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The Immortal Thor #4

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.


On the dark side of the moon, God faced Goddess – and that was only the beginning of Thor’s troubles. But as his many foes gathered to destroy him, the Odinson had one final trick to play…

This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR… and the Summoning of the Four.

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22 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    This is as good as it gets in Marvel Comics. It blends the past with the present, delivering something new, and hammers home surprising twists that elevate the superhero genre. Immoral Thor is quite simply a must-read comic.
  • 100

    If there's an award to be given out for the best first page of a comic book in the year 2023 then I'd like to nominate the opening splash of Immortal Thor #4. Al Ewing wreathes Martin Coccolo's depiction of Toranos, the vengeful god of the storm, hurtling toward earth with captions, each one a beat with the repeated phrase "he is coming" embedded within. While you sleep and while you work, an election year and denialism be damned, "he is coming" to make the storms worsen and the oceans rise. It's a poetic chant heralding climate change's avatar and a scene that honors and homages Jack Kirby in a way that goes far beyond the surface-level artistic pastiches that often seek to channel the King's style but not his spirit. But Ewing and Coccolo are not one-page wonders. The assemblage of Marvel's new Thor corps is an exciting sequence to behold, as the differences between Thor and his allies are put plain with a playfulness and humor that stands in joyful defiance of the serious threat they face. It's a full realization of the smiling Thor facing a threat far greater than himself that Ewing wanted to return to from Immortal Thor's first issue, and that threat's scale is once again driven home by the use of a two-page spread to convey the fullness of the Utgard-Thor's stature. Cap that all off with a brilliant, borderline subversive reintroduction of one of Marvel's best modern villains, who has gone somewhat forgotten in recent years, and Immortal Thor #4 is as close to a perfect superhero comic as I've seen in some time.
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Exciting chapter that leaves everything ready for the battle against Toranos, this series improves with each installment. 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, where the power of thunder stands out.
  • 98

    Comic Watch

    Immortal Thor #4 continues to offer readers the perfect blend of old and new. Its creators are unafraid to take Thor to new places, but never lose sight of what made him–and the myths he comes from–so beloved in the first place.
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ewing crafts a fun and thrilling adventure with some great twists that kept me engaged with every moment between Thor and his allies. The threat of Toranos was handled beautifully as a looming shadow moving closer and the final moments of the issue make me excited to read the next one. The Art: Coccolo delivers some beautifully detailed and exciting art throughout the issue. The visuals are brilliantly vibrant and capture the tone of the story perfectly.
  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    The Immortal Thor #4 delivers an epic recruitment of the Thor Corps. While the Thor and Storm interaction dominates the issue Beta Ray Bill, Sif, and Loki get great character moments. It all combines to create the maximum amount of hype going into the battle against Toranos the Utgard-Thor.
  • 85
  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Immortal Thor #4 shows the God of Thunder seek an audience with Storm and other allies while Toranos draws closer and closer to the solar system. The initial exchange between Thor and Storm goes about as well and as predictable as you’d expect, but the outcome is worth the hassle as we see what Thor’s true plan to fight Toranos really is. And when the titanic elder god of thunder finally arrives, we see Thor and his allies get their game faces on which leads into their inevitable clash in the next issue.
  • 65

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Immortal Thor #4 is all setup and flash for the sake of assembling a new team (the Thor Corps), but there’s no meat on this bone. The art is great, and Thor’s recruitment choices make sense, but this issue amounts to little more than a prologue.

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About the Author: Al Ewing

Al Ewing (/ˈjuːɪŋ/) is a British comics writer who has mainly worked in the small press and for 2000 AD and Marvel Comics.


Al Ewing began his career writing stories in the four-page Future Shocks format for 2000 AD and moved on to regular stints on Judge Dredd (2008–2015), for which his 2010 story “Doctor What?” marked Brendan McCarthy’s return to 2000 AD. They later worked together on a new series entitled The Zaucer of Zilk. Ewing worked on Damnation Station and Zombo, the latter illustrated by Henry Flint, which was collected in trade paperback in 2010.

Ewing has also contributed to Solar Wind, FutureQuake, and The End Is Nigh. He is responsible for the mobile comic Murderdrome, created with P. J. Holden.

In May 2007, Ewing created the comedy blog “The Diary of Ralph Dibney”, writing as the titular DC Comics superhero (also known as Elongated Man), Dibney’s therapist, or as the even more obscure DC Hero Richard Dragon, as they react to the events of each week’s issue of the comic book 52.

Breaking into American comic books, Ewing was also picked by Garth Ennis to provide a six-issue arc on Jennifer Blood, published by Dynamite Entertainment, and a spin-off series The Ninjettes.

His debut prose novel Pax Britannia: El Sombra, published by Abaddon Books in 2007, features a mysterious Mexican hero fighting back against the menace of steam-powered Nazis. It is set in the same Steampunk alternate history as the other novels from the Pax Britannia series. Three other novels have been published since, with a fifth on the way.

Ewing wrote Mighty Avengers and Loki: Agent of Asgard for Marvel Comics and co-wrote the first year of the Eleventh Doctor Doctor Who title with Rob Williams for Titan Comics.

Ewing has since written New Avengers, U.S.Avengers, Ultimates, Rocket, Royals, and The Immortal Hulk, all for Marvel. The Immortal Hulk was a nominee for the 2019 Eisner Award in the “Best Continuing Series” category, and had earned publisher Marvel Comics a Diamond Gem Award the previous year as “Best New Comic Book Series.”

In 2021, Ewing won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book at the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards for his work on Empyre and received an additional nomination in 2021 and one in 2022 for Guardians of the Galaxy. In June 2021, it was announced that Ewing would serve as co-writer of Venom alongside Ram V, with Bryan Hitch serving as artist.

Personal life

At the end of Pride Month 2021, Ewing came out as bisexual.

[Latest Update: July 23, 2022]