While the word is overused considerably, there are few better ways to describe Jason Aaron's time in Asgard than "epic," and next year the stakes get raised even higher. The Mighty Thor goes fully cosmic with the arrival of Gladiator, The Imperial Guard, and the full force of the Shi'Ar armada in a new storyline appropriately titled "The Asgard/Shi'Ar War".

It all kicks off in The Mighty Thor #15 by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson, and Marvel has provided us with a first look at the action.

Over the past fifteen issues of The Mighty Thor, and even further back into the previous volume and beyond, Jason Aaron and his collaborators have been building an elaborate house of cards regarding the fate of Thor, Asgard, and its place in the cosmic hierarchy. With events occurring both in The Mighty Thor and The Unworthy Thorit looks like everything might come to a head very soon.

Check out the preview below:

 

Russell Dauterman & Matt Wilson
Russell Dauterman & Matt Wilson
Russell Dauterman & Matt Wilson
Andrea Sorrentino
Ryan Sook
Mike Deodato
Christian Ward

 

Here's the full solicitation information:

THE MIGHTY THOR #15 (NOV160764)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN w/ MATTHEW WILSON
Variant Covers by RYAN SOOK (NOV160765),
ANDREA SORRENTINO (NOV160766) and MIKE DEODATO (NOV160768)
Story Thus Far Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (NOV160767)
THE “ASGARD/SHI’AR WAR” STARTS HERE!
• As Malekith’s campaign to conquer the Ten Realms rages on, Thor and her League of Heroes lead the charge against the Dark Elf’s forces.
• But far across the galaxy, another conflict is brewing and the most powerful super-army in the cosmos is preparing a surprise attack on the city of the gods.
• The Shi’ar Empire will lay siege to Asgardia. Their target: the Goddess of Thunder.
FOC – 12/12/16, On-Sale – 01/11/16