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Loki (Loki)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  1,115 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
There are two sides to every story. You've heard Thor's - now it's time to hear Loki's. Odin's least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his perspective in this groundbreaking collection, featuring the breathtaking painted artwork of Esad Ribic (Wolverine). In this story, Loki's insatiable lust for power, his conflicted sentiments toward Sif, his antipathy toward ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published February 9th 2005 by Marvel Comics Group (first published 1992)
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Kyra I've seen this elsewhere as "The Mighty Thor: Loki," so I'm pretty sure it's the same. If the illustrator on your book is the same as what's listed…moreI've seen this elsewhere as "The Mighty Thor: Loki," so I'm pretty sure it's the same. If the illustrator on your book is the same as what's listed here, and the panels are all painted rather than drawn in a more typical comics style, then yes, it's the same.(less)

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3.5 stars

Evil Buddy read with the Shallow Comic Readers.
Criteria? Anything with a Villain.


Well, that was depressing.
I just finished it, so give me a minute here to digest....


*clears throat*
Which makes no sense since I'm typing, but just go with it, ok?

First, this ain't your Sexy-Hiddleston-Loki.
Unless you think Grandpa Laufeyson looks hawt.


So, in this one, Loki has finally beaten Thor, become ruler of Asgard, and...
Yeah, just kind of needs to decide what to do with the rest of
Jan 26, 2016 Terence rated it liked it
Loki, god of mischief, is ever subject to fate. His fate seems to live and seethe in the shadow of Thor.

Loki provides insight into his mind. He's been mistreated and unloved by all, but Thor. Thor always loves Loki despite the fact Loki always betrays him.
Loki is a pawn of fate yet I can't feel too sorry for him. Every suffers misfortune, but it's the choices made in response to misfortune largely define us. Loki is undoubtedly mistreated, but he takes it out on his stepbrother who loves him alo
Feb 18, 2015 Joseph rated it really liked it
**Buddy Read with the Shallow Comic Readers -- This week's theme: Eeevillll!"


Thor has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters, because I always enjoy seeing the gods of old come to life. And what is Thor without Loki? The yin to his yang, the stop to his go, the black to his white, the Marvel to his DC...umm, I mean, the winter to his spring? Loki is the anti-Thor, and this book by Rodi and Ribic does its best to make those comparisons and provide the reader with a psychological profile
Feb 23, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
Ah yes, the age old rivalry pitting brother against brother, it'll never get old.
In this story, we get to see Loki's point of view for a change. After all, would a villain portray himself as such? Wouldn't the villain feel justified in his actions?
This is a story of Gods, you see, and mere mortals as ourselves cannot begin tho fathom the minds of such beings ;-)
Overall, it's a pretty good story with a beginning, a middle and an end (unlike most comic-book stories which are mostly soap operas ad
Nov 30, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This series is my very favorite take on Loki ever. I think anyone will understand and enjoy Loki much more after reading Robert Rodi's take on him. Not exactly sympathetic, but you do get see his true motivations a lot more than is typical. And the art by Esad Ribic is amazing. Great effort by these two fine creators.
Aug 20, 2016 Ozan rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Esad Ribic's art was perfect... i really really loved the detailed realistic art of his. The Story is about the endless conflict between Thor and Loki...brothers, arch enemies. The Book starts with Loki demending everyone at Asgard will kneel before him, that he has won... and Thor is locked away...As the story goes on Loki saw the conflict between him and Thor in endless paralel earths (this is when i first witness that Marvel has multiversty like DC... i wonder ...more
Jun 13, 2013 NaomiRuth rated it liked it
Shelves: af, graphic-novels
I'm new to comics and graphic novels, so bear with me, but these were my thoughts:

On Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic:

Eh... Not really a fan. I thought the language felt forced and stilted. I had a hard time with how the Norse gods were portrayed, and I know that's partially because of how I play with myths, but I just wasn't a fan. And I felt like Ribic was overly pretty and I didn't like his palette choice. Obviously, other people do, so this is just me not really caring. Also, and this is a common
Mark Desrosiers
Sep 07, 2008 Mark Desrosiers rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Robert Rodi is more famous (at least to me) for writing entertaining queer novels such as Drag Queen and Fag Hag. So here he is, disguised as "Rob Rodi", writing a Mighty Thor comic, and yeah, it's pretty funny stuff. This series focuses on Thor's evil stepbrother Loki, melding his Marvel supervillain nature to the Norse trickster god(/goddess!) on which he's based.

So what you end up with is a clueless trickster god, bedecked with a cuckold-horn helmet, who has the Mighty Thor captured and chai
Ed Dinnermonkey
Sep 15, 2013 Ed Dinnermonkey rated it really liked it
What if Loki got what he desired: rule over Asgard and his adoptive family in chains? So begins a character study of a god pushed into self pity and malice from a lifetime of abuse, yet who also fears he is merely playing out the part of the villain fate has handed him. When you're dealing with high myth, are the gods ever able to change their roles?

