Marvel has deemed Matt Fraction worthy — and now he shall lift Mjolnir, as the next writer of the Thor ongoing!
As we hinted at last week, the Los Angeles Times confirmed with Fraction that he would be working on the book, following the success of his Ages of Thunder series. Here’s a highlight of their conversation:
GB: There are so many great supporting characters in Thor’s mythology. Without giving away too much, can you mention some of the things you’re excited about pursuing with those supporting characters?
MF: I’m most excited about getting off of Earth. There are nine worlds in the Norse cosmology, sort of, and lately the book has been spending a lot of time here in Midgard sweet Midgard. I want to take these amazing people, these characters that are so known and loved (at least amongst the pages of THOR), and take ‘em up and down the world tree. And beyond! Hell, why stop at just our world tree? I’ve said too much.
There’s no word yet on who’s going to be the artist — but we do know that John Romita Jr. will be drawing Iron Man and Thor for Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offering. Considering Fraction is also in charge of Old Shellhead, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re teaming up for this particular issue. That said, there’s no word when Fraction will be beginning his run, nor who the artist for the ongoing might be. Who do you want to see draw Thor? Sound off, ‘Rama readers!