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Loki #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

LOKI SAVES THE MARVEL UNIVERSE?

He may be the “benevolent” God of Stories now, but Loki’s past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when ancient, powerful weapons he once built end up scattered across the Ten Realms! Loki must track down these weapons before they fall into the wrong hands and bring about Ragnarok!

Surprising guest stars, exciting new characters and startling twists await in this all-new miniseries by rising stars Dan Watters (Sword of Azrael) and Germán Peralta (BLACK PANTHER)!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
32 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0C119ZD5H

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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Excellent series that uses the iconic fables of Norse Mythology to adapt it to the Marvel Universe.

    Art is very detailed and mesmerizing.

  • 95

    AIPT

    Loki #1 captures the modern essence of the title character while supplying an intriguing adventure for him to fix. Or is it to escape from? Watters clearly understands the character and his place in Marvel Comics today, and we’re all the better for it.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    To be honest, the biggest downside of this new Loki miniseries is that it’s only four issues. The tale that this first installment crafts is whimsical and surprising, but feels inherently true to the legend that Loki has developed within the Marvel universe. With a number of standout sequences, inventive but recognizable visuals, and a specific set of stakes, I am incredibly excited to see what future issues have in store.

  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    Loki #1 is a terrific mix of mythology and modern storytelling. The book is gorgeous to look at, and the fantastical parts make it instantly easy to escape within multiple worlds. Loki’s ability to easily hop between these realms allows for a picture book of resplendent, jaw-dropping locations. Ambitious in its scale and creativity from the start with a beautifully written tale from Norse legend, it begins to idea that the new King of Jotunheim has God’s lifetimes of sins he needs to atone for.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Watters crafts a fun, dark story in this first issue. Putting Loki in the position of having to clean up the mess he created is a great use of the character and this newer version of him has no small amount of charm and wit to keep the reader invested in his tale. The story hooked me in the first few pages and the stakes are interesting enough to make me want to see what happens next.

    The Art: Peralta delivers some great visuals throughout the story. The characters look great and the environments are engaging throughout.

  • 85

    Multiversity Comics

    Thanks to some impressive art and intriguing narration, “Loki” #1 sets the stage for another adventure of everyone’s favorite trickster.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    Dan Watters’ writing is often haunting, as readers of his other works may expect, but his Marvel debut is mixed with a great deal of humor. In this regard, Watters captures Loki as he exists within the Norse Eddas: part blood-curdling foe, part comic relief sidekick. And as with Norse mythology, the newest Loki miniseries follows its protagonist as he cleans up a mess that’s entirely his fault.

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    Artistically speaking, Loki #1 is a delight. Every panel of Germán Peralta’s artwork feels carefully crafted for the maximum emotional impact, whether the haunting construction of Naglfar or the visual comedy of a frost giant holding a tiny copy of Illustrated Norse Myths for Children. (The same can’t be said for Dustin Nguyen, whose digital cover art looks like a hasty, half-hearted sketch, especially compared to his typical watercolor work.) Peralta captures the immensity of gods and giants without sacrificing intimacy. His Loki is energetic, charming, and sometimes terrifying (which Peralta sometimes conveys in hands and body language alone). Colorist Mike Spicer adds great depth to Peralta’s already memorable but visually complex compositions with rich, vibrant colors and gritty watercolor textures. Every scene feels visually distinct, whether it’s a menacing cavern, the sunny streets of Florida, or the frosty blues of Jotunheim, but the comic has a clear visual identity that means none of these scenes changes ever feel more jarring than the narrative implies for them to be.

    Loki #1 effortlessly blends horror and comedy to capture the spirit of Norse mythology. If you can forgive queer erasure and a formulaic plot, spellbinding art and storytelling make it worth the read.

  • 75

    Major Spoilers

    This miniseries doesn’t look like it has aims to have a grand scale, which makes Loki #1 a fitting opening issue. But, where it lacks in the scale department it more than makes up for in charm and some unique visual elements.

  • 60

    Impulse Gamer

    This is a different version of Loki and Thor again than what is in other comics as I remember the last time I saw Thor he was fighting Hulk and they destroyed a planet by punching each other really hard.

    Loki is more of the trickster in this one and also not all powerful in this one it seems but you can never discount him as he has “died” many times before and come back. It seems he can even trick death to some extent.

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of Loki and want to seem story based around him.

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