Not sure if you’ve heard or not, but Thor’s days as the God of Thunder and wielder of Mjolnir are numbered. Writer Jason Aaron is also saying goodbye to Thor Odinson, but he’s doing so with a bang in the oversized Thor: God of Thunder #25.
What you’ll get if you pick up this farewell issue is three stories by three different artists. First up is a flashback by Simon Bisley that pits Thor and his axe Jarnbjorn against the Frost Giants. R.M. Guera, who worked with Aaron on Scalped, handles art duties on a retelling of the origin of the ruler of the Dark Elves, Malekith the Accursed.
Last but not least, particularly when it comes to the immediate future of a certain hammer, Aaron and Esad Ribic flash-forward to a time when Thor is King, but his granddaughters have an important question for him: why didn’t anyone ever tell us there used to be a female God of Thunder?
It’s the end of an era that clears the deck for the first of several bold changes for Marvel. We’ve got preview pages, plus looks at variant covers by Milo Manara (sans controvery this time, we’d expect), Bisley and Guera, but you’ll want to look for the whole thing in stores or on digital on September 17.