Wednesday, August 30, 2023

"Immortal Thor," #1 Kicks the Series Off Quite Nicely

I adored, "Immortal Hulk," when it was coming out. Written by beloved talent Al Ewing (with art by the now-disgraced Joe Bennett, but enough about that), I was ecstatic when I heard Ewing was going to be launching a new Immortal book via, "Immortal Thor." Alex Ross would be back doing some gorgeous covers and the artist for this series was announced to be Martín Cóccolo--a superb artist. The first issue has come out, and I enjoyed it a great deal.

"Immortal Thor," #1 sets up some mysteries with Loki, introduces a new threat for Thor to face, and has some gorgeous splash pages that make something as simple as Thor flying around New York City have a majestic quality. If, "Immortal Hulk," were at its heart a horror story about the evil humankind is capable of I would say, "Immortal Thor," is shaping up to be an epic fantasy tale. "Immortal Hulk," was about the evil deep down within while, "Immortal Thor," looks to be about the power to do good even if a malevolent obstacle stands in the way. Buckle up, everyone, because Ewing and Cóccolo clearly plan to take us on quite a wild ride. I'm here for it.

5 out of 5 stars.

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