Thor/Journey Into Mystery Crossover Event Announced

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August seems to be shaping up as an epic Marvel month. We’ve heard about the new Hawkeye comic, Gambit gets a new solo title, and other things have been teased as coming out of the events of Avengers vs. X-Men. Now Marvel has revealed that there will be a nine part crossover event spanning The Mighty Thor and Journey Into Mystery comics.

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Loki and Thor will be starring in Everything Burns written by Matt Fraction on Thor, and Kieron Gillen on Journey Into Mystery.  Alan Davis and Carmine Di Giandomenico will be picking up art duties, with Davis doing covers. A special 50th Anniversary cover will also be available by Steve McNiven.

MTV Geek spoke with the writing duo about what happens to warrant such an epic crossover event. The premise of the story:

After an old foe returns to wreak vengeance on the nine realms, Thor and Loki have to team up to take him down. But things don’t go as planned, as Asgardian secrets are revealed, Thor finds himself in over his head, and Loki may find all the lies he’s set up over the course of Gillen’s run crashing down on his head.

If you’re a Thor fan you can tell by some of the art that Surtur will be featured in Everything Burns, but he isn’t the main focus. Gillen stated “Yeah, as a glance at the preview art will show, it’s Surtur. Or at least, Surtur is key in it. But a glance at the preview art will also show that there’s a bunch more going on here than just Mr. Tall, Dark-hearted and DOOM!-y.

Fraction teases what the questions are for this run:

The long-lost history of the Aesir-Vanir war is revealed. The Asgardian civil war that tore the heavens apart once heats up again. Just WHY did the All-Mother go away? Is Loki a good guy or a bad guy or what? How many huge amazing things can Thor hit with a hammer in nine issues? ALL ASKED AND ANSWERED.

Gillen wraps up by teasing the conclusion of what he has been working on in his Journy Into Mystery run. “Loki’s been lying his little heart out for my entire run. Eventually, some of it has had to catch up with him. This is it. This is the pack of lies that he’s released hunting him down and trying to tear him limb from limb.

Everything Burns will start in Mighty Thor #18 this August and run through Mighty Thor #22 in October. Thor will be alternating issues with Journey #624-#645.

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Source : MTV Geek