Loki is Thor’s mischievous trickster god brother and often Thor’s enemy as well. He’s a super-villain who’s generally portrayed as being completely out for himself. He’s based on the Norse God both in personality and powers.
For most of his long-run in Marvel Comics, Loki is portrayed as a man. However, when the Norse Gods are all killed — Loki is beheaded by Thor — all the Gods are reborn in canon. And Loki is reborn as a woman. Loki seems to enjoy her female body and constantly refers to herself as “her.” However, it is revealed that Loki is more two-spirited than transgendered at rebirth given Loki’s male form is inside her body. (Comic book plotlines can be so impossible to describe.)
In her new form, Loki claims she can’t lie anymore. But if that’s true, she can still go about tricking people with the truth and causing havoc against her brother Thor. She also joins Norman Osborn’s secret cabal with Doctor Doom, Emma Frost, Namor, and the Hood. Loki seems to be the wildcard which Norman’s placing his bets on will be helpful when she’s needed. Osborn promises her Asgard as the Cabal plots to take over the world. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Loki (Oct 9th)”
I really love the art in this, both the cover and the inside. Travel Foreman and June Chung do an amazing cover. Here’s what you do when you want to draw a strong, active character. And hey look, she’s not wearing much clothing, but that’s not my focus. There’s no t&a here. It’s just beautiful all over.
I’ve blogged about Stegman’s art before, and I haven’t always been a fan. But here, I think he does a great job. And he doesn’t do the things I complained about. I love his Sif. I believe she looks like this. Particularly, I love her scenes where she’s not in her costume. And her “fight” with Mrs. Sooner, her landlady. In which she’s wearing a towel, and I still love it. Continue reading “Reviews Sif”
Yawn. This isn’t event fatigue; this is not having any investment in the story of Asgard. Of course, I’ve always been a TV over film person, so it makes sense that these big blockbuster comics don’t intrigue me.
What’s worse is that I don’t believe for one moment that Norman didn’t already know everything Loki told him. Obviously, only a bunch of exposition to help out the reader. But it was just kind of boring exposition with gutless posturing.
Side pet peeve: When did Loki become a man again? I really liked Loki as a woman. (Slott was the first writer I noticed using a male Loki.) Plus, all the character profiles in the back were of men. Yes, that means only men are considered the major players in the Siege. Which makes me even less interested than I was before.
Spoilers for Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Ms. Marvel (Vol 2) #33 by Brian Reed, The New Avengers #47 by Brian Michael Bendis, She-Hulk (Vol 2) #35 by Peter David, and She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision by Peter David.