SUMMONS OF THE ALL-FATHER!
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.
AIPTThis 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.
ComicBook.comIf 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.
Un Cómic MásExciting 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.
Comic WatchImmortal 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.
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The Super Powered FancastThe 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.
Comic Book RevolutionThe 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.
The Comicbook DispatchImmortal 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.
Weird Science Marvel ComicsImmortal 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.