One of the big events in Marvel Comics for 2019 is the “War of the Realms” which has been being hinted at for nearly a year now thanks to the planning of the Dark Elf Malekith that will be kicking off in April. To help celebrate this event, we’ll also be seeing the ‘Journey Into Mystery’ comic revived for a 5-issue event tie-in. Fans of the comic know that it has long dealt with what happens in Asgard. With this in mind, it is fitting that an Asgardian threat to Midgard, or Earth as you might better know it and the rest of the realms would bring this comic back to life!
This book is planned to be penned by the podcasting team and creators of ‘The Adventure Zone’ known as the McElroy Brothers with artwork by André Lima Araújo and covers by Valerio Schiti.
The synopsis for this mini-series describes it as follows:
Earth is at war, besieged by an army of Frost Giants, Trolls and Fire Goblins—and the mighty Thor is nowhere to be found! But could it be that the key to turning the tide is…Thor’s baby sister? Journey into mystery with Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Wonder Man, and Balder the Brave as they go on an epic quest to save Earth’s only hope! (And, yes, deal with diaper duty.)
The McElroy Brothers shared also shared the details on Twitter which you can see below:
ATTN! We (Clint, Griffin, Justin & Travis) are writing for @Marvel! War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery, drawn by @erdna11, is a five-issue limited series available in comic book stores & online beginning 4/10/19!
— The McElroy Family (@McElroyFamily) January 3, 2019
This is an event that will likely run its course rather quickly as while we’ve been seeing the groundwork laid in ‘Thor’ for about a year not it isn’t something that casual readers are going to likely want to be too involved in for long. It is also one of just many events that the publisher has planned for us in 2019.
Are you looking forward to Marvel finally giving us “The War of the Realms”? Is the idea that ‘Journey Into Mystery’ getting a comeback, even as a mini-series, one that you enjoy? Do you think that Marvel Comics might bring the line back for good if this ends up being a hit? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
‘War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery’ #1 will be available at your local comic shop on April 10th, 2019!