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Loki: Agent of Asgard #1: Review

Feb 2014
Al Ewing, Lee Garbett

Story Name:

Trust Me

Review & Comments

4 stars

Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 Review by (February 11, 2014)
Review: Loki, now a grown-up version of kid Loki from THOR and the most recent JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, is undertaking secret missions for the All-Mother (first seen in JiM #639-641) with his reward being to have one of his past crimes erased for each success. Looks like Loki has finally found a good way to redeem his reputation, as he enjoys being the God of Mischief but not the God of Evil. Anyway, this series looks like it will be a worthy successor to Kieron Gillen’s run on JiM which was pure magic. Looking forward to the next one.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Loki: Agent of Asgard #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The story opens with Loki stabbing Thor in the back. Literally. With a sword. He says "Trust me. I know what I’m doing."

Earlier, Loki was approached by the All-Mother while showering and called to a new mission. This soon sees him running up the side of Avengers Tower in his magical Seven-League Boots and hidden from view by his Vanishing Cloak. He finds Thor alone, drinking himself into a stupor on the top floor. As soon as the God of Thunder smells his treacherous brother he hurls his hammer at him knocking him from the side of the tower. As Loki plummets, he is spotted by Hawkeye and the Black Widow from a lower floor. Hawkeye fires a grappling arrow which snags the young god and they pull him into the room. There Loki is confronted by all the Avengers, including Iron Man and Captain America, who demand to know what he is up to. Loki introduces himself as a secret agent for the All-Mother and suggests that Tony Stark is still experimenting with Thor’s DNA. In the sudden tense atmosphere, Loki makes his getaway. Hawkeye fires an arrow to stop him…and hits Bruce Banner. Banner turns into the Hulk and chaos results—to put it mildly. Loki then saunters down to the computer room and erases all record of the original Loki’s misdeeds. Loki is caught there by the Avengers and Thor wants to kill him; Loki ducks behind the clumsy warrior and stabs him in the back…which is where we came in. It is revealed that Thor’s body has been corrupted by Malekith’s touch (in THOR, GOD OF THUNDER #13-17) and the magic sword Gram is used to draw the poison out and contain it in a jar. Then the Hulk punches him….

Later, Thor thanks Loki for his efforts as they share a drink. Loki naturally escapes and returns to the All-Mother and delivers the jar of lies. As his reward for a successful mission, one crime is purged from Loki’s record. Loki departs—and the All-Mother opens the jar, releasing—old evil Loki….

Preview Pages
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Lee Garbett
Lee Garbett
Nolan Woodard
Jenny Frison (Cover Penciler)
Jenny Frison (Cover Inker)
Jenny Frison (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Clint Barton)

(Bruce Banner)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Edwin Jarvis)

(Loki Laufeyson)


Plus: All-Mother (Freyja, Gaia, Idunn), Evil Loki.

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