Well, that speculation was exactly correct. Aaron and Ribic are indeed the team for Marvel's new Thor: God of Thunder series, starting in November as part of the publisher's Marvel NOW! relaunch. Fitting the Marvel NOW! mandate, the series takes place in established Marvel Universe continuity but also is intended to be a fresh start for new and lapsed readers. It's introducing a new villain — the ominously named "God Butcher" — who is set to plague Thor through three different eras.
Aaron: In part. I do flash back and show a young Thor in action, but he's actually just one of three Thors that I want to focus on. This first story is an epic tale that plays out over the course of thousands of years. So we spend time with young Thor in the Viking age — the young, hotheaded god of the Vikings, who loves to come down to Midgard and get into trouble.
In the present, we see Thor the Avenger on a journey that takes him to the far corners of space, interacting with all sorts of new space gods and wondrous new locations.
And then we also see old King Thor, who's the last king of Asgard, thousands of years in the future, where something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Linking all these eras and Thors together is one villain, an all-new character, who is basically, at least initially, a serial killer of gods. He's a guy with a serious axe to grind against all immortal beings in the cosmos, and he's going around doing his best to kill them all off, one at a time, as brutally as possible. That villain's story unfolds over the course of all these different eras. He starts as a serial killer of gods, but by the end, he has become something even more frightening.
Nrama: That's "the God Butcher," correct?
Aaron: Yes. Gorr the God Butcher.