The Black Winter saga is coming to a devastating conclusion in writer Donny Cates' Thor # 6 with artists Nic Klein and Matt Wilson - and the aftermath of Thor's actions in the tale could have monstrous reverberations throughout. the Marvel Universe.
In an explosive final showdown with the Black Winter, Thor turns his attention to Galactus, now leveled invisible cosmic power flowing through it. Although Galactus begs Thor to help him against the Black Winter, Thor turns on him, summonedusing all the power of Mjolnir to take down Galactus and strip him of the Power Cosmic.
Using this unfathomable new level of energy, Thor literally skeletons Galactus in his armor, leaving him with a dead, scorching husk as black winter approaches . With all of Galactus' might and his own pin power, Thor summons an epic wave of destructive force that disembodels Black Winter, sending the being - which appears to be a dark reflection of Thor himself, down to the to its own black Mjolnir - collapsing under a rain of black snowflakes that look like ash.
Thor catches the last snowflake before it flies away, and the last vestige of black winter offers Thor a chance to see what his own death will be - his real one, final end.
A little stunned, Thor accepts andreceives a gruesome vision of devastation to come.
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In the vision, seen presumably from Thor's point of view, Thanos stands above Thor, flanked by what appears to be an army of zombified Marvel heroes - and in his hand he wields Infinity Stones encrusted Mjolnir.
Back on Asgard, where Thor placed Galactus's helmet at the entrance to Bifrost, he tellsSilver Surfer - who is technically not silver at the moment - that his vision was "darkness, and nothing more. "
Thor # 7 goes on sale September 16.