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Loki #1: Review

Jul 2019
Daniel Kibblesmith, Oscar Bazaldua

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The God Who Fell to Earth Chapter One: Happily Ever After

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5 stars

Loki #1 Review by (January 21, 2020)
 Review: Very nice showcase for the popular villain-turned-antihero who is Loki. Here he displays his power, his wit, his recklessness, his carefree spirit, his smug disdain for Thor, and all the other qualities we have come to associate with him. Yes, he hasn’t been a villain for years, the Norse God of Evil who will stop at nothing to destroy Thor and seize power in Asgard. That guy hasn’t been seen in years. Now, Loki is Tom Hiddleston, snarky comedian whose wicked deeds are more entertaining than evil (despite bringing the Chitauri to Earth in the first AVENGERS). In the comics over the last several years he’s been more a rascal than a rotter, though there’s the Crime that Will Not Be Forgiven, Loki is still beloved by the readers—though something will happen by the time of King Thor in the far future to make him totally evil once more. But for now he’s an utterly entertaining scamp and so he begins his latest solo book and we will know where to find him hereafter.

Comments: Story continues from WAR OF THE REALMS OMEGA and THOR #16. First appearance of Frosti. Issue includes an essay by the writer on the series’ genesis.



Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Loki #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Having killed his father Laufey in WAR OF THE REALMS #6, Loki is now King of the giants, ruling over Jotunheim. But when his people need him, he is not there. They terrify Loki’s sidekick Drrf into revealing where he is…

…which is in a secret casino, shooting craps and flirting with women. When the management decides he’s won enough, they send over their bouncer the Armadillo to persuade him to leave. Loki responds with snake venom sprayed into the big guy’s eyes which sends him into a rampage which hurls Loki out of the casino which just happens to be in an airship….

Heimdall observes….

In Asgard, Thor is awakened by a vison of a figure that resembles either Odin or an older version of himself, bearing Mjolnir, warning him to stop his brother who will be the end of all things, as the Unfather is coming. The Thunder God assumes it is a joke by Loki but decides to follow it up anyway….

Meanwhile, back at the ruined casino, a rat transforms into an owl and brings the news to its master Nightmare who decides that, with Loki absent, it would be a good time to conquer Jotunheim….

Thor bails Loki out of jail, though Loki denies having sent a vision to Thor. Back in Jotunheim, Loki scolds Drrf for revealing his whereabouts. The important issue the giants had for him was to settle a dispute over ownership of an exe; the new King brushes them off with some double-talk and turns his attention back to Thor. The Thunder God advises him to stay among his people but instead Loki creates a giant out of snow and twigs and gives it life with the Norn Stones. Calling it Frosti, he names it his new right-hand man, in charge of protecting the kingdom. Thor thinks this absurd—until Nightmare arrives with an attack. Frosti quickly swallows the villain while Loki drives off his minions. To teach him to take his kingly responsibilities more seriously, Thor then drags Loki off to Omnipotence City and to the Halls of All-Knowing. Thor gives him the Books of Loki and asks him if he wants to see how they end….

Epilogue: The being who appeared to Thor in a vision crashes to Earth in some future time and a girl names Izzy hurries over to see if “God” is dead….

Oscar Bazaldua
Oscar Bazaldua
David Curiel
Ozgur Yildirim (Cover Penciler)
Ozgur Yildirim (Cover Inker)
Ozgur Yildirim (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Loki Laufeyson)


Plus: Drrf.

> Loki: Book info and issue index

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