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Immortal Thor #3: Review

Oct 2023
Al Ewing, Martin Coccolo

Story Name:

The Riddle of Raidho

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Thor #3 Review by (October 25, 2023)
Review: And again, a beautiful issue that I did not follow through what seemed to be a simple series of comments by Loki that somehow held a mighty significance. And what did Thor learn to prepare for battle is the massive Utgard-Thor called Toranos? That he needed to make an axe. Is it just me? Or is anyone else not following this?


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Thor #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor awakens from the All-Sleep refreshed, with a beard, and placed in an exotic alien landscape. He calls for Loki and spins Mjolnir so he can be transported back to Asgard or Midgard. But Loki, now God and Goddess of Stories, appears before him showing their Runestaff bearing the rune raidho, rune of journeys, but reversed, indicating an unwanted journey. Thor looks around for a while and realizes he is in a part of the galaxy unknown to him. He again asks help of Loki, who advises him to use what’s in his helmet. Loki then conjures up a banquet but Thor loses his temper and calls down lightning to destroy the banquet table. With a flip remark, Loki vanishes. Thor flies into an even greater rage and the lightning strikes turn the pretty landscape into a barren plain of rock. Then he calms down and ponders what it is he keeps in his helmet. So he breaks it down and recasts his helmet to create an axe head which he names Tormod. Loki returns to taunt him again, hinting that he should kill himself and so return to Midgard via Valhalla. Thor breaks their Runestaff but Loki restores it, telling Thor he has the tools in his hands, before vanishing again. Thor sees that Mjolnir and Tormod are in his hands and he adds a handle to the axe head but also creates a Runestaff of his own. Loki then appears to him as an angry giant demanding that Thor give them the throne of Asgard and fiendish Loki, God of Evil, will let him live. But Thor knows by now that Loki no longer wants a throne and so, the riddle solved, Thor strikes his Runestaff on the ground and returns to the moon. Loki is there with his normal look, telling him what he needed was a weapon and he passed the test. Loki was the enemy Thor needed. So the All-Father is ready to face the villain Toranos but he needs allies, starting with the Goddess of Thunder—Storm….

Martin Coccolo
Martin Coccolo
Matthew Wilson
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


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