The Immortal Thor #9 Review: Journey Into Mystery

The Immortal Thor #9 review

Read our review of The Immortal Thor #9 from Marvel Comics, written by Al Ewing with art by Ibraim Roberson.

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 #9 Review:

In the latest issue of the series, Thor is coming face to face with the Minotaur for his crimes against Gaea. But the villain has another plan to trap Thor in his own story, thanks to the Enchantress and Executioner.

Kicking things off, host Pete LePage jokingly said he “felt personally attacked by the issue,” as Thor is weakened by reading a comic book. “I felt very called out, like, what are you saying? Should I stop reading comics? … I’m wasting my life by investing all this time and energy in comics?”

After clarifying that Pete is not Thor, LePage continued that, “the art is unbelievable… The cover was a little bit meta, and it’s brilliantly painted.

Added Alex Zalben, “This feels like a spiritual successor to Kieran Gillen’s Journey into Mystery, the Loki series from back in the day, just because it’s dealing with Thor stories; where that previously was dealing with Loki stories… We’ve talked about how various issues of this book have gotten a little heady. This is one that is much more accessible, it’s fun. The Minotaur is a terrifying, awesome adversary.”

Zalben also noted he’s really looking forward to The Roxxon Thor spinoff issue at the end of this month, an “uber, over the top version of” Thor that “I can’t believe they got Greg Land to draw… I can’t wait to read it.”

The Immortal Thor #9 Official Synopsis:

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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