Original Sin
Thanks to the events of Original Sin, the deepest secret of the Nine Realms has been revealed: namely, the existence of a Tenth Realm! Now, Thor and Loki must embark on a quest to discover this strange new world - and to discover the sister that Thor never knew he had: Angela! But can Loki be trusted? And will brother and sister murder each other before the truth comes out?Collecting: Original Sin 5.1-5.5: Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm

Original Sin Details

TitleOriginal Sin
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 25th, 2014
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139780785191698
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Marvel, Fantasy

Original Sin Review

  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Buddy read with the Shallow Comic Readers! Our theme today?The all-important Boob Window.Criteria: An embarrassing amount of jugs on display. I picked this one, because...Wait. Are you seriously asking me this question?So, besides big titties, what's this one about? The short version:A long time ago...spoilery stuff happened.And it turns out Angela is Thor & Loki's long-lost sister. But because this is a comic book, instead of hugging, they beat the shit out of each o Buddy read with the Shallow Comic Readers! <--guys, it's been too long.Our theme today?The all-important Boob Window.Criteria: An embarrassing amount of jugs on display. I picked this one, because...Wait. Are you seriously asking me this question?So, besides big titties, what's this one about? The short version:A long time ago...spoilery stuff happened.And it turns out Angela is Thor & Loki's long-lost sister. But because this is a comic book, instead of hugging, they beat the shit out of each other. Is this one any good?Um.Well, sorta. I mean, it's not the worst thing I've ever read. It's not the best thing, either, though. And most of the meh factor comes from Angela, herself. She's just not interesting.Grrr! I'm Angela, stomping my big lady-boots and killin' Asgardians! I'm a warrior from Heven! Grrr! Grrr! Fear me, bitches, cuz I got twirly death ribbons coming out of my head!Actually, I'm not sure I can pinpoint exactly where those ribbons originate from, but you get the gist. I want to like Angela. Really. But...other than being violent, what does she do?No idea.Thor isn't much more interesting than Angela in this one, what with the yelling and running toward fights...Blah, blah, blah! I'm the god of Thunder! Blah, blah, blah! Zippety, zap, zap! Oh shit, a girl is kickin' my ass!Of course, you know who stole the show, don't you? Yeah. Loki is cool. The rest of these guys, I'm not so sure about.
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    Shockingly not terrible. Yes, I think we all know by now that Angela is, improbably enough, Thor's long-lost sister. Because... I don't know, I guess they needed something for her to do? Besides wear pants smaller than her belt, of course. I'm not at all sure why Marvel absolutely had to incorporate Angela into the mainstream Marvel universe at all, much less have her continue to her wear her terribly 90s wardrobe. Except maybe to piss off McFarlane, and that may or may not be a noble enough end Shockingly not terrible. Yes, I think we all know by now that Angela is, improbably enough, Thor's long-lost sister. Because... I don't know, I guess they needed something for her to do? Besides wear pants smaller than her belt, of course. I'm not at all sure why Marvel absolutely had to incorporate Angela into the mainstream Marvel universe at all, much less have her continue to her wear her terribly 90s wardrobe. Except maybe to piss off McFarlane, and that may or may not be a noble enough endeavor. So. The entire and only point of this whole thing is to establish that Angela is Thor's sister. And as far as that goes, it really isn't that bad of an idea. I think that I would have more patience for the concept if Angela were a new character, and if she and her entire adopted home realm of Heven weren't such transparent bad girl fantasies. Yuck. It just feels so dated, and so out of step with a universe that has both Captain and Ms. Marvel. But. It's written by Ewing, and sort of reads mostly like an extension of his Loki: Agent of Asgard. For me, an incredibly good thing. In fact, I'd venture to say that Loki is the real star of the show, not Angela or Thor. He is really committed to writing Loki as genderfluid- at one point, Odin refers to his three children as his son, his daughter, and his child who is both. It's kind of cool to see this sort of representation, especially because it's essentially effortless within the context of the story. And there is enough basis in myth for my inner mythology geek to be happy with that.So while I'm not entirely sold on Angela, I was still able to enjoy this book, mostly because it isn't entirely about her.