The Immortal Thor #1
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Martin Coccolo
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Joe Sabino
The Rundown: Thor finds himself in the middle of an unknown challenge with huge stakes for himself and the world.
Asgard is being attacked by frost giants and Thor decides to step in to prevent further violence. A move that brings scorn from the enemy leader and another challenge to his rule. When Loki arrives to help, they find themselves doing Thor a favor by restoring the rainbow bridge allowing Thor to return to Earth.
As Thor takes some time to reflect on his new role, a dark entity emerges from the storm to challenge the all-father. A challenge that is being orchestrated by someone close to him.
The Story: Ewing crafts a dark and compelling story for Thor in this issue. The plotting behind his back is incredibly interesting and I love that there is a character closely connected to Thor adding to the drama and orchestrating things behind the scenes. I really enjoy the tone of the story and how Thor is moving outside of his recent brooding nature to embrace his role as king. Ewing always crafts engaging stories and this one is no different.
The Art: Coccolo delivers fantastic art in the issue. I love the classic look of the characters and how that looks helps define the tone and emotion of the story.