It’s finally Saturday! Thank god! Do you ever have one of those weeks that just seems to go on for forever? I’ve had one of those week! I am so glad that it is finally over! Oh well, since it is Saturday, that means that it is time for another book review. this week it is for something a bit different, a comic. So, here is my review for Loki: Agent Of Asgard, Trust Me by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett. Let’s do this!
Generally speaking, I don’t really read comics. They just aren’t something that I tend to find myself reaching for. But recently I have had several people recommend Loki: Agent Of Asgard to me after learning of my mild obsession with the MCU’s Loki and my interested in the original Norse myths about Loki. So I decided just to pick it up and give it a go. I brought the issue 1 to 5 bind up and I ended up reading it in one sitting and really, really enjoying it!
This is such an interesting story arc. There was so much more going on than I thought that there would be. the few times that I have read comic they have been standalone stories so they have been quick and light and had a very un-complex storyline, as the whole story is in the single issue. This was so different. To start with because the story spans across multiple issues (about 17 in total I believe) it felt more like reading an actual book, with each issue being a chapter of the story. and because of this it went into a lot more detail then I was expecting, and I loved it. I loved that it had the ability to draw me and keep my attention.
I also loved Loki, and think that he really added to the complexity. He is such a complex character who always seems to have scheme upon scheme upon scheme. His schemes have schemes. you always know with him that what you see isn’t everything that’s happening, there is guaranteed to be 12 other layers to the story and his plan. And this was just so interesting to witness. I never knew what he was going to do next.
And I have to say, I really loved the art style. I loved the muted colour scheme and the character designed. I just loved that it was in full colour if I’m honest (I read manga which is basically always black and white). I just really loved the illustrations and the detail in them. it was just really beautiful and pleasing to look at.
All in all, I am very, very glad that I decided to give this comic a go. I really loved it and cannot wait to order the next instalment. I need the rest of the story!
4.5 out of 5
And there we have it. do you read comics? Have you read Loki: Agent Of Asgard? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.