Writer Al Ewing has already redefined the mythos of Marvel’s jade giant in his critically-acclaimed run as writer on Immortal Hulk. Now he’s looking to do it again with the god of thunder, as Marvel has announced Ewing and artist Martín Cóccolo will team for Immortal Thor. Just as Immortal Hulk did, the ongoing series set to launch in August will sport covers by Alex Ross.
Here’s how Marvel describes Immortal Thor:
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.
In a statement announcing the new series, both Ewing and Cóccolo went into further detail about the series and what it’s like to work on:
“Doors are indeed opening, buried secrets are waiting to be unearthed, and ancient gods – elder gods, if you will – are coming to bring trial and sorrow to Earth, Asgard and Thor personally, and he’s going to need to be his absolute highest self to face them. And even then, he might not make it through. The omens are sinister. The storm is at the gate.” – Al Ewing
“Even though I’m the artist of the project, I’m enjoying being surprised by the legend that is Al Ewing every time I turn a page of script and not fully know where the story is going. So, both as the artist and a fan, I tell you let Al cook and I don’t think you’ll regret it. And all I can assure you, dear reader, is that I’m making Al’s story as beautiful and as powerful as I possibly can.” – Martín Cóccolo
Look for Immortal Thor #1 to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, August 23rd.