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LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #4

(W) Al Ewing (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Jenny Frison

• Ancient hero Sigurd wants his magic sword back from Loki... The All-Mother wants Sigurd back from Midgard...

• ...and Loki wants to put a crew together for a caper that'll rock the nine realms.

• Somebody's going to get what they want.

Item Code: MAR140707 In Shops: 5/7/2014 SRP: $2.99

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this book

#2 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (386 posts) - - Show Bio

How good is it? I don't want to get into the series because i feel like it's just going to be some BS comic made for the fangirls from the movies that's why they brought him down to more their age.

#3 Posted by MixMastaMicah5 (127 posts) - - Show Bio

@thewalkingdeadpool18: it's not actually...at all. I feel like it has a great mixture of comedy and adventure making it really whimsical. The characterization of Loki is spot on and it actually makes me care about him as a legitimate Marvel character.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

@thewalkingdeadpool18: it's not actually...at all. I feel like it has a great mixture of comedy and adventure making it really whimsical. The characterization of Loki is spot on and it actually makes me care about him as a legitimate Marvel character.

Yea I really wish people would stop saying this. This book is portraying Loki consistently as he has been for years all the way back to Journey in to Mystery.

#5 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (386 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous:

But why else did they make him a kid other then to bring him down to the fangirls age.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

@thewalkingdeadpool18: Loki is been a child since Siege ended and he was reborn also it's not like the old Loki isn't in the book either

#7 Posted by TwoFacedJoker (353 posts) - - Show Bio

My issue with this series, as well as Ewing's other series that I really wanted to like, Mighty Avengers, is that the tone and focus is changing with every issue. The first issue was brilliant and really enjoyable, I finding myself completely invested in the conflict. The 2nd one was bogged down by some of the mythos, and decided to not build off of any of the themes and ideas established in the first issue for the sake of having this heist plot, which honestly interests me little versus the character development teased at the start, and the third issue has us following the other Loki, but, instead of developing him or comparing his actions to those of the current Loki, we just have him faffing about in an older legend that, again, is bogged down by the mythos that is extensive and feels somewhat needless for this series. Yes, that issue did establish some of the stuff in this issue and why the sword is around, etc., but it wasn't very interesting or fun to read, and the bazooka thing mid-way through the book really frustrated me, coming off as more in your face than anything.

I guess what I'm trying to say, in a roundabout manner, is that the first issue showed us some great character development threads that Ewing immediately abandoned afterwards to focus on setting up the plot, which, for me, has been unsatisfying.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33631 posts) - - Show Bio

@twofacedjoker: It's long form storytelling, he's setting things up to develop over the entire series. Too often these days writers are forced to give all readers all the answers and it's nice just to sit down and read a tale once and a while.

#9 Posted by ScarletBatman (365 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the "this is the story of Loki" page.

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#11 Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever (3031 posts) - - Show Bio

@thewalkingdeadpool18: I know most people around here like it, but some other sites have said it's a really mediocre series more for a very certain type of reader, so I would say maybe check it out for yourself and see how you feel.

#13 Edited by ZbvmX (268 posts) - - Show Bio

Love this! (might even buy the Thor vs. Loki Original Sin mini becuase it has the same creative tam. lol)

#14 Posted by MisdirectedFantomex (10 posts) - - Show Bio

I really want to get into this because I love the Asgardian side of Marvel but I just can't stand his pretty boy looks, I know it's wrong of me to say that or whatever but man, just can't do it.

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#16 Posted by Ms-Lola (2923 posts) - - Show Bio

Loki looks like that Damon guy in Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder. Not always and just on the covers, but I don't particularly like that actor (looks-wise) so it throws me a bit.

I still love this book though. While I can see Loki getting involved with new characters (like that Verity chick), I will always, always see him with Leah. Also, the telling of tales from both old Loki and new is pretty cool but for someone who is the first hero of Asgard, Sigurd is pretty modern in his speech patterns.