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The Immortal Thor #7

83
Comicscore Index
Universal acclaim

Based on 12 critic ratings.

THE TRIALS OF UTGARD!

Young Thor faced the tricks of the Utgard-Loki, with all that lived at stake – in a tale twice-told and now told again.

Yet the teller was the Skald of Realms, in their aspect as Thor’s enemy.

And thus, the tale could twist upon itself – and if Thor faltered, it could make a new end.

This is the story of the IMMORTAL THOR… and the story may yet destroy us all.

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Kindle Edition
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22 pages
Language
English
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B0CNQQ4HFW

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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Watch

    Immortal Thor #7 offers an enchanting first encounter with the material for new readers. Al Ewing’s narration and dialogue deftly balance the original myth’s cleverness and comedy without sacrificing its weirdness and darkness. Readers familiar with the myth, however, can continue to find fun in seeing the changes these new tellers have made to the tale. Cóccolo’s artwork continues to capture the comedy in Ewing’s script and, crucially, the sense of terrifying scale when Thor and Loki walk into the castle of Utgard and meet its lord. Cóccolo’s design for Utgard-Loki, heretofore seen only in glimpses, is a surreal, skeletal figure who seems at times interchangeable with the architecture of Utgard itself. As Utgard-Loki sets Thor and Loki a series of tests, Cóccolo’s artwork grows increasingly surreal, though never quite to the extent seen in Alex Ross’ mind-bending cover. Wilson’s colors bring warmth and life to Cóccolo’s work, along with the occasional clever-though-unexpected choice. (In my mind, the cat in Gylfaginning was never green.) The twists introduced by this new generation of storytellers may leave even more informed readers guessing. Now more than ever, the only conceivable answer to the question “Would you know more?” is an emphatic yes.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This installment has an addictive read as it narrates each of the challenges and then shows the reality behind each one, each one was a promise of epic and mythological scale.

    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, handling impressive scales and totally believable.

  • 90

    AIPT

    The Immortal Thor #7 is a great example of pushing the comic narrative in new and interesting ways. There’s a complexity to this book that calls back to Thor’s history, plays with comics in a metafictional way, and builds a brand new set of gods to play with. Somehow, this creative team has celebrated the past while paving the way for the future, and I’m all for it.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Each book feels so much like an epic hero poem, written and acted out by story tellers around the communal fire. I find myself invested in what happens next, yet I want to hang around and take in a few more moments of the beautiful artwork. The pacing of the book is perfect, and the action flows from panel to panel, building towards something, all while Thor and Loki play off of each other and have some great moments! I don’t exactly know what to expect next and I think that’s exciting! You gotta get on this book before it’s too late!

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ewing continues to craft an entertaining and interesting story in this issue. The dynamic between Thor and Loki continues to be entertaining and there is a compelling mystery being developed within this arc. I like the slow build up of the upcoming conflict and the things being teased about it while also giving great moments of Thor beginning to understand.

    The Art: Coccolo delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visual style is perfect for this arc with some great classic looking moments for the characters.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Between Al Ewing’s gripping dialogue and Martín Cóccolo incredible artwork Immortal Thor #7 was another home run of a comic book. This issue does an great job building up the Utgard Gods through the chemistry shared by Thor and Loki. All the while setting up even bigger things to be excited for in future issues.

  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Immortal Thor #7 pits young Thor and Loki in a trial of endurace by the one and only Utgard-Loki himself. The art team do an impressive job when it comes to the action, facial expressions, and depicting the scale and massive size difference between the heroes and their gigantic host. The story feels very much like a mythic tale, and even after it’s over, the comic leaves with some interesting questions and sets up intriguing ideas for future issues to explore.

  • 85

    COMICON

    In all reality though, this is probably my favorite book on the stands right now. Ewing weaves a story that feels like ancient myth. It would fit right in with old stories of Heracles, Odysseus and Thor himself. The Utgard-Loki and his minions are frightening, but fit the archetype of Loki themself perfectly. This is more than a Marvel Universe epic and that’s why I’m loving it.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

    The cool authentic Norse myth is an exciting one, especially with the dynamic modern way of narration. I still wonder what Al Ewing has in mind with his meta-meta writing but the art makes up for it.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 75

    Caped Joel

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Immortal Thor #7 sees Loki finishing his tale of his and Thor’s earliest encounter with the Utgard gods. As with the previous issue, the story borrows the cadence and logic of a campfire tale even as outside influencers work their magic to alter the narrative to their own ends. It’s an entertaining read but feels primarily invested in laying groundwork and seeding themes that will pay off later in the series’ run. As such, it lacks some of the urgency and impact that characterized the book’s debut arc. Yet, it’s hard to argue with the stellar artwork, comprised of clean visuals and soft colors that give Thor’s world a youthful vibrancy. There’s an MCU-themed joke embedded in the issue that feels out of place in a story appealing to a much older storytelling tradition. Otherwise, while it may not be as memorable in a vacuum as previous issues of the series, Immortal Thor #7 (and its immediate predecessor) provides some needed breathing room in this epic tale, setting the scene, providing the backstory, and foreshadowing things to come in a manner that remains a joy to read.

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