Loki #4 The God Who Fell To Earth,
Loki faces off against the Fear Lord Nightmare. We see key glimpses of Loki's past and future which reveal intimate character details and give the promise of an exciting adventure ahead for our beloved trickster.
Loki #4 is the issue that fans of the mischievous god have been waiting for. Daniel Kibblesmith has done a great job in highlighting Loki’s ability to outsmart even the readers by tying together his seemingly innocent actions from previous issues to unveil a crafty strategy against Nightmare. The story telling in this issue really seems to be on point and connects with its audience well by delivering some much needed action and humor. Yet it still has plenty of room for heartfelt moments.
We open this issue to a moment between a young Loki and his adoptive father Odin where Loki’s first lie is revealed. This revelatory theme is consistent throughout the issue as we learn Loki’s worst nightmare and his true feelings for his current place in the world. By giving us such a layered view into Loki’s character the audience can finally really connect with Kibblesmith’s version of Loki. He does a wonderful job of staying true to the Loki of lore while making him relatable and even lovable to the audience. After Loki’s Nightmare showdown and arguably first heroic deed we are then transported into the future where we meet an older bearded Loki in possession of Mjolnir. It is then revealed that The Unfather we were warned of in the first issue may in fact be Thor himself!
As far as the art is concerned I have to say that I do unfortunately find some of the artwork rather inconsistent. There are pages and frames that are wrought with thoughtful detail. Then there are others that are filled with blurry characters and drawings of Loki himself that look like a “Didney Worl” meme.
The colorists are wonderful and do a great job. The depth they have given this comic and the colors used are vibrant and life giving. But it can be hard to really give a shine to eyes that do not look like they belong on the same face sometimes.
These flashes to the future and wonderfully crafted reveals are incredibly exciting. I for one can’t wait to see what adventures and trials bring our characters to such a seemingly dire future. So go grab an issue or 4 and join in on the fun!
Loki #4 beautifully puts together a masterfully crafted and promising new storyline for David Kibblesmith's own Loki. His well rounded development of this character resonates with the reader and leaves you yearning for more.
Loki #4 The God Who Fell To Earth, The Great Reveal
Writing - 9/109/10
Storyline - 8.5/108.5/10
Art - 7.5/107.5/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 7.5/107.5/10
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