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    During the 2014 Marvel Event, Original Sin, The Orb uses one of The Watcher’s eyeballs to somehow reveal all of the Marvel superheroes’ secrets. Thor’s big surprise? He’s got a sister: Angela. So he and Loki saddle up the interdimensional goats to travel to the hidden Tenth Realm, Heven (there were previously nine, including Asgard and Midgard) and meet their long-lost sibling. Predictable fighting ensues! First off, Angela being Thor and Loki’s sister isn’t a spoiler, it’s all over the blurb of During the 2014 Marvel Event, Original Sin, The Orb uses one of The Watcher’s eyeballs to somehow reveal all of the Marvel superheroes’ secrets. Thor’s big surprise? He’s got a sister: Angela. So he and Loki saddle up the interdimensional goats to travel to the hidden Tenth Realm, Heven (there were previously nine, including Asgard and Midgard) and meet their long-lost sibling. Predictable fighting ensues! First off, Angela being Thor and Loki’s sister isn’t a spoiler, it’s all over the blurb of the book. So - why do that to the reader? Not sure! We have to sit through most of the book though as a clueless Thor fights Angela because that’s… interesting? Not to me! Since Angela appeared at the end of Age of Ultron, Marvel haven’t really known what to do with her, or even bothered to update her very ‘90s look (lingerie model doing a space Viking shoot). She’s, um, part of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Now she’s Thor and Loki’s sis! Next… who knows! She’s Asgard’s Assassin…? We’re just throwing anything at this cypher, I mean, character!There’s nothing much to say about the book as the “reveal” is the “story”. As soon as they enter the Tenth Realm, Thor begins fighting and Loki begins betraying - in other words, they do what they always do! Al Ewing does write a good Loki though and his/her scenes (true to form, Loki swaps genders at will) are definitely the best but when the rest of the book is so flat, that’s not saying much.Simone Bianchi draws (most of) the pages set in the Tenth Realm while Lee Garbett draws the pages set outside it. Garbett’s art is good while Bianchi’s is an acquired taste - I find it much too thick and pancake-y to call it enjoyable. Like most Event tie-in books, The Tenth Realm is unimpressive and very thin on substance. I kept waiting for a story to emerge and wondered where it was headed only to discover the answer was: nowhere! Thor and Loki discover they have a sister, Angela isn’t pleased about it, they separate. It’s a totally missable volume to an underwhelming Event - just reading the blurb is essentially the same as reading the book itself.
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  • Lynn Rainbow
    January 1, 1970
    Well, this was a lot of fun to read! Loki was in it (in every form possible, too!), Thor was in it, Angels were in it (which was so cool, since was the first time I saw them in a Marvel Comics) and Thor's sister was in it, and she was a badass! There was a lot of action and great revelations and I just wished it lasted for a few more numbers. And the graphic style was just stunning, with lots of colors and beautiful drawings. Really really liked it!
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  • Margaret
    January 1, 1970
    Thor discovers he has a sister, and he and Loki go to find her.That's basically the plot, but there is lots of fighting, guile, oh and tea, before everything is resolved.I adore Loki. I have to find more graphic novels with the character.
  • Jesse A
    January 1, 1970
    The story was decent but the art was pretty brutal.
  • Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    This is a five-issue tie in to the Original Sin event. Thor and Loki team up to figure out the particular sin that has happened in the Realm of Asgard. Loki, who seems to be currently trying to be a good guy, is the real star of this book, but it was very enjoyable from beginning to end. The art is fantastic, and we get one particular resolution to a long running plot line in the Thor comic. I won't spoil by saying what the particular sin is, but this book brings Angela into the Thor universe in This is a five-issue tie in to the Original Sin event. Thor and Loki team up to figure out the particular sin that has happened in the Realm of Asgard. Loki, who seems to be currently trying to be a good guy, is the real star of this book, but it was very enjoyable from beginning to end. The art is fantastic, and we get one particular resolution to a long running plot line in the Thor comic. I won't spoil by saying what the particular sin is, but this book brings Angela into the Thor universe in a quite satisfying manner.
