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Mighty Valkyries #1 gets mighty variants from Skottie Young & Mahmud Asrar

Mighty Valkyries #1
(Image credit: Skottie Young (Marvel Comics))

Two new variant cover for Marvel Comics' Mighty Valkyries #1 have been revealed - along with news of a second artist being added to draw the comic book itself.

(Image credit: Mahmud Asrar (Marvel Comics))

Former Valkyrie cover artist Mahmud Asrar has returned to the fold, drawing a Mighty Valkyries #1 variant cover featuring the titular Jane Foster - as well as longtime foe of the Valkyries, Loki. And yes, he's up to his old tricks (as you can see).

Meanwhile, Skottie Young brings his energetic style to the book for a Mighty Valkyries #1 variant cover pitting Thor against the new, as-yet-unnamed Valkyrie (who looks a lot like Tessa Thompson from Thor: Love and Thunder) in a verbal sparring session over Jarnbjorn - the Asgardian battle axe Thor wielded during his 'unworthy' days. Turns out it was made for this mysterious Valkyrie, and he only wielded it second-hand (although he may not agree with that).

(Image credit: Skottie Young (Marvel Comics))

Inside the pages of Mighty Valkyries #1, Erica D'urso has been added as a second artist on the book - in addition to the originally-solicited Mattia de Iulis.

"JANE FOSTER GETS A FRESH START – AND ALLIES BOTH NEW AND OLD! Jane Foster believed she was the only Valkyrie left – but the fight against Knull, the King in Black, proved her wrong," reads Marvel's description of the five-issue series. "Now the Valkyries must redefine their roles in a changing world – and Asgard's not going to make it easy. When Loki comes to Jane with rumors of a beast stalking the souls of Midgard, she leaps into action – but she's not the only one after the strange wolf's hide. 

"She'll need backup...but her ancient coworker has other priorities. Years ago, the warrior made a promise to a woman she loved. And now, it's time to follow through. Get the real story behind the Marvel Universe's newest star – and don't miss the start of an all-new epic adventure from powerhouses Jason Aaron, Torunn Grønbekk, and Mattia de Iulis!"

Here's an unlettered preview of Mighty Valkyries #1, drawn by de Iulis.

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Mighty Valkyries #1

(Image credit: Mattia de Iulis (Marvel Comics))

Mighty Valkyries #1 unlettered preview

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Mighty Valkyries #1

(Image credit: Mattia de Iulis (Marvel Comics))
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Mighty Valkyries #1

(Image credit: Mattia de Iulis (Marvel Comics))
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Mighty Valkyries #1

(Image credit: Mattia de Iulis (Marvel Comics))
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Mighty Valkyries #1

(Image credit: Mattia de Iulis (Marvel Comics))

Mighty Valkyries #1 (of 5) goes on sale on April 21.

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.