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Bid Farewell to Broxton in Thor: God of Thunder

Jason Aaron talks about the momentous departure of Asgardia from Midgard and the future for Thunder God and friends!

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This week, Thor sifts through the wreckage of his favorite town in humble Midgard.

For years, Broxton, Oklahoma played reluctant host to the gods of Asgard and their marooned kingdom floating just above the corn stalks. Now that town lies in ruin, trampled by an army of trolls and by the Thunder God’s own haste to exact justice from Dario Agger and his greed. Can Thor make amends for his mistakes? Can glorious Asgardia still call Midgard its harbor in the storm?

We spoke to writer Jason Aaron about THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #24 and the Odinson’s future as champion for Earth, now and in the eons to come.

Marvel.com: When we last left Broxton, Oklahoma, it was on fire. How are those folks doing, and is there anything Thor can do to make things right? 

Jason Aaron: Broxton was completely leveled in the battle between Thor, the Minotaur and Ulik the troll. There is no more Broxton, Oklahoma; given that, I'm not sure what Thor can do to make things right. Knowing Thor though, I expect he'll try something.

      Marvel.com: Have we seen the last of Dario Agger?

      Jason Aaron: Not at all. Roxxon is back, bigger and scarier than ever. But of course Dario Agger isn't going to be satisfied with simply being the largest, most powerful corporation in the world. He may just have his sights set on...other worlds.

      Marvel.com: King Thor of the far future made a desperate choice in order to spoil Galactus' supper by seeking out Gorr's dark blade and armor. Why was it so important to him to take that gamble? Do you think it was a suicide run, or did he have the hubris to believe he could handle that weight better than Gorr?

      Jason Aaron: I think King Thor was desperate and felt he had no choice. Galactus had taken his best shot. He needed an edge. And that meant dying to save what was left of the Earth he loved, so be it. He'd pay that price without hesitation. He didn't die, of course, and the Earth was not only saved but reborn. However, that doesn't mean there isn't still a price to be paid.

          There will be repercussions for King Thor's decision to unleash the weapon of Gorr. While we have definitely seen the last of Gorr himself, we haven't seen the last of his weapon.

          Marvel.com: Both Thors staved off the Last Days of Midgard, but what did they lose in the process?

          Jason Aaron: King Thor now has an Earth to regrow and replenish, but what new danger has he unleashed upon the cosmos? As for what present day Thor has lost, well, let's just say we won't see Asgard hovering right overhead of Broxton, Oklahoma anymore; or any other part of the Earth, for that matter.

          Marvel.com: Roz Solomon of S.H.I.E.L.D. never signed up to shoot trolls, but she did what she had to do. How does she feel about that day and how much of a turning point does it represent for her?

              Jason Aaron: Nobody ever said it was easy being an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, even if you're just an environmentalist. The fight continues for Agent Solomon. And as we've seen, she's willing to go to some dark and scary places to protect the planet she loves.

              Marvel.com: What's next?

              Jason Aaron: The Thor/Loki Original Sin limited series [THE TENTH REALM], featuring the secret history of the Tenth Realm and the sister Thor never knew he had; the end of Original Sin, which has some rather shocking consequences for the God of Thunder. And then the oversized THOR GOD OF THUNDER #25, featuring all three Thors, as drawn by Esad Ribic, R.M. Guera and Simon Bisley. And after that—well, just you wait.

              THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #24 goes on sale this week!

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              8 comments
              jackson2171
              jackson2171

              how could one almost sacrifice there own life and save billions of lives and not be worthy... wow one would think when Thor got the power of the destroyer and tossed away Mjolnir like she was nothing that would have done it but nope... She still clung to his side.... so Why a hero act... hmmmmmm how odd..

              4Score
              4Score

              What is this horse crap that Thor will no longer be worthy of Mjolnir and instead some woman will wield it?  Beta Ray Bill was bad enough.  Now this????

              If so, I'm done with Thor and likely done with Marvel.  So freaking derivative and PC.

              tgillet1
              tgillet1

              @4Score   Derivative works are part of human history. Nothing new there. Marvel wants to try something different with Thor. Why not? If you're looking for something completely new and original, there are plenty of other titles out there. I'm sure Marvel will be far happier with a bunch of existing readers happy to see such a change along with the new curious readers compared to keeping a few stubborn readers who think giving a woman the powers that had belonged to a man is stupid and "PC". Maybe the story will end up being crap, but it sounds like you don't have any interest in finding out. Or maybe you just like to whine.

              Thor-dad72
              Thor-dad72

              @4Score I am in total agreement...not just Beta Ray Bill, lets not forget how bad the Eric Masterson Thor era was.....I personally feel betrayed by Marvel for this crap


              Li452fjg
              Li452fjg

              @tgillet1 @4Score I totally agree with you tgillet1. Haters gonna hate, and people will forever be afraid of change.

              4Score
              4Score

              @tgillet1 @4Score Yes, derivative works aren't new. Copying and recycling is far easier than original work, but rarely as good. I'm not looking for something new and original, just proven.  Per the announcement on this, Marvel is clearly pandering to females.  Should it be a surprise then that some males aren't so taken with it?  As noted, I didn't like any of the other derivative works cited - but it's easier to qualify my distaste for this as a male-female thing.  A far as being "stubborn", yes subscribing for 30+ years qualifies.  Most businesses would call that loyalty though.

              Thor the Norse God was established in literature/mythology long before Lee and Kirby did anything with him.  So it's not just a Marvel character being changed.  Moreover, Marvel keeps insisting that this woman IS Thor.  Is it in the same way that Beta Ray Bill "was" Thor?  Supposedly Thor is just unworthy to hold Mjolnir.  Does that eliminate him as a being?

              More than ever, Marvel is a business.  (Per "The View" announcing this.  WTH?)  We, more than ever, are just consumers - not fans or readers. Few consumer purchase what they don't like.  I heard Spidey sales dove after OMD.  Thor doing the same will send the only message that registers with Disney.

              I wonder how it went when all this came about.  I doubt any creative team spit-balled "Let's give Thor a sex change."

              Out.

              4Score
              4Score

              @Thor-dad72 @4Score  I'm with you, buddy.  Marvel can't come up with anything new, so they just clone (often literally) someone.  How many  Spider-men, Captain America's, Iron Men, Hulks, Thors, etc. etc. have there been?


              And to announce this on (Disney-owned) ABC's "The View" by Whoopi Goldberg?  BBAARRFF!!  What an obvious shill to females.


              I dropped my long-time Spidey sub with the OMD storyline, Cap when they "killed" him, Spidey again when Doc Ock stole his body, then New Avengers with that bizzaro story line.  Thor is next I fear.  Maybe all of Marvel.  Been subscribing since 1980.