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  • Cheese
    January 1, 1970
    Poor explanation and introduction of Angela. So many plot holes. Oh and let's not forget Loki turned into a woman in this issue. WTF!
  • 47Time
    January 1, 1970
    The artwork is dramatically different while on the tenth realm. While more detailed, it's quite tiring for the eye. The story introduces the true background for Angela, a character that got moved from Image Comics into the Marvel Universe. The fights are cool and the betrayal mid-way through the story is a nice twist, but other than adding something to scantily-clad Angela's origin and having Odin return to his throne, there is little else here.The Watcher has been murdered with the Orb as the m The artwork is dramatically different while on the tenth realm. While more detailed, it's quite tiring for the eye. The story introduces the true background for Angela, a character that got moved from Image Comics into the Marvel Universe. The fights are cool and the betrayal mid-way through the story is a nice twist, but other than adding something to scantily-clad Angela's origin and having Odin return to his throne, there is little else here.The Watcher has been murdered with the Orb as the main suspect, as he has one of the Watcher's eyes. As for the Asgardians, Freyja is colluding with old Loki to current-day Loki's disadvantage, Odin the All-Father is missing and, last but not least, Thor has a sister, as revealed by the Watcher's eye. He decides to go to her into the tenth realm with Loki's help.Freyja recounts the story from long ago when the tenth realm was at war with Asgard. An assassin killed Freyja's daughter in front of her eyes, angering Odin into casting the tenth realm away from the other nine. So then how did their daughter survive?(view spoiler)[Thor and Loki are attacked when Thor reveals they are Asgardians. The winged angels inhabiting the tenth realm have been taught to hate their kind. Angela shows up and immediately attacks Thor while ordering the other angels to stand back. Thor is defeated and taken to the queen of angels and her new mistress of strategies, Loki who is now a woman.The armies of angels are mobilized against the other realms, but Loki betrays his (her?) new allies and destroys the fleet. He then reunites with the self-exiled Odin and convinces him to join the battle. Thor escapes captivity by unleashing a storm and almost kills Angela before being stopped by Odin. The revelation that Angela is Odin's daughter makes her an outcast among the angels. She refuses to side with Odin too and runs away. Asgard now has to deal with a coming war with the angels, but Odin is ready for it. (hide spoiler)]
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  • jess
    January 1, 1970
    this was a re read but oh boy do i miss angela
  • Emmett Spain
    January 1, 1970
    As a follower of Jason Aaron's excellent Thor run, and as one of the many victims of the Original Sin event (which is to say, I read it), I was excited to read this. Not because of Original Sin, of course, which was the usual Marvel event template of amazing art, an interesting premise, and a script which doesn't deliver, but because this promised to bring together Thor & Angela, in a story about a hidden tenth realm. A tenth realm! Oh, the promise! Set expectations to: high*.(*Not super high, b As a follower of Jason Aaron's excellent Thor run, and as one of the many victims of the Original Sin event (which is to say, I read it), I was excited to read this. Not because of Original Sin, of course, which was the usual Marvel event template of amazing art, an interesting premise, and a script which doesn't deliver, but because this promised to bring together Thor & Angela, in a story about a hidden tenth realm. A tenth realm! Oh, the promise! Set expectations to: high*.(*Not super high, because it's an event tie-in, and those are traditionally hit and miss, but just high enough to get me disappointed, as it turned out.)So this wasn't good. It was the art that killed me--two artists who couldn't have been more stylistically different, sandwiched against each other. Poor planning and execution by Marvel editorial. The script was fine, if a bit bland for a story that was working with so many awesome elements. The assumed knowledge was a bit of a pain (there's an Old Loki and a young Loki, who, by the way, is no longer Kid Loki, because he mysteriously aged... huh?), and the finish which left me to do little more than grunt.It was disappointing for me, but if you sufficiently lower your expectations, your mileage may vary.
