On a whim I picked up Loki #1. It’s not a bad book, but it’s a only an adequate book. It’ll probably read better as a collected trade. This series continues the idea that Loki is a function of the stories told about him. We see how Loki remembers acquiring Mjolnir for Thor. It’s well told and the art is decent, but this issue didn’t set my world on fire. Disappointing since I like the character of Loki. It is nice that with Balder’s death, Thor is sure we’re on the road to Ragnarok… too bad there’s no JSA to stop it.
Chaos War #2 didn’t inspire as much love this week as its predecessor. It’s still enjoyable and the story is headed in an agreeable direction. If nothing else, the scenes with the Silver Surfer are more than entertaining. Pay close attention to those sound effects. This issue is all about putting the band together in order to confront the Chaos King. Disappointingly, there is no back up feature here.
For those who miss $5 words and an over abundance of alliteration spewing from Cobra Commander’s mouth, G.I. Joe: Real American Hero #159 is the book for you this week. The Joes are making a break from Cobra’s Silent Castle. Plenty of BATs and things blowing up; plus there’s a ninja battle.
Not the best week of comics. I’m hopeful that B&R will make up for mediocre things.