Saturday Issue Review: Loki, Agent of Asgard Vol. 3 – Last Days

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LastDaysSource: Purchased 
Publisher: Marvel
Series: Agent of Asgard #12-17
Edition:
 Paperback, 120 Pages
Genre:
 Science-Fiction Comic
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
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Rating: 4/5

He’s Loki’s older, nastier, vastly more powerful future self. His machinations have cost Loki everything — but who is King Loki? What dread Asgard is he the Agent of? And what evil scheme has he been brewing all this time? Loki began his third life by annihilating the soul of his second — his better, purer self. Now he pays the price. What lie — or truth — will save him now? As the Ten Realms face their last hours, ancient enemies march on Asgardia seeking a final vengeance — including King Loki. It’s all-out war in the heavens! And as the Marvel Universe dies, there’s time for one last story: the showdown you’ve been waiting for! It’s Loki versus Loki at the very end of all that is — and only one will take a bow when the curtain falls!

Last Days is the final volume of Agent of Asgard, wrapping up Loki’s story before the post Secret Wars reset.

Loki has been through alot in this run…and mostly it’s all his own fault in a way that only Loki can manage. It’s been a while ride up to this point, with a ton of laughs and plenty of moments that really lend to the fact that Loki is so much more than just some villain,and new are at the end. Loki has tried to atone for his mistakes, and through his atonement he has discovered the truth about himself. He is his own worst enemy. I think they Ewing did a great job pulling in Young Avengers, Kid Loki, and meshing it with the appeal of the Loki of the Marvel Cinematic Universe while still letting it be true to itself. I can honestly say that this series ended on a strong note, and the very last issue was one that had me desperate for more.

Loki has been a lot of things to a lot of people…but I think the God of Stories might be a personal favorite now.

4 stars

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