Robert Rodi nails the mythic tone of the story without merely resorting to an abundance of "Ye"s and "thou"s. It is a conversation piece, largely be
Jean-Pierre Vidrine
Apr 19, 2013 Jean-Pierre Vidrine rated it liked it
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I will admit, I am a Loki fangirl through and through thanks to the Marvel movies, but I hate being "one of those people" who have never read the comics of their favorite characters. I always find it difficult to decide where to start when picking up comics. Loki was a great place to start. It's a mini-series comprised of the 4 issues told from Loki's POV. We really get some insight into why he is the way he is. Loki has finally gotten what he wanted. He's over thrown Odin and humiliated Thor in ...more
Camilo Guerra
Dec 15, 2014 Camilo Guerra rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
Si pasas por Panamericana y ves este libro, titulado como Thor & Loki:Blood Brotehers, no lo pienses mas, es una obra de arte en 33.000 pesitos ( ponle unos 13.14 dolares) y te estarás llevando una gran obra, en la cual vemos a Loki desde la primera pagina ser el señor de Asgard, con Thor arrodillado a sus pies, Odin atrapado, Sif encadenada y Balder esperando, además de Hela dando lata a el dios del engaño. La historia es buena, bien armada y disfrutable pero al estrella del libro es Esad ...more
Oct 09, 2012 Elizabeth-Anne rated it it was amazing
If you have seen the movie Thor but are new to the comics, this is a good place to start, as it's sympathetic but never forgiving portrait of Loki is one shared by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story cleverly shows us Loki's point of view and brings understanding to how he is, while never condoning how far he has gone. There are no easy answers here, and it all leads to an emotionally devastating climax.
Jun 26, 2012 Nurul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The artwork is truly remarkable. I'm not the greatest fan of comics, but this was a great introduction. There were quite a number of fantastic lines as well that really bring out the tragic side of Loki. I only wish it'd been longer.
Nov 11, 2014 Komuniststar rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, mitologija
Prekrasan Ribicev crtež i priča kojoj mi fali konteksta.
Aug 20, 2012 Caro rated it it was amazing




Feb 16, 2014 Jessiqa rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-but-unowned
There are spoilers here, so consider yourself warned.

As one who knows these characters primarily from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was great to see them from another angle. I learned things. Such as, that Heimdall and Lady Sif are siblings. And that Sif had once been blonde, but Loki cut her hair off and for reasons that weren’t made clear (because it was a flashback scene), she didn’t just let it grow back, but went to some trolls who gave her shiny new brunette locks. Also, it’s clear tha
Sep 18, 2016 Keir rated it it was ok
De très belles illustrations, mais une fin de scénario en eau de boudin :/
Jul 05, 2015 Eskana rated it it was ok
FYI: This book contains the same material as "Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers." However, "Thor And Loki" contains more material on the same subject, so if you want to read the Loki miniseries, I would go with "Thor and Loki" because you get more bang for your buck. This book only contains "Loki" #1-4, some concept art, and the story proposal.

This book does exactly what the description says, although I had to read it twice before fully appreciating it (but I think you always have to read comics twi
Jan 11, 2016 Trine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jeg må bare indrømme med en gang, at denne bogen ikke rigtigt var noget for mig. Jeg er ellers blevet meget glad for graphic novels det sidste års tid, men denne faldt ikke rigtigt i smag.
Illustrationerne var for mørke og dystre efter min smag, og alle figurerne så bare rigtigt grimme ud. Og gamle! Det var slet ikke alle figurene som gav mening for selve historien - for eksempel slave-pigerne Loke mødte undervejs.
Sproget føltes tungt og forceret - det kan være at det er bedre på originalsproget
Hannah McManus
Jul 21, 2015 Hannah McManus rated it it was ok
(Perhaps may come back with a full review later?)
I definitely have an open mind when it comes to Loki and the rest of the Asgardians/Aesir, in pretty much whichever form/story they appear in. However, I did not care for this one much at all. The art style, I was not a fan of at all. (Also very irked by the fact that EVERY SINGLE FEMALE CHARACTER's clothes should have fallen off due to lack of competent functional fashion. Breast support is a thing that every woman needs, gentlemen. Falling off s
Nov 21, 2014 Casidhe rated it liked it
In this pleasant one-shot classic by Robert Rodi, the archetypal fantasy villain in the Marvel universe is depicted as the Nordic equivalent of Sisyphus, who, like all men, fails to escape fate. In a particularly arresting scene in the novel, the Norn Queen utters words that essentially encompass the entire tragedy of Loki, she says "the fate of Loki-every Loki- is that which you see before you. For his crimes, the god of mischief is chained for eternity to a rock, over which suspends a ...more
Dec 30, 2015 Because_I'm_Batman rated it it was ok
I was disappointed by this book. I guess I have gotten to used to the Tom Hiddleston version of Loki, this man was ugly and not pleasing to look at everyone was in fact. While the art was impressive the people were just to intense and very very ugly Loki looked like an old man wrinkly and missing teeth, which was fine. The storyline was okay if not a bit lame, i mean he already had Asgaurd all that there was left was him running around betraying allies and stressing out and being well bored out ...more
Jun 19, 2015 Josh rated it liked it
The art is absolutely amazing (aside from a few contorted figures): Great color, great detail, very moody and cinematic feel with the over-the-top angles you'd expect from any story about the Norse Gods. Everyone's thoughts are written on their faces without being caricatures.

