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The Immortal Thor #9

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

THE ENCHANTRESS OF WORLDS! The Son of Odin came to the citadel of Roxxon – to make war for the sake of the Earth herself. But his enemies were waiting to steal from him the one thing that was Thor’s alone…and they had crafted the foulest of weapons to do it. This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR…and of the trap he could not escape.

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English
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    ComicBook.com

    The Immortal Thor #9 sees the furious God of Thunder paying a visit to the Roxxon offices for a showdown with the company’s CEO, the Minotaur, Dario Agger. However, it seems Thor has fallen into a trap as Agger, Enchantress, and Skurge launch their master plan. In this moment, the themes that have cropped up in Immortal Thor’s first eight issues – Gaea opening the door to the Utgard gods because she’s pissed as a metaphor for climate change, Roxxon buying Marvel Comics and testing what it really means for superheroes to be our modern mythology – coalesce. That the issue sidesteps overindulging the psychology of a CEO who brings the planet a step closer to the brink with every decision they make by boiling it down to an addiction to power and “winning” summed up by “the numbers going up makes me feel good” is a stroke of brilliance. The Immortal Thor is now verging on becoming fully metatextual, a rumination on the compromises made to turn a god of myth into a marketable superhero and the responsibilities that such an icon has accrued since comics have gone from being the disposable entertainment of certain relatively small subcultures to a dominant global entertainment force. The Immortal Thor #9 sets the stage for a compelling (and action packed if this issue is anything to go by) rumination on what that means.

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic impresses and marvels in each of its installments, how the power of thought and collective consciousness becomes a magical weapon to control the essence of others, even Thor himself.

  • 96

    Comic Watch

    The Immortal Thor #9 is a darkly comedic metafictional adventure that asks readers to consider what happens when corporations – Marvel first and foremost – control art.

  • 95

    COMICON

    Stories like this make me wish that I had gotten into Thor earlier than my thirties. The creative team gets that the Thunder God is one of Marvel’s best, and it shows.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Up to this point Thor has been all over the place, dealing with threats so much more powerful than himself. In this issue, we finally see him go up against weaker opponents that have created circumstances that put him at a disadvantage. The action and dialogue are top notch. This book ramps up the pace by revealing Roxxon’s goals and having a knock down drag out fight between Thor and Skurge. It’s so much fun and perfectly choreographed. I’ll admit that before now, the pacing of this series was starting to lag, but now we’re back up to speed and I’m excited.

  • 90

    Comic Book Revolution

    We already knew that the Roxxon Thor debut was right around the corner. The question was how would it happen? The Immortal Thor #9 provides us an answer in the most unexpected way. Al Ewing and Ibraim Roberson certainly have fun going wild with Thor’s confrontation with Minotaur and Enchantress. The action is not at all traditional with how Thor is challenge. The non-traditional approach makes how Thor is beaten builds intrigue in how comic books is used as a plot device. All of this leads to The Immortal Thor #9 giving the vibes of being on an unknown adventure that is fun to just be in the moment and enjoy.

  • 90

    Caped Joel

  • 85

    AIPT

    The Immortal Thor #9 continues to explore Thor’s identity in unique ways. To think a comic book could be Thor’s downfall when he’s as powerful as ever is exciting. This issue also continues to tug at Thor mainstays as Ewing explores the character like no other before.

  • 75

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Ewing crafts an interesting story in this issue with some interesting stakes for Thor. Unfortunately, the story also failed to connect with me because I’ve been reading the previous arcs and this issue feels like every lesson Thor has learned in his role as the All-Father got thrown out of the window for the sake of him making a rash decision that ultimately leads to ruin for him. It removes so much character growth and development that it feels like a waste.

    The Art: Roberson delivers some beautiful art in the issue and I love the breaking of the fourth wall in several scenes and what is signifies about Thor’s new challenge.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    The Immortal Thor #9 has the God of Thunder confront Dario Agger, aka The Minotaur, CEO of the Roxxon Corporation, only for him to fall into the villain’s trap. The thing is, Dario is far from a serious threat, and he comes off like an over-the-top villain straight from the Captain Planet cartoon. He’s too cartoonish to take seriously as a villain especially as a threat to Thor. Thankfully, the real villains save this comic as Enchantress and Skurge the Executioner show up to once more give Thor a hard time. Ibraim Roberson’s art also keeps this comic alive as the action with Thor and the two villains is done very well.

  • 60

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    The Immortal Thor #9 takes a jarring left turn from epic poem storytelling into a meta commentary railing against corporations, consumerism, and Marvel itself. Some readers may find Ewing’s allegorical points intriguing, but the the net result is a muddy reading experience.

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