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Secret origin of Thor revealed in ‘Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C.’ this July

Marvel to reveal Thor’s secret origins in July!

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Marvel Comics gave fans a tease yesterday for the big news that Thor’s “secret” origin will be revealed in Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. and we’ve got more details for you today. Written by Jason Aaron with art by Kev Walker, the new series drops into comic book shops on July 13, 2022.

The giant-sized issue will take readers to the earliest days of the Marvel Universe to unearth long-awaited answers behind the original incarnation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes including Thor’s mysterious connection to the Phoenix Force. The story also promises to reveal how this fascinating addition to the Avengers mythos will play into a major upcoming Avengers saga later this year.

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“The Prehistoric Avengers have been an important key to my AVENGERS run since the very beginning,” Aaron explained. “They are the earliest versions of some of the earth’s most powerful legacy characters. They’re the heroes who protect the Marvel Universe in its crib. And now we finally get to see them all in the spotlight in a huge way. In a story that shows how these prehistoric heroes shaped Marvel history in the most profound ways and that will also have big ramifications for the Avengers going forward.”

So what’s Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C. about?

They are the defenders of the dawn of time. Marvel’s first and mightiest legacy heroes. But their greatest secrets have never been revealed. Until now. Witness the dark events that shatter their ranks. See how their lives come to shape the entire future of the Marvel Universe. And be there for the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the true story of Thor’s birth.

“When I first got the script for this, I was expecting a 30 page prehistoric smack down,” Walker added. “But Jason’s script was so much more than that and I’ve really had to work hard to do some of these scenes justice.“

It has been years in the making, with Marvel announcing an Avengers from 1 million B.C. way back in 2018, and then more recently in February 2021, we learned in Avengers #43 the Phoenix is actually Thor’s mother.

Check out covers by Ed McGuinness and Alex Horley below!

Secret origin of Thor revealed in 'Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C.' Secret origin of Thor revealed in 'Avengers: 1,000,000 B.C.'

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— April 8, 2022 — Teased yesterday, new revelations behind the origins of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are set to be revealed in a special one-shot titled AVENGERS: 1,000,000 B.C. Arriving in July, the giant-sized issue will take readers to the earliest days of the Marvel Universe and back to the start of Jason Aaron’s AVENGERS run when he first introduced the Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C. Aaron will team up with artist Kev Walker to unearth long-awaited answers behind this original incarnation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes including Thor’s mysterious connection to the Phoenix Force. The story also promises to reveal how this fascinating addition to the Avengers mythos will play into a major upcoming Avengers saga later this year.

They are the defenders of the dawn of time. Marvel’s first and mightiest legacy heroes. But their greatest secrets have never been revealed. Until now. Witness the dark events that shatter their ranks. See how their lives come to shape the entire future of the Marvel Universe. And be there for the monumental event that reunites them one last time: the true story of Thor’s birth.

“The Prehistoric Avengers have been an important key to my AVENGERS run since the very beginning,” Aaron explained. “They are the earliest versions of some of the earth’s most powerful legacy characters. They’re the heroes who protect the Marvel Universe in its crib. And now we finally get to see them all in the spotlight in a huge way. In a story that shows how these prehistoric heroes shaped Marvel history in the most profound ways and that will also have big ramifications for the Avengers going forward.”

“When I first got the script for this, I was expecting a 30 page prehistoric smack down,” Walker added. “But Jason’s script was so much more than that and I’ve really had to work hard to do some of these scenes justice.“

Check out the main cover by Ed McGuiness as well as a stunning variant by Alex Horley and witness this pivotal Avengers epic when AVENGERS: 1,000,000 B.C. #1 hits stands this July. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

AVENGERS: 1,000,000 B.C. #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art by KEV WALKER

Cover by ED McGUINNESS

Variant Cover by ALEX HORLEY

On Sale 7/13

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