With the new Thor film hitting theaters next month the comic book committee is a buzz with the anticipation of the new Marvel film as well as the new Thor comic series hitting theaters and stores back to back.
Eisner-award winning Matt Fraction (The Invincible Iron Man, Fear Itself) and French artist/penciler Olivier Coipel (Thor, Legion of Superheroes) will be heading the new Thor comic series entitled, The Mighty Thor. Olivier Coipel has already had some artistic experience with penciling the famous character because during the reboot of Thor comic series in July of 2007 Coipel was the lead artist till writer J. Michael Straczynski left the series leaving Coipel’s career briefly up in the air.
The new comic series, The Mighty Thor, will begin with the Silver Surfer heralding the coming arrival of Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds. Will the Asgardians be able to thwart Galactus and save Asgard? Will Thor Odinson be able to rally his fellow countrymen to prevent their own annihilation? Begin the journey to find out on April 27th, 2011 with the debut of The Mighty Thor #1! It looks like the series will begin with a bang and with award-winning Matt Fraction at the helm it should be a sure-fire hit!
Thor being a primary character within the Fear Itself event has received an immense amount of attention lately as his character has been pushed to the forefront by Marvel in order to capitalize on the positive PR generated by the movie hype as well as the new comic series with one of Marvel’s top writers, Matt Fraction. Together the two will hopefully aid one another to popularity with the idea in mind that as comic book sales increase so will ticket sales and vice-a-versa.
The character eponymous film, Thor, releases this May 6th, 2011, in theaters across the nation and features Chris Hemsworth as the mighty Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster (Thor’s potential love interest), Tom Hiddleston as Loki (Thor’s adoptive brother), and Anthony Hopkins as Odin (Thor’s father). The film will be loosely based upon Thor’s origin story and will primarily focus on his fall from Asgard and subsequent call to action, which will ironically enough follow the traditional Grecian hero cycle.
Check out the new Thor comic series which hits shelves this April as well as the new Marvel film, Thor, which releases early May!
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