Comics THORsday: Loki Agent of Asgard #7, upside down

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A super late Comics Thorsday is here! Loki Agent of Asgard #7 poses an interesting question: are we doomed? Are we destined to do something or become something again and again for all eternity whatever we do? In this issue, we’ll see how things get upside down, and how Loki’s parents will make us think about fate and destiny.

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

Old Loki is Young Loki. In essence, they seem to be the same person, but are they? Is Loki doomed to become forever the villain that will make heroes shine, or can he avoid it and make a new future for himself? If we have done something wrong in the past, and we see how our future might look like, are we doomed to it? Or can we change? These are some of the questions that this issue asks to us. What do you think? Can humans change? Is fate there for us whatever we do?

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

Loki’s parents also talk about boxes. In this other panel, we find yet another issue: parents tend to have plans for their children. But children do not need to follow those plans. Children are independent individuals. It’s what Odin is telling to his wife. This Young Loki won’t take a cage as an answer. He’ll fight; he’ll make a future for himself.

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

While we’re questioned about fate, we can see what Verity thinks. The future can be changed, so can Loki. The tone of the entire issue swings from fate being unavoidable, and will being the thing that will break that fate. And so, we see determinism flooding from the pages of this issue of Loki AoA.

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

Loki is a trickster, and he lies a lot. So, we can see that in this issue when he is rescued by Verity. Their friendship is getting stronger by the issue!

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

And so, we’re drawn towards the truth. And things will get upside down pretty soon. Liars will speak the truth, and the truth only. Villains will be heroes and heroes will be villains.

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

And all thanks to the psychic attack of Red Skull. To know more about what happens, the right thing to do would be to read Axis. However, we’re not going to do it here. You can do it if you want (100+ pages of goodness). I personally didn’t like it that much, but it’s an option if you wish to read every single page about Loki. [Spoiler alert] Things get messy!

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #7

You’ll find Magneto (from the X-men) on this issue. It’s normal for Marvel to crossover characters from one comic to another. Don’t worry too much about him, since it connects to Axis. Just follow Loki, the unicorn. Yup, in issue #8 he becomes a super sparkling unicorn!

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