THE IMMORTAL THOR #1 hits your local comic book store on August 23rd, but thanks to Marvel Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive six-page preview for you!
About the issue:
AL EWING, MARTÍN CÓCCOLO & ALEX ROSS GIVE THE GOD OF THUNDER THE “IMMORTAL” TREATMENT!
In Norse myths, they called him Thunderer. Vuer has he been called, and Hloriddi. The Gods know him as Asgard’s King, keeper of Mjolnir, hero of the tales. When injustice grips the Earth and ancient powers bring down the sky, he fights for those who cannot – and when the tale is done, we will know what that cost him. This is the story of THE IMMORTAL THOR.
PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman – WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?
The issue is by writer Al Ewing and artist Martín Cóccolo, with colors by Matthew Wilson, and letters by Joe Sabino. The main cover is by Alex Ross, who also did the covers for Ewing’s Immortal Hulk series.
Ewing is giving the God of Thunder the “Immortal” treatment following a 50-issue run on Immortal Hulk that wrapped up in 2021.
“Putting [Immortal] on a book I’m writing is a promise to the reader, and to myself,” Ewing told Polygon when the book was announced. “I was the one who pitched the title — not editorial, not anyone else — and it was basically a self-challenge. Can I do a book like that again? Can I do my end of it better this time? I have to try, because the alternative is just lie down and let the grass grow where I fell.
I want to take another swing at that ball, and this time, I don’t just want to knock it into the outfield, I want to hit it right out of the park and stroll calmly around the bases. I want to write something that goes as far and as hard and as powerful as the other book did, to give a similar experience to the people who supported that book and supported me through it and took something deep out of it, but with the benefit of experience.”
In the same article, Ewing states that “if IMMORTAL HULK was the Old Testament, IMMORTAL THOR is the New Testament.”