Marvel has released details on the “Fresh Start” for Thor. In May, several characters will receive new #1 issues along with a change in the creative team. SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has clarified this does not mean a “clearing of the slate.” Along with the new numbering, the “Legacy” numbering will also appear.
With the new Thor series, there will be some familiar faces. Long time fans who were upset over the change in the status quo for Thor Odinson should be pleased to see who appears on the cover.
Who is the creative team on the book?
The new Thor series will feature Jason Aaron with art by Mike Del Mundo. The God of Thunder will take on a new mission as artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the Earth. It’s up to Thor to locate and claim them. Thor will have a new hammer and will have to make sure he has plenty since his mission will bring him up against foes such as Juggernaut.
How does Jason Aaron feel about the “Fresh Take” on Thor? He gave the following statement to Marvel.com.
“On the one hand, I still feel like I’m writing the same Thor story that began six years ago in the pages of Thor God of Thunder #1. But at the same time, God of Thunder had a very different look and feel and focus than Jane Foster’s story. And even though Thor Odinson is now reclaiming his mantle, this new volume will also be going in a very different direction. Thor has a completely new status-quo. Actually the entire landscape of his corner of the Marvel Universe has been changed in the wake of the ‘Death of the Mighty Thor’ arc in Mighty Thor. But there’s still a War of the Realms raging, and Thor isn’t looking to stand on the sidelines.”
What does this mean for Jane Foster? I guess we’ll find out in the current “Death of Mighty Thor” arc.
Thor #1 will also reunite Aaron with Del Mundo. The two previously worked together on Weirdworld miniseries. The issue goes on sale June 13.