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  • David
    January 1, 1970
    A pretty good story in this one. Reveals Angela's new retconned origin. But I have to say I don't care much for Angela. What sucky name for a super-hero! Was Bunny taken? She also seems out of step with Marvel's recent focus on female characters being less overtly sexualized (see Scarlet Witch's or Capt. Marvel's new costume, or any number of others) instead of pre-teen straight male fantasies. Fer crying out loud, her belt is bigger than her panties! As for the reveal of Odin's Sin and adding A A pretty good story in this one. Reveals Angela's new retconned origin. But I have to say I don't care much for Angela. What sucky name for a super-hero! Was Bunny taken? She also seems out of step with Marvel's recent focus on female characters being less overtly sexualized (see Scarlet Witch's or Capt. Marvel's new costume, or any number of others) instead of pre-teen straight male fantasies. Fer crying out loud, her belt is bigger than her panties! As for the reveal of Odin's Sin and adding Angela to the Asgardian family... meh. We'll see where it goes.
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  • Andy
    January 1, 1970
    Well, I've not read Original Sin, I came to this from Jason Aaron's Thor run to see if it added anything. It doesn't. Basically the entire outcome is clear from the blurb that came with it. The reader is left with no surprises and there's just a lot of fighting and deceit with some intermittently good artwork (I'm thinking of the Odin splash page).Really nothing to waste your time over.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    That's some insanely impractical armour. But hey, at least all the important parts are protected, like, um... the shoulders?
  • Stacie (MagicOfBooks)
    January 1, 1970
    I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooksIn "Original Sin: Thor and Loki," a mysterious tenth realm has been discovered. Thor and Loki team up to find the whereabouts of this realm and come to discover that they have a sister---Angela---who they never knew existed.So apparently this "Original Sin" series is a collection of stories focusing on various different Marvel characters and they all originate from the murder of some character named the Watcher. I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooksIn "Original Sin: Thor and Loki," a mysterious tenth realm has been discovered. Thor and Loki team up to find the whereabouts of this realm and come to discover that they have a sister---Angela---who they never knew existed.So apparently this "Original Sin" series is a collection of stories focusing on various different Marvel characters and they all originate from the murder of some character named the Watcher. I have absolutely no idea what has gone on prior to picking up this book, but this book by itself was fairly easy to understand since I've previously read the Loki based "Journey Into Mystery" series and the "Loki: Agent of Asgard" series. So I have a bit of prior knowledge due to those series which helps. It's Marvel comics...unless you are a die hard collector, you won't be able to read every story that comes out. I've chosen to stick with Loki comics personally. But in general, I found this particular book easy to get into, it was fun, very humorous on occasion, and I just freaking love the Thor and Loki teamup. I found the mysterious Angela (random brand new sister to Loki and Thor) to be a fascinating character. I didn't quite understand if she was a hero or villain, but I think the book makes it clear by the very end how you are supposed to feel. And she's a Guardian of the Galaxy? I'm just not going to question things anymore. But hey, a brief page with the Guardians. Yah for Rocket and Groot!I liked the artwork in general as well. I wish comics would stick to one artist for any given series. It can be very distracting when the artwork and character design changes in between issues. But other than that, nice artwork and Thor and Loki look how you expect them to look.Overall, a nice follow up to other Loki-based comics I've read. Would love to see more of Angela and where that arc goes if it continues to involve Thor and Loki.
