Saturday Issue Review: Loki, Agent of Asgard – Trust Me by Al Ewing

thesaturdayissue

The Saturday Issue focuses on the more visual books read here at In Libris Veritas; ranging from graphic novels to manga to game companion guides.

Loki Agent of Asgard Vol 1Source: Purchased individual issues
Publisher: Marvel
Series: Agent of Asgard #1-5
Edition: Single Issues, 140 Pages
Genre: Superhero Graphic Novel
Purchase:  Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases
Rating: 4/5

Kid Loki’s all grown up – and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him…starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower! And that’s just the beginning, as Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo’s casinos, and heads back to the dawn of Asgard to join its greatest heroes on a quest for a certain magical sword! But when Loki puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself, there may be one plot twist too many for even Loki to handle!

COLLECTING: LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD 1-5, ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE (LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD STORY)

Riding off of the success of Loki’s character in the Marvel Cinematic universe (thank you Tom Hiddleston!) Marvel gave Loki his own stand-alone comic series that takes place after the events of Young Avengers. Kid Loki is all grown up and off to try and right the wrongs of his past.

I really love Loki in all of his forms: Old Loki, Kid Loki, Marvel Now Loki, Lady Loki, Silver Age Loki…he’s incredibly fun to read about and it’s always cool to see how/when he’s pulling strings behind the scenes. Plus I like to see what he can get away with before someone realizes just what he’s doing. This series is no different. Loki is dealing with some serious guilt (for events I won’t mention just in case you haven’t read Young Avengers) and now he’s taking missions from All Mother Frigga in order to atone for his “sins”. He’s allowed to use whatever means is deemed necessary and he soon collects a small effective team.Loki is charmingly devious when it comes to getting things done, and he makes a really good anti-hero. But like all things with Loki, everything is no so simple or what it looks like.

This first volume has some excellent issues in it, I love the portion with Sigurd and Loki on a mountain as well as one of the stories about Old Loki trying to get gold from a fish.

I’m looking forward to continuing this one and I’d definitely say it’s a strong start for this series, here’s hoping that Marvel keeps it going. Obviously the fans of movie Loki will enjoy this one, but I also think anyone who enjoys Thor comics should try it out and see how it goes.

4 stars

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Book Reviews (2014) and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed it, leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s