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Immortal Thor #8: Review

Mar 2024
Al Ewing, Ibraim Roberson

Story Name:

The Last Judgment

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Thor #8 Review by (March 13, 2024)
Review: A tale of epic grandeur with nice art by a guest artist (or the new permanent artist). Thor confronts his mother, the goddess Gaia who recounts the purpose of creation. There is a direct attack on the Judeo-Christian account of creation, confounding Jehovah’s choice of mankind as stewards of creation with fallen mankind’s abuse of the same; not to worry, a redemption of creation in God’s name is promised in Scripture as well so Thor’s intervention is hardly necessary and Roxxon is not the sole culprit who will face judgment.

Comments: Thor’s battle with Toranos was in issues #1-5 of this present series; his encounter with Utgard-Loki took place centuries ago but was recounted in issues #6-7.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Thor #8 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor enters a cave on the perilous coast of Norway and demands to see his mother Gaia. A tunnel opens and he descends into Earth until he finds her, a giant hag-like creature who sits in a pool and whose face is covered with tendrils of vegetation. He relates how he fought Toranos a/k/a Utgard-Thor and once faced Utgard-Loki and the former revealed that it was Gaia who had released him to wreak havoc and Thor demands to know why. She wants to know who he thinks he is to make such a demand, noting that she has many children. She calls on the vegetation to entangle and immobilize Thor. Gaia then tells the story of creation….

The Demiurge brought forth the Earth and the ancient gods went to war; Gaia was there and pleaded with the Demiurge to allow her to bring forth new life so he implanted a seed within her and gave birth to Atum, God of the Sun, who destroyed many of the ancient gods but also brought forth the Demogorge, God of the Darkness. Thor claims to have fought Atum; Gaia informs him that he has only fought Demogorge and has never faced Atum—and should not. Surviving Elder Gods found realms for themselves and their allies. Utgard-Loki asked Gaia for a realm of his own and she granted it but he gave her the key to unlock it should she ever decide to. And now she has, making war upon the Human Race for arrogantly destroying creation. Thor does not accept her reasons and burst out of the vones confining him. Thor insists that mankind must be allowed a chance to repent and he hits her with Mjolnir. She reveals that she did grant them mercy—in the form of Thor. And now it is up to him to attempt a more precise judgment for Mankind’s time grows short….

So Thor heads to the headquarters of Roxxon, demanding an audience with CEO Dario “Minotaur” Agger and heading for his private elevator, filling the lobby with lightning….

Ibraim Roberson
Ibraim Roberson
Matthew Wilson
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


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