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Journey into Mystery #645


The remnant of the previous Loki appears before kid Loki, telling him Mephisto has seized the Crown of Fear. With it he will unite hell and plunge the universe into an age of darkness. There is only one way to stop him.
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If kid Loki sacrifices himself the crown will vanish and the adult Loki will take his place. Journey into Mystery was all a scheme. Loki felt the world wouldn't let him change so he set up the kid to earn everyones trust so Loki can eventually replace the child and live a life free from his past. Old loki gives the kid three conversations before it happens they are touching but page limits.

At last kid Loki stands again before his past self
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Beautiful, touching and sad.

I'm cancelling my preorder of Young Avengers though, I can't read old Loki run around in young Loki's skin

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.

Date: 2012-10-25 02:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darth_cloudo
I agree with all of this ^. To be honest, I expected a nice, low-key (forgive the pun) resolution. I was pretty sure that any stories about Loki after the end of Everything Burns might be enjoyable, but would still be dull compared to the JiM run. The ending was really painful well done and has a greater impact that if it had been done another way.

And who knows, maybe things aren't as clear as we think. Maybe it's not really the end. Maybe good things will happen in Young Avengers. Maybe?

Date: 2012-10-26 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
And who knows, maybe things aren't as clear as we think. Maybe it's not really the end. Maybe good things will happen in Young Avengers. Maybe?

the fact that KG is writing that, i have no doubt that Lil Loki still has a few tricks up his sleeve. :D

Date: 2012-10-26 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darth_cloudo
I certainly hope so! I have a feeling YA is going to be good. But until it comes out, I shall sit in tortured suspense.

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