The Immortal Thor #6 Review: Tale As Old As Time

The Immortal Thor #6 review

Read our review of The Immortal Thor #6 from Marvel Comics, written by Al Ewing with art by Martín Cóccolo.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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The Immortal Thor #6 Review:

In the latest issue of this comic, Loki tells Thor a story. Except it’s more than a story, it’s an evolving narrative that seems to be bleeding into the real world. You know, that old chestnut.

“I thought this issue was great,” said host Alex Zalben. “The art was absolutely gorgeous from Martin Cóccolo. I love a good Norse mythology-type story. And this uber-story they’re telling with whatever’s going on with the villains is so interesting.”

Adding that Marvel announced a spinoff of the series titled Roxxon Presents: Thor, which riffs on the villain Dario Agger’s overall plan, Zalben continued, “a shout out to Al Ewing and his storytelling on Resurrection of Magneto, same thing here, he’s writing a very like Neil Gaiman-esque story about stories, and that’s such a smart thing to do when you’re coming at a mythological character. Really, really enjoying the series.”

Pete LePage thought the art was “unbelievable” with an “olde-timey feel to it.” While he didn’t love how meta the book got at the end, he does love the “brother back and forth that thor and Loki are having throughout the issue.”

Justin Tyler disagreed, saying, “I love the meta move at the end, it feels like that’s the overarching idea of what they’re getting at is that it depends on who’s telling your story, and the advantage of controlling the story that a lot of perhaps corporate interests take in our modern world. So there are some interesting ideas at play there potentially… We’ve seen a lot of Thor stories within stories where a storyteller is [telling a] legend of Thor. What I like about this is the twist is that the in-story Thor can often be like, ‘wait, did I really say that?’ And then Thor and Loki who are telling the story to each other… It feels more alive and more like an actual story being told, rather than just a framing device for a comic.”

The Immortal Thor #6 Official Synopsis:

A LEGEND FROM THE PAST! The All-Father sought answers to his new troubles in memories of old. And to refresh those memories, he consulted his Skald… …to tell a tale of when Young Thor and Young Loki journeyed out beyond Asgard – on a quest that would determine the fate of all the Realms. This is the story of the IMMORTAL THOR…and of his first Journey Into Mystery.

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