Loki #2 Review

Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith

Art: Oscar Bazaldua, David Curiel, VC’s Clayton Cowles, and Ozgur Yildirim

Price: $3.99

Release Date: August 14th, 2019

Loki is up to something! As fun as it is ruling over Frost Giants, Loki is after something a little more exciting and fulfilling. Being a part time Super-hero? If Thor the All-Father can do it, why can’t Loki? Let’s jump in and see what’s going on.

Loki is having an identity crisis of sorts. What is he the God of? Fate has given him a happy ending. So why is he so melancholy?

A bespectacled and T-shirt “Low-Key” Loki drops in to Tony Stark’s office for some advice- in between working on flying cars, phones and new armour, Tony has made the offices of Stark Unlimited Loki proof. Talk about preparation! Shackled to the wall with a comically large laser beam pointed right at him, Loki explains Thor sent him – to talk about joining the Avengers! News of Loki’s taking down the sky casino last issue hasn’t reached 42 floors below ground to Tony yet, and even Loki’s good deed isn’t enough to persuade Tony to let him be an Avenger. “Next time you come down, be carrying Thor’s hammer”, Tony says. Loki swipes a phone and heads back to the street.

Meanwhile back in Asgard, Loki makes a deal with a cosmic looking Devil – Much like the ghost of Christmas past, we get a look at his past and a brief glimpse at his future. Welcome to the House Of Ideas?

While this is all happening Nightmare makes his move, exiting the world of dreams into the physical world to track down Loki for having him eaten last issue.

I was pretty excited to read Loki #2, considering how much surprisingly I liked the first issue – and this issue is everything I didn’t want to read. We get a lot of questions in this issue, and maybe I’m a big old dummy or I just don’t know a lot of lore about Loki, but I don’t see his endgame. I don’t understand what the “House Of Idea” are, so the cliffhanger is just a sort of dead end.

Final Thoughts:

It was good to see Nightmare – the Freddy Krueger of the Marvel Universe as more than a laughingstock and hopefully we see him looking menacing in the next few issues. Maybe it will all clear up in a few issues, but as it this issue just sort of stalls. Bit of a let down.

6/10

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