Marvel Introduces the Tessa Thompson Version of Valkyrie to Comics

Posted by January 8, 2018 Comment

Everyone loved Thor: Ragnarok. Everyone, I don’t care if you think you didn’t you did, really.

And lots of people liked the character of Valkyrie, based the character created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema in the Avengers comics.

But the version played by Tessa Thompson in Ragnarok had a number of differences in looks and in history.

Well, Marvel Comics appear to be introducing a character closer to the movie version. But rather than retiring the original and introducing a son with the same name, as they did for Nick Fury, with Valkyrie they are going the cross-dimensional route.

The series Exiles that takes various dimensional variations of classic Marvel characters and teams them together is already giving us Blink, Iron Lad, Wolvie, and Khan.

But now has a Marvel Cinematic Universe-alike version of Valkyrie as well.

“Valkyrie’s a character who’s always appealed to me. Her iconic warrior-woman look — spear! sword! flying horse! — but also the juxtaposition of a kickass ancient fantasy hero operating in contemporary New York City. She’s a classic Marvel heroine,” said series writer Saladin Ahmed. “But the EXILES version of Valkyrie is a bit different from what we’ve seen in comics thus far. Our Valkyrie is known as the Lone Defender of Asgard, and she’s a tankard-draining, maiden-wooing, giant-slaying thunderbolt of a woman. Though she’s not technically from the Marvel Cinematic Universe reality, she’s basically the literalization of the larger-than-her-physical-frame swagger that Tessa Thompson displayed in THOR: RAGNAROK, turned up to 11.”

“Like everyone else who has seen Taika Waititi’s brilliant THOR: RAGNAROK movie, all of us on Team Exiles are big fans of Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie,” said series editor Wil Moss. “So when we realized that we had the perfect series — where the roster is made up of alternate reality versions of Marvel heroes — to introduce a comic book equivalent of that version of Valkyrie, we jumped at the chance! And how great is series artist Javier Rodriguez’s design? Such a nice combo of the classic Valkyrie look and the MCU’s, yeah?”

EXILES #1

Written by SALADIN AHMED

Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Covers by DAVID MARQUEZ, JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, MIKE MCKONE, & JESUS SAIZ

On-Sale 4/11/18

EXILES #2

Written by SALADIN AHMED

Art by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Covers by DAVID MARQUEZ, JAVIER RODRIGUEZ, & MIKE MCKONE

On-Sale 4/25/18

(Last Updated January 8, 2018 12:50 pm )

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