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After the success of Fox’s Gotham (A police procedural in which cops deal with supervillains in a world without superheroes) and Sony’s upcoming Powers (A police procedural in a world where superheroes are often the victims and suspects), Marvel Entertainment’s new Thors comic book offers a police procedural where the cops are all superheroes — or, to be more precise, all the same superhero.
Described by writer Jason Aaron as “Homicide: Life on the Street with lots of cosmic cops,” the new series features different versions of Thor from multiple realities forming a law enforcement organization on the patchwork “Battleworld” planet at the heart of the forthcoming Secret Wars comic book event.
“It’s every version of Thor you can imagine, all walking beats, solving murders, getting yelled at by their commissioner and blowing off steam at their local Thor-cop bar,” Aaron explained, adding that the new series will “take all these hammer wielders to some really weird and scary places.”
This won’t be the first time Aaron has juggled multiple versions of Marvel’s Thunder God in the same comic book. The writer’s 2012-2014 series Thor: God of Thunder followed the character in three different time periods, with each version occasionally managing to interact with another in some manner. His current Thor series similarly features both the “traditional” Thor and his replacement.
With art from Chris Sprouse, the new Thors series will debut in June, following the concept’s launch in the second issue of the main Secret Wars series in May, although the writer says that the book’s focus won’t be on the universe-redefining antics of Secret Wars. “This is not about the apocalypse. It’s about closing cases,” Aaron promised.
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