The folks at Marvel seem to be pulling out all the stops for the massive Secret Wars event, and the latest Thor spinoff could be one of the most intriguing comics to come out of the deal.
When all hell breaks loose in the Battleworld, who are you going to call on to police all that insanity? Thors, a new title that will focus on a law enforcement organization made entirely of different versions of Thor from across the various alternate universes. The idea is weird, ambitious and insanely cool. We can’t wait to see how it turns out.
The effort is being helmed by writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Sprouse, and Aaron promises it’ll be basically “True Detective, but with Throg the Frog of Thunder playing the Rust Cohle part.” Yes. It also sounds like this project will tie in closely with the main Secret Wars installments, so this definitely may be one to add to the pull list if you’re keeping up with the event.
Here’s what Aaron had to say about the book:
“This is not about the apocalypse. It’s about closing cases … This is basically me doing a cop story, but with hammers instead of guns,” says Aaron. “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…
I’ll just say that this book is probably more of a direct tie-in to the main SECRET WARS 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. 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. And ultimately has a few of them asking questions that may shake the foundations of everything they think they know.”
The first issue of Thors is set to arrive in June. Do you plan on checking this one out?