In the current arc of THOR GOD OF THUNDER, grumpy old King Thor is fighting hungry old Galactus, using the might of his magic hammer, Mjolnir.
Now, just imagine that instead of a magic hammer, it was a big gnarled stick, one that maybe has a bit of magic of its own. And instead of coming from Asgard, the grumpy old guy hailed from Alabama. And instead of fighting Galactus...
It was the south's most powerful and vicious high school football coach.
That's SOUTHERN BASTARDS.
It's like THOR. Only with more cursing. And more BBQ. And the same amount of beards.
Make sure your local retailer orders you up a copy.
The biggest murder mystery in Marvel U history kicks off in May. Dig these awesome covers.
ORIGINAL SIN #1 Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant Covers by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO,
ART ADAMS, ED MCGUINNESS, & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Teaser Variant & Blank Variant Also Available! The Watcher, the mysterious space-god who’s been watching us from
the moon for as long as we can remember… is dead. Thus begins the
greatest murder mystery in Marvel Comics history. As Nick Fury leads the heroes of the Marvel Universe in an
investigation, other forces are marshaling as well and other questions
are arising. Why is Black Panther gathering a secret team of his own,
including Emma Frost, the Punisher and Dr. Strange? Who is the Unseen?
What was the Original Sin? What was stolen from the Watcher’s lair? And
most importantly, who now holds the Marvel Universe’s darkest secrets in
the palm of their hand?
ORIGINAL SIN #2 Written by JASON AARON
Art by MIKE DEODATO
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Variant Covers by GABRIELLE DELL’OTTO
& ART ADAMS
Teaser Variant Also Available! WHO HOLDS THE EYE? WHO KNOWS ITS SECRETS? The cosmic manhunt for the Watcher’s killer continues. More bodies
are discovered. The killer’s trail leads to the far corners of the
universe and beyond. And just when Nick Fury and the Avengers think
they’ve cornered their murderer…EVERYTHING EXPLODES, unleashing the
Marvel Universe’s greatest secrets.
The next big arc of THOR kicks off in February, with the return of both artist Esad Ribic and Old King Thor. Decide for yourself which is the more imposing figure. We also have the (re)introduction of a big new villain for the God of Thunder: ROXXON. It's been awhile since we've seen the Marvel U's favorite evil corporation in action, but they come roaring back in a huge way in this arc. They've even got a brand new CEO, who's so ruthless he has the nickname The Minotaur. Though I wonder if that's the only reason he has that nickname? There's also lots of S.H.I.E.L.D. action, revolving around Agent Roz Solomon, our gun-toting environmentalist who first appeared back in THOR GOD OF THUNDER #12. Plus submarines, floating islands, flying factories, and oh yeah... King Thor vs. Old Galactus! I'm pretty excited about this one.
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #19.NOW JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A/C) Variant Cover by Milo Manara Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi THE LAST DAYS OF MIDGARD begin NOW! Thor,
Asgardian God of Thunder, has always fought to save his adopted home of
Earth. But who can he fight when the planet itself is dying? Thor's
mortal ally and environmental secret agent Roz Solomon has a few ideas.
Namely the world's largest and most nefarious energy company Roxxon, and
its ruthless new CEO known as "The Minotaur." Has the God of Thunder
finally met his match, in the form of a multinational super-corporation?
Meanwhile, many millennia ahead, a future version of Thor faces a very
different battle to save what remains of the earth--a battle against the
greatest villain the Marvel Universe has ever known—Galactus, the
Devourer of Worlds! 32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99
As seen in the Marvel solicits for February, issue #42 will be the end of my run on WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN. The original plan was for me to write both WatXM and AMAZING X-MEN as sister titles. One dealing with the school, the other with the X-Men from that school going on adventures out in the world. But unfortunately my schedule just didn't allow that. So I've been writing the post-Battle of the Atom arc of WatXM as my goodbye to that series and to the Jean Grey School. Believe me, it wasn't easy for me to step away from this book. I've loved building that school and writing those characters, both the students and the teachers, as much as I've loved anything I've done in comics. But the school itself isn't going anywhere. And I'll still be writing a lot of those same characters over in AMAZING. And I've got lots of other stuff coming up that demanded my time, like THOR and SOUTHERN BASTARDS and some new things I can't tell you about just yet.
So I'll save all my tearful goodbyes until we get to the end, but for now, just let me say THANK YOU once again to everybody who's bought this book along the way. Thank you for embracing such an offbeat X-series. 42 issues of Bamfs and Doop and sentient lawns? I love you all for helping make that happen.
The big arc featuring the return of Malekith the Accursed roars on, featuring Thor and his new comrades in the League of Realms chasing Malekith and his murderous dark elves all over the Norse cosmos. This arc represents the next big piece of the puzzle in terms of where things are headed with this series. I have long terms plans in mind for this one, and I just re-upped on my exclusive with Marvel, so I should be around to see them through. Hope you'll join us.
THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #16 JASON AARON (W) • RON GARNEY (A) Cover by ESAD RIBIC • The penultimate chapter of THE ACCURSED! • Death comes to the mountains of Jotunheim… •..and there is a traitor among Thor’s newly formed League of Realms! • As Thor prepares to execute one of his own comrades, Malekith stages his final bloody raid... on Earth. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99