Illustrated by Lee Garbett and Jorge Coelho
Collected here is around 20 single issues that survey Loki's time as an Agent of Asgard. This storyline immediately follows the adventures of Kid Loki. THIS Loki took over Kid Loki's body and is trying to erase some of his evil deeds from his past by taking on missions to serve the great good of Asgard. On the throne is the All-Mother, a triumvirate including his mother, Freya, and two others, who give Loki missions but secretly plot against this good Loki in order to secure what they think is a more prosperous future for Asgard. Loki make some new friends, including Verity Willis, who is a human lie detector. This also includes events around Original Sin, where a tenth realm, the realm of Heven, opens, and Loki, along with Thor, try to bring Heven into the Nine Realms under Asgard.
There is a LOT going on in this book, and there are so many references and tie-ins to other Marvel properties. This Loki series also spans several years, so he pops up in a lot of different events (Original Sin and Axis), and he's of course all mixed in with Thor titles. The reason this beast of a book would be a decent choice for schools is because of all the media surrounding this time in comics that is being produced. The new Thor movie will pull from this comic as well as the other two Thor series listed below. The Loki series on Netflix incorporates many of the ideas from Agent of Asgard, some more subtle than others, and it might be a good idea to have a good selection of Loki comics for students who may have finished the series this summer and want to dive into some reading.
There are a few suggestive scenes, and some characters drink alcohol (it's Asgard, so of course). There is quite a bit of fantasy violence but not a ton of bloodshed.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 9-12
Publication Date: December 31, 2019
ISBN: 9781302920739 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes, Action Adventure, Magic, Marvel
Tie Ins - These are volumes that have issues referenced in Loki: Agent of Asgard. I have not included every reference here, just ones that would be helpful and easy for libraries to collect.
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