Loki: Ragnarok and Roll 2 (March 2014)

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2You might think the comic would be about Loki, given his name on the cover, but it’s actually more about the system of gods Esquivel has set up. At least half the issue is Thor fighting Hercules. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of Marvel references in those scenes. Esquivel actually gets rid of a lot of those.

And I’m not knocking the comic at all. It’s a rather good comic, especially Esquivel’s handle on the humor. It’s no longer dependent on winking; the few “regular” Thor and Loki references in this one aren’t the humor anymore. The situations Esquivel creates for the book do all the comedic generation now.

Still, Loki is underused. There’s some funny stuff with his band, a great interview, but once the gods get to Earth, Loki gets lost. He’s a bystander. Hopefully Esquivel has something better planned for him.

Either way, it’s a good read.

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CREDITS

Writer, Eric M. Esquivel; penciller, Jerry Gaylord; inkers, Jerry Gaylord and Penelope Gaylord; colorist, Gabriel Cassata; letterer, Ryan Ferrier; editors, Chris Rosa and Ian Brill; publisher, Boom! Studios.

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