Monday, February 9, 2015

Graphic Novel Review: "Loki:Agent of Asgard - Vol.1 Trust Me" by Al Ewing

Oh, Loki....  you are just too much damn fun!

This book collects the first five issues of the Loki: Agent of Asgard story.  At this point in time, Loki is now a young adult and is working for the All-Mother.  Working as in completing missions...  which tends to include sending wayward Asgardians back to Asgard where they can now be in prison for whatever.  If he doesn't do this, he will be sent to Asgard's prison.... if he does, he is rewarded by having one crime from his past erased from the history and memory of Asgard.  However, he tries one last trick to see what the All-Mother might be hiding and this truth stops him right in his tracks.

The truth of the matter is that I am still fairly new to the comic scene - but I have read enough Thor books here and there to have actually understood some of the contributing story lines that were referenced.  Note that I said some and not all.  Enough, I guess.  I still had some questions, but I think I will always have some questions!  In any event, Loki is awesome.  He is the best sort-of villain around....  he is so funny and quick!  I really like how this is drawn too.  I mean, I wasn't looking to see Tom Hiddleston drawn onto the pages (not that I would have minded per se) but this Loki is his own.  I kind of like how Thor is this big broody guy who is pretty much chugging mead all the time - I don't know, I thought it was funny.

Basically, this is for Marvel/Loki/Thor fans (although there is a scene in Avengers tower too).  I'm not sure this is a good place to start getting into this world, but if you already know you way around (even just a bit) you'll be okay.

*****
Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 1 Trust Me
by Al Ewing
Marvel, 2014
140 pages
Source:  Library
*****

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2 comments:

Etudesque said...

There are so many books (and of course the movies) focusing on Thor, but it's rare to see the mischievous Loki's POV. I want to read this as well - thanks for reviewing!

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Can I just put in my request for a Loki movie though? :)

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