It's been a while since we've seen an issue of Walt Simonson, Laura Martin and John Workman's Ragnarok, but that doesn't mean that I've forgotten for a second how awesome it is. If you somehow missed the first six issues, it's an epic that marks Simosnon's return to Thor --- just not the Thor you probably associate with him. Instead, Simonson is drawing more heavily on Norse mythology for the story of a world after the battle at the end of all things, where Asgard is in ruins, the enemies of the Gods have taken over the world, and Thor himself is barely clinging to life, driven by duty and revenge.

Needless to say, it is basically amazing.

Next week, the series returns to kick off its second arc, as a Dark Elf assassin sets out to finish the job and kill Thor for good. You can check out a preview below!

 

 

Here's the official solicitation:

 

Ragnarök #7
Walter Simonson (w & a & c)
The Black Elf assassin, Regn, and his young daughter, Drifa, have hunted Thor for countless leagues across the Dusk Lands, to the ruins of Asgard. Now, as Thor calls down the lightning to create a funeral pyre for the dead of Asgard, Regn prepares himself for his greatest challenge, to kill the last god standing, the god responsible for the death of his wife.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Bullet points:
· The next arc of Walter Simonson’s masterpiece begins!

 

If you need more convincing, I wrote all about why you should catch up on the first arc right here. Spoiler warning, it basically boils down to "Walter Simonson, Laura Martin and John Workman are doing a comic book together."