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  • Judah Radd
    January 1, 1970
    Other reviewers didn’t seem to like this. I find that surprising. I enjoyed the hell out of it.Not only is the story and exciting one, full of climaxes, with every character showcased in their best light... but it also has some unexpected allegorical value. The whole conflict is an analogy for when cultures clash without attempting to understand each other’s values and customs. It’s especially apparent with how Angels and Asgardians treat transactions and debt. Another example involves some igno Other reviewers didn’t seem to like this. I find that surprising. I enjoyed the hell out of it.Not only is the story and exciting one, full of climaxes, with every character showcased in their best light... but it also has some unexpected allegorical value. The whole conflict is an analogy for when cultures clash without attempting to understand each other’s values and customs. It’s especially apparent with how Angels and Asgardians treat transactions and debt. Another example involves some ignorance regarding the nature of storm clouds. This theme is consistent throughout.I always love it when Loki’s plans work out. There’s some pretty badass “fuck yeah” moments involving that.This may not have been Angela’s marvel debut, but it definitely feels like her official welcome party to the 616 canon. There’s some great art though-out this book as well. Definitely a worthwhile read
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  • Arlomisty
    January 1, 1970
    This story was so so... it fills in the origin story of Thor's sister Angela and the realm she came from... the tenth realm. Another $3 book....
  • AJ
    January 1, 1970
    Great except for the covert art.
  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    A special tie-in to Marvel's Original Sin event, this sees Thor and Loki team up to face up to some big secrets. When the dead Watcher's eye reveals secrets across the Marvel Universe, Thor discovers that there is actually a tenth realm and that he has a sister. He drags adopted brother Loki along to help him find their sister.The book is based on a great idea- that Neil Gaiman's Angela character is actually the sister of Thor. Angela has been floating around the Marvel universe for a short whil A special tie-in to Marvel's Original Sin event, this sees Thor and Loki team up to face up to some big secrets. When the dead Watcher's eye reveals secrets across the Marvel Universe, Thor discovers that there is actually a tenth realm and that he has a sister. He drags adopted brother Loki along to help him find their sister.The book is based on a great idea- that Neil Gaiman's Angela character is actually the sister of Thor. Angela has been floating around the Marvel universe for a short while now appearing at the end of the Age of Ultron event and teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy since then. The trouble is that she has never been a very interesting character in all that time and though this volume makes some attempt to change this it doesn't really succeed. Angela is just a bit dull and it will take something special for the Angela series that spins out from this story to not fail miserably. Whilst Thor and Original Sin writer Jason Aaron worked on the plot for this story the main credit should go to Loki writer Al Ewing who wrote the script. As you might expect it feels very much like a trickster Loki story. Loki does some great tricking in the story and that is just one of many plot twists in these pages. At the end of every issue of the comic book Ewing threw a brilliant curveball. I wasn't a big fan of the main artwork here- it tried to be Thor: God of Thunder but didn't look as good and the whole thing looked very dark. It didn't help that there were some random fill-in pages drawn by other artists- it is very distracting and should be avoided. A well-written and totally original story featuring some much loved Marvel characters, this is a must read for fans of Thor and/or Loki.
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  • Callie *Fights Censorship*
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 starsIn my opinion this was the best thing to come out of this Original Sin event. Angela is Thor's long lost sister, okay to be honest I don't really care about that, sorry. I don't really give a crap about Angela in general. Also this is not a spoiler, you pretty much know this before you even pick up the first issue. However, I was very intrigued by the Tenth Realm aspect, a hidden realm, known as Heven (get it?), that was cut off from the other nine. It is home to the Amazons Angels. B 3 1/2 starsIn my opinion this was the best thing to come out of this Original Sin event. Angela is Thor's long lost sister, okay to be honest I don't really care about that, sorry. I don't really give a crap about Angela in general. Also this is not a spoiler, you pretty much know this before you even pick up the first issue. However, I was very intrigued by the Tenth Realm aspect, a hidden realm, known as Heven (get it?), that was cut off from the other nine. It is home to the Amazons Angels. Beautiful warriors with wings! Sign me up, I've got my next cosplay all lined up woo hoo! Thor was melodramatic and the attempt at dramatic irony was laughable, oh look Thor is fighting with the sister he is looking for....gasp.This was predictable but I enjoyed Loki/Lady Loki and the concept of the Angels. Plus it is one thousand times better than Original Sin: Hulk vs. Iron Man
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    If you give away your Big Reveal (Thor and Loki have a long-lost sister! It's....[spoiler redacted just in case anyone reading this review has been living under a rock]) in the marketing material for the first issue of your crossover, I fail to see the point in spending four and a half issues of a five-issue crossover with our intrepid heroes blundering around trying to find out something the reader already know before picking up the first issue. As such, there was little remarkable about this s If you give away your Big Reveal (Thor and Loki have a long-lost sister! It's....[spoiler redacted just in case anyone reading this review has been living under a rock]) in the marketing material for the first issue of your crossover, I fail to see the point in spending four and a half issues of a five-issue crossover with our intrepid heroes blundering around trying to find out something the reader already know before picking up the first issue. As such, there was little remarkable about this story.The art is a mishmash of several different artists, and there is little flow from scene to scene, or from issue to issue.As with most the infinitely many offshoots of the at least semi-annual Company-wide Crossover Spectacular that Will Change Everything (But Not Really!) events that Marvel loves to force upon its readers, Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm is all hype and very very little substance.
