Valkyrie Flies Solo after War of the Realms
Marvel Comics announced at C2E2 this weekend they plan to let the Valkyrie loose later this year in her own solo series. From Comicbook.com “Editor-in-chief CB Cebulski announced at C2E2 that Valkryie will star in her own series following the War of the Realms event. The series will be co-written by Jason Aaron, writer of Thor and War of the Realms, with Al Ewing, writer of Immortal Hulk. Aaron teased that Valkyrie will have a significant role to play in War of the Realms, setting up the new ongoing series.”
It looks like we also got a logo for the book did appear on Twitter courtesy of Multiversity Comics.
Al Ewing will cowrite, spinning out of War. pic.twitter.com/zW4MUluQr4
— Multiversity Comics (@multiversitycom) March 23, 2019
Most newer fans are familiar with Valkyrie from the recent Thor: Ragnarok film brought to life by Tessa Thompson. It seems her role in the film has brought a new interest in the warrior. In the film world, it is rumored that she is one of the few surviving Asgardians from Thano’s attack in Avengers: Infinity War and she may play a bigger role in the MCU going forward after Avengers: Endgame (where she will supposedly appear as well). From the comic book side of things, the character of Valkyrie has been around for a while.
Valkyrie or her Asgardian name Brunnhilde first appeared way back in Avengers #30 in 1970. From there she would make appearances in Thor, Hulk and be a mainstay on The Defenders series until its end. Valkyrie would show up here and there most notably in The Fearless Defenders series in 2013 and most recently in Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 in September 2018. The Tessa Thompson version of Valkyrie would not first appear in until The Exiles #1 debuting June 2018. The upcoming Valkyrie solo-series will most likely be starring the regular version of the character appearing in Asgardians of the Galaxy. The Tessa Thompson version was from another dimension in the comics.
After War of the Realms
It will be interesting what role Valkyrie will play in the War of the Realms. Jason Aaron notes his whole time on Thor has been building up to this event. Aaron has been writing Thor since 2012! With Aaron and Al Ewing who has been doing a phenomenal job on The Immortal Hulk writing her solo-series, Marvel seems to be setting her up for success. Though no artist has been announced at the moment. Marvel is hopefully lining up someone just as great as the writing team! The Valkyrie series will debut sometime after War of the Realms finishes.
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