah, Coipel!”

  11. The art looks amazing. I am in it for this sole reason. That galactus shot is beautiful

  12. I’m surprised Ron and Conor didn’t have this on their pull list. Just having Coipel back on Thor is worth getting this book.  As for Fraction’s recent work, I’m wondering if this is truly his story — or is this a corporate concept event; Or it could just be that God-like-mythology stories aren’t Matt’s cuppa tea.

  13. Given I’m going to see the movie tommorow I’ll try to pick this up before I go!

  14. Only giving this story a shot because of Surfer and Copiel. I did not care for Fraction’s recent Thor stuff. 

  15. I think it is kind of weird that it is a “shining golden age” for Thor when fear is flooding the Earth is going on even if this book doesn’t seem to play a role in it. Still weird.

  16. @Avistann  Just think that this takes place before Fear Itself 😀

  17. I’ve always had a hard time getting interested in Thor as a comic but I can’t exactly put my finger on why.  That being said, this might be the best issue of the attempts that I’ve made to try.  There wasn’t much action to attach to here, but I did love the Coipel artwork and I loved the theological questions raised in the scenes with Pastor Mike.

  18. I really liked this…great art and loved te wierd monsters they had to fight. I am in.

  19. Have just read this and must say I thoroughly enjoyed it! Coipel’s art is worth the price of admission and the story promises to become an interesting one. Some overdue character commentary on the nature of gods and the relevance of religious belief in the face of mythology come to life.
     I’m not keen on multiple titles for the same character and Thor seems to have been infected by the virus – probably because of the movie. Still, I think I will be addingt his one to my list, at least until the first arc completes.  And now… off to the movie!

  20. I can’t wait till Thor fights Galactus!!!! it’s going to be awesome i loved Coipel’s art can’t wait for Issue 2

  21. This reaffirmed my reasons why I never read Thor comics in the past.

  22. Fractions previous Thor storyline was leaving me a bit disappointed that being said this first issue was much better. I’m giving him this story to draw me back in.

  23. Dammit. I really wanted to like this book. Just wasn’t feelin it though.

  24. The flow of the panels was a little confusing to me, but overall I liked this one. I was really into Thor when I was a kid, and this is my first new Thor issue in many, many years so this is really bringing back some memories!

  25. Coipel’s artwork has improved!  For a first issue, there wasn’t enough of Thor in costume for my liking.  I’m a bit taken back with the T+ rating for this book.  Come on, Marvel.  The main Thor title should be an all ages book.  There’s enough interest in the subplots to keep me sticking around but I am not afraid to drop this book.

  26. Coipel is the next Arthur Adams, ’nuff said bout that besides still can’t stand Fraction’s Norse dialogue, incompetent.

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