But that writing, well, that's pretty weak. It's plotted much like a play, full of eloquent monologues and dialogues between a single central character and all those who seek something from him as he slowly comes to an epip
Jul 07, 2015 Kyra rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I have mixed feelings. Loki is really super ugly for 99% of it! Otherwise the artwork is really gorgeous! (Seriously, how long did it take to paint every single panel?) I still have Feelings about Loki even though he's old and ugly and nasty, because obviously he's biased but he has a lot of legitimate grievances! This is confusing because I guess it's kind of an AU? Comics are confusing, period. The end is potentially ambiguous but probably not intended to be; I saw it described as "emotionally ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
An interesting delve into the mind of Loki, but the characterization of Thor was a little too one-dimensional to really be believable.

To be fair, Rodi only had 4 issues to work with. But after more complex depictions of the brothers' relationship (in the MCU films, post-Siege and in the recent Journey into Mystery stories, and even Trials of Loki [to some extent]), this version of Thor was a little hard to buy.

The way Rodi drew on the concept of multiple universes, the fixity of fate and hubris(
Me ha gustado bastante, aunque creo que a la historia le falta algo de chispa. Todo el tiempo Loki se justifica contando lo mal que lo han tratado todos desde pequeño, pero no vemos casi nada sobre ello. Creo que para ser perfecto debería profundizar un pelín más en los motivos de Loki, en el desarrollo del personaje.
Por otra parte, el dibujo, que en general me gusta, flaquea precisamente en Loki. No creo que sea muy acertado el diseño del personaje, teniendo en cuenta su habilidad de "cambiafo
Jun 25, 2015 Hasselhh rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The drawing-style was not at all my kind of thing and it took me a long time to get over the ugliness of especially Loki, who looks like an old perv and nothing like other comic-versions of him!
In relation to the storyline my feelings are quite ambivalent. On the one hand I like the spiritual evolution of Loki, but everyone else is just throughly horrible! And the female slave Loki gets have no bearing in the story.
All in all it was an okay read, but it won't become a part of my comic collecti
Sep 03, 2012 Matimate rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic_novels, 2012
Comics time :P

When one was constantly bullied and considered evil from the beginning, when one was still innocent and tried only to please. Things went to hell or to Hela depends on your religion. The story is Loki centred and various traditional Norse myths are twisted to fit the plot line, which was made to be captivating and from time to time disturbing. Loki was on the run and hiding from wrath of gods, when his brother found him. They talked, but the end was bad for Loki as always. Who was
Anna Heidick
I'm a Loki fan over Thor but this story wasn't really that interesting to me. The art work wasn't really my style since it looked like Loki was super older then everyone in my opinion. I don't know if the regular comics art s better tho since I watched the motion comic with subtitles instead of getting the actual book. The story also just didn't seem to go anywhere besides leading to an abrupt ending..
Its ok tho. I don't hate it or anything. I can appreciate the work it must of took to make this
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  • Thor: The Trials of Loki
  • Journey into Mystery: Fear Itself
  • Thor: Ages of Thunder
  • Thor the Mighty Avenger, Vol. 1
  • Thor, by J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 2
  • Thor: Season One
  • Thor Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 1
  • Journey into Mystery, Featering Sif, Volume 1: Stronger Than Monsters
  • Iron Man: Execute Program
  • Loki: Nine Naughty Tales of the Trickster
  • Avengers Academy, Volume 1: Permanent Record
  • Secret War
  • Loki: Agent of Asgard, Vol. 3: Last Days
  • X-Men: Magneto Testament
  • Scarlet Witch #1
  • New X-Men: Academy X, Volume 1: Choosing Sides
  • Black Widow: Homecoming
Robert was born in Chicago in the conformist 1950s, grew up in the insurrectionist 1960s, came of age in the hedonist 1970s, and went to work in the elitist 1980s. This roller-coaster ride has left him with a distinct aversion to isms of any kind; it also gave him an ear for hypocrisy, cant, and platitudes that allowed him, in the 1990s, to become a much-lauded social satirist.

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“Over all the millennia, only you have ever loved me, Thor. Only you have ever looked at me with affection in place of condescension. Why, then, am I killing you, and not the others? Because you stopped.” 12 likes
“To be fated to lose. To know destiny itself the architect of my torment. Can it be true? Is to be Loki to be without hope? And if whom can a god appeal for mercy?” 3 likes
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