Review: Loki: Agent of Asgard #5

STK641525Written By: Al Ewing

Art By: Lee Garbett

Colors By: Nolan Woodward

Published By: Marvel

Review by Heather Antos

Yes! The truth is in my heart! I cannot lie–even by accident!” – LOKI, AOA #5

His team has been assembled. The time to strike is now. The target? The most highly secure cell in all of Asgardia! The greatest trickster is all the nine realms is back in the latest installment of Loki: Agent of Asgard.

Continuing his mission for the All-Mother, Loki: Agent of Asgard #5 begins with the titled character and his crew of misfits embarking on a “Mission Impossible-esque” quest. But what Loki finds waiting for him in the depths of Asgard is not at all the future for himself that he had so envisioned.

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Al Ewing has done a brilliant job blending in old with the new in Loki: Agent of Asgard #5 for an excellent adventure for all. Fans of Jason Aaron’s run on Thor will enjoy the little connections between the series, as well as all Avengers readers. What really stands out about the fifth chapter of AOA is our current, present Loki, finally getting a glimpse at his more, ahem, mature self from the past. And between his escapades with Lorelei, Verity, and of course, Thor, Ewing has done a solid job bringing adventure into AOA #5.

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Lee Garbett and Nolan Woodward have done it again! Together, this artist team creates a stunning visual for Ewing’s adventure-filled script. Garbett’s pencils guide readers’ eyes through the twists and turns of the espionage mission with ease. Whether it be swan diving off of airplanes or breaking into dungeons, Ewing’s and Woodward’s hands are well equipped for the All-Mother’s mission!

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Will the wrinkled Loki’s prophecy come true? Will peace befall the nine realms only for our present Loki to join his ancient brother’s villainy? Or will he be able to resist the ways of his evil, bloodied past? Loki: Agent of Asgard #5 reveals the biggest twist of the series yet and is certain to keep readers’ eyes peeling for more, page after page!

Story: 8/10

Art: 8/10

Overall: 8/10

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