REVIEW CORNER: The Avengers: Loki Unleashed # 1
The Avengers: Loki Unleashed # 1
Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: Ron Lim
Colorist: Espen Grundetjern
Letterer: Virtual Calligraphy’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Date: September 2019
For this week’s installment, I’ll take a look at The Avengers: Loki Unleashed, which is an untold tale that takes place during Roger Stern’s groundbreaking run from the late 1980s.
The story kicks off with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes picking up the pieces in the aftermath of their battle with The Masters of Evil and it isn’t long before Loki makes the scene, who discovers mystic energy that has dire consequences for all reality, so The Avengers team up with Doctor Strange (Iron Man joins the fray because of the team being so shorthanded) then make their way to the planet Yann where Loki is duking it out with a sorcerer named Sise-Neg, who wants the power for himself.
This is an Avengers story that flows very well and the action sequences are top-notch and energetic, so with those two factors playing out to perfection, it shows the readers why Stern’s Avengers run is still an absolute classic, plus his writing shows no signs of getting stale so it’s always a pleasure to read a Roger Stern story because, with his vast knowledge of The Marvel Universe and his stellar storytelling, you know you’re going to get a wonderful story. Ron Lim’s artwork is still a joy to look at and because of his work on this one-shot, I would definitely like to see him do more interiors because he’s definitely earned his place as one of the most amazing comic artists.
The Avengers: Loki Unleashed may very well be one of the most entertaining comics to come out of Marvel as well as being a great Loki story that only makes the comics version of the character more appealing than his MCU counterpart.
Well, that’s it for me this week. I’ll be back with another review, and I think I’ll review a story featuring The Time Variance Authority (Got a good one); Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.