Tomorrow we will have a new poster for Marvel's latest crossover event, THE WAR OF THE REALMS, by the marvelous Matt Taylor! If you're out of date in your monthly comic pulls, since 2012 Jason Aaron has been steadily crafting one of the most singular and best THOR epics since Walt Simonson's legendary run with the Mighty Avenger. Seriously, from THOR: GOD OF THUNDER to THOR to THE MIGHTY THOR (in which the Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder wins our hearts) to THE UNWORTHY THOR, this has been one of the definitive takes of the character, as well as one of the steady high points of the current era of Marvel Comics. Over six years, Malekith has been slowly bringing war and conquering the Nine Realms. With only Midgard left standing, it's up to Thor and the various heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop Malekith and his forces from taking Midgard.
We're huge fans of Jason Aaron and the story he's been been crafting since THOR: GOD OF THUNDER back in 2012, so this was a project we are proud to contribute to in even the smallest of ways. When it came to designing the poster, we couldn't think of a more exciting artist to carry the hammer than Matt Taylor. Matt's eye for color and composition are as great as they come, and we particularly love the focus on rendering these characters in a more stylized and comic-accurate approach. Issue 5 (of 6) is in stores today, and the event concludes later this month (6/26). We very much recommend diving into THE WAR OF THE REALMS, or diving into Jason's incredible run starting with the excellent GOD OF THUNDER.