Review By Eilish Cooney
Sick of playing the villain, Loki Laufeyson begins his journey to redemption as Asgard’s agent. Kid Loki from the Young Avengers series is dead, his body and good reputation stolen by the new “One Direction-y” incarnation of Loki, a Harry Styles look-a-like who pulls off heists in the name the All-Mother, ruler of Asgard.
Each successful mission in the name of Asgard means one past crime is wiped from history, one transgression forgiven. After stealing a magic sword, he breaks into Avengers Tower, goes speed-dating, takes part in a James Bond-esque heist in Monte Carlo and breaks into the deepest, darkest dungeon in Asgard, all in the name of escaping his frightful future as the “God of Evil.”
The series keeps a light, perfectly witty tone throughout, while still managing to appeal to the reader’s emotions when it needs to. When Loki feels something, the audience feels it too. Loki himself is well written, the perfect balance of charm, earnestness and wickedness, with just the right amount of trickery and mischief to make him the perfect, impossible to dislike anti-hero.
I would wholeheartedly endorse Agent of Asgard. The plot is interesting, Loki is a wonderfully written protagonist and the art style is beautiful. If you’re a fan of Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or any other continuity, this is a must read.