Comics THORsday: Loki Agent of Asgard #8, too good to be true

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Welcome to another Comics Thorsday! I know, a little bit late (but hey! I’m catching up with all the delays!) This time we’re going to explore Loki Agent of Asgard #8, an issue where Loki is too good to be true. According to the events in Axis, the Red Skull released a psychic attack and those who were under his influence changed: evil became good, good became evil. So now, Loki seems to be too good to be true. But, do we love this version of Loki?

In this issue, we have to pay great attention to the scroll captions. Who do you think is talking in these captions? They are telling Loki’s story, but they have some clues about who it might be. Some of the scroll captions give it away in this issue!

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #8

Verity is concerned about the changes in Loki. She loved Loki the way he was. Granted that he told lots of lies, but when he apologized, he did it from his heart. Now, he is so heroic that he seems unreal. In fact, he is too good for the things that he used to do, like playing games, or having friends. And this hursts!

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #8

But before we continue with what’s in this issue, let’s take a look at the cover. How many Lokis can you see on it? Seven! Seven different versions of our favorite trickster! So far, the old versions have been pretty tricky, with perhaps one exception: Kid Loki. Young Loki is a nice fellow, however, does this good version of him make him better than the rest? Or is it just a temporal thing?

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #8

From the reaction of Old Loki, we know that this is not going to be permanent. He is the Trickster God that is messing around with Young Loki’s life, along with everyone else’s. We know he has lied, we know he is pretty evil, and we know he is enjoying the change in Young Loki because he is waiting for something wrong and evil to happen. Just take a look at him and how he is getting fun of the whole situation!

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #8

And while Loki enjoys his innocent endeavors as a hero shapeshifting to a wonderful Unicorn with rainbow colors, Old Loki is just having the time of his life! Please remember that Young Loki is not only gender fluid but also bisexual in the comics. So, having him turning into a cute unicorn makes all the sense in the world.

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(C) Marvel, Loki Agent of Asgard #8

We also see a quite annoying couple. Loki and Amora can be quite annoying being good. Not only that, they are quite cheesy too! (Amazing, since Loki is everything but cheesy!) We also see that something is pretty wrong with Loki. He knows he has committed a crime that cannot be forgiven, but in his current state, he cannot feel guilt! And this might be a problem in the next issues!

What do you think? Is there something looming on Loki’s head?

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