START READING with this Point One Issue!

Young Loki is at a severe disadvantage: everyone in Asgard remembers him from his previous life—but they’re all strangers to him, and they fully intend to keep it that way. Desperate, Loki conjures up a mystical means of eavesdropping on their private thoughts; and what he learns doesn’t make him happy. Even worse, the lesson itself may just cost him his life! A perfect jumping-on point, showcasing Loki’s relationships with Asgard’s movers and shakers, and setting the stage for the choices he makes in the months to come.

Story by Rob Rodi
Art by Pasqual Ferry
Colors by Frank D'Armata
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by Pasqual Ferry

Price: $2.99
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  1. Gillen is the only reason I read this book. So no Gillen, no me.

  2. I just don’t understand why you don’t get the actual creators of the current book to do the .1 issues. Very rarely have I seen the same writer/artist do these. Apparently Thunderbolts 163.1 will have Parker/Shalvey do the issues. Which is good because that’s what they should be doing here!

    Heck have Rich Elson do the art at least, cause he’s jumping on the title apparently in a few issues.

  3. um… no thank you?

  4. I don’t mind Rodi…. But seriously Pasqual Ferry doing the art. The writing is going to need to be amazing to counter the art to me.

  5. I’ll buy it without Gillien, but may let it slide a week or two — I really need a light week this week. But, seriously, how can they have a “perfect jumping on point” in the middle of a longer story line that’s a tie in to an even larger ongoing EVENT? Does Marvel simply have a monthly quota of point books, and so they throw darts at a Previews to see who gets the treatment that month?

    • “Does Marvel simply have a monthly quota of point books, and so they throw darts at a Previews to see who gets the treatment that month?”

      More or less. The .1s and double shipping titles are a way to drive sales. Quality be damned.

      The reason Journey Into Mystery is getting a .1 issue is because of the title’s success, which I think few would have predicted. Marvel figures that some people will buy the .1 issue because the book has the title “Journey Into Mystery” on it, regardless of the creative team.

      Mini-Rant: One of the major reasons the comic industry is suffering is that there is too much mediocre product on the market. Marvel and DC, stop publishing 50 – 80 titles each month! Focus instead on quality!

  6. Hmm, this will be an in-the-shop decision.

  7. Tempting. I have been burned by way too many point 1 issues, so it’s a no go for me.

  8. This was an entertaining read, and for the most part the dialogue and characterization felt the same as what Gillen has been providing. That being said, it is supplementary in nature if you’ve been reading the book, and won’t miss anything vital by skipping out.

  9. The one part I really liked was the conversation Odin had with Hemidall…(I know thats not the right spelling) its interesting the way he views Loki… 🙂

  10. enjoyable. a nice read indeed. am looking forward to the devil waking in the bar

  11. I did enjoy this, and thought that it meshed well with Gillian’s writing. Not essential, but not worthless either, especially, if we assume that Teller will be back again.

    If Marvel and DC cross over anytime in the near future, can we have a young Loki/Damian team-up . . ?

    @sitara: that cover for next issue does look stellar . . .

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