Marvel has released the variant cover to the upcoming The Mighty Thor #1 from artist Walt Simonson.  Take the jump for the full image, and a breakdown of the action.

Pencils & Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by TRAVIS CHAREST
Variant Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Blank Variant Cover also available
Thor Movie Variant also available

When Asgard is threatened by an intergalactic peril, the superstar creative team of Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel, must take Thor to the edges of the Marvel Universe to save his homeland from the likes of Galactus. It’s the World Eater vs. Asgard in the explosive opening arc that’s great for new readers and will redefine what it means to be the Odinson! When the survival of Asgard rests on the shoulders of Thor, can he fight back the forces of the power cosmic? Discover the answers you seek as Fraction and Coipel pull out all the stops in The Mighty Thor #1.

The $3.99 issue arrives April 27, 2011.

via Marvel

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Robot Overlord

Robot Overlord

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to the Robot Overlord. Robot Overlord may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. The Robot Overlord contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. If Robot Overlord begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. Do not taunt the Robot Overlord.

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  1. February 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    This hits a soft spot for me. I first started reading comics in the early 80s with Simonson’s run on Thor. That 3+ year run still remains as one of my favorite runs of any comic book title I’ve read.

    This variant cover is making me feel rather nostalgic… :-)

  2. RedneckTaZ
    February 19, 2011 at 8:01 am — Reply

    That takes me back to the “Curse of Hela” and the invasion of Hell by the warriors of Valhalla where The Executioner made his final, heroic “face turn”. One of the best “Thor” arcs ever, IMO.

    • Rocket Rooster
      February 19, 2011 at 11:55 am — Reply

      Excellent point!

      Still there are so many high points and, for me looking back at the entire run, it’s so hard to choose – the ending, for example – where Thor breaks Loki’s arm with Mjolnir as a way of saying, “Next time it’ll be worse!” or the Midgard Serpent impersonating Fin Fang Foom, and so many others …Sigh!

      Those were such great days to be a comic book reader!

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