Tripwire Reviews Marvel’s Loki: Agent Of Asgard Omnibus Volume One

Agent Of Mischief

Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows casts his eye over Marvel/ Panini’s Loki: Agent Of Asgard Omnibus Volume One out now…

Loki: Agent Of Asgard Omnibus Volume 1

Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Lee Garbett with Jorge Coelho
Marvel/ Panini Comics

Until his portrayal in Marvel’s Thor back in 2011, Loki was just a rather lightweight comic adversary. Tom Hiddleston managed to imbue Thor’s trickster brother with a mischievous, manic energy. This comic from 2014 written by British scripter Al Ewing who went on to win plaudits with his run on Marvel’s Immortal Hulk takes the Hiddleston Loki as its cue. Loki here is the frustrating complex Asgardian trickster God manipulated by his parent the All-Mother to carry out all manner of dangerous missions but he also seems to be at the mercy of an older version of himself as well.

 

Artist Lee Garbett is the perfect match for Ewing’s slippery untrustworthy god, with his modern yet classic storytelling. There is a bold, elegant line to his drawing and he is equally at home with dramatic punch-ups as he is portraying more low-key (pardon the deliberate pun) moments in the god’s flat with his friends. Coelho, who draws a two issue Doctor Doom story here, is equally well-suited here too offering a visual counterpoint to Garbett’s looser work.

It is a tough call to bring a supporting character to life in his or her own series but Ewing and Garbett with Coelho offer a slice of classic Marvel which also feels fresh and contemporary. It is testament to Ewing’s abilities as a writer that Loki: Agent Of Asgard manages to stay entertaining.

Thanks to the Disney plus TV show, this book may get a little more attention than it would have done. Recommended for fans of Marvel Asgardian supernatural adventure and Loki on the big and small screen.

 

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