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Immortal Thor #9: Review

Apr 2024
Al Ewing, Ibraim Roberson

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The Land of Lost Content

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4 stars

Immortal Thor #9 Review by (April 3, 2024)
Review: An already meta series grows even more meta as Thor discovers that a big-time capitalist can even purchase reality and bend it to his ends. Al Ewing’s Thor, like his Hulk, is full of complex ideas and wordplay and is a thrill ride even when his point and his references grow a bit obscure. And things look to be even crazier in the tie-in comic to follow.  

Comments: That’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 Amora is tearing up on the cover, first appearance of Thor. Skurge’s heroic last stand in Hel was in THOR #362. Heimdall was killed by Bullseye in VALKYRIE: JANE FOSTER #1. Iric was killed in STRANGE ACADEMY: FINALS #6. ROXXON PRESENTS: THOR #1 is an actual comic, published by Marvel two weeks after this one; a link to it is at the bottom of this issue’s synopsis. On the first page, the writer uses the word “wreaked” when it should have been “wrought” because writing in archaic English is sometimes harder than it looks, forsooth.  


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Thor #9 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Thor, having learned that his mother Gaia has unleashed the Elder Gods to judge humanity, has taken it upon himself to be a kinder, gentler change agent. To that end, he crashes into the office of Dario “the Minotaur” Agger, CEO of Roxxon, to challenge him. Thor makes some threats, invoking the end of the world. Agger brushes him off, saying the end of the world is of little importance, showing him a future wherein a desolate Earth features a Roxxon-branded dome. Agger takes Thor inside to show him an idyllic suburban American landscape where his wealthy supporters live in paradise. Thor is attacked by Skurge the Executioner who was disguised as a gardener. In the fight, Skurge hits Thor so hard he flies out of the simulation and out Agger’s office window. He calls Mjolnir to himself and flies back to the office. Skurge challenges Thor, reminding him that he took Thor’s place in Hel that day. Thor claims that he will not allow any Asgardian to meet death without a fight—and then Amora the Enchantress suddenly appears and blasts Thor. She reminds him that many Asgardians have faced death without the aid of Thor, noting Skurge, Heimdall, and her son Iric. They return to the simulation where Agger makes puns on “content” (being at peace) and “content” (what makes up intellectual property). Thor defeats Skurge and Agger shows him a Thor comic book. He has purchased the rights to Thor’s story and is profiting from it—and it can even take Thor’s power away. Thor starts to read the comic and another, Roxxon-branded Thor appears….

The comic Thor is reading is ROXXON PRESENTS: THOR #1, whcih is Marvel has generously reproduced for out reading enjoyment.

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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Plus: Dario Agger (Minotaur).

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