Welcome to another take on Loki Year 2016! Today we’re going to re-visit the treasures of the Gods through the eyes of Gods of Asgard : A Graphic Novel Interpretation of the Norse Myths. As you know, Loki wanted to make a joke (or so it’s what he told Thor) when he cut all his wife’s hair. It was golden and beautiful, so he cut it off. Thor, angry like hell, said to him that if he didn’t repair the damage, he would make tons of little pieces out of Loki. So, Loki paid a visit to the Dwarves asking for gifts for the Gods. But, he bet his head that they wouldn’t be able to create the finest gifts ever. And, as you know, he almost lost his head!
Luckily enough, Loki is a witty trickster God able to use his brains in less than seconds. So, instead of fainting, he stated that the Dwarves could have his head, but that he had said nothing about his neck! And so, instead of chopping off his head, they sewed his lips! And they did that with the help of Thor, who, despite being given Mjolnir, he decided to have some fun torturing Loki.
Remind that everyone laughed at Loki, even his blood brother Odin. Now, you can imagine how incredibly angry Loki got!
This myth is quite funny when you confront it in comic book shape. It’s just a few pages long, but you can still feel the jokes in it stronger than when reading the myth. What do you think? Should the Gods have behaved differently? Do you think if they hadn’t laughed Loki would have felt included in Asgardian society?
Next: we’re discovering about the the dream wizard in Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army. Join us during this Loki Year 2016! Get Loki!
What we know so far:
1. Loki Year 2016: the Intro + downloadable pdf: go here.
2. THOR, the movie.
3. Who is Loki?
4. Lokabrenna, let there be light!
5. Sif’s haircut.
6. The Avengers.
7. Modern Myths, Loki is a Geek and Thor is a Jock.
8. Loki is never fitting in…
9. Freyja’s Wedding.
10. Thor: The Dark World.
11. The worse environment of all.
12. Messing around.
13. Freyja’s necklace.
14. The Creation of the World.
15. Knowledge is power.
16. Loki lips are sealed…
17 to 21. Buildings and War.
22. Thinking about Murder.
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