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  • Hannah Givens
    January 1, 1970
    This book stayed very straightforward. In a story about secrets, I would’ve liked to see more real surprises. However, it’s well done, and it has all the same great characters I’ve been loving. I don’t know why Angela has to wear a metal bikini, but other than that her art is amazing and she’s a compelling character. She has her own series now, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, three issues in, so I’ll probably be checking that out when the first volume is collected. And, of course, we’ve finally made This book stayed very straightforward. In a story about secrets, I would’ve liked to see more real surprises. However, it’s well done, and it has all the same great characters I’ve been loving. I don’t know why Angela has to wear a metal bikini, but other than that her art is amazing and she’s a compelling character. She has her own series now, Angela: Asgard’s Assassin, three issues in, so I’ll probably be checking that out when the first volume is collected. And, of course, we’ve finally made it explicit that Loki is both male and female, so I’m really pleased with that and excited to see where it goes from here!Full reaction post (with pics!): https://hannahgivens.wordpress.com/20...
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  • Nancy Meservier
    January 1, 1970
    An entertaining crossover comic with pretty good artwork. I really like the world of "Heaven" and find the Angels' rule of fair trade to be an interested concept. Unfortunately, the otherwise enjoyable story is somewhat hampered by the fact that it is quite predictable, and the spoil the big twist on the back of the collection. Good job, Marvel!
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  • Rob
    January 1, 1970
    On the reading list to the new female Thor, so I read it. Angela's origins (decent, actually) +Thor and Loki adventures. 10th realm-not impressed, one dimensional. The cover is super embarrassing, I had to hide it from fear of judgement. Some actual good moments of humor and I liked the plot movement at the end, but...Dumb Thor is dumb.
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  • Nuno Gil Franco
    January 1, 1970
    The writing is good, the art, in most pages, is not that great (I really don't like to say that there's such a thing as bad art). Nothing really world-shattering or surprising, other than tying some loose ends when it comes to Angela and Odin (he's back!!)
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  • Jordan Lahn
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be a mystery that Thor and Angela were related. I guess they made it pretty obvious, but at times it seemed like it was supposed to be a secret...
  • Ryan Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    And lo, beholdeth a tale that shall be deemed "average at best" by all the realms. Seeketh not this story, lest thou be underwhelmed.
  • Get X Serious
    January 1, 1970
    Shout out to Odin for acknowledging Loki's gender fluidity.
