Marvel has announced Matt Fraction as the new writer of Thor following the ‘Siege’ storyline. The Invincible Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men writer will take the reins of the title from issue #610, with a run alongside a yet-to-be-announced artist. Fraction’s arc will begin by dealing with the aftermath of ‘Siege’ and its effects on Thor’s home of Asgard and the small Oklahoman town of Broxton above which it floats.
“We’re going to be in the Heroic Age, The heroes of the world are standing up, dusting themselves off and feeling the sunlight on their faces for the first time in a long while.”
“It’s a delicate and very exciting time. Right away, you’ll see the reality of both Asgard and Broxton post ‘Siege’ – where everybody is at and what they’re thinking. We’ll see how America comes together after ‘Siege’, how Asgard comes together after ‘Siege’ and how Asgardians and Broxtonians come together.”
Fraction’s run will follow Kieron Gillen’s (Phonogram) six-issue run on the title and will start with a special Free Comic Book Day issue featuring artist John Romita Jr.