Over his history in the Marvel Universe, the Mighty Thor has had more than a few alternate identities. The Thor Frog. Thunderstrike. And now the mystery woman who’s taken on the mantle.
But for the first time, fans will be seeing many of those different thundergods collide with the June launch of Marvel’s latest “Secret Wars” event series: Jason Aaron and Chris Sprouse’s “Thors.”
The book will bring together the various Thors of many realities including Beta Ray Bill and the Ultimate Universe Thor. “This is not about the apocalypse, it’s about closing cases, “the writer told Marvel.com of the series pitch. “This is basically me doing a cop story, but with hammers instead of guns. This is me getting to do ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ with lots of cosmic cops. It’s every version of Thor you can imagine, all walking beats, solving murders, getting yelled at by their commissioner and blowing off steam at their local Thor-cop bar.”
Set on the “Secret Wars” hybrid reality called Battleworld, “Thors” will have strong connections to Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s event. “This book is probably more of a direct tie-in to the main ‘Secret War’ series than a lot of the other tie-ins you’ll see, in that the role of the Thors is something that is set-up quite extensively in ‘Secret Wars’ #2,” Aaron said. “We’ll be seeing a few different corners of Battleworld in this series. The Thors go where the action is.
“In the first issue, our Thors pick up a doozy of a murder case, one that sends them all scrambling,” the writer added. “And ultimately has a few of them asking questions that may shake the foundations of everything they think they know.”