Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Loki #1 written by Daniel Kibblesmith and art by Oscar Bazaldua.
War of the Realms was a really great event that was the climax to all that Jason Aaron has been building up to from the start of his initial Thor God of Thunder run. This Loki story continues off of his plotline in War of the Realms in which he sacrificed himself for his mother and was eaten by his frost giant father, Laufey. And at the end of the story, Loki sliced out of his father’s stomach and killed him for the throne of Jotunheim. Now Loki has to deal with the issues of being a king knowing that his brother Thor is probably a better king in Asgard.
I read this story mostly because I really liked his plot in War of the Realms, but also because I think that Loki could have a great story. However, I wasn’t too impressed with this issue. I thought that it was almost a little childish and the storytelling was a little too jumpy for me. However, there were parts that I thought were really good. Like focusing on Loki and Thor and how Thor does everything right and Loki always tries, but fails in comparison to his brother. It is a really interesting concept and I hope they explore it more. Oh and Nightmare is the villain for some reason…
Okay, it’s a little odd, but I think that the star of the book is not the writing, but the artwork worked for me. It was cool and refreshing.
Overall, the book wasn’t the best. But I am interested to see what goes on in the future.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 13 / 20