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Immortal Thor #11: Review

May 2024
Al Ewing, Valentina Pinti

Story Name:

God of Doom

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Thor #11 Review by (May 22, 2024)

Review: A new story arc fools us by opening with Captain America then switching to Thor gathering all of Odin’s children, some totally unfamiliar to even the Marvel fans of longest standing. The issue spends most of its page count introducing us to these unknown characters before sending us off to a weird realm full of Skinner Boxes. Not a bad issue as it makes even the introductions lucid and interesting; now we have to do the same for the plot….

Comments: First appearance of Ullr the Wanderer. Honir’s only previous appearances are in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #106 and 113; in the former, he is called Balder’s brother which makes him brother (either full or half-) to Thor. Hermod, messenger of the gods, was introduced in THOR ANNUAL #7, appearing intermittently through the years, most notably in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY Vol. 2 (1996). Vidar first appeared in THOR #294, showing up occasionally afterwards and dying in THOR Vol. 2 #82, the previous Ragnarök. Laussa was introduced in ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1-6; appearing in WAR OF THE REALMS and other THOR titles since. Bragi’s sole appearances were in MARVEL FANFARE #13 and THOR #620.1; he speaks in rhyme, mostly of the enclosed rhyme scheme (ABBA, no, not them).  The Avengers now meet in the Impossible City, introduced in AVENGERS (2023) #3.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Thor #11 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

From Asgard, Thor speaks to Captain America (Sam Wilson) in the Impossible City. Sam Cap tells Thor not to worry about the accusations of murder against him (last issue) but to stick with the team when he’s on Midgard. Thor, meanwhile, has other pressing business…

…as he calls a meeting of all Odin’s children: Angela, Laussa, Hermod, Loki, Balder the Brave, Honir the Hunter, and Vidar Giant’s-Child. Balder asks the reason for the meeting; Thor tells him not all of the Odinspawn are there. Then Bragi the poet arrives and takes over the narration of the story from Loki, dismissing the God of Stories as a liar. It is Bragi who calls up the god who owns the Hall they are meeting in: Ullr the Wanderer. And Bragi raises the question Thor called the meeting to address: Where is Tyr? Not even Sif can find him. But Ullr can and he challenges the others to walk through the fire with him. They step through…

…to the world of the In-Betweener, a realm of Skinner Boxes. Bragi describes the nature of their quest, which ends by pointing at Loki…who confesses he put Tyr into a box here. He defends his action by informing them that Tyr was up to some sort of villainy so he needed to protect Asgard. Angela cannot sniff Tyr out and Honir detects two tracks. Thor chooses Loki, Angela, and Balder to follow up the one trail while the others pursue Honir’s other track, knowing that Loki and Bragi can communicate across the distance. Thor’s team takes off. Hermod asks Vidar to hold Laussa while he enters a box. It’s bigger on the inside yet Hermod immediately spies Tyr, sitting in a meditative position with a glowing, clawed left hand….   

Valentina Pinti
Valentina Pinti
Espen Grundetjern
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Sabino.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Balder the Brave)
Captain America
Captain America

(Sam Wilson)

(Loki Laufeyson)


Plus: Bragi, Hermod the Swift, Honir the Hunter, Laussa Odinsdottir (Laussa), Ullr the Wanderer, Vidar Giant’s-Child.

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