Loki’s search for allies against the Serpent in the depths of the underworld has gone somewhat awry. Paranoia reigns in the pits, as the forces of Mephisto’s Hell and Hela’s Hel totter on the edge of open war. Thankfully, Loki has a carefully considered, planned and proportionate response: assassination and perhaps a little torture to follow. Can Loki escape the suspicion that we’re all flies to this wanton boy?

Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Doug Braithwaite
Colors by Ulises Arreola
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Stephanie Hans

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%
Avg Rating: 3.9
Users who pulled this comic:


  1. Best Fear Itself ‘tie-in’ comic to come out even though it’s anything but that.

    I guess I should be happy this event has come out. Otherwise we never would’ve gotten this fantastic run by Gillen and Braithwaite to start again. 

  2. @TheNextChampion – forget best tie-in, this is the best Marvel book I’m reading.

  3. Surprisingly amazing. Forget the Fear Itself part. It is just a great story of Loki re-inventing himself.

  4. I find it a shame that the Fear Itself banner has to be on this book, it’s wasting space for incredible cover art.

    And this is one of, if not the best marvel book out there right now.

  5. Fantasticly fun book. Love watching the subtle, brilliant ambiguous characterization of Lil’ Loki.

  6. @Malecema I still think FF is better, but this is a close second.

    (Tocchoni on FF might change that soon)

  7. Whoa. Fantastic issue yet again!!

  8. With FF going downhill with Tocchini I can safely say this is the best Marvel book on the stands right now. We need to get one of the guys to read this book!

    Also, did anyone else get a bunch of printing errors with the colors in this book or was it just me?


  9. @TheNextChampion  Yeah, I am fairly confident that there will be an “Oh !@#$ I picked up JIM and I can’t believe I hadn’t been reading this!” moment from at least one of the ifanboy guys pretty soon. Every issue of this run has had serious POTW potential. 

  10. Very good issue, but the ending left me a bit cold. Maybe I’ve played too many Zelda games, but the promise of a fetch quest does not thrill me to my core. However, as long as the art, characters and dialogue (“DIREST NEWS!!”) continue at their current level, I’ll go find as many MacGuffins as Loki needs.

  11. This book is outstanding. But I AM also enjoying fear itself. POTW for sure.

  12. without a doubt, the best marvel book!  and in my opion, in the top 3 of all titles available.  its everything a great comic should be.  the story and dialogue are amazing!  the art is astonishing!  the book as a whole is awe-inspiring!  wow, i think i just gave myself wood!!  lmfao!!!!

  13. There were a few very good books out this week. I loved Red Wing, Frankenstein, Mystery Men and Starborn, but on rereading JIM is far and away my POTW.

    Gillen is writing something very special here. Young Loki is easily my favourite character in the Marvel Universe right now… 

  14. This was great, again.

  15. If you don’t like this then you don’t like fun

  16. Brilliant! Best word to describe this book keep this awesome storytelling coming.

    Loki in Newark with a with Hel-wolf, a group of people forced to work with him and a girl he likes. Plus, the plan could blow up in face at any time. Brilliant. I’m giddy over this book.

  17. Best comic of the week. This should be better promoted by Marvel as an integral book for those reading Fear Itself

  18. I think this comic is the lost gem of the Fear Itself series, and if you are following the main storyline, but not this, you are missing out.  Also, this is an excellent story even without the Fear Itself story line, and you are missing out if you don’t pick it up.  (Read: BUY THIS COMIC!!)

  19. Wow, I’m shocked by comments here. At least someone is enjoying this. I just dropped this off my pull and I’ve been reading it for 4 years. I just can’t get into it.

  20. Kid Loki is no doubt my favorite new comics character in 2011.  This book is fantastic.

    Just imagine if these two guys were doing the main event book?

  21. If this doesn’t win an Eisner next year (or several), I’ll be shocked.

  22. What has me on the edge of my seat is not being able to tell if this new incarnation of Loki is more hero than villian or villian than hero. This almost has the feel of an origin story. There were flashes here of the old Loki, but he seems to be pitting himself against the Serpent. This book and Detective Comics are both making me exceedlingly glad to be a devoted comic book reader.

Leave a Comment