Confession time. I haven’t been reading a lot of Marvel aside from Hawkeye in years. Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t kept tabs on the Marvel Universe. What I mean is that I haven’t been invested in a Marvel book month in and month out for awhile. Reasons are mostly monetary. I don’t believe in $3.99 books but that’s a topic for a different post all together. I had seen the preview for Loki: Agent of Asgard in Marvel’s one-shot and thought it was very interesting so when I saw it and noticed the $2.99 price, I thought I would give this book a shot and boy, was I glad I did.
I want to start with the art which I thought it was amazing. I love the dynamic in the panels and between the inking and the coloring, it’s just a beautiful book to look at. The writing is outstanding. I love the characterization of Loki. He’s fun and has great interactions with the characters in the book. I love how Hawkeye can get into so much trouble in a bass fishing simulation game and the fight between Loki and the Avengers was so well written and had me chuckling out loud. I think the creative team just knocked it out of the park and just made a great comic.
Now I know a little bit about Loki’s backstory and to be precise, his most recent history about dying and then coming back and being a kid so I wasn’t surprised by a teenage Loki. What did surprise me was how much I enjoyed this young Loki and the way he carries himself and the way he interacts with the various characters in this first issue. The basis of this first issue has Loki fulfilling a mission for the All-Mother that has him crossing paths with brother Thor and members of the Avengers. I think it’s interesting that this roster of the Avengers is the same as the one from the movie but it also makes sense. They tussle and we eventually figure out what Loki’s mission is and why he is doing it which is pretty freaking cool. He’s a reformed villain trying to undo his villainous past and create a new, more noble one. I find that interesting and I’m looking to see where this goes. As for the ending, I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Overall, this was a great first issue to what I am hoping will be an intriguing series. On the top of the cover, it says “Trust me #1” and I agree with this statement 100%. Check this issue out. Trust me, you won’t regret it.