A few days ago Marvel announced the return of the Exiles, today they pulled back the curtain on their mysterious fifth member. It’s time to welcome back everyone’s favorite Asgardian protector, Valkyrie!
Blink’s journey across the Multiverse will be a tough one, but with Valkyrie rounding out her team, they should be in a good spot to take on whatever the Multiverse has to throw at them.
Series writer, Saladin Ahmed had this to say about her return. “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. 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.”
Needless to say, I think he’s pretty pumped to have the warrior goddess on the team.
Will Moss, the series editor, added that “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. 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?”
Damn… that is one beastly woman.
The All-New Exiles team is complete. Valkyrie, Wolvie, Khan, Iron Lad, and Blink’s journey to save the Multiverse kicks off this April!