Date: 2012-10-25 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] needagasmask
This story....all of my feels.

I've always loved Thor and JiM in general, but I was wary when I heard Loki was going to be the headliner. I've never been a fan of Loki, so I felt awful when I picked up this series. I've never been more glad to get past my reservations about this series. Every character was engaging, the storyline was something fresh, and every twist had me surprised. Even when I heard this was the likely outcome, I refused to believe it, because this incarnation is by far the best incarnation of JiM I've read in quite a long time.

Reading this issue, then going back to the beginning, the clues were always there. This has always been the endgame plan as far as Gillen was concerned. And while I'm mad Kid Loki died, I think I'd rather have it like this than let some other writer come in and mess up the masterful writing Gillen has done. This death story is on par, and maybe even overtakes the Death of Captain Marvel in my opinion, and that story has been one of my favorites for a very long time.

Good job, Gillen. I'd rather his story not end, but I can't think of a better way to do it.

And now, with this knowledge, whatever Loki's planning in Young Avengers seems that much more pertinent.
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