The God of Mischief is coming back for a brand new miniseries this summer. Marvel Comics has announced Loki, a new four-issue series from writer Dan Watters (Sword of Azrael, Arkham City) and Germán Peralta (Black Panther, Maestro). This marks the Marvel Comics debut for Watters, and it sounds like he’s going to make the most of it.
Marvel announced the book by revealing the cover art for the first issue. The cover, cooked up by Dustin Nguyen (below), features Loki looming large. Meanwhile, it appears he and his adoptive brother Thor are getting into it on a boat in the waters below. What else is new? Waters had this to say about it.
“It’s hard to say what a delight it is to be making my Marvel debut, even more so to be doing it with the God of Stories himself—taking him all the way around the Marvel Universe and back again. I can’t wait for all to see the beauty Germán’s art is breathing into this tale we have to tell you: full of magic, danger—and if Loki can’t help himself (he can’t)—quite a smidge of mischief.”
Here is the synopsis for Loki.
“He may be the ‘benevolent’ God of Stories now, but Loki’s past as the God of Lies returns to haunt him when ancient, powerful weapons he once built end up scattered across the Ten Realms! Loki must track down these weapons before they fall into the wrong hands and bring about Ragnarok. Surprising guest stars, exciting new characters, and startling twists await as Loki’s journey takes him to Nidavellir, Kree space, and Earth, where he’ll confront heroes, villains, and most of all, himself!”
Peralta said had this to add.
“Loki is one of the most interesting characters, not only in comics, but also in mythology, and his ambiguity in all aspects of his life makes him a very interesting character for an artist. I always say that I really enjoy drawing villains, but Loki has everything. It was ‘love at first sight’ when I read the script. Dan is amazing, and I’m sure he’s having a lot of fun with it too. I can’t wait to draw Loki’s expressions, since there are always double intentions with him, and it’s going to be very entertaining to play with that, as well as everything related to his universe. Having the opportunity to draw Loki is undoubtedly a beautiful way to start the year. It’s going to be a road full of challenges, but I’m sure it’s going to be a great journey.”
The timing arguably couldn’t be better. This year will also see the release of Loki season 2 on Disney+. Tom Hiddelston will, once again, return as the beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though he technically died in Infinity War, nobody is ever truly dead in the multiverse. This book could help tee up the ball for the second season quite nicely.
Loki #1 is set to hit shelves on June 7.
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