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The Immortal Thor #3

80
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

THOR IN THE WILDERNESS!

As Toranos hunted him across the stars, the Odinson found himself trapped – marooned in a puzzle the size of a planet. In this place, the All-Father’s crown – and even his own godly strength – availed him nothing. What power, then, would save him? This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR…and the time of the Trickster’s Test.

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Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Language
English
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B0CCZ8WLMS

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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic achieves the perfect balance between Norse Mythology and the continuity of the Marvel Universe, thus nourishing both.

    MartIn Coccolo offers amazing sequences of detailed art, with textures that give it great dynamism and amazing splash pages. He achieves great dynamism with epic sequences.

  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    Immortal Thor #3 finds Thor trapped by Loki, who has gone villain mode. Loki forces Thor to solve a riddle to escape, compelling the God of Thunder to rely on his wits rather than his hammer arm to prevail. Where Loki’s heel turn felt like a return to form in the previous issue, it’s interesting that they revert to their previous self by the end of this issue. For Loki, the role of the villain is exactly that, a role. It seems they’re willing to turn themselves into whatever whetstone Thor most needs to sharpen himself against in the moment. It creates a fascinating new dynamic between the two, something more dangerous than the camaraderie of the past few years but from the tired archenemies trope. At one point, Loki refers to themselves as a jester, which reminds me of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo positioning the Joker as the twisted jester of Batman’s court, there to help their liege be the best version of themselves. Ewing and Martín Cóccolo are playing it more subtly here, but it’s the same principle, and it works beautifully for two characters with such a complex history. While it fits nicely into the overarching Immortal Thor story, Immortal Thor #3 also serves as a self-contained story done in the style of a Norse fable and it all works perfectly.

  • 96

    Comic Watch

    Immortal Thor #3 is a witty, weird, wild ride. It’s Thor and Loki at their finest – and the creative team behind them at their finest, too.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable story from Ewing. The issue wonderfully captures the relationship dynamic between Loki and Thor and delivers some fantastic moments between them that showcase how that relationship has grown and evolved. The story does a great job of showing that Thor can be more than just a force of nature and that he has the ability to apply knowledge and find a solution.

    The Art: Coccolo delivers fantastic art in the issue. The visual style is perfect for the otherworldly setting and the characters look amazing.

  • 90

    Derby Comics

    Al Ewing continues his masterful take on the God of Thunder. Ewing has not only managed to create a classic Thor character for today’s comic world, but his writing for Loki is one of the most nuanced and subtle presentations of the character in a long time. The relationship between the characters is complex and empathetic, which offers readers an exciting and complex dynamic to see evolving before our eyes. While some may see this as a “filler” issue far too early in Ewing’s run, I have no doubt this type of character work will payoff down the road in the capable hands of the best comic writers today. Martín Cóccolo’s art continues to be one of the most visually pleasing experiences around, with each issue blending a sense of nostalgia and contemporary techniques.

  • 90

    COMICON

    Thor’s new purpose is quickly becoming more and more interesting. This isn’t a normal Thor story, despite similar scope. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Immortal Thor #3 is a nice bottle story, focusing Thor’s attention on a problem only Loki could devise. While it doesn’t build too much on the story of Toranos, it does have a classic Marvel feel that’s unmistakable.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    And again, a beautiful issue that I did not follow through what seemed to be a simple series of comments by Loki that somehow held a mighty significance. And what did Thor learn to prepare for battle is the massive Utgard-Thor called Toranos? That he needed to make an axe. Is it just me? Or is anyone else not following this?

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Immortal Thor #3 takes the foot off the gas in Thor’s struggle to stop Toranos before the giant makes it back to Earth. The narrative looks, sounds, and feels like an Epic poem from centuries ago, but unfortunately, the pacing takes a big hit compared to the previous issues.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Immortal Thor #3 shows Thor trapped on an alien planet as part of Loki’s mysterious big test. Martin Coccolo’s art continues to be exemplary here as we see the various interactions between Thor and Loki which range from being serious to comical at times. The only issue is that the big “test” from Loki wasn’t really that intriguing or intense other than trying Thor’s patience. But it does serve a purpose for Thor that’s more practical and sets things up for the next issue that may be more exciting.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

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