Publier un Annual estival juste avant un éventuel relaunch, cela semble devenir le nouveau modus operandi chez Marvel. Après l’Annual de Hulk (là-aussi une série délaissée par Cates pour raisons personnelles), c’est au tour de Thor d’y avoir droit. Une confrontation avec M.O.D.O.K. est au programme de ce numéro écrit par le duo en vogue Lanzing/Kelly (à l’agenda plutôt chargé ses temps-ci).
New York, NY— April 6, 2023 — This July, witness an epic that will go down in history amongst Thor’s more legendary battles as the God of Thunder takes on a godly-powered M.O.D.O.K. in THOR ANNUAL #1!
From master storytelling duo Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, currently making big moves in Guardians of the Galaxy, and acclaimed artist Ibraim Roberson comes a done-in-one Thor saga so big it could only be told in a giant-sized annual! In the grand tradition of Marvel Comics’ action-packed summer annuals, THOR ANNUAL will present a blockbuster battle between Thor and one of Marvel’s most iconic villains, M.O.D.O.K. But this isn’t the M.O.D.O.K. fans know… After accomplishing his greatest scheme yet, M.O.D.O.K has evolved into a being that’s more than a match for Thor, and has begun a conquest of all there is to conquer!
Enter…MYTHOS! When M.O.D.O.K. – fueled by revenge and a refusal to ever again be someone else’s pawn – seizes control of all of the Ten Realms but Asgard, Thor the All-Father must step in and regain control of the Ten Realms and the World Tree. But M.O.D.O.K.’s new, cosmic power proves to be a greater threat than Thor could imagine, and he’ll need the inspiration of some beloved friends from Midgard to reclaim his realms and his awesome power.
“Collin and I are wildly honored to contribute to the glorious legacy of THOR!” Lanzing said. “Annuals are a wonderful way to dig into a unique aspect of a character – so we’re taking Thor through a gauntlet of epic proportions to finally face down the self-doubt that plagues the new All-Father of Asgard. Does he truly deserve his throne? Or do the Nine Realms belong to he who can take them with ingenuity, intelligence, and tireless effort? Is Thor truly worthy… or does the future belong to MYTHOS?”
THOR ANNUAL #1 will also include a special preview for Thor’s exciting next era! Stay tuned for the official announcement! In the meantime, check out the THOR ANNUAL #1 cover below and don’t miss this incredible showdown when it hits stands in July!
THOR ANNUAL #1
Written by JACKSON LANZING & COLLIN KELLY
Art by IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by ADAM KUBERT
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