Warning: this article contains spoilers for The Unworthy Thor #5!
This issue was plenty eventful, as readers learned what exactly Nick Fury said to make Thor unworthy back in 2014’s Original Sin.
But even as one mystery was finally solved, writer Jason Aaron introduced a new one. The Unworthy Thor has revolved largely around the Odinson’s efforts to escape imprisonment at the hands of The Collector and claim the hammer of Ultimate Thor (which survived the death of its owner and the destruction of the multiverse in Secret Wars). If he can’t have his Mjolnir, he might as well settle for another, right?
Apparently not. The Odinson opted to leave the hammer where it lay and allow a truly worthy owner come to claim it instead. That owner arrived in the final pages of this issue. The identity of this new hammer-wielder is a mystery, but he’s already referring to himself as “The War Thor.”
Based on Marvel’s June 2017 solicitations, we know that War Thor will next be appearing in the pages of The Mighty Thor #20. With any luck, we won’t have to wait another three years for this latest Thor mystery to play out. By Jesse Schedeen