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    A by and large good story that's let down by pretty bad art for the most part (Lee Garbett largely excepting), starting with that terrible outside art by Dale Keown and Jason Keith. I don't know what expression Angela is supposed to be making (somehow it's an emotionless grimace?), and she seems to be sort of just staring at her boobs for some reason? It's probably one of the worst drawings of that ridiculous costume, and there have been some really bad ones. Loki, who is more notable for his br A by and large good story that's let down by pretty bad art for the most part (Lee Garbett largely excepting), starting with that terrible outside art by Dale Keown and Jason Keith. I don't know what expression Angela is supposed to be making (somehow it's an emotionless grimace?), and she seems to be sort of just staring at her boobs for some reason? It's probably one of the worst drawings of that ridiculous costume, and there have been some really bad ones. Loki, who is more notable for his brains than his brawn, for some reason has bulging veins (???) on his bulging muscles, the former of which is more concerning, as well as the bulging veins around his neck, usually limited to Rob Leifeld and his copycats drawing the Hulk or Captain America or like... Thor. Not that it's fine on Thor, since the bulging veins thing doesn't work like that, even on body builders, but sure, whatever. And then there's Freyja's literal boobplate armor. Admittedly I don't think these guys came up with this outfit, but like Angela, this is probably one of the worst drawings of it.A good portion of the book is drawn by Lee Garbett, and he does a mostly pretty good job (although he also has issues, like one particular panel with Angela which honestly is not solely down to her costume), like he did on the "Young Loki" books. Simone Biachi seems to be the major problem. Some of the action shots and spreads are fine, but the way he draws faces is just... ugh, except for maybe a couple panels? And a lot of the art could best be called vaguely colored shmears, which isn't a compliment.Angela's second costume design is pathetic, and only slightly less bad than her original one. The costumes of the Angels are also quite terrible and I don't know how any of them aren't dead of stab wounds already.There's a decent amount of humor and good character development, particularly with Angela and Loki/Angela. The Angel queen is pretty fun. Of course to get there you have to get past Thor being a sexist ignoramus, so.... that's.... fun? Much as I tend to like Jason Aaron, I have to wonder if that's him coming into this. He writes great scripts a lot but Thor being a lust-fueled jackass pops up plenty in his other works. Thor is no saint and I know lusting after women is a thing he does, but too many writers flip him back from "noble but still learning dude with parent issues" to "generic musclebound misogynist." For no reason. It's not good writing.Overall, a neat addition to the Young Loki storyline. Wish the art was better. And the writing was more tweaked to be less... frustrating.
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    Review also posted to my blog.content warnings: violence, references to infanticiderepresentation: pansexual genderfluid main character “You know, I don’t want to say I told you so, brother -- so instead I’ll just mention that we’re boxed in by homicidal maniacs who plan to cut us into goblets --” From what I can tell, this is a comic tie-in to the event, a storyline which I know less than nothing about. I just decided to read this because I need more Loki in my life and this looked good - and Review also posted to my blog.content warnings: violence, references to infanticiderepresentation: pansexual genderfluid main character “You know, I don’t want to say I told you so, brother -- so instead I’ll just mention that we’re boxed in by homicidal maniacs who plan to cut us into goblets --” From what I can tell, this is a comic tie-in to the event, a storyline which I know less than nothing about. I just decided to read this because I need more Loki in my life and this looked good - and it was!This has Loki and Thor travelling to in search of their thought-to-be-dead sister Angela. As someone who has never read an Asgardian/Thor comic before I can't really comment on any lore-related stuff or how this fares against other comics with the characters, but as my first outing with them I can happily say that I really enjoyed it.The art was fine. It was my favourite but it also wasn't hot garbage. I definitely didn't love the fact that the every woman (with the exception of Loki) has annoyingly unrealistic and accentuated boobs, but at this point I just brush that shit off.As I said, I have no frame of reference for Asgardian/Thor stories, but as a first-timer I really enjoyed this one. It was interesting enough and didn't overstay its welcome, but still made it clear that there would be more coming in the future. The part that really made me love this comic was the characters, Loki specifically. I've always been pretty ambivalent about comic!Thor and I remain that way while reading this comic. Even without me feeling nothing really about Thor, I'm pretty sure Loki would have still remained a standout. I will never get tired of him being a piece of shit trickster and this comic definitely delivers a good amount of that. I also really enjoyed how casually him being genderfluid is worked in. His gender shifts at a point in the story, but even asides from that there are just casual comments that make it clear he's not cis: THOR: We should introduce ourselves, Loki. These are fair maidens indeed.LOKI: Well, so am I, sometimes. It doesn't mean I'm safe to talk to.ODIN: My children. My son and my daughter and my child who is both. Despite knowing nothing about Asgardian comics or the storyline, this was still a really enjoyable read and comic!Loki could totally get it.
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