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Immortal Thor #10: Review

May 2024
Al Ewing, Carlos Magno

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Getting the Ax

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4 stars

Immortal Thor #10 Review by (May 1, 2024)

Review: Are we wrapping up this strange Roxxon plot? Would have thought they had more meta material for Thor and anti-capitalism satire on tap. And such a simple and easy ending, having two of the villains murdering the third and framing the hero. Hm. Still a lot of fun even if I can’t always catch all that’s going on.

Comments: The cliches running through Thor’s mind are an amusing mixed bag of jokes, catchphrases, and silly references. The Hammer quote in the synopsis is adapted from the film CROCODILE DUNDEE, where it is said about a knife. “Batter up” is a familiar phrase from baseball. Issue includes a tribute to the late Paul Neary, former editor-in-chief at Marvel UK, among other things.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Thor #10 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Having just read Roxxon’s Thor comic book (see our review here), Thor is attacked by the Roxxon Thor and finds he can think only in cliched comebacks. He realizes that the impostor is the Keep, the Enchantress’ familiar, formerly filled with the Executioner’s personality but now an all-new semi-person. Keep hits Thor with his Hammer, knocking Thor out of the building to a downtown area. They continue to battle while Thor tries to clear his head. Thor calls down lightning on the Keep who cries for help and so is empowered by Amora sending the comic issue, which is the focal point of the spell giving him life. Then Skurge kills Dario Agger with Thor’s ax….

Turning the cliches running through his head to his advantage (“Batter up!”), Thor hits his foe’s hammer back at him, knocking him out of the sky. A crowd gathers, with some recording the confrontation on their phones….

Back in the Roxxon office, Amora transforms into Astrid Mora, company vice-president, calling security….

The Keep again hurls his hammer at Thor, who stops it with one hand, then recalls Mjolnir to hit his hand, crushing the enemy’s weapon to bits. (“That’s not a hammer. This is a hammer.”). He calls down lightning and fries the Keep to a crisp, while telling the surrounding crowd that the Keep was a magical being who cannot truly die. He then summons his ax Tormod to him and it flies away from the police investigating Agger’s murder to land, covered in blood, in Thor’s hand….

Carlos Magno
Carlos Magno
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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