Marvel’s Loki is a Disney+ show that I know many people are hyped for, myself included! Here are 5 comic books to read before watching Loki this May!
Marvel is pumping out the Disney+ content and after no new Marvel shows or movies in 2020, it is finally good to be a Marvel fan again! We are getting so many fantastic shows, and next up is Loki! Coming in May 2021, there are a lot of directions that the Loki show could take, but I have a few ideas thanks to the sizzle reel we saw at Disney Investor Day.
Loki Comic Books
Here is a list of five Loki comic books that I think you should read before watching the show on Disney+ in May! Some will most definitely tie-in to the show, and others are just really great Loki stories. Enjoy!
Loki is many things: god, trickster, brother, son, villain, even hero. Now he wants to add one more title to the list: President of the United States! That’s right, the God of Lies wants to be ruler of the free world! But is this just another scheme? One fact is certain: With Loki’s winning smile and silver tongue on the campaign trail, this election just got a lot more interesting! He’ll soon have the American people eating out of the palm of his hand, but can would-be President Laufeyson sway the media? And what will be his response when the heroes of Earth launch their attack ad? A crisis in Latveria offers Loki the chance to demonstrate his foreign policy…but surely he wouldn’t cause a national catastrophe just for a little good press? Would he?
COLLECTING: VOTE LOKI 1-4; MATERIAL FROM JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 85, AVENGERS (1963) 300
Loki: The God Who Fell To Earth
Loki is…Earth’s Mightiest Hero?! After dying a grisly death in WAR OF THE REALMS, the reborn Trickster learned a valuable lesson in warmongering: Don’t get caught. But now Loki has a whole new set of responsibilities – and his brother Thor isn’t about to let him walk away from them. Restless with his new duties, Loki seeks out the advice of the closest thing Midgard has to a king – Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man! Close enough, right? But it turns out that Shell-head isn’t too happy to see Loki, on account of all that stuff he did in the past. Now the God of Mischief/Stories/Evil/Chaos has to outsmart the cleverest man on Earth – or die (again) trying. Meanwhile, could Thor be hatching a mischievous plot of his own?
COLLECTING: LOKI (2019) 1-5, MATERIAL FROM WAR OF THE REALMS: OMEGA (2019) 1
Loki: Agent Of Asgard
Reintroducing the God of Mischief — stronger, smarter and sneakier than ever before! As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, Loki is ready to lie, cheat and steal his way through the most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him — starting with a heart-stopping heist at Avengers Tower! Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo’s casinos, heads to the ancient past on a quest for a magical sword and puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself! Plus: AXIS pits him against the brutish Thor, god of evil! But who is King Loki? What vile scheme has he been brewing all this time? And what does this shadowy king’s very existence mean for our Loki?
COLLECTING: Loki: Agent of Asgard (2014) #1-17, Original Sin (2014) #5.1-5.5, material from All-New Marvel NOW! Point One (2014) #1.
Thor: The Trials of Loki
The true origin of Thor’s archenemy and Marvel’s most unpredictable villain! He is the lie-smith; he is the shape-changer; he’s the fire that burns. The God of Mischief and Trickery, Loki. Meet the mirthful, beloved young man that made all the Asgardians laugh…until the first time he killed. Discover the gnarled roots of his twisted, unrelenting hatred of the Asgardians. And learn the chilling truth of why he’ll never be stopped…
COLLECTING: Loki #1-4
Asguardians Of The Galaxy
The Asgardians of the Galaxy are back and will face off against more familiar faces to keep the galaxy safe. Then it’s the tie-in you’ve been waiting for as the WAR OF REALMS hits the Marvel Universe! The Asgardians must contend with the forces of Malekith and deal with the loss of one of their own.
COLLECTING: ASGARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 6-10
Marvel Studios’ “Loki” is set to debut on Disney+ in May 2021, featuring the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.
Loki is coming to Disney+ on June 11, 2021!