Last Wednesday was a big day in comics. After work, my wife and I drove to the store to buy two of that day's releases: the latest issues of Star Wars and THOR. Both were penned by Jason Aaron, which makes him the author of two of Marvel's top ten titles.
There was another cover available for Star Wars 3, but we liked the one above. I love my old Marvel Star Wars comics from the late 1970s and early '80s, but this cover demonstrates how sophisticated comic book art has grown in the intervening years.
Remember that variant cover I couldn't find for Rocket Raccoon 8? Well with THOR 6, we found a nice variant depicting the new lady Thor in action. Then again, had that not been available, we would have been perfectly happy with the regular cover, which tantalizes readers with all the women who could possibly have taken up Thor's mantle.
One benefit of buying Marvel comics is that most include a free digital edition, so you can read the story again online (which we often do). In the case of THOR 6, even though we purchased the variant cover, we can admire the regular cover all we want online. I don't know about you, but that seems like the best of both worlds (such as, say, Midgard and Asgard).
What do you think? Couldn't you just spend all day admiring these beautiful Marvel covers?
P.S. We weren't alone in picking up these two issues on their release day. The website Bleeding Cool ranked them 1st & 4th among Wednesday Warriors like us.
P.S.S. What? My wife and I are warriors? Too cool!
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