Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Reader's Diary #2228 - Al Ewing and various artists: Loki Agent of Asgard The Complete Collection


After finishing the new Disney+ Loki show, I'd decided I haven't yet had enough of the character and luckily found this collection. 

From characters and plot lines, it's easy to see how true to the comics the series was. There wasn't any particularly long arc ripped off from these particular stories, but the idea of multiple versions of Loki (sadly, no crocodile Loki) was especially prevalent. 

Themes of fate vs free will ring loud here as Loki tries to redeem his past sins despite a future evil version of himself pointing out how pointless are his efforts. As in the series, he's gender-bending, mischievous, and loveable (especially in his new friendship with Verity, a character who can see through any lie). 

So it's a lot of fun with plenty of adventure, decent art, and a lot of heart. Small personal issue, and one I have more with Marvel at large, is that deaths are meaningless. 

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