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Everybody has probably already seen that Loki will be pansexual and genderfluid in Marvel's new anti-hero novel series, but nobody's actually made a post on it.

The author of Marvel’s new three-book historical fiction series has revealed she is planning to write the character Loki as queer.
Author Mackenzi Lee announced the news on Twitter over the weekend, prompting a flood of support from readers excited to see an LGBT+ character portrayed in a mainstream superhero narrative. 

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When asked whether Loki would be represented as queer in the new novel, YA author Lee replied by saying: “Loki is a canonically pansexual and gender-fluid character. So.”


There has been a bit of whinging from the comic book shithead community, to which author Mackenzi Lee responded

First, it's about time the LGBT+ community was represented in superhero narratives.
Second, in the comics, Loki is reborn as a woman & uses female pronouns & often takes on female forms like the Scarlet Witch and Lady Sif. Odin calls him "my child who is both."

(This is Odin being an uncharacteistically non-shit parent. That's the most controversial part of the whole thing.)



Loki and Thor first meet in The Mighty Thor #3,
where Loki insists he just wants to talk, but Thor knows him better than that! Will this conversation end in peace, or thunder? )

Loki's comic book adventures continue in the Mighty Thor, where he is part of Malekith the Fucking Prick's War of Realms, and Doctor Strange, where he is the Sorcerer Supreme, or something. I'm not reading it.

By the way, how sexual was Loki in the early days of Journey into Mystery?
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IF you have a friend who has watched and enjoyed Thor Ragnarok and wants an accessible and fun set of stories about Lord of Thunder, you might not choose the current Marvel series. An unworthy, one-armed Odinson and a years long war of the realms does not make a series new-reader friendly. You could try the original Journey into Mystery stories, but they are a bit exhausting to read. The Simonson run will be prominently displayed in all good bookstores, but that's also a long story to commit to.

And if you don't have a friend who enjoyed Thor Ragnarok, you should get one.



The only answer must be Thor The Mighty Avenger by Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee. It was released to little fanfare in 2013, but it's bloody brilliant. It has more of the humour of the original Thor film, but comes with a huge amount of heart.

It covers Thor's banishment from to Midgard, where is alone and a bit confused. Each issue is a standalone adventure with different guest stars. Towards the end of its run it starts to build a multi-issue story arc, but that is where it was cancelled and not completed.

What has Thor the Mighty Avenger got to offer you?  )

Thor The Mighty Avenger - The story of finding your place in a lonely and strange world and the friends you make along the way.
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Oh hey, Jennifer Walters popped up again in Mighty Thor... and like everything else recently, was treated like crap.

Read More... )
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Unworthy Thor #4 is a bit of a jam issue, with art by Jason Aaron''s stalwarts Frazier Irving (Kid Thor), Olivier Coipel (Modern Thor), Russell Dauterman (Unworthy Thor) and Esad Ribic (Worthy Thor).

It's a bloody gorgeous book that develops a bit more of character and mythology while the story (Unworthy Thor, trapped on along with Asgard by the Collector fights to get Ultimate Thor's hammer before Proxima Midnight and Black Swan can claim it for Thanos) crawls along at a glacial pace. We're still no closer to finding out why Thor is Unworthy (a mystery dating back to August 2014), but it's still quite lush. I'm hoping to goodness that we'll find out when Unworthy Thor wraps up with the next issue.
Thor and Jane discuss worthiness )

Outside of Hicktastic Four, has there been a recent long Marvel run as consistently good as Jason Aaron's God of Thunder/Thor/Thors/Mighty Thor/Unworthy Thor?
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. Of my singles pull list of a dozen titles, there are three that I look forward to with a giddy glee. Giant Days is #1 on that list. The Mighty Thor is #2. And in The Mighty Thor #10, everything gets turned up to 11. )
I can't wait until the 21st!

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