Earlier this week in our review of Marvel's November 2017 solicitations, we wrote the following about the possible return of 'Odinson' the mantle of Thor and a possible reunion with Mjolnir.
"It’s not hard to piece together what the solicitation for The Mighty Thor #701 is talking about when it mentions 'the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe.'
"Given that the preceding issue has a story called 'The Death of Jane Foster' we think we’re on the right track anticipating the reunion of Odinson and Mighty Mjolnir.
"(Hey, isn't there a Thor: Ragnarok movie with Odinson as Thor coming in November as well?)
"But then again, that sure looks like a shattered Uru hammer on the cover. Could the arrival of the murderous Mangog in Asgardia portend an even bigger change for the son of Odin and former God of Thunder?"
But this Alex Ross cover to Thor #701, newly-revealed to Newsarama readers first, may have the answer to that last question.
Take a full look:
MIGHTY THOR #701
JASON AARON (W) • JAMES HARREN (A)
Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 2
• The Mangog comes to Asgard!
• But is one Thor enough to take down the Ultimate Judgment?
• Guest artist James Harren brings his talents to the Mighty Thor!
• It all leads to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99