Loki: Ragnarok and Roll 3 (April 2014)

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3There’s a lot to like about this issue. There’s a fantastic twist at the end, but all of a sudden it made me wonder if Esquivel might have tried pitching this series as a Marvel movie. Not because of anything in the issue itself, but how perfectly the twist works. It overshadows everything else in the comic.

But what else is there in the comic? Gaylord’s art is good and he has a great time illustrating all the various gods in Asgard attacking Odin. He has a good time with Loki fighting Hercules or whoever. The comic is definitely a good time.

And then it ends. There’s a shouting match Loki and one of his humans and then the twist ending. Not much else. Esquivel and Gaylord get a whole bunch of mileage out of their setup for the comic and don’t really build anything. Loki’s clever instead of thoughtful.

C+ 

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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