Big Marvel Comics news from NYCC 2019! Writer Donny Cates (Venom, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Redneck, too many to list) and artist Nic Klein are taking over Thor. We will get a new Thor #1 in January 2020.

New York Comic Con had a ton of amazing comic book news this year, but one of our favorite stories out of this years NYCC is the news of Donny Cates and Nic Klein taking over Thor. Jason Aaron had an amazing run over the years on Thor and it seems we can expect a lot of changes from his King Thor series to this new Thor series from Cates.

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Source: Marvel Comics

This definitely looks like a darker take on Thor. Looking at the cover of issue #1, we see Odinson’s eye restored along with his arm. Odin’s ravens are also seen in the cover which leads to more questions. We will have to wait until January 2020 to see what big changes Donny Cates has in store for readers.

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Donny Cates at NYCC 2019

During a Marvel panel at NYCC 2019, Cates held up Mjolnir to show he is worthy to take over the new series. He also had this to say:

“In all my wildest dreams, I could never have imagined a world in which I was worthy of writing THOR. 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. Know that you will have my best, true believers. For all of you. For Asgard. Forever.”

Thor #1 Details


Written by: Donny Cates

Penciled by: Nic Klein

Cover by: Olivier Coipel

A BRAND-NEW, SUPERSTAR CREATIVE TEAM TAKES THE KING OF ASGARD TO NEW REALMS OF GLORY! 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.

Comment below and let us know if you will be picking up this new series in January 2020.

Check your local comic book shop for when you can pre-order the first issue of this new series.

Jason Aaron Thor

The previous writer on Thor was Jason Aaron, whose Thor story is being turned into the new Thor movie, Thor: Love and Thunder. If you are looking to get caught up on this great series, check out the first vol of the complete collection on Amazon.

Click here to buy Thor: The Complete Collection Vol 1 by Jason Aaron